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How do I know if my handbag is a knock-off?

Asked by spendy (1446points) May 23rd, 2008

I got it as a gift from my sister. I know (as a matter of fact) that her mother-in-law frequently buys her designer bags and other accessories, which she can afford to do. I think she may have re-gifted the handbag to me. I don’t want to ask and embarrass or offend, but I’d like to sell the handbag and need to know if it’s real or not. It’s just not my thing. What should I look for to determine authenticity? It’s a small handheld by BCBG (allegedly).

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NVOldGuy's avatar

Check buttons and logo. That may be a clue

cheebdragon's avatar

check on ebay, sometimes people write guides for how to tell if something is fake or not. If you search for the type of bag on ebay there will probably be a guide on the left side of the page.
There is another site that would be of more help to you but I can’t think of the website address, its saved on my home computer so when I get home I’ll look it up and post a link for you. ; )

spendy's avatar

@NVOldGuy – Duh. I’ve not been sucked into the world of designer labels…so I could stare at the buttons and logos all day long and still have no clue what what should or shouldn’t be there. Common sense tells me it’s real (logo on zipper pull, metal logo plate inside that matches). I just know that knock-offs are pretty slick sometimes. That’s why I’m asking. I’m not about to list this item until I know for certain.

@Cheebdragon – Thanks, that helps. I’ll check out the eBay guides and follow up later for your link. :) Much appreciated.

NVOldGuy's avatar

My point, buttons or logo may be very similar but not exact. My daughter in law told me that in many cases it’s the first clue to a knock off.

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