RIMOWA: How To Know If Yours Is Real (2024)

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Last Updated on May 16, 2024 by Ch David

Not sure if your RIMOWA is real? Join our team of Expert RIMOWA Authenticators and let’s check it.

This guide works for any Rimowa bag.

Regardless of the size, color, and year of manufacturing, any RIMOWA can be checked here.

How to recognize a real RIMOWA cabin

The easiest way to tell if your RIMOWA cabin is real or fake is to check the interior label. Do all the letters have the same thickness? Then your bag is real.

1. Label

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Label
  • Authentic: Thicker engravings.
  • Fake: The letters are too thin and the geographical coordinates are missing.

Here is a list of other authentic labels:


Is it too hard? Reach out to our Rimowa experts take a look at your bag:

2. Engraving

You’ll find this logo on the side of your RIMOWA luggage.

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Engraving
  • Authentic: Thinner text, looking engraved rather than printed.
  • Fake: Thicker text — looks printed.

3. Handler

Extend your bag’s handler and look at its screws.

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Screws
  • Authentic: Multiple screws and holes inside the handler.
  • Fake: Has only two screws.

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. Fitment

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Handler
  • Authentic: Gap is bigger between the handler and the metal (rest of the luggage).
  • Fake: Too little empty space between the handler and the metal.

5. TSA locks

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real TSA Locks
  • Authentic:
    1. Thicker and wider text.
    2. No deep scratches on the metal.
    3. “®” is thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. Text around the lock is too big and narrow.
    2. Might have deep scratches al around the metal.
    3. The “®” symbol is too thin.

6. Side

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Side
  • Authentic: Thicker, more solid “M”.
  • Fake: “M” is too thin.

7. Strap

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Strap
  • Authentic: “RIMOWA” is smaller, and the stitching is way denser.
  • Fake: “RIMOWA” is too big, and the stitching is too rare.

8. Logo

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Logo
  • Authentic:
    1. “RIMOWA” is thinner.
    2. The screws are properly fit deep into the metal.
  • Fake:
    1. The “RIMOWA” logo is too thick.
    2. The screws aren’t fit entirely deep into the badge.

9. Wheels

RIMOWA Cabin Fake VS Real Wheels
  • Authentic: Thicker wheels.
  • Fake: The wheels are a little bit too thin.

10. Packaging

Rimowa Authentic Packaging

This is what the entire packaging looks like on an authentic RIMOWA cabin.

Conclusion

That’s it for now.

Hope this guide helped you authenticate your RIMOWA cabin!

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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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