Everyone loves a designer handbag, but before spending some major cash on a bag, you'll want to do your research.
There's plenty of retailers ready to sell you a fake bag that looks just like the real one.
Do you know how to spot a phony?
Here are some key tips to help you know the difference between what's real and what's fake.
1. Attention to Detail
Love is in the details. Each real handbag is thoroughly checked for defects before being brought to stores for sale. Stitches should be perfectly even, threads should be tight, and the bag should be flawless in every way possible. If someone is trying to tell you that it's just a manufacturing defect, which would never happen because there's no such thing, the bag is a fake.