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Step on how to detect a fake Coach bag

A fashionista must know how to differentiate a real and fake Coach bag.  

Beware! There are many counterfeit products out there, and logically, their target is to imitate the luxury bags previously mentioned, including Coach. Some of them are such good imitations, that it’s often difficult to distinguish a fake bag from an authentic one.

Check the inside of the bag first

1. Look for the logo

The real capital ‘A’ has pointy top with crisp heat stamp while the fake one is flat and uneven emboss. Stitching of the fake is not as neat as the real.

2. Check on the Coach creed patch

This is a patch containing a brief statement about some of the characteristics of the Coach bag, along with the serial number at the bottom part. If this seems to be just stamped or inked, let go of it. It’s a fake. Bear in mind, however, that Coach bags manufactured in the 1960s did not have serial numbers. It was only in the 70s that Coach started putting serial numbers in their bags.

3. Check where the bag was manufactured
If you see a “Made in China” tag, do not immediately assume it is fake. Some Coach bags are actually made in China, but Coach originated in the USA.

Checking the bag from the outside

1. Check the material


If the bag being sold to you is made of canvas or any material that looks and feels like synthetic leather, do not buy it. Coach bags are classified under luxury bags mainly because of excellent craftsmanship and materials used. Anything that looks substandard, including the stitching, indicates that it is most likely a fake.

2. Examine the zipper

The majority of authentic Coach bags have genuine leather zipper pulls. Also, Coach zippers usually bear the letters “YKK” – a known manufacturer of high quality zippers.

Coach Vietnam flagship store: unit 10, level 1, Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi Boulevard, Dist.1, HCMC.

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