Real or Fake: The Gucci Marmont Flap Bag
Real Authentication Breaks Down Key Features to Help You Spot the Fake
Can you tell if this is a real or fake Gucci Marmont Flap? This bag has been a popular item among luxury fashion enthusiasts since its release in 2016. And as we’ve seen so many times in this industry, with its popularity comes the risk of encountering counterfeit versions of the bag in the market. In this article, we will compare a real and a fake Gucci Marmont Flap, examining some key features to help you spot the differences between the two.
Feel the Leather
Let’s take a look at the leather material used in the bag. The real Gucci Marmont Flap is made of high-quality leather that feels soft to the touch. On the other hand, the fake Gucci bag uses an inferior leather grade. Cheap leather may look, feel, and even smell of poor quality.
Take a Look at the Hardware
Next, let’s compare the hardware on the bag. The real Gucci Marmont Flap has hardware that is high quality, heavy in weight, and features a clean and even shape throughout. All zippers, snaps and other metal hardware found on the bag should be well-placed and feature clean engravings with the Gucci logo. Hardware shouldn’t be rusty or chipped.
In contrast, the hardware tone and casting are not the same quality on the fake bag. It looks like a different gold color, it lacks dimension and appears more yellow than the hardware on the real bag.
Examine the Iconic GG Logo & “Made in Italy” Interior Tag
The “GG” emblem is an iconic marker in fashion and is very recognizable. You can notice some obvious differences between the GG logos on the real and fake bags. The font type used on the fake bag’s interior logo and “Made in Italy” stamp are clearly not the same as you see on the authentic bag.
Authentic bags have their interior tag created with a heat stamp. Typically the interior tag has the brand’s trademark, logo, and includes where they are made. Something to note – depending on the material, the interior logo stamp may show slight variance in depth or appearance.
The trademark symbol is another detail that is often missed or done incorrectly by counterfeits. Always look for and examine the trademark symbol on the logo.
Check the Reference Number
When it comes to purchasing a Gucci bag, it is essential to know what to look for to avoid being duped into buying a counterfeit. The backside of the interior tag holds important information indicating the model’s unique reference number. Another way to spot a fake Gucci bag is by checking the font type used on the reference number. This stamp is usually located on the back of the interior logo / made in tab.
So, if you haven’t guessed by now, the bag in question is a FAKE! In conclusion, it is important to be able to distinguish between a real and a fake Gucci Marmont Flap to avoid falling victim to counterfeit products as this style is highly counterfeited due to its popularity. By paying close attention to the leather material, hardware, logo, and font types used, you can help ensure that you are purchasing an authentic luxury item that is worth the investment.
Want to learn more about how to tell if a Gucci bag is real? Read this Real Authentication blog post for the full scoop. If you are still unsure, ask our experts! Real Authentication’s luxury goods authentication service provides a quick and reliable solution to verify the authenticity of your Gucci Marmont Flap bag.
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