Fake handbags are everywhere. High end designer knock offs are a major problem for designers and for consumers looking to score a deal. There are many degrees of knock off fake bags. Some knock off bags are stolen from the factories before they are finished and completed elsewhere. This kind of fake is more than likely sold out of someones vehicle, and you need to be of some importance to know these people, a friend of a friend type situation. It is very illegal for the person selling these bags. Another type of fake is a new product fabricated to look like the original and being sold under a generic name. These can be found on places like ebay and discount retailers. This is not illegal. The last type of fake are the ones sold on the street and online as the real thing.
How to make sure you get the real thing.
Go to a reputable retailer like the designer store or somewhere like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, or Saks.
If the price for a used designer bag seems to good to be true, it is.
When buying used ask for a certificate of authenticity.
If you are looking to buy a bag that is vintage from an estate sale learn all you can about the bag, such as detail placement, and logo design so you can tell if the bag is real before you make the purchase.
And Check out Bag Borrow or Steal for a more affordable designer bag rental.