No matter where you go, the most important statement piece that you need to have is a bag. A Burberry bag is the perfect choice for you to compliment your look from day to night. On top of that, the brand is well-known for their clothing too. If you are heading to the office or even for a date night, as it would definitely make heads turn. The company continues to embrace innovation and tides of change seen in the fashion world but never fails to maintain its true classic British essence particularly with their Burberry handbags. Nonetheless, when it comes to purchasing items online, there are still plenty of fakes out there. Here's how you can spot the fake within the authentic.
Typically, Burberry bags are made from PVC or commonly known as vinyl-coated canvas. It bears similarities to leather in terms of its looks and the way it feels.
The classic Burberry bags have a very distinct pattern which is their checks. There are two types of designs which are classic check and Nova check which are also the brand’s most popular handbags. The classic check has a tan background with black, white, and red stripes running vertically and horizontally. There is also a knight insignia where the red stripes meet. If the knight insignia is faded, it is a big giveaway that the bag is fake. On the other hand, the Nova check consists of a cream colour with light yellow undertone with black vertical and horizontal stripes.
It will be slightly difficult to check the stitching if you are purchasing the bag online. Nonetheless, you may still want to delve into the seams, particularly if the merchants provide close-up pictures of the interior of the bag and take a look at how the handles and linings are sewn together. The stitching should be straight, neat, even, and clean. There will rarely be any loose threads as Burberry is well-known for their thorough craftsmanship.
Every Burberry bag should contain either a metal plaque engraved with Burberry-London or leather tag with embossed words such as “Made in Italy”. The colour of the bag’s hardware should match the colour of the metal plaque. On top of that, the solid metal will not flake or chip. Most of the products are lined with smooth, polished leather in red, brown or black. Observe the crisp embossing and clean lines as well as the placement of the letter. The size and spacing should be proportionate to each other.
The newer version of Burberry dust bag is tan in colour with a black drawstring. For the older version of the dust bags, it is navy blue with the London wording printed on the front in light blue.