an authorized seller. Most likely this will be a small boutique
selling designer goods or an upscale department store. Make sure the
store is well-established and reliable, with a good reputation. Avoid
buying online, where the bag really can't be seen well or touched.
at the hardware of the handbag. The metal should be a good quality
metal, and should somewhat match the color of the purse. Look closely
at the zipper. The zipper pull usually has the logo on it.
fabric liner. Not only will the fabric be good, but very carefully
placed so that designs in the fabric will not overlap, or even be
sewn into the seams. The liner fabric in designer bags always goes
along with the overall design of the bag and should be neat and
quality of the leather. Designer bags will always be made of good
quality leather. It will be fine, soft to the touch and have a
distinct smell. Over-processed leather is often shiny, hard and stiff.
Look for the
logos. The logos will never be printed uneven, or cut off anywhere.
Logos are also placed in many areas on an authentic handbag. Look for
them in and out of the purse, on the zipper pulley, even engraved
into the metal pieces.
price to expect and what price is too good to be true. If someone is
selling an authentic Louis Vuitton, it should cost well over a
thousand dollars, not only a couple hundred.
of the rings style, cost or reason, it is the emotional sentiment
that carries the maximum weight.