With Christmas just passed you may have some left over cash and feel as though you’d like to treat yourself, perhaps no –one else did, or even worse perhaps someone did but you don’t really like what you received. Anyway, the point is if you are feeling flush and fancy a treat and you are reading this, you are more than likely going to be fancying a new handbag.
You may also be wondering whether to purchase an authentic designer bag or whether to buy a “replica bag” or a “look alike bag”
I hear you asking is there really a difference? Well I’ll try my best to explain the differences but sometimes it really isn’t easy to say.
A replica designer bag will be exactly that, a replica of the original. More often than not so that a true mirror image copy can be made authentic designer bags are purchased from the high end luxury boutique stores and are then set about being taken apart, very gently piece by piece. Everything will be analyzed, from the stitches per inch, to the quality of the thread. Even the depth of the handles and the thickness of the material or painstakingly examined to ensure the replica version is bang on.
Should the bag be made of canvas or feature a pattern then again this will all be copied exactly as the original was found, therefore you can be sure the patterns will match up exactly even after a seem, think of the precise quilting on a Chanel quilted bag. The same can be said for bags featuring a pattern, for example the pattern on a Louis Vuitton. A company who values its logo, would not divide the letters in a seam. Most replica bags will also feature the serial number of the original authentic bag, and will come with a dust cover and sometimes a rain cover.
A lookalike bag will simply make an effort for it to look almost the same, so with a first glance you may think it’s a designer handbag but with a second you’ll start to find out some minor differences even if the quality of the bag is extremely good. It might be made from high quality genuine leather. You’ll often see lookalike bags with a certain number of differences compared to the original and with a different or no logo at all.
A lookalike bag will dupe you on a first impression. But coming close to it, you will note it is not the real thing neither some bag pretending to be. Unless you are buying a look alike bag from Baginc
Their quality are really something and almost all their bags are made with Genuine leather
What you will tend to find is that a lookalike bag will cost even less than a replica bag, however if you are a bag fan you’ll probably love your purchase a lot more if you spend a little extra and opt for the replica version.