Prada has made an iconic fashion statement across the most luxurious closets in the world. When you invest in a high-end designer such as Prada, you expect quality; unfortunately, that is not always the case if you shop pre-loved. As an elite designer, Prada still struggles with the spread of counterfeits across the market. That’s why we recommend investing a small amount to verify with a reputable authenticator service such as www.realauthentication.com.
Fortunately, there are a few giveaways that you can look out for when shopping for Prada from a second-hand store, an online shop, or a friend.
Prada’s logo is unique. Most of the time, it’s one of the first things that counterfeiters lack experience in. Pay close attention that the font, spacing, date, and spelling look as they would on an original item.
Variants that you might commonly see in a fake is the shape of the “R” which has a little angle in the leg of the letter as well as the “A” which has is stylized at the top of the letter.
Prada has a distinct method to their stitching, and it is in an angled pattern for all of its handbags. It should be a clean, even lined stitch that does not fray or bump, and it will usually be of the same color as the leather of the product itself.
Your Prada’s zippers should all be stamped with their logo in the consistent branding font, and the brands of zippers they use are YKK, Opti, Riri, Lampo, and Ipi. Gold and silver hardware are usually Prada’s go-to colors when it comes to hardware, and the tones will never be inconsistent or mixed across a garment or accessory.
If you’re unsure of what, exactly, a Prada looks and feels like, we highly recommend you visit a boutique which specializes in the brand. This will allow you to get a closer look at the attention to detail which is poured into each Prada product, and will assist you in identifying a counterfeit.
Even shoppers who have been investing in luxury brands for years can be fooled by the counterfeit products on the market. We can assist you. Our team of professional authenticators will make use of top of the line, proprietary technology to authenticate a real Prada.
Your garment or accessory will be assigned to no fewer than two authenticators who will offer you a reliable, fast and unbiased assessment before you buy.
Real Authentication wants your luxury shopping experience to be exciting and fun. We’ll take the worry out of your designer shopping by quickly identifying whether your potential purchase is, indeed, real.
If you’ve been the victim of counterfeit fraud, please reach out to Real Authentication. We are trusted experts in our industry and can assist you in working with PayPal, eBay or your credit card company to recover funds spent in error on a counterfeit.
If you’re ready to outfit your closet with new Prada fashions, contact us today. We’re here to take the stress out of investing in designer and luxury products.