How to Spot Fake Designer Bags

prada bag

Fashion conscious people are ready to pay a lot for designer handbags for a reason. The reason is perfect quality of designer bags. They are not only well designed, the craftsmanship is also of very high standards.

designer bags

And while it’s possible to copy the design, following all the small nuances of quality bag production would be too complex and expensive for those fraudsters manufacturing knock offs.

Therefore the general principles of counterfeit products are poor quality, cheaper work and disregard for details.

Let’s take a closer look at what a designer bag typically looks like.

Stitching. In Prada bags, for instance, we need to take a look at the plaque with the brand name. Is it firmly attached? Is the stitching done evenly all the way around? If no, you are probably looking at a knock off.

prada bag

Fakes imitating Hermes handbags are even easier to spot if you take a closer look at the way the stitching is done. The real Hermes are stitched by hand, and each stitch is at a slight angle to the previous. No machine can do that. Even other designer products manufacturers can’t imitate this. So if the stitches represent a straight line, we know that the piece is counterfeit.

hermes bag

Also, the threads are usually too thin. In a genuine piece, the threads have been waxed, and they appear thicker. That also makes them more durable. And sloppy stitches on any kind of a designer handbag are a sure sign it’s a phony piece.

Zippers, metal components, plaques etc. should fit precisely and be of good quality. Every piece of hardware in a genuine designer handbag usually bears the company logo or other kind of brand markings.

hermes bag

There are some other signs to watch out for. In Mark Jacobs bags, for instance, the metal nameplate should be directly attached to the handbag. If you can see a piece of leather underneath to make sure it holds up well, then it’s counterfeit.

hermes bag

In Hermes handbags the metal parts are a genuine precious metal. It’s easy to see, or, rather, feel, because the metal on a handbag would be heavier than expected. And surely, the use of precious metals means there can be no tarnish, so if you see some blemishes on the metal parts, then you are looking at a fake handbag.

Materials. Materials should be of good quality.

Hermes uses calf leather, which is soft to the touch and scratch-resistant. Phony versions will be made of coarser materials, and this is something you feel immediately when you touch the item.

Marc Jacobs bag

In Marc Jacobs handbags all the pockets on the outside have a suede lining.

In Balenciaga bags, zipper pulls are a good indication of a real thing. They should feel soft in you hand. Fake zipper pulls are often hard and stiff to the touch. Internal fabric should also look good and feel right.

Balenciaga bag

In short, when you are holding a genuine designer bag in your hands, you are holding a piece of art, and it shows. If it feels like a mass production item, then that’s what it is.

Legendary Shoes Of Carrie Bradshaw

print dress from John Galliano

Bet, you know who is Carrie Bradshaw!

Sarah Jessica Parker, who starred as Carrie, loved her character so much, that she decided to give the same name to her first shoes collection.

Let’s remember the most famous models of shoes which appeared on our screens for six seasons and two feature films of “Sex and the City.”

The most recognizable pair of shoes is the blue satin Manolo Blahnik pump with silver buckle. You can see them in the first part of the”Sex and the City» feature film. Carrie Bradshaw finally married the man of her dreams wearing these shoes.

satin Manolo Blahnik

In the Western tradition, the bride must necessarily wear something blue on her wedding day. After this film it has become one of the most popular models of wedding shoes.

«Hey, lover!» – With such phrase Carrie Bradshaw welcomes vivid pink Christian Louboutin sandals with cascading chiffon ruffles ,when she sees these shoes in the shop window.

These beautiful shoes appeared in the 18th episode of the fourth season of «I Heart NY». Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing these shoes during their last date with Mr. Big, before his departure from the city.

Christian Louboutin sandals

Also she was wearing them when Miranda was giving birth to her baby, and the shoes were destined to “die” when her water broke.

Other famous pair of shoes is silver Manolo Blahnik model Sedaraby D’Orsay. These shoes caused serious quarrel between Carrie Bradshaw and her friend Kayla in the ninth episode of the sixth season of the show.

silver Manolo Blahnik

Carrie lost her shoes, while she was visiting her friend. Kyla’s envy and accusations of extravagance forced Kerry to think that every woman should have the “right on shoes».

Carrie appeared in newspaper print dress from John Galliano at the end of the third season. This episode titled «What Goes Around Comes Around». To a new look she picked up ankle boots with embroidery by Bridget Strass.

print dress from John Galliano

The fans of the series will remember one of the most sexy and seductive images of the star for a long time.

Throughout the first feature film “Sex and the City” Carrie Bradshaw repeatedly appeared in black leather gladiators by Extreme Dior. Star combined them with a green dress with a floral print, extravagant volume jacket and white mini dress with a huge flower on the shoulder.

black leather gladiators by Extreme Dior

Once again, Parker has inspired women to fashion experiments.

Stars You Forgot Were Once Married To Each Other

Madonna, Richard Gere

Many of us used to keep a wary eye on celebrities’ lives: on their successes and failures, movies they starred in, their families. It’s always interesting for people what is going in the celeb world.

Madonna, Richard Gere

For some reasons, we can judge their behavior and decisions or sympathize with them on the other hand. But we all forget that they are just ordinary humans as we are in the behind-the-scenes life. Celebrities can be married for many times what they really often used to do; they can divorce even within a couple of months – but this is their star being, the way they used to live like.

Angelina Jolie

And of course, many of them had some celebrity partners we all forgot about. Here is a kind of TOP of such star couples.

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

This famous actor and supermodel were married for about four years, from the day of their wedding in 1991 till 1995, when they divorced. He was 17 years older than Cindy: she was 25 and Richard was 42 when they met. Both of them were quite popular for that time.

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

These relationships didn’t have any chance to be successful because of working these two in different countries and having no opportunities to spend time together.

Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller 

They married on 28 March 1996. They were quite young in that time: Angelina was only 20 and Jonny was 23 years old. They decided to wed after common acting in the thriller about computer hackers.

Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller

The couple divorced in 3 years, but they still good friends and have no negative to each other.

Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett

This strange couple was in a marriage for less than 2 years, from June of 1993 to March of 1995. They used to be called as “beauty and the beast” in Hollywood.

Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett

These two didn’t ever spend even 7 days together. Both of them hardly worked, that’s why it was difficult for Julia and Lyle to save their marriage.

Madonna and Sean Penn

Oh, it was the union of two eccentric characters, which both are so liked by people all over the world. They were young, they were clearly deep in love and their marriage was like a boxing ring with regular fights. She even dedicated one of her album to him in 1986.

Madonna and Sean Penn

They married in 1985 and divorced in 1989. These are two persons we can talk for hours and pages about. But we can’t, because other weird couples are waiting to be noticed.

Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley 

These lovely stars can be awarded for the one of the shortest Hollywood marriage.

Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley

Their happiness finished 3 months after the wedding, in November 2002, when they declared their plans to divorce.

Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton

It was a marriage of half-year duration – September 1993–April 1994. She was a couple of years older than Ashley, but for that time both of them were so young and inexperienced.

Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton

They decided to wed within a few weeks after they met each other.

Gary Oldman and Uma Thurman

They met on the movie ‘State of Grace’ set. Uma was only 18 and Gary was 12 years older than she. As she says “it was a crazy love affair that ended, as it needed to”.

Gary Oldman and Uma Thurman

Oldman – a famous susceptible Hollywood guy – became her first love. So she says with a bit of charming about him. They were married for two years, from 1990 till 1992.