Ultimate Guide: How to Tell if Burberry Bag is Real

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Burberry Lola bag in olive
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Last Updated on May 7, 2024 by Ch David

Not sure how to tell if your Burberry bag is real? This guide is your help.

Our team of expert Burberry authenticators made this comparison to clear any concerns about your bag’s authenticity.

How to spot a fake Burberry bag

The most reliable way to spot a fake Burberry bag is to check the label inside the bag. Extra threads indicate a 100% fake bag.

1. Stitched label

Burberry Bag Interior Label
  • Authentic: Every stitch is perfectly in its place.
  • Fake: Thread that’s not stitched into the bag. Also an extra thread on the right.

Too difficult? Let our team of expert Burberry authenticators take a look at your bag:

2. Engraved logo

Burberry Bag Engraving
  • Authentic: Thinner “MADE IN ITALY” print.
  • Fake: “MADE IN ITALY” is too thick.

3. Handler

Burberry Bag Handler
  • Authentic: Longer stitches — less stitching density.
  • Fake: Shorter threads. Way too dense.

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. BT Hardware

This monogram logo stands for Thomas Burberry, the brand’s founder.

Burberry Bag BT Logo
  • Authentic: Metal logo, however not very chrome.
  • Fake: The “BT” logo is too chrome and reflects way too much light.

5. Buckle

Burberry Bag buckle hardware
  • Authentic: Thin and easily legible “BURBERRY” text logo.
  • Fake: “BURBERRY” logo is too thick — very hard to read.

6. Wash tag

6.1. Front

Burberry Bag Wash Tag Front
  • Authentic: All the symbols are bigger and easier to read.
  • Fake: Smaller, boxier, and thicker “OUTER” print.

6.2. Back

Burberry Bag Wash Tag Back
  • Authentic: Thicker inscriptions.
  • Fake: Text is too thick.

7. Date code

Burberry Bag Date Code
  • Authentic: Thinner letters — fit less deep into the leather.
  • Fake: Thicker letters, as they’re fit too deep into the leather.

8. Chain

Bottega Veneta Bag - Real Vs Fake Chains
  • Authentic: Powerful shine of light reflected on the metal.
  • Fake: The chain doesn’t reflect any light.


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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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