HOW TO SPOT FAKE KAREN MILLEN ON EBAY

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Fake Karen Millen on eBay


Fakes have become more and more of a problem on eBay since 2007 when Karen Millen started outsourcing a lot of her production to China.

The fake dresses are very good imitations and there are only a few subtle hints between a genuine and fake dress. Plus the dresses vary between styles so it is nearly impossible for a buyer, or even a Saturday girl at your local Karen Millen store to tell the difference.

The most obvious sign that something is amiss are eBay sellers listing many, many of the same style, and not having a huge variety to chose from in their shop. This is because the factories that make the fakes only produce a small variety of styles, and thus the seller doesn't have many to choose from. Please don't think that if someone is a powerseller that their items must be genuine - this is not the case. Ebay offer the Powerseller symbol to sellers who exceed a certain poundage/number of sales each month and maintaining these sales is the only qualification.

The other tell tale signs are dresses that are several years old suddenly appearing en mass on eBay, after being a sell out when they were originally in stores. Dresses are made for their particular season and then that's it. Production stops. So ask yourself why the particular seller you're looking at somehow decided to stockpile multiple dresses back when they were made, and then bring them out again now... it doesn't make sense, does it?

There are several genuine sellers on eBay, myself included. We only buy from Karen Millen herself, and other authorised outlets. Unfortunately, because of the influx of fakes onto the eBay market, we sometimes find outselves with genuine stock we cannot sell, because the same style on the fake market is undercutting the cost price we can buy them for.

Buying, importing and Selling fakes is illegal, so please support us genuine sellers when you shop online.

Trusted sellers who only sell the genuine article are:

MS-MILLEN
BABYHARRY3
BELLE DIVINO
  TIFFANY'S DESIGNER DRESS BOUTIQUE
GLORIOUS & GLAM
CARMEL'S COUTURE( CARAMEL BISCOTTI)
YORKSHIRE DRESSER
SHOP-THERAPY- X
MS.CHELSI


Unfortunately I am unable to put links outside eBay on here, so please see my  About Me   page for a link to a database of the styles that are known to have been faked so far. I try and keep this gallery updated as often as possible, but new styles are released all the time. If you are considering buying one of these dresses from an unverified seller, please exercise EXTREME caution!

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