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How to Spot Fake Coach Handbags and Shoes

Coach shoes and handbags are designer items that are always of the highest quality. Because of their fine materials and trendy designs, they are usually somewhat expensive. This has led to a plethora of replica Coach boots and Coach heels on the market. Don’t let yourself be scammed into buying replica Coach shoes and handbags. Yes, it may seem like you’re getting a great discount, but you’re also not getting the real deal. There are ways you can spot fake Coach handbags and shoes.

First, you can look up the individual style names of Coach sneakers, shoes or handbags on the Coach official website. Each shoe and handbag has a number and a name that apply to each style. If any shoes you’ve found don’t have this information, ask the seller for it. If he can’t provide the style name or number, they are probably fakes. You can also check the stitching on the Coach heels you like. Real Coach shoes have clean, sturdy stitching. If you find stitching that is crookedly done or flimsy-looking, the shoes most likely are fake.

If you’re shopping locally as opposed to online, you can check the logo on Coach shoes or handbags in a given store or estate sale. Any Coach handbags or shoes should have the correct logo, and also the signature letter C. Look closely, because even department stores like JC Penney and Kohl’s sell purses with G’s or O’s, instead. These are knock-offs. In addition, if the letter C’s are off-center, cut off by the stitching or if the rows of letters aren’t straight, then these are not true Coach products.

Next, feel the material of the Coach boots or handbags. If they are truly Coach products, you’ll only find top-quality suede, leather or fabric on them. If the Coach shoes or handbags you’re looking at have stiff or lightweight materials, they aren’t Coach products at a discount – they’re fakes. You can check the buttons and buckles on the handbags or shoes you’re looking at, too. Genuine Coach shoes and handbags have hardware made from gunmetal, nickel or brass, and these are very solid. If the hardware looks cheap, it’s not a Coach product.

If you’re looking at what you believe are Coach sneakers or shoes, check their soles. If there is excess glue visible on the inside or outside, they are almost certainly not Coach shoes, because those do not have shoddy workmanship. Check the shoe or handbag label of the item you’re studying. The text on the label of Coach boots and handbags is properly aligned, clear, and evenly spaced. If you see text that is uneven, appears sloppy, or even contains typos, those are discount replicas, not Coach products.

If you find shoes that say, “Made in Korea”, these are most certainly not Coach shoes. Purchasing Coach shoes from reputable department stores where the name brands are clear is a good way to make sure you buy the real deal and not a knock-off. Because Coach boots, shoes and handbags are expensive, the originals are quite often copied and may be seen on the streets of New York City, and other large towns with foot traffic or tourist traffic to pander to. You may also see fake Coach heels at flea markets or swap meets, and they are usually very cheap – and cheaply made as well. Unless you’re sure it’s the real deal, if the price is cheap, the product was likely not made by Coach.