its very hard to spot fake gucci bags because most are very detailed and very close to the origional. but there are a few checks that you really need to make just to be sure:
there are so many details on gucci bags. if you are buying the most popular double G logo bag, is the logo an actual G? make sure you study the logo of an authentic bag, so when you are confronted with a fake you will be absolutely sure that it is what it is. many fake gucci bags have old logos. the logos should be on the inside of the bag, the zippers and the bag should come with an identification card.
authentic gucci handbags have tracking numbers embossed on the inside of the purse. this is the most foolproof way to check that the bag is real, however, it is also the most difficult.
if it comes with the dust cover, make sure it is a good heavy-duty one. a dust-cover that feels and looks cheap and lightweight is an indicator that it is a fake bag.
study the tags for spelling and gramatical errors. many fake gucci handbags will have inacurate or misspelled information on the price tag. it sounds simple but people really do make silly mistakes. i once unknowingly brought a pair of fake rock and republic victoria beckham jeans and on the tag it said rock and repubiic NOT republic.
visit the official gucci website. study the features including threads, colours, lines, and any other memorable aspects of the bag. take a hard look at the gucci logo paying particular attention to the curves of the front. compare the stitching on the bag to the one's on the gucci website. (at this site you can zzom in and study the thread of the bags).
determine if the colour is faded: gucci knock-off's almost always have a faded hue to them.
as they say, you get what you pay for. gucci is ultra expensive for a reason. the handbags arent cheap and you should be prepared to pay a few hundred for an authentic bag or even thousands for their speciality bags (even on ebay).
look at the quality as closely as possible. if its new and already falling apart or isnt the highest quality of fabric then it is probably a fake. gucci bags should be made of leather or another high quality fabric.
does it come with the extras? a real gucci bag should come with a dust cover, a gucci box etc. if its wrapped in plastic, chances are, your buying a fake.
scrutinize the handbag logo. if the G looks more like an E you probably have a fake. the E like logo is the most common thing that gives away a fake gucci.
if you already have the bag and want to know if its a fake, feel it. authentic gucci handbags are made from a high-quality, heavy-duty fabric. if you are unsure, its a fake.
always remember that shopping on ebay is a gamble. even if you are 99 percent sure you are purchasing an authentic gucci, you wont know until that package comes in the post.
HOW TO SPOT A FAKE GUCCI SELLER:
if the item takes an extended period of time to ship (item will be shipped in three weeks time etc).
the seller has many of the same items. only retail shops can buy in bulk at wholesale prices.
if the seller is based in hong kong (loads of fake merchandice is made there).
or if the seller uses the same photo for all auctions. this is not always the case but USUALLY is.
if the seller gives you a hard time about taking aditional photos, be wary. most sellers are happy to sell their product and will be eager to keep more people interested in bidding.
NOTE: THOUGH THE PHOTO IN THE AUCTION MAY BE OF AN AUTHENTIC ITEM, THE USER MAY HAVE STOLEN THAT PHOTO FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE OR EBAY MEMBER. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY STOLEN PHOTOS!
it does not matter if the seller has 100% feedback as many buyers dont even know fake LAMB exists. it does not matter if the seller guarentee's the item is authentic and offers a money back policy. if you file the claim after 45 days then paypal/ebay cant do anything about it.
PICTURES OF FAKE BAGS:
no gucci bags come with these tags (sorry the pics arent very clear). the green tags were made to look like a controllato card so if the bag your looking at has one of these then stay well clear.
DO NOT BUY A FAKE:
first off, its illegal and funneling money to dodgy people. (its rumoured that counterfit goods gave funding to the bombing of new youk's world trade centre in 1993). it also takes away from the economy because the unlawful businesses that produce these handbags dont pay taxes. besides this youre taking away the status and quality for the designers that come up with the designs in the first place. most importantly, youll have a rubbish quality bag that wont last more than a few months.