Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: If Gucci, Burberry and Birkin bags are what you dream of, you may want to train your eyes to spot a counterfeit. Business of counterfeit goods is the largest underground industry in the world. The most popular fake goods are Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Gucci. As the market is increasingly buzzing with fake designer goods, it get’s even more difficult for consumers to spot genuine designer bags which show some telltale signs.
When asked about the checks that non-experts perform to ensure their handbags are authentic, Donovan said that one needs to buy goods from a trusted source and also said that a good vintage bag, which clients do not buy with the intention to re-sell, are a “really special kind of investment, so you very much want to make sure that you are investing in something that is valuable, made by hand, and from the acclaimed fashion house it is supposed to be.”