According to Anvita Mehra, luxury expert and founder of Confidential Couture — an online portal for buying and selling pre-owned designer accessories — it is easy to spot the fakes.
Louis Vuitton (LV): It is extremely easy to judge a fake LV from its logo itself. LV uses genuine leather and one piece of leather is wrapped around from the front to back, so the backside has upside down logos.
Gucci: The brand’s hardware is heavy and well cast and is engraved with the company logo. Zippers are made of either metal or plastic, with the company logo or YKK. The stitching is straight, neat and even and the trimmings are made from high quality leather and not polyurethane.
Michael Kors: Michael Kors’ logo in full or MK is on the lining of the bag and in some cases on the interior of the handbag too.