How to spot a fake Gucci bag and purse

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I am a big Gucci fan and lucky to own some bags.  Here's what I can tell you about looking for a genuine Gucci bag and purse:

 

Serial numbers:

There is always a leather tag under the inside zipped pocket.  The front of the tag reads GUCCI Made in Italy and on the reverse will have two line of 6 numbers.  All this is stamped into the leather tag.  There is also an R in a circle.

Check the inside zipped pocket.  In one of the corners you will find a black label with GUCCI and a serial number on it.  This tag does not come with the small messenger bag where the inside pocket is not zipped.

 

Zips:

The zip pulls are leather and always the same colour leather of the bag.

 

Care card and contollato card

Both cards are white:

The controllato card reads GUCCI and underneath controllato are the number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0.

The care card is folded into four with instructions on how to care for your bag.

If you are buying a new bag from Ebay as new make sure these are included.  If it is a second hand bag you are buying these may have been lost.

 

Dust bags:

I know of three versions of dust covers that come with the bags:

Dark brown satin feel with the GG logo all over it.

Plain golden brown coloured with GUCCI written in gold.  The inside label reads GUCCI and 100% cotone - cotton.  The drawstring ties on the top right hand corner.

Plain dark brown with GUCCI written in gold (the newest version). The inside label reads GUCCI and 100% cotone - cotton. The drawstring ties on the top right hand corner.

 

Other tips and things to check for:

Gucci bags never have plastic wrapping around the bag or the handles. If you see a bag with this then it will be a fake.

Check the stitching and the quality of the lining. If the lining is flimsy then it will be a fake.

If you find a bag with any other dust bags than those described above it is probably a fake. 

New bags don't tend to have a Gucci card tag attached as they are normally cut off in the shop when purchased.

 

Purses/Wallets

To main things to check for:

Snap closure:   I have two purses and both have GUCCI written on the snapper.

Serial number:  There is always a serial number normally located under the credit card slots.  There are 6 numbers followed by a dot followed by 4 numbers ie 143389.4276.

 

Hope this has been of some help.

 

 

 

 

 
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