Top designer purse brands include Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Coach, Michael Cors, Burberry, Prada, Gucci, and Dooney and Burke. Each designer offers purses in an array of styles, sizes and colors. The purses range in price according to style and materials.Continue Reading
Designer purses often cost hundreds or thousands of dollars because they are made from quality materials, such as leather and brass hardware. In addition, the designers hire skilled professionals to handcraft their items.
Knock-off handbags are made to mimic the designer equivalents. Manufacturers craft them with cheaper materials and mass produce them. Consumers can tell the difference between a designer purse and a knock-off by inspecting the item. Designer handbags feature straight stitching with no loose threads, while fake versions may have sloppy or crooked stitching. Logos should feature the proper spelling of the brand. For example, a Chanel bag that reads"Chanol" is obviously not the real thing. Buyers should look for serial numbers often located inside the purse and information that indicates where it was made. The lining of designer bags is often made from materials such as silk or leather. People who purchase designer purses spend a lot of money and need to know whether or not they are buying the real thing.Learn more about Wallets & Purses
If a Louis Vuitton purse has plastic that protects the handles, it is fake; an authentic purse's handles feature oxidized cowhide leather that turns a dark golden color over time, so protective plastic isn't used. The hardware of a fake often feels hollow and is likely crafted of gold-painted plastic rather than brass and gold metal, which the real purses have. A pattern that doesn't match perfectly along the seams also indicates a fake.Full Answer >
The monogrammed keychain/coin purse wallet, Damier keychain/coin purse wallet, and the monogrammed bifold purse wallet are examples of some Louis Vuitton purses found on eBay, as of May 2015. A few others include the yellow Epi leather zip coin purse and the multicolour Trifold purse wallet.Full Answer >
It is possible to spot a fake Coach purse by examining the stitching, by the creed inside the bag and the seams on the exterior. Coach bags may not contain perfect stitching, as many older bags were stitched by hand, but there should be few mismatches and equal spacing.Full Answer >
You can spot a fake Coach purse by looking at the handbag's logo, stitching, embossing and the bag the purse is sold in. Purchasing your handbag from Coach, or an authorized reseller, guarantees the handbag is authentic.Full Answer >