Prada Bag: How To Authenticate Any Model

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

You’re likely here because:

  • You have a Prada bag
  • And you’re not sure if it is authentic
  • So you’re looking for a comparison guide

This article helps you verify any Prada bag for its authenticity.

How you can tell if a Prada bag is real

You can tell if a Prada bag is real if the “PRADA MILANO” interior label has the same thickness for all letters.

Fakes are instantly revealed if they have various font-weights.

1. Label

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag Real vs Fake Name tag
  • Authentic: The letters are thicker than on the fake.
  • Fake: “PRADA MILANO’ is too thin.

Is it too hard? Reach out to our expert Prada authenticators:

2. Badge

Most bags feature a triangular badge stating “PRADA MILANO DAL 1913”.

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag Real vs Fake Name tag
  • Authentic: Thicker highlighted elements
  • Fake: Text and stitching are way too thin.

3. Stitching

Models with a handler should have this patch which sustains the handler:

  • Authentic: Longer threads.
  • Fake: Shorter stitches.

4. Logo

  • Authentic: Thinner text, as well as thicker and longer threads.
  • Fake: Text is too thick, and stitching is too thin and short.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

4. Zipper

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag Real vs Fake Name tag
  • Authentic: The text is thinner
  • Fake: “PRADA MILANO” is too thick — it’s almost illegible.

5. Strap

  • Authentic: Thick and long threads.
  • Fake: Thinner and shorter stitches.

6. Carbine

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag Real vs Fake Name tag
  • Authentic: The text looks thinner than on the fake carbine.
  • Fake: “PRADA” is way too thick.

7. Dust bag

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag Real vs Fake Name tag
  • Authentic: All letters have the same font-weight.
  • Fake: “PRADA” is too thick at the bottom of the second “A”.

Conclusion

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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