Beware of Fake Authentic Bags
When you are looking to buy a new handbag the Internet is an endless source of possibilities. There are so many online stores out there selling such a wide range of products that you can never be too careful. From the quality of the materials to the perfection of the craftsmanship, everything leaves room for amazement. The same designer purse can vary greatly from one site to another and the explanation for this is very simple. Lately, there are just too many e-stores that try to deceive the inexperienced shopper by claiming that their bags are authentic when in fact these are very poor copies. You should know how to make the difference between a fake purse and an authentic one. Otherwise you risk getting scammed.
I can understand and accept the fact that the World Wide Web has sites that offer both authentic and replica handbags. Logically, when there is a high demand for a luxury product there will always be someone somewhere that will foresee the advantages of cloning it. What I do not get is why that person would claim that its product is something that it’s not- the authentic deal. There are tons of people who do not care about authenticity. They would gladly buy a replica if it is a good copy and comes at a decent price. They just want to know what they are paying for and not get duped by a fraudulent merchant.
It seems like there’s a real trend now on the designer handbags market. I have found few sites on the Internet that sell replica purses without mentioning this very sensitive aspect. Instead of just writing on the page “it’s a replica” they play the “discounted outlet” card. They pretend that the products are authentic and make false statements such as “authentic Louis Vuitton website” or “Cheap high quality Louis Vuitton”. This is so wrong from so many points of views. A shopper that doesn’t have that much experience in buying designer bags online will honestly think that the items are discounted luxury goods, but the truth is that such a site is a big fat fraud. And I can offer you two clear examples of web stores that try to trick us into believing that what they offer is authentic- Authhandbags.com and Guycampbell.co.uk that say
Our authentic Louis Vuitton website is the perfect place for you to purchase cheap and high quality Louis Vuitton.
Maybe the site is an authentic webpage that actually sells fashion related products, but its bags certainly aren’t genuine designer items.
The sad thing is that this discounted outlet trick really does work. There might be many people that believe that there are Louis Vuitton, Hermes or Prada outlets where they can find a designer bag at $200-$400. The reality is that this is impossible. Expensive luxury brands will never sell their purses like this at a shockingly discounted price. Such a pricing policy affects their image irreparably and the truth is that their image and prestige are the only things that keep the prices high for their iconic models for decades. Some Chanel or Hermes models are pricier by the year because they are seen as exclusive bags worn by celebrities and wealthy people that aren’t accessible to the average person. So if you ever come across a website that sells really low priced authentic LV, Prada, Hermes, Chanel or other famous designer bags start asking yourself if this is for real or if it is a scam. In 99% of the case it is a scam. And for countless reasons it is very wrong on so many levels. The end user has the right to know what he is buying.
Bottom line, when you find such a website that has really low prices for what usually are considered very expensive luxury goods you should accept the fact that it sells replicas and tries to deceive the unsuspicious buyer by calling them “authentic” or “cheap high quality LV, Prada, etc.”. If you want to give it a chance then you can find out the truth by yourself. You simply take a couple of high quality pictures of the authentic purse and you compare them with the pictures of the products posted on the cheap website. A replica has numerous differences that are usually the consequence of the fact that fake manufacturers do not use very good quality materials and experienced craftsmen for making their goods. The main differences can be noticed at the texture of the material, the structure and shape of the bag, the form of the handles, the stitching, the fonts used for the name and logos, the embossing from the leather and hardware, as well as the finishing of the metal parts. All these are very visible when you compare the two products. You really do not have to be an expert to notice the differences. A little bit of attention and patience will do.
So beware of “fake authentic bags” and the unscrupulous merchants that sell them. These are everywhere on the World Wide Web and it really is up to us to recognize one and stay away from their fraudulent business. It really does not matter if you are looking to buy an original designer purse or a fake one, either way you have the right to know the truth.