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    Default How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

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    Counterfeit | Coach Handbags | Picture of the infamous designer inspired / replica infested Canal Street

    Dont get stuck with a fake Coach handbag! I am not an expert. I have never worked at Coach, but I useto own many (many-many-many) Coach handbags. Listed below are just a few basic tips and pointers that I have picked up on during my Coach Days:

    - Sometimes its just too obvious. Make sure the double Cs line up. Note, it is not unheard of for the Mini Signature collection to be a little bit off centered.

    - Pay attention to little details. Such as the quality of stitching, if it skips a beat then stay away. Also the seams of the bag and interior authenticity tag should not be glued on but rather neatly stitched on.

    - Other minor details include the YKK zipper.

    - The bag should look neat and sturdy, not slouching to one side or lopsided. This is caused by either uneven lousy stitching or not quality material that's to thin. Coach uses leather or suede trim, not pleather or shiny plastic.

    - When eBaying, do not trust sellers who have blurry or low quality photos and blame it on their camera. Or sellers that use stock only photos and refuse to send more pics of the actual item.

    - The tag of authenticity. Most of the Coach handbags have a serial number stamped on the authenticity tag inside the bag. Not all bags, but most, some of the smaller items do not have this serial number.

    - If it looks like the bag is a mutant offspring from Fendi and Coach, then its fake-fake-fake. There is no such thing as a Limited Edition Coach Signature Fendi Spy Bag.

    - Double G instead of double C eeeeh < *buzzing sound* > Wrong! Coach only uses the signature C. Guess stole the idea (I mean borrowed) it for their signature line.

    - Made in the U.S.A? You betcha (back in the day). Up until 2002 about 75% of coach handbags were manufactured in the US. Now, most are assembled in China.

    - POP! (place of purchase!) eBay sellers, where did they get it? Stay away if from: A fine boutique on Canal Street, Grade A Authentic Coach Manufacturer, purse party, forgot where or when, a sweet old foreign man selling them on the corner because he wants to bring the product to you, etc. I have heard it all.

    Have you seen somebody selling fake / knockoff / replica Coach handbags? The department of Justice is waiting for your email, catch them at - lawdepartment@coach.com
    Or call the Coach anti-counterfeiting hotline to report counterfeiters OR unauthorized distributors of Coach merchandise at 1-800-396-1807.

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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    Great Info. Jennifer!

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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    Thanks for the info, Jennifer! I'm still scared of getting Coach bags on the internet...sales and outlets for me!

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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    I also never buy on Ebay, and such... Not worth the risk in my opinion
    Thanks for the info..:D
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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    did you guys know that Bag Borrow or Steal has an outlet now I dont know what to think of this. . . they have some nice bags at really good prices but then again they prob arent in the best condition

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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    ^Eeeew, really? I don't like bag, borrow, steal...I go preowned most of the time, but to think that there was a lot of people swapping the handbag...just not for me....

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    Default Re: How to Spot a Fake Coach Handbag

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer
    did you guys know that Bag Borrow or Steal has an outlet now I dont know what to think of this. . . they have some nice bags at really good prices but then again they prob arent in the best condition

    I didnt know this either, until now... yeah, what if some ppl. really mistreated a bag... eww...

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