Were you swooning over the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn style in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Then the 1952 classic french designer brand Givenchy is the luxury brand for you!
Now owned by LVMH, Givenchy’s iconic clothing and handbag styles have been recognized in the fashion industry for over 70 years and are still thriving today. Givenchy’s Antigona handbag is one of their most popular and in-demand items; the bag ranges anywhere between $1,800 to $4,500, making it a prime target for counterfeiters.
But if you’ve shopped luxury before, you know that nothing compares to the quality, elegance, and durability of owning the real deal!
Because we know the absolute pain and disappointment of paying top-price to finally get your dream bag and be left with nothing but a fake to show for, we are in business to help you prevent it.
To begin shopping with confidence, take a look at our guide to identifying Givenchy before you hit the pre-loved boutiques.
Of course, no guide is comprehensive because of the many exceptions with shopping vintage, limited editions, and models throughout the years. That is why investing in a reputable authenticator service such as www.realauthentication.com is crucial to shop safely and confidently.
Fortunately, there are a few giveaways that you can look out for when shopping for Givenchy from a second-hand store, an online shop, or a friend.
The all-caps, perfectly centered and clear-looking Givenchy logo should be an exact match in font, spacing, thickness, and position to the real one you compare it to. In the interior of your bag, you should also find a leather tag with the all-caps “GIVENCHY” brand name and a smaller “MADE IN ITALY” engraved right below it.
As one of the top luxury brands in the fashion industry, Givenchy is known for its distinguishable high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Stitching should be consistent, evenly spaced and quite thick and substantial compared to some other brands.
Most Givenchy handbags’ leather is selected for its solid, structured feel. This helps it retain its original shape for years to come while still being luxurious, soft, and supple to the touch.
Givenchy hardware will be of high-quality, look clean, and the seams surrounding it will be pristine, even, and un-noticeable. The oversized-teeth zippers usually feature a “Raccagni” or “Givenchy” stamp depending on the year and model of your bag.
Givenchy uses serial numbers made from six to seven characters (two or three letters and four numbers) to show where the bag was made and the week and year in which the bag was made. Match these identifiers to your corresponding model to check for authenticity.
With counterfeiters getting more and more clever in hiding imperfections, it can be tricky to recognize some of the better fakes out there.
To ensure you’re making an investment and not falling for a scam, we recommend going to a local authorized retailer to get familiar with the brand’s standards. Also look into enlisting an expert authenticator service like www.realauthentication.com; this can give you peace of mind when shopping luxury.
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