6 Ways to Tell a Fake Michael Kors Handbag from the Real Thing
Let’s imagine you're headed home after a long and enjoyable day of shopping. On the way, you're thinking about that crazy deal you scored on a designer handbag. It was practically a fraction of the price, you think to yourself. Once home, you unpack this new purse, call your best friend and get her to come over - because you're certain she wouldn't believe you otherwise. She finally arrives, you are waiting for her reaction, anticipating her excitement. Then, she takes one look at your new handbag and, within seconds, she turns to you and says, "It's a fake."
You can probably guess what happens next. That feeling you've been tricked, cheated, or misled.
Let's hope this doesn't happen to you. In fact, let’s ensure this never happens to you! Behold, a complete guide to determining whether or not your Michael Kors handbag is a counterfeit or an authentic one:
Step 1 - Pay Attention to the Price
On one hand it can be amazing if you find yourself an MK bag for $50, but on the other hand it is a good idea to consider whether or not this is realistic. Michael Kors handbags range between $190 and $550, depending on the size and style. If it is a gently-used one, or has some defects, then sure, perhaps a great reduction in price makes perfect sense - but always be suspicious if the price seems too good to be true.
Also check if the bag is refundable or, at the very least, exchangeable - especially if you are buying it online. Nothing breaks trust faster than a "final sale" before you have even seen the item in person.
Step 2 - Inspect It
Start with checking the fabric. Usually this is a dead give-away. The majority of Michael Kors handbags are made of saffiano leather. It has become almost a trademark of Michael Kors bags. This type of leather is extremely durable. It is both water-resistant and scratch-resistant. Saffiano leather will feel sturdy, have a stiff structure and texture, and a criss-cross looking pattern when you look closely. Many fake Michael Kors handbags are made of pleather.
Step 3 - Compare
If you have had your eyes on a particular MK bag, like the medium selma in black for example, check what features this bag is meant to have. If you don't have one to compare from right in front of you, view the exact name or model on the Michael Kors official website. If you cannot find it anywhere, or anywhere else online, there is a chance it is a fake.
Step 4 - Take a Look at the Hardware
It should be a bit heavy, any clasp on the bag should be easy to open, and any metal feet at the bottom of the bag should have Michael Kors engraved in it. If it is goldtone hardware, it should have a bit of a copper look to it. Some counterfeit MK bags will use gold-looking hardware that was intended to replicate this, but instead has a brassy looking tone to it.
Step 5 - Check the Michael Kors Logo
Ensure that the typeface looks the same as the original - pay attention to the letter spacing, the font, ensure all letters are the same colour, if the logo is centered correctly on the front of the bag, and if it looks straight.
Step 6 - Expect Perfect Stitching Everywhere on the Bag
The stitching should be clean and straight. Anything less than perfect when it comes to the craftsmanship of a designer bag is a red flag. Real Michael Kors handbags are built to be a luxury that is long-lasting; thus they’ll be well-sewn in order to achieve this.
Some of the details here can be hard to catch when inspecting a Michael Kors bag, but hopefully these tips will keep those counterfeit handbags at a good distance. Considering the price you pay for it, every designer bag you own should be a genuine one.
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