A lot of ladies would love the chance to own the latest designer handbags, but not everyone can actually shell out thousands of dollars to acquire them. Designer handbags are not just bags, thank you very much – they are also status symbols, meant to display the wealth of their owners. So how about those ladies who want to be seen carrying the hottest bag of the season but couldn’t possibly afford to pay for it? This is a gap easily solved by knock-offs.
The market for knock-offs has grown unbelievably as counterfeiters become more skillful and savvy. Today’s fake handbags – ranging Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel and a whole lot more – looks so much like the real ones that it’s so darn hard to distinguish which ones are fake.
Counterfeiters were able to copy not just the design and the material, but also the little details – serial tags and authenticity cards.
So if you’re shopping around for a designer handbag, make sure you develop an eye for spotting fakes first. Let’s start with the top three designer handbags that have become knock-off favorites and learn how to verify their authenticity.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Bag
You can’t stroll through spreads of knock-off handbags without seeing the ubiquitous monogram. You probably think that checking the monogram is the best way to verify the authenticity of the bag, but surprisingly, this is not reliable anymore. Majority of counterfeiters have already perfected the pattern.
So what should you do instead? Check the inside of the bag and look for the date code; it should be stamped on a small leather tag. This should tell you where and when the particular bag is created. Of course, flawless stitching and zippers stamped with the brand’s name should be standard.
Also, check the straps and handles for a slight patina. Louis Vuitton uses untreated vachetta leather for those parts, so the slight sign of wear should be visible if you’re checking out a secondhand bag.
Chanel Flap Bag
Check out the double-C logo; the right-facing C should cross over the left-facing C at the top and goes under the left-facing C on the bottom. If you don’t see it like this, that bag is a fake.
Older Chanel bags may have additional notation stamped on it, but if there’s an “R” enclosed in a circle, than it’s NOT authentic.
Quilting should be flawless; it should line up perfectly on all sides, including the back pocket. The underside of the metal parts should have the “Chanel Paris” stamped on them.
Finally, a real Chanel bag has a tiny hologram sticker inside that has two small Chanel logos and 7-8 digit serial number.
It’s THE handbag to have, obviously. An authentic Birkin has hardware made of either palladium or gold. The four corners of the plates on the front of the small belt should be nailed in. The Hermes stamp at the top of the handbag should be totally straight. Lastly, check the back of the belting; it should have a “blind stamp” indicating the name of the artisan who made the bag and the year it was created.
A Couple With Low IQ Scores Lose Custody Of Children
Is it fair?
What does it take to become a parent - sense of responsibility, love, compassion and the capability to provide? A couple has lost custody just because they were not intelligent enough to take care of their children.
Eric Ziegler, 38 years old and Amy Fabbrini, 31 years old, just lost the custody of their two children because of inadequate IQ scores. The government thinks that they are not capable to take care of their kids safely and properly.
Amy and Eric lost custody of their two boys.
Women Who Have Babies in Their 30s May Live Longer Than Younger Mothers
Tired of getting asked about when you’ll have babies? Let them read this!
Tired of getting asked by relatives and friends about when do you plan to get married and have your own kids? Well, we've got you covered with that.
The next time they bug you again, you can at least try to quote this recent research conducted by the Coimbra University in Portugal.
Rejoice, late bloomer mothers! You'll probably live longer, researchers claim.
40 Cosplay Photos That Will Just Blow You Away
You will definitely want to cosplay after checking them out.
When it comes to cosplay, it is almost impossible not to talk about San Diego Comic Con. It is, after all, the biggest and most popular entertainment convention in the entire planet. And every year, the event gathers all of the thousands of cosplayers from all over the world. It is basically a four-day run of fun and excitement. Of course, this year is no exception.
If you think you have seen enough superheroes on the big screen, you better think twice. Cosplayers from the convention brought their A-game and made sure that they were a beautiful sight to see. Seriously, you will have a hard time differentiating them from the superheroes in cinemas.
Thanks to BoredPanda, we have compiled a list of some of the most interesting cosplays from San Diego Comic Con 2017. They are absolutely off the charts!
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