Fake Check: This is how you recognize a genuine Marc Jacobs bag
Each model lover comes to the point where she wants to get a designer bag. However, the Marc Jacobs Store is either not just around the corner, or you want to get your dream piece as cheap as possible. No matter if you have already filled your own wardrobe with designer pieces or a Marc Jacobs bag is just the beginning of love, comparing prices is sensible. Often one can save several hundred euros by comparing different offers. First of all, second hand parts are always worth investing. The Internet can play an important role. You can find countless sites and dealers from all over the world who offer their Marc Jacobs bags. This is where the heart starts to beat faster once you find your absolute favorite part as a bargain. Unfortunately, the Internet and its numerous offers also dangers. The many offers can not all be checked by experts for authenticity and on photos it falls an additional heavy fakes to unmask. You quickly fall into a trap and then regret it. So that does not happen to you, we have a few tips for you!
A general note, which is not just about Marc Jacobs bags, would be the exact comparison of the prices. Even if you buy your bag in an online second hand shop, the price is still “high”. If the bag for example in the Marc Jacobs online store cost 1,200 €, then it is extremely unlikely to get the same 300 € – even if it is already needed. A further indication of a fake copy is the unprofessional wrapping of the handle in plastic with “new purchase” or the absence of invoice, AUTHENTICITY CARD and Pflegebüchlein at private sale.
Zipp, Zapp – the zipper of the Marc Jacobs bag comes on
On zipper and serial number should be considered first. They are just at Marc Jacobs bags a good indication of the authenticity of the item. For his handbags, Marc Jacobs usually uses “riri” zippers. This is a simple recognition feature that you should keep in the back of your head when going outside of official (online) shops on luxury safari. It is essential to know that you should pay attention not only to the inscription, but also to the individual letters. They must have the same distance from each other and original “riri” closures have a small circle as an i point. The easiest way to compare is to enter “riri Zipper Marc Jacobs” in the search engine of your choice, or look at the logo once with a Marc Jacobs bag in the shop. In addition, the “riri” zippers have a round head and at the bottom is the letter M and a number. On the larger one stands “riri M8” and on the smaller “riri M4”. Counterfeits, however, mostly use “YKK” zippers.
Marc Jacobs also uses “lampo” zippers. These are used, for example, for the East / West pockets. These are also an indication that the bag is genuine! What they all have in common is the Marc Jacobs logo on the front. The name of the designer is always engraved in the production. On the one hand it makes for more luxury factor and on the other hand, because it makes it easier for us to distinguish them from the fakes. Here too, there is a small rule to note: the lettering starts with MARC at the thickest part of the zipper. The probability is low that the counterfeiters have worked so precisely, but it is better to check such points.
As mentioned above, the serial number is also an important indicator of the authenticity of Marc Jacobs bags. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with older versions from previous collections. The models MP, Sophia and Stella are examples of Marc Jacobs handbags, which need to get along well or badly without a serial number. But no worry! Also, these can be purchased securely (over the Internet) if you follow some tips and tricks.
Luckily, the serial number was introduced to further collections, and bag owners and Marc Jacobs obsessed with life a little easier. The pockets, which have one, they have hidden in one of the inner compartments with zipper. The The serial number is usually in black or white. Why is it so important? You’ll find out right away! The serial number includes data from the luxury piece. You can, for example, read the season and the model number. For example, a serial number might look like this: F09 xxxx. That means nothing more than “Fall 2009” and which model it is exactly. The serial number can be checked in the Marc Jacobs stores, which makes sure that it is an original.
The inside and outside of the Marc Jacobs bag
The biggest problem with counterfeiting is that they are getting better and better. While one can avoid certain reinders, others are much more difficult to expose. On the Internet, more and more tricky gamblers are bustling around, who want to unbutton the money with fake luxury. But there are certain signs that point to (not) originality. As with the partner selection, it is also in the search for his dream Marc Jacobs bag : inner beauty counts as well as outer!
Just look at the inner life of a bag very carefully. The food, the color and the material can say more than one might think. Marc Jacobs , the American designer, is a small perfectionist. Handbags of the same color and the same model will not have two different fabric types or fodder colors. Here, too, the security of searching the Internet thoroughly or making a picture of yourself in the business is important. If the color of the inner lining of the bag on the dealer’s (private) website is different from that of the official side, then it is quite likely a fake. Dear Fingers Away! Very special caution is required for private and web sites, which do not provide an authenticity check by experts.
Another indication of a forgery can be the logo. Genuine Marc Jacobs bags carry a small piece of metal on the inside with the imprint MARC JACOBS. The MADE IN (…) should also be found on this metal sheet. Counterfeits, on the other hand, often printed the logo on a piece of leather or fabric. Here, just as with the zippers, it is important not only to make sure that MARC JACOBS is at the top, but also the spacing of the letters plays a role. If this distance is uneven or the individual letters do not look exactly as they are in the official logo of the fire, this clearly speaks against a purchase.
But do not just count the inner values! Also the outside of a bag can tell a lot about their origin. Fake bags, for example, often have other details. Outside compartments may be larger or smaller, wider or narrower, among other things. Even the leather of the fake copy often can not keep up with the original. The number of side compartments must also be observed, it can also vary. What women should definitely pay attention to are the seams! Whether on the outside or inside, it does not matter here! Marc Jacobs makes his bags with the highest precision and does not tolerate crooked seams. These are straight, continuous and cleanly worked. The sequence of seams for counterfeits can differ very much from the real Luxe braces. They are processed with care and often dissolve after only a few days. Especially the handles are often sewn differently and thus suffer from poor quality. Cheap productions often show different colors of seams or have to be glued together at the corners, because the seam simply does not want to hold. Designers, on the other hand, do not leave the factory with bags with the least detail. The processing therefore does not approach the original. Another hot tip for the unmasking of “Mogelpaketen” is the watching on the hardware. On the hardware you often find the Marc Jacobs logo, but in the production of fake copies is no time for this. If you pick up the bag personally, buy it at a flea market, etc., you should pay attention to another important factor: the smell. Cheap fakes stink – literally! Quality has its price, so Marc Jacobs uses high-quality leather such as deer or cattle for production. Cheap productions are more likely to use sheep leather (if it is leather at all). These smell however strictly and thus to a forgery close. One needs the right nose at the purchase.
Extras of the Marc Jacobs bag
Who has ever bought a designer bag, knows how much extra Schnickschnack comes along. If the bag is so new, at least a dust bag with the Marc Jacobs logo comes with it. In addition, with the purchase of a luxury bag you always get the AUTHENTICITY CARD. If you want to buy second hand from a private person, then you should ask for this card and get a photo of it (if necessary). It should also be asked for the invoice, which is the easiest and fastest way to track where and when the seller bought his bag. If it is new, the bag also has an additional etiquette. This is attached on the outside and indicates details on size, color etc. The designer also provides a nursing guide with tips on how to keep the bag. This maintenance guide is also called “booklet” and is presented by a trustworthy dealer unsolicited and added at the time of purchase.
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