Having a designer handbag is great and reveals you have flavor for excellent things. You can save a large fortune by purchasing a carefully used designer brand and still happily show off your bag. However, it is uncomfortable when you are called out for having a fake bag. It is easy to buy a fake or a duplicate designer bag if you are not interested to details when purchasing. You need to know the difference between an original brand, a fake and a duplicate, which is unlawful to manufacture.
Imitation brands are close to the real bags but have minor diversions in the name, color, logo and other factors that avoid it from breaking copyright laws. They look very similar to the brand they replicate, but are not created by the neither designer nor does the replica claim to be a designer bag. Replicas however are a complete copy of the original bag but unlawfully created. They duplicate everything apart from the credibility and quality production. However, both are not the real thing. Both however are not the real thing and you can keep away from them by purchasing at reliable stores. Even when purchasing a used designer, you need to know which stores deal with this business and adhere to them. Research well and ask fashion professionals you know to inform you. Avoid open marketplaces, street vendors and little known local stores. When purchasing, you should have an eager eye for details, which is what differentiates real brands from the rest. Slanted or sloppy stitching are signs of inadequate tailoring and a good give away that a bag is not genuine. Check the inside as well for poor zipping and the lining. Replicas and fakes will use poor components for the inner lining such as nylon, rayon or polyester, while a real brand would have used leather. The zips on an original will have the manufacturers’ name on the bottom.