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#KnowTheDifference

REAL vs. FAKE

In light of the recent story that Women's Wear Daily ran, regarding the $44M settlement in favor of Coach (suing a number of people that sold fake, Coach bags), I decided to post a little note on 'knowing the difference.'
(real Coach bag, vs. fake Coach bag)

First and foremost, there are plenty of us, out here, who probably wouldn't know what a fake Coach bag (or any bag, for that matter), would look like, because the copyright infringers do it so well, lol.
:-/
(fake Coach bag, details.)

Yet, there are tell-tale-signs of when a product is fake-or-authentic... e.g., the company producing the product, will always (most certainly) make sure their 'logo' is aligned and repeated in a clear-and-consistent format (see the Louis Vuitton item, below)...
(Louis Vuitton, Saumur bag. Retails for $1,200. USD)

...as well, the company producing the product, will always (most certainly) use top-of-the-line hardware (read: accoutrement's), to hold the product together, i.e. handles, stitching, grommets, rivets, zippers, etc. (see the Versace item, below)...

(Versace, Vanitas purse. Retails for $2,700. USD)

And, lastly (but not the least among this issue), the company producing the product, will always (most certainly) sell the product at an accurate, retail price; and yes, although the price(s) may be 'expensive,' it's because of the craftsmanship, dedication to service and creativity that goes into the actual design and production of each, designer item (see the Burberry item, below)...
(Burberry, Car coat. Retails for $1,500. USD)

The best way to call this stuff to mind, is to think of it as fast-food... you'd go to a drive-thru because you want a quick-fix, BUT, you wouldn't dare go to a drive-thru for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner... I'm just saying, lol.
;-P

#KnowTheDifference

Enjoy, and be blessed, xo!
Avon!

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References:
www.google.com, www.wwd.com, www.coach.com, www.louisvuitton.com, www.versace.com, www.burberry.com

7 comments:

  1. G-R-E-A-T info!!!

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  2. I hate to break it to you but you're absolutely wrong about the pink Coach bag. First of all, it's NOT FAKE. I have the same bag (in brown and red) with the matching items (make up bag, wallet, keyring) bought from a Coach outlet store in California back in 2008. The logo? It is the way it is. The hardware? It is not cheap (you obviously haven't seen it yourself). Second, the label shown here is definitely NOT THE LABEL found inside the bag. O_o

    Google COACH HERITAGE and see the other colors/styles yourself. I've been told by the Coach manager in Westfield London that they were made for outlet stores only and that they've stopped producing them now which makes them rare especially here in London.

    Please update your post and stop telling people that my bags are fake. Thank you.

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    1. hi there, actually ur correct and the blogger is also correct.. the thing is, there is a replica of the coach pink bag design that u wont really noticed at first glance that the bag is fake unless u go into the details and craftmanship of the bag. thanks

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  3. http://forum.purseblog.com/coach-reference-library/please-post-your-coach-heritage-stripe-pieces-here-314046.html

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  4. The bag that is depicted as a fake, is just that, a fake. Assuming the creed patch pic is the patch in the tote, the serial number is the right format, but for the wrong bag. The last five numbers are the style number of the purse, google the word coach and the 5 numbers, you should come up with pictures of the same bag, perhaps a different color, but the same style. However, when I google that style number, it is a coach bag, but looks nothing like the bag depicted. A cute leather hobo type bag comes up. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=coach+10740&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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  5. also, some older style coach bags, the last digits are 4 numbers long and are not fakes.

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