February 27, 2021

How to spot fake Dior Lady Lambskin? February 27, 2021

The fastest way to spot fake Dior Lady Lambskin bags is analyzing the label in the interior side. Fake Dior usually have flaw on the label stitching. The text on the label also flawed because of font weight on the letters.

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Let us share some of the point that can differentiate between real and fake Lady Dior Lambskin bag.

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1. Check inner label

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Check the stitching of the inner label. The fake Dior Lady Lambskin bag’s inner label stitching appears to be less visible because the stitching is thinner and smaller.

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“Christian Dior” text printed on the fake bag is bigger than the real one. Other than that, the kerning and spacing between letters are also smaller than real bag inner label.

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The text “PARIS” on the fake bag is lower than printed on the real bag. The “MADE IN ITALY” on the fake bag placed a bit lower.

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2. Check pattern on Christian Dior bag

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Pattern on the stitching looks like deeply stamped on the material. Besides, the the real bag is more shining and glossy in the light.

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3. Verify shape from the side

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The fake bag is more wider and ‘fatter” shape. This can be differentiate if the bag is empty.

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4. Inspect the keychain

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On the fake bag, the “CD” text appeared to be too little stamped into the metal and it looks thinner than the real bag.

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5. Verify text on the golden CD logo attachment

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The “CD” text on the fake bag is thicker then the real one.

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6. Inspect stitching on the handler

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The stitching at the handler on the fake bag is is short and thicker.

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7. DIOR metal logo text

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The real DIOR logo text should be shiny, but it should not looking too shiny.

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8. Hang tag text

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As usual, the stitching should be consider. On the fake bag, the stitching around the tag looks thinner and long. Besides, the Christian text on the fake bag will looks too deep engraving.

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9. Examine hardware chains

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On the fake bag, the chain color is golden but it’s colored too light and look like the chain are washed out.

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10. Analyze thickness of the stitching

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For sure the stitching on the real bag looks thicker than the fake bag which the stitching is thinner.

Summary

Hopefully this guide can help when you deciding to buy Christian Dior Lady Dior Lambskin Bag.

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If you have any inquiry regarding selling your branded items, contact us at 03-42511151.

Tips untuk mengetahui bag Gucci itu Asli atau Palsu! February 27, 2021

Selamat petang semua!

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Hari ini kami akan berkongsi beberapa tips bagaimana untuk mengenal pasti bag tangan GUCCI anda asli atau sebaliknya.

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Tips adalah seperti berikut,

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Jika anda suka beg tangan Gucci, maka anda pasti mahu yang sebenar. Untuk memastikan apabila membeli, anda perlu tahu bagaimana untuk mengenal pasti barang itu asli atau tiruan. Nasib baik, terdapat beberapa tanda yang anda boleh cari supaya mereka tidak menipu anda dan akhirnya membeli beg palsu.

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Cari mata jahitan yang cuai. 

Gucci memberi tumpuan kepada perincian, jadi poinnya akan menjadi seragam dan kemas. Jika dalam mana-mana beg anda melihat bahawa benang itu keluar atau kelihatan tidak sekata, ia mungkin akan menjadi tiruan.

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Semak belakang label. 

Di bahagian ini, anda mesti mencari siri yang diukir dengan tangan. Surat-surat itu mestilah kecil dan sangat dekat satu sama lain. Jika mereka berjauhan, ia mungkin beg palsu.

  • Cari simbol tanda dagangan berdaftar (bulatan dengan “R” di dalam). Label itu juga harus mempunyai perkataan “Gucci” yang ditulis di atasnya. Lihatlah khusus pada huruf “u,” yang sepatutnya mempunyai bahagian kanan yang kurang ditandakan daripada kiri.

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Semak jahitan. 

Reka bentuk mesti diselaraskan dengan sempurna di tempat di mana lipit disambungkan. Di samping itu, surat dan logo tidak akan dibahagikan kepada separuh ke dalam beg sebenar

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Rasa kulit. 

Ini tidak sepatutnya sukar, tetapi agak lembut dan fleksibel. Jelas, lebih sukar untuk melihat butiran ini di Internet, tetapi secara peribadi, anda harus merasakan kulit.

  • Dalam beg Gucci, kulit nappa bijirin lembut digunakan. Suede akan membuat anda mengenal pasti beg palsu.

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Cari garisan gam. 

Sekiranya anda dapat melihat pelekat lem dari mana-mana, ia mungkin tidak akan menjadi beg Gucci. Lihatlah lapisan dalaman dan bahagian-bahagian di mana bahan-bahan yang berbeza datang bersama-sama mencari gam.

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Periksa karat. 

Logam yang terdapat dalam beg Gucci tidak perlu berkarat. Perhatikan bahagian-bahagian di mana ia menyertai kulit atau kanvas.

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Cari kecerahan. 

Bag Gucci biasanya kanvas, jadi apabila anda memiringkan mereka dalam cahaya, ia harus sedikit terang.

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Cari kesalahan pada tulisan.

Kadang-kadang barang tiruan ada salah pada perkataan pada label, jadi pastikan bahawa mereka dieja dengan betul.

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Semoga dengan tips ini dapat membantu anda untuk lebih pasti tentang bag tangan GUCCI anda adalah asli.

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How to spot fake Omega watch? February 25, 2021

Omega watch has been known as a sophisticated brand for watch. It also have quality and styles. Omega is recognized as a most durable watch.

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With that reason, many counterfeit watch was born. They even can replicate every tiny details that average people can’t recognize.

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Here we share some guidance to differentiate between real and fake Omega.

1. Dial

Everything must be spelled correctly and evenly spaced on the dial. If the spelling and engraving got mistakes, then it’s fake.

2. Logo

Logo of the real Omega should be a separate piece of metal attached to the dial. If it’s painted on then the watch is fake.

3. Hands

Omega design their watches with Swiss movements. So that, the second hand should have smooth, fluid motion and not making ticking sound of Quartz watch. If it’s ticking, then it’s fake.

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The crown adjustment capabilities also have to check. The second hand should stop when adjusting the time to ensure the accuracy. If it’s moving while adjusting, then it’s fake.

4. Lumes

Lumes (glow in the dark), so the hands and the rotating bezel should all glow when the lights off. The fake Omega might have the lumes too, but of course it’s not as glow as real one.

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Just hold the watch under the bright light for at least 15 minutes then it will be glowing bright after the lights off and will be last for significant amount of time.

5. Date Compilation

7 or digit serial number will be stamped on every Omega. The serial number should match the watch exactly when search online which means it’s fake if it’s not match.

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It’s usually located inside the back case for vintage model and latest model located on the bottom of one of the lugs.

6. Special Features

Omega Seamaster is high in demand, so it has commonly counterfeit. Besides have water-resistant features up to 50 meters for diving, it also have helium valve. So, Omega watch with no features mention is fake.

7. Valve Location

The valve is always in same position for Omega Seamaster where it’s nearly hit 10 o’clock mark. If it’s align perfectly with 10 o’clock then it’s fake.

8. Crowns

Every crowns should have their corresponding dial and it should work. If it’s not then it’s fake.

Summary

Hopefully this article can guide you before buying an Omega watch. If you wish to sell your Omega watch, feel free to visit us in AEON AU2 Setiawangsa Shopping Centre at ground floor for free estimation.

How to spot fake Micheal Kors bag? February 21, 2021

It such a big decision when you decided to buy branded designer handbag. But, the most important thing is, you need to make sure that you will not buy the fake one.

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So, we would like to share on how to detect fake points on Micheal Kors bag by paying attention to the details in the stitching and metal.

1. Examine the tag

i. High quality layered tag is located in the right side of the bag. The bottom layer is grey while the top layer is white. There should be text printed on them.

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ii. The white tag usually will have 12 digit code. Verify this code through Google search and make sure to confirms that same design appeared (sometimes result will include different colors of same design).

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iii. Check the 4 digit code on the grey tag. That number is the indicator of which year the bag was made. It also will have manufacturing information.

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Note: Micheal Kors have factories in China/Taiwan; Made in China does not automatically mean the bag is fake.

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2. Observe quality of the materials

i. Check the seams and stitching all over the corners and creases. Make sure the stitching is pristine and even.

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ii. The zippers should be in place with the overlapping stitches. If the stitching is not consistent, then it’s counterfeit.

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iii. Try to touch and smell the material. Bags that made with real leather will have earthy and rich smell. It should not have a smell like plastic and must have smooth finish.

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iv. Look around the high quality stitching along the handles of the bag. Check whether the strap on the side of the bag is securely sewn onto the bed. Also check for straight, vertical lines of stitching that attach the strap to the bag. Also check the 4 stitches beneath the buckle.

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v. Check the the fabric lining. The material of the lining should feel soft and silky when you gently stroke the fabric lining. The lining will have inner pockets attached, which are attached with triangular stitching along the corner of the seams.

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Note: Micheal Koras bag have a specific design on the inside of the bag where the MK logo is encircled and repeated across fabric. Both logo and circle must be stitched with same color.

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3. Examine metal hardware

i. Check the metal hardware is polished or not. The Micheal Kors is always made with crisp, unmistakable edges in the metal hardware.

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ii. Hold the metal hardware in your hand. Weight it with your hand to see how heavy the metal is. it should feel heavier if it’s real bag.

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iii. Check whether the engravings on the metal are polished and consistent. Micheal Kors text should centered beneath the MK of the logo. Also check the letters on the zipper pulls are even in size and shape.

Summary

Hopefully it can help you when decided to buy Micheal Kors bag. Feel free to visit any of our outlets in AEON AU2 Shopping Centre for free estimation.

Cara- cara untuk mengetahui Jam G-Shock Tulen atau Tiruan February 17, 2021

Selamat pagi pelanggan yang dihormati 🙂

Semoga anda sentiasa di dalam keadaan sihat and sila patuhi arahan mengikut SOP yang ditetapkan.

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Informasi untuk mengetahui Jam tangan G – Shock Tulen atau Tiruan!

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Peminat jam tangan Casio G-Shock di Malaysia semakin bertambah dan mempunyai bilangan yang sangat ramai hingga ke hari ini.

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Di Facebook sahaja, ada ratusan Group G-Shock Malaysia dan pelbagai laman web yang menjual produk jam tangan Casio G-Shock dari Jepun ini.

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Namun, macamana nak tahu perbezaan Jam G-Shock tulen atau tiruan?

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Ciri- ciri jam G-Shock Tulen atau Tiruan.

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Design dan kualiti pembuatan.

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Dari aspek design, lihat segala design yang ada. Kebiasaannya ‘manufacturing defect’ untuk meniru boleh nampak. Bukan senang nak tiru original 100%.

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G-Shock tiruan biasanya terlalu tajam atau terlalu bulat di tempat tertentu dan design dia dibuat kurang terperinci.

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G-Shock Original vs Tiruan
LIHAT PERBEZAAN BULATAN KECIL JAM TANGAN G SHOCK DI ATAS.

Contoh, ada jam tangan boleh dilihat dengan jarak dekat, anda boleh dapati perbezaan dari segi tulisan, saiz dan kesempurnaan yg amat berbeza.

Contoh yang lain anda boleh dapati perbezaan pada jarum jam, tali jam, warna dan butang pada jam tangan tersebet serta lain lain.

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Material (Resin).

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Resin tiruan biasanya berkilat dan nampak murah. Keadaan dia agak pudar dan apabila mula dilihat tiada sebarang tarikan. Lembut dipegang pada kali pertama.

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G-Shock Original & Tiruan
DENGAN PADA WARNA JUGA BOLEH DAPAT DIBEZAKAN YANG ORI DAN TIRUAN.

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LCD Layout.

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G-Shock tiruan biasanya mempunyai sedikit perbezaan digit dan huruf serta susunannya tak nampak selaras.

LCD YANG DIGUNAKAN JUGA NAMPAK MURAH DAN KUALITI LAMPU TIDAK SETANDING DENGAN JAM TULEN.

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Function.

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Jika original setiap dail dan fungsi dalamannya berfungsi contoh tertera perkataan tough solar atau sebarang fungsi pada jam. Kalau salah satu tidak berfungsi memang sah itu G-Shock tiruan.

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G-Shock Tough Solar

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Kotak dan pembungkusan.

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G-Shock original yang baru dijual dengan tin atau kotak, mempunyai nombor model penuh yang dicetak di belakang dengan kod bar (barcode). Boleh cuba scan barcode tu guna apps barcode scanner kerana biasanya original akan daftar barcode mereka.

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KOTAK DAN JAM ORI PASTI ADA BARCODE DAN TAG HARGA

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Tag, Manual dan nota.

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G-Shock yang baru dibeli biasanya mempunyai tag kertas yang berlogo G-Shock, model produk, barcode dan harga produk.

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Bantuan Professional atau Collector.

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Akhir sekali kalau anda masih tidak tahu cara untuk bezakan original dan tiruan, cari kawan yang tahu especially kawan yang minat sangat dengan G-Shock atau dapatkan bantuan dengan pihak yang pakar seperti di kedai jam.

Masa COD beli dengan seller tu, adalah lebih baik anda jumpa di kedai jam dan minta kedai jam tu tengok.

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Nak mudah pergi kedai yang membeli jam tangan tersebut dan tanya berapa harga untuk jam itu. Kalau ada harga maka, jam itu adalah original.

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Biasanya kedai jam tidak akan ambil jam tiruan.

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Semoga dengan informasi ini dapat membantu anda untuk memastikan jam tangan G Shock anda itu adalah tulin dan bukan tiruan.

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Tips on how to clean leather shoes and boots at home! February 15, 2021

Some people loves leather good because it’s very durable. But, you have no idea on how to clean your leather goods. Here, we shar to you on how to clean your leather shoes and boots at home. If we care them, it will reserve the leather for years.

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Refer below for the easy steps.

1. Remove the laces

If the laces is dirty, put them in the washing machine or replace them.

2. Clean loose dirt and debris

Use either soft cloth or brush to remove any grime that may be stuck on the surface of the leather shoes.

3. Apply/rub soap

Mix the warm water with the dish soap and dip the soft cloth/brush into solution, wring it out and wipe all over the exterior surface of the shoe.

4. Wipe off soap

Use another damp, clean cloth to wipe off the soap. Take clean towel and dry it.

5. Condition leather

To protect the leather from stains and to add shining effect, apply leather conditioner. The conditioner can be bought from leather shop and can be made by mixing 1 part of vinegar to 2 parts linseed oil. Let it sit on the leather at least for 15 minutes and then buff with soft clothes until the leather looks shining.

6. Dry

Dry the shoes in the open air, but don’t dry the shoes by direct sun or heater. It may crack the leather.

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Sometimes our leather goods also will got stain. SO here we also share some tips on how to remove stains from the leather goods.

Grease or Oil 

Sprinkle some baking soda or cornstarch on the spot. Gently rub with the damp cloth. Let it sit for few hours or overnight for better result. The baking soda/cornstarch will absorb the stain, then the powder can be wiped off using soft cloth.

Ink

Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol and lightly blot the stain. Don’t rub, or you could make the ink spread. Blot gently until the stain is gone. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry with a towel.

Scuffs

You can use toothpaste to clean leather. Squirt a dab of the non-gel sort on the scuffed area then rub with a soft cloth.

Other Stains

Mix equal parts of lemon juice and cream of tartar into a paste. Apply to stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes. Take a damp cloth to remove the paste. Lemon juice and cream of tartar have a mild bleaching effect, so only use this on light-colored leather.

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Hopefully with some tips and trick can help you to prolong the lifetime of your leather goods.

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Should you have any branded items or unwanted gold, feel free to us at AEON AU2 Shopping Centre in Lot G26, Ground Floor.

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Call us at 03-42511151 for any inquiries.

How to spot fake Gucci bag? February 13, 2021

Gucci handbag

Getting an opportunity to afford Gucci bag might rush you to give money to purchase the luxury bag. Please be careful of the counterfeit bag as Gucci brand is one of the top three that are the most counterfeited.

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Let us share on how to spot the fake Gucci bag.

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The number one recommendation for guaranteeing your bag is authentic is to only shop with reputable resellers that provide an authenticity guarantee.

1. Hardware

The hardware should feel solid and substantial. If the hardware feels at all flimsy or light, it is a sure a fake Gucci bag.

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While the zipper should be flat and neatly engraved with the branded GUCCI where it all in capital letters and and all the letters are equally spaced apart. Underside of the zipper are often branded as well and simply written out clearly GUCCI.

Authentic Gucci metal zipper

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For bags including the Gucci signature leather tassel, such as those in the Gucci Soho collection, the connecting rings should all be complete circles without any gaps. On the hardware of the tassel, there is one stud around the top that will have a diagonal line through it.

Authentic Gucci Soho Disco Tassel

2. Branded details

For the luxury brand, it is important to check the stitching. It should be uniform, clean & even.

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For classic GG monogram it should be consistent where the GG pattern should be evenly spaced, and the G’s should be oval shape and visible serif. The left G should facing forward and the right G mirrored and inverted.

Authentic Gucci monogram print

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Another place where the GG’s will come largely into play is in the beloved Soho bag series. Though not applicable to the much larger models, in many of the Soho Discos and Soho Shoulder Bags, the interlocking GG symbol will measure in at almost exactly at 12cm.

Authentic Gucci Soho Disco

3. Serial number

Even Gucci bag has no date code to decipher the production year, yet it has standard serial number. The serial number can be found on the semi-rectangular leather tab located inside of Gucci bags, usually near the interior zipped pocket.

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There will be no letter in the serial number and the font is not overly modern and it also features serif details. The serial number usually listed in two lines, one on top of the other and it’s not lined up in a perfect formation.

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The opposite side of the tag will feature the word GUCCI embossed in all uppercase letters with a trademark symbol and the words “made in Italy” below respectively. The G will be rounded the same as the CC, while the U is thicker on the left side and thins out on the right side.

Authentic Gucci serial number

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Authentic Gucci tag

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Authentic vintage Gucci serial number
On vintage bags from the ‘90s, the leather tags were rounded at the sides, displayed no trademark sign, and had “MADE IN ITALY” written out in all uppercase letters.

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Authentic vintage Gucci tag

4. QR Codes

The QR codes just began on 2016/2017 to fight against counterfeit. It has a relevant information to ensure the handbag’s authenticity and can be scanned using smartphones (may vary in methods depends on the smartphone).

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The QR codes usually not unique to each other and it can be found on the on a small fabric loop inside Gucci bag. The code will be printed clearly with white font and a 10-digit code. There is no stitching to the fabric whatsoever.

Authentic Gucci QR code

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Authentic Gucci QR code 2

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We have to be careful before buying something that we have to pay with high price. Hopefully this article can help you to differnetiate between real and fake handbag.

How to Spot a Fake Miu Miu Bag! February 11, 2021

Hello and good afternoon!

May all of you stay healthy and please follow the SOP!

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Today I would like to sharing the fake point for Miu Miu Bag

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Miu Miu handbags are some of the most premium and desired bags on the market.Arm yourself with a physical description of the Miu Miu bag you wish to authenticate and go to a store that you know to be selling authentic top-quality Miu Miu handbags, and take a close look at the item.

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Note the details of stitching like color and thickness, placement of identification tags and the serial numbers which should appear on the reverse side; you can even request to see the dust bag. If you are not able to locate a retail store, have a look at the official website (see Resources). Printing out detailed images from the official Miu Miu website can establish your reference point for whatever bag you are trying to authenticate.

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Check the dates of your bag’s release by requesting the model number and style details from a seller if you are buying, or the bag serial number if you are authenticating a bag in person. If you are authenticating a Miu Miu bag from a past collection, ask customer service at the Miu Miu website to help you verify the styles and dates of production. Current collections can be viewed by entering the handbags section on the Miu Miu website, and viewing the color, size and style options.

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Find out the different variations of the Miu Miu bag you wish to purchase by viewing them on the Miu Miu website, all color, size and style varieties will be listed and available for viewing once you enter the section for handbags. During different seasons and different years, Miu Miu releases particular colors and designs. If the seller claims the bag comes from a certain era, make sure the design was offered in that shape and style during that particular collection. If this information is not immediately visible, contact customer service via the Miu Miu website or a retailer.

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Compare your notes on the authentic bag to the Miu Miu you are authenticating. Everything should match, from the placement of brand names and details to the type of stitching and the angles of the material. If you took photographs from the website or store, compare them to reinforce your conclusions; you are looking for color of hardware, stitching and tag placement as well as normally overlooked details like the lining of the bag, pattern line-ups if any are in that style and even the logos on the paper sales tag. Fake bags can be very convincing, and it will help if you examine minor manufacturing traits, like the positioning of key holes if the bag has a lock, the exact angles of the stitching and the even the bottom of the bag. As all styles and colors have different stitching and hardware to match, a general rule cannot be given for what to look for, but certain traits, like the font and size of the logo, will never change.

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If you are able to bring the bag in to an authorized retail shop for a second opinion, it is a good way to clear up any doubt about whether your bag is real or a fake. If you have recently purchased the bag and have a money-back guarantee, do this before that guarantee expires.

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Have a nice day !

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! February 11, 2021

Good Morning to all of you!

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May you guys stay healthy and please taking care of yourself and follow the SOP.

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During Chinese New Year we are open our business start 10.00 AM until 7.00PM

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How to authenticate Chanel Handbag February 9, 2021

1. Check the Serial Numbers/Date Codes

Look inside the bag for a sticker with the serial number. The location of the serial number varies depending on the style of handbag and the year, but unless the bag is very vintage you should always find the date code inside. 

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It will either look like a sticker on the inside lining of the handbag, or it might be sitting atop a small leather tag sewn into the bag’s interior. Like everything else Chanel does, the date code needs to look the part – if you see a cheaply put-together date code with funky writing, this is a red flag. 

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Chanel serial numbers vary based on the year the bag was made. Check your serial number against the table below to see when your bag was made: 

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Caution: Presence of an authenticity card does not guarantee that the Chanel bag is authentic. Cards can be easily counterfeited.

The year the bag was made is determined by the amount of digits in the serial number, and the first digit(s) in that serial number. If your bag has 8 digits, it was produced between late 2005-current. 

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For 8 digit serial numbers, the year is determined by the first two digits (i.e. 24XXXXXX corresponds to late 2017-early 2018). If your bag has a 7 digit serial number, the year of production is determined by the first digit (i.e. 6XXXXXX corresponds to 2000-2002.) 

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If the serial number on a bag does not follow the Chanel formula or has more than 8 digits or less than 7, it is most certainly a fake. Chanel’s 2020 date code on their handbags is 30XXXXXX. If your handbag’s date code starts with 27XXXXXX, 28XXXXXX or 29XXXXXX, then it was made in mid/late 2019.  

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Of course, the Chanel formula is readily available information, so advanced counterfeiters could create a serial number that fits the table above. You need to examine the serial number sticker more carefully: it will never be a plain, boring sticker that looks out of place. 

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Authentic Chanel serial number stickers will contain a combination of CC logo markings, an ‘X’ shape cut into the tape to prevent removal without damage, and little reflective speckles in the tape. 

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Caution: If Chanel serial number sticker doesn’t contain either CC logo markings, an ‘X’ shape cut into the tape or iridescent speckles, it could very well be fake.

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If you looked everywhere inside the bag and still find no serial number, it’s not the end of the world! Remember, these are stickers that are constantly rubbing against the bag’s contents, and they can fall off and fade with use. It could also be a vintage authentic Chanel crafted prior to 1986.

Chanel bag serial number examples
Authentic Chanel Bag Date Codes

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Examples of authentic Chanel date codes. Note how they combine several unique identification and safety features: iridescent speckles, CC logos and ‘X’ scores on the plastic. They are usually found either on a small leather tab such as in the bottom left example, inside of an interior pocket or tucked into a corner of the bag’s interior.

2. Examine the Stitch Quality and Stitch Count

Authentic Chanel is not only the highest grade materials, but also meticulous craftsmanship. The stitching should be flawless, with no loose threads, bumps or otherwise any irregularities. 

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Chanel bags also feature high stitch count: in most cases there should be 10 or more stitches per edge of the diamond quilting. This keeps the bag sturdy and also prevents puffiness from the leather. Exact stitch count can vary with the type of Chanel bag, but if you see unusually low stitch count, it is likely a fake.

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This is not a golden rule, however. You will come across some authentic Chanel quilted handbags with less than 10 stitches per diamond edge – typically smaller bags or styles different from 2.55.

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Caution: If the Chanel bag has less than 10 stitches per edge of the diamond quilting, the bag may be a counterfeit.

Authentic Chanel quilting and stitching

3. Inspect the Hardware

Chanel’s hardware is in a class of its own, giving the bag an ultra-luxurious aura. This is where a lot of counterfeiters come up short as they cannot replicate Chanel’s quality. 

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Even the counterfeiters who are able to use higher quality materials and construction – counterfeit bags known as “super fakes” – they often lack the attention to detail applied to authentic Chanel bags. Here is what to look for. 

Back of Chanel Bag's Lock Flat Head Screws

Open the flap and inspect the back of the CC lock plate. If you confirmed that the bag is vintage based on the serial number, you shouldn’t be surprised to find flathead screws on the lock plate. 

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The more modern Chanel bags feature proprietary star-shaped screws. If you see philips-head screws, (the ‘X’ shaped ones) you’re dealing with a fake. Chanel never uses philips-head screws in its hardware.

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Also be sure that the color of the bag’s hardware (i.e. silver, gold) matches the CHANEL stamping inside the bag. 

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If you see a “Made in Paris” stamp, the bag is fake. Chanel only uses “France” and “Italy” for its “Made In” stamping. 

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It is normal to see “CHANEL” and “PARIS” etched into the hardware, however, and counterfeiters will frequently mistake this for the “Made in” stamp.  Likewise, if you do not see any “Made in” stamp, beware that the bag is likely a counterfeit! 

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Caution: If a Chanel bag contains a “Made in Paris” stamp, it is fake.

Pictured: Close up images of Chanel’s quintessential leather intertwined chain link strap. The leather should be expertly stitched, with no uneven edges or bumps. With Chanel, the beauty isn’t just the silhouette, but also in the finest details. 


4. Make Sure that Cs Overlap Properly on the CC Logo

Authentic Chanel logo locks and stitching

Check that the C’s overlap properly, that they have equal width, and flat edges. 

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Confirm that the right ‘C’ overlaps the left ‘C’ at the top, and the left ‘C’ overlaps the right one at the bottom (pictured above). The CC lock is centered both vertically and horizontally on its leather flap, if the placement looks off, it is a fake. 

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The edges of the ‘C’s are flat on real Chanel bags while if you see rounded edges, it’s a fake. If you see a stamp on the CC lock, it was made in France; if there is no stamp, then the bag was made in Italy. Be sure that the stamp is clear and pristine and fakes will rarely have legible stamps. 

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Fun fact: Each ‘C’ is equal in width on authentic Chanel bags, and is also equal to the space in between the ‘C’s.

5. Look at the Quilting Pattern and Symmetry

The majority of fake bags you will come across is the quilting pattern. Real Chanel bags are flawless in terms of the quilted diamonds’ shape, symmetry and how they line up. 

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On Chanel 2.55 Flap bags, check the rear pocket of the bag: with authentic 2.55’s, the quilting pattern on the back pocket will line up perfectly with the pattern of the bag itself. 

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It is very common for counterfeit Chanel bags to mess up the alignment of the diamond quilting between the flap and the rest of the bag. If you see a blatant misalignment, you can fully disregard the bag as a fake. 

Authentic vs Fake Chanel Quilting Comparison

You can tell a real Chanel bag from a fake by examining the quilting. Left is a fake bag: the quilting is very obviously not aligned between the pocket and the bag. Right is an authentic bag: the stitching pattern looks seamless from the pocket to the bag.

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Caution: If the quilting pattern on the bag’s back pocket doesn’t line up perfectly, the bag is highly likely to be fake.

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As the bag ages and is worn, the leather will tend to relax slightly and the quilting may not line up perfectly. A bag with this slight imperfection may still be authentic, so be sure to check other areas.

6. Analyze the Zippers Closely

Chanel uses different kinds of zippers depending on the bag, but the most notable types are Lampo, the DMC, the YKK, the eclair zipper, the triple ‘C’ in a circle and an unmarked zipper for very vintage Chanel bags.

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Be sure to open and close the zipper and get a feel for the quality. It should zip smoothly and seamlessly, a luxurious experience, like all other aspects of an authentic Chanel bag.

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Caution: If you see a zipper that looks like it came from a sweater on a supposedly real Chanel 2.55, this is more than likely a fake.

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Authentic Chanel Lampo zippers

Lampo zippers that you can typically find on authentic Chanel bags of various types. Check the underside of the zipper pulley mechanism to see the brand. 

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