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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.

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