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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    Remember, these purses were purchased less than a month apart, both from reputable sellers.

    Different fabric styles orig. purchase Nordstrom - left and new - right:




    Gold metal tag and glossy leather surface on my orig./left, no tag and duller greyish/black leather surface on new/right.



    Full row of larger rivets on orig./left, smaller rivets, only on end on new/right purse



    Articulated zipper pull with large "REBECCAMINKOFF" stamped on wide surface (and "grippy" surface on back - not shown) on orig./bottom; plain pull, with name stamped on edge(!), and smooth surface on both sides on new/top:



    There are other variances in the two purses, but these pictures show the most noticeable. Whether it is genuine or a knock off, makes no difference at this point, I am returning it and keeping my original purchase from Nordstrom as the leather is much 'richer' looking that the second purchase. Back to the drawing board to find another purse as a gift.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    I don't see anything that would make me think your new one is fake. The lining in the ebags one is older than the lining in the Nordstrom one. That would make sense since I think ebags will have older season stuff. I can't remember when the change occurred exactly, but there was a change in the MAC. RM "updated" the style and made some changes to it. It's possible that the ebags one is from before the change was made. I'll have to look around to see if I can find when the change was made.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    I think BrS, you may have it right. the MAC did undergo some style changes. I have the older style as well.
    canthespam, the 2 bags may just be from different batches, one old and one new.
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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    Thanks Fedup and Boys ...I'm sure that you are both right ... the overall feel and quality of the ebags Minkoff is not as good as the Nordstrom, the feel and look of the outside leather and a few other things. If Minkoff did update the style, they did a much better job the second time around. I really like this little purse ... little for me because I love big purses - all 4'-10" inches of me!

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    As far as the leather goes, it can vary widely.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    This is not just the texture of the leather, it is the courseness and the grey shading of the leather, along with the color of the gold itself etc..

    I guess I will never know. It goes to Fed Ex tomorrow. Thanks for your help and comments.

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    They are both authentic MACs. The one on the right with the black and white lining is the older version. I have that one in black and it is my favorite MAC! I own three other MACs and one Mini -they have the blue dot lining, the RM nameplate on the back, and the studs on the shoulder strap, but IMO the leather is not as nice on those. Actually, I prefer the older version in every way, the leather is amazing.

    Which one did you keep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canthespam View Post
    Remember, these purses were purchased less than a month apart, both from reputable sellers.

    Different fabric styles orig. purchase Nordstrom - left and new - right:




    Gold metal tag and glossy leather surface on my orig./left, no tag and duller greyish/black leather surface on new/right.



    Full row of larger rivets on orig./left, smaller rivets, only on end on new/right purse



    Articulated zipper pull with large "REBECCAMINKOFF" stamped on wide surface (and "grippy" surface on back - not shown) on orig./bottom; plain pull, with name stamped on edge(!), and smooth surface on both sides on new/top:



    There are other variances in the two purses, but these pictures show the most noticeable. Whether it is genuine or a knock off, makes no difference at this point, I am returning it and keeping my original purchase from Nordstrom as the leather is much 'richer' looking that the second purchase. Back to the drawing board to find another purse as a gift.
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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    I am keeping the newer version (Nordstrom). IMO the leather on the newer version is softer and a nice shade of dark black, as opposed to the greyish black on the other one. I also like the darker gold tone on the hardware. All in all I think the Nordstrom one looks richer and nicer.

    Thanks so much for your help. I am a newbie to the forum, but hopefully my future questions and posts will be more 'professional'.

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    I am glad that the newer version has such nice leather because most of the newer blacks have had horrible "rubbery" leather. Happy you got a good one!
    Hope to see you more around the forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by Canthespam View Post
    I am keeping the newer version (Nordstrom). IMO the leather on the newer version is softer and a nice shade of dark black, as opposed to the greyish black on the other one. I also like the darker gold tone on the hardware. All in all I think the Nordstrom one looks richer and nicer.

    Thanks so much for your help. I am a newbie to the forum, but hopefully my future questions and posts will be more 'professional'.

    No matter how much weight you gain, your purses always fit.
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    Zombiegirl --- I do like the leather on the newer one. It is very soft and rich looking. Having both purses side by side made it very easy to choose between the two. I had no idea that RM's purses varied so much in appearance and quality :-( I will only buy in person from now on.

    Do you guys buy from Ebags and Zappos too?

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    I buy from Zappos all the time! They have super fast shipping and free return shipping!
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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    Yes, RM is something I think a lot of people prefer to pick out in person. I like shopping at Zappos though. Fast, free shipping and great service.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    I am a regular VIP Zappos customer, I loooove their over night delivery service. I have always gotten great stuff from them. Good company.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    As far as the leather goes, it can vary widely.

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    Default Re: IS MY REBECCA MINKOFF MAC CLUTCH A KNOCK OFF?

    Between the two purses, there was too much variance for me, color and texture.

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