How to NOT Buy Fake Coach Handbags

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Monday, September 05, 2005

The signature C

The signature C is a beautiful thing. I drool over them when no one is looking. It also happens that examining the signature C is one way to distinguish a fake Coach bag from the real thing. Head over right now to the Coach Web site. Don't worry, I'll wait. Look at the traditional signature styles. What jumps out at you? Here is a hint: symmetry. On all of the classic styles, there is a certain symmetry inherent in the signature. On either side of any sort of buckle, the Cs will match up. I'd show you, but I don't want to steal images from Coach. So, if you didn't before, go look now. The Cs will also all match up horizontally. If the C in the middle is cut off half way on a straight edge of the purse, all the Cs on that edge will be cut off in the same place. The line of Cs will not slope diagonally in either direction. The Cs on one side of a leather flap will mirror those on the other side of the flap.

Please note that this doesn't apply to certain limited styles of the signature C.

Now have a look at the bag below. First, even though the photo's quality bites, the fabric is obviously a little fuzzy, like wool. Notice how the topmost horizontal Cs on the left are closer to the seam than the topmost Cs on the right. There are two Cs positioned between the lowermost horizontal Cs and the leather trim on the left and only one C on the right. And that, Coach lovers, is why it is today's 'No Good Knock Off of the Day.'


  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger Designer Ella said…

    Ohhh DROOL (openly) I love you, I love you. You are my Internet friend!

    Sorry. :-)

    That bag is horrid and sloppy.

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  • At 11:23 PM, Blogger Margaret said…

    I would just like to thank you profusely for this site and especially this particular post. Now I know for sure that the bag I just bought on eBay is fake. Viewing comments from others, it looks like you became the victim of response spam. I recognize one of them - "I'm really imopressed with your website. blah blah blah, check out mine" - I got that same one and changed my comments sections to require verification. Anyway, thanks again.

  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Staff said…

    I saw this at the local Coach store and I was VERY close to getting one. Maybe next time. I saw it cheaper at by the way.

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