The first thing to note when looking to buy knock off vintage designer labels is the merchant or store itself where the coach handbags are being sold. Are they trustworthy? Do they have a good reputation? Do they always have sales and discounts? Are their products authentic and genuine? These are some of the questions you should consider before you whip out your wallet and buy a coach bag that wasn’t really a vintage one. There are a lot of merchants that sell Coach Handbags but you must always look at the source of where the bag is coming from as there are several merchants that sell fake and counterfeit goods. You don’t want to buy a counterfeit product and sadly most people do due to the lack of a bit of investigation.
If you are buying online, then don’t just click buy now to any website that claims to have original coach handbags. Have a look around their website especially if you have never used them before. Websites like Amazon and eBay are popular and secure but unfortunately not all handbags on there are genuine as well. When you come across an online retailer, ensure that they have proper contact details (full address, phone number and email address) Call the number and make sure you speak to a real live person. On their website they should have full information about the coach handbag they are selling including technical information. Verify that info using the many tools found online such Better Business Bureau, Scam Alert and Serial Number verifications. This might seem very tedious but it’s well worth it.
Secondly, look at the actual bag itself. Does it have signature items that coach hand bags usually have? For example, every coach handbag carries a unique serial number that is normally attached at the top middle of the bag. The serial number is engraved inside a metal interface. It must contain no scratches and peeled off corners. It must also have hangtags (not sales tags) that are small decorative gold/silver plated key holders. The linen inside the bag is made only with satin, which is a strong clothing material that doesn’t easily get scratched or cut or tainted by spillages from items put in the bag.
Lastly, look at the actual discount being offered on the coach handbag. A genuine designer label vintage coach handbag has an average price tag of $1000. If the price has been dropped by 50% then you can be assured, it’s still a brand new handbag as that’s the highest discount that these bags will ever enjoy. If you see coach handbags that are priced than less a $100, then it’s a sure sign that it’s either a fake or it’s been heavily used.