How To Spot Fake Balenciaga Hoodies (Any)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

You don’t want to get scammed with a replica Balenciaga hoodie? Wondering whether you have a fake or a real Balenciaga BB logo hoodie?

Well, if that’s true, then welcome to our guide that will teach you everything you need to know in order to spot fake Balenciaga hoodies.

This guide brings you information on how to spot a fake Balenciaga hoodie with reference real vs fake Balenciaga hoodie images, which will help you visualise what the best fakes look like, as well as what the genuine items look like.

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How to spot a fake Balenciaga hoodie

To put it shortly, to spot a fake Balenciaga hoodie, you’ll have to look at the wash tags and at the neck tag. Fake Balenciaga hoodies always use lower quality materials which give the inscriptions either a thicker or a thinner look than the same inscriptions seen on the authentic hoodies.

Let’s check this out!

1. Wash tag

For reference, we’ve picked the 2019 Balenciaga BB logo hoodies.

In the image with the fake vs real Balenciaga hoodies above:

  • The fake hoodie’s inscriptions are of the wrong thickness.
  • fake hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text is too thick, too small and too boxy.
  • The fake “MADE IN …” text is too thin on the fake Balenciaga hoodie.
  • The fake hoodie’s “JP57 2019” inscription is yet again too thin.

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2. Neck tag

  • The fake hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text looks too big and too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Balenciaga hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text is smaller and thicker.

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.

3. Size tag

  • The fake hoodie’s letter “S” is too thin.

On the other hand, you can see how the authentic hoodie’s size medium “M” inscription looks way thicker and more defined than the fake hoodie’s thin text.

4. Front print

  • The fake hoodie’s text is too thick, as the text is wider and it covers way more surface than it should.
  • Since the letters are too thick, they are placed too close to each other.

On the opposite side, the authentic Balenciaga hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text has less space in between its characters, so, its kerning is lower than the fake hoodie’s.

5. Extra label

  • On the left side of the fake label, there is the “BA” text which comes from the full “BALENCIAGA” inscription, which is the front side of this label.
    • On the authentic label, there is no such inscription, because the white label is placed on the rear side of the tag, where no “BALENCIAGA” black on the grey text should be seen – this text has to be on the front side of the tag, and it is in the case of both the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies’ tags above.
  • The white label is placed on the front side of the tag, and on the authentic hoodie’s tag, the white label is placed on the bag of this tag.

One other flaw on the fake tag is that on the right side of the white label, the text says “BALENCIAOA”, when it should say “BALENCIAGA” – this is something never to be seen on genuine labels.

In case that wasn’t clear, here are the flaws on the fake label from above:

1. The white label is placed on the front side of the tag, when it should be on the rear side.

2. The “BALENCIAOA” text should actually be spelt as “BALENCIAGA”

Are Balenciaga hoodies printed?

Not all Balenciaga hoodies are printed. Some authentic Balenciaga hoodie models are printed, while others are stitched.

It all comes down to the model we’re talking about. Though, most authentic Balenciaga products have a stitched logo on the front and back of the item.

Shortlist: Tell a fake Balenciaga hoodie in 60 seconds

  1. Check the wash tag of your Balenciaga hoodie. Mostly, the fake Balenciaga hoodies have their text at the wrong thickness.
  2. Verify the neck tag of your item. Usually, the fake Balenciaga hoodies have their text on the neck tag looking too thin or too thick.
  3. Examine the little tab with the text of your hoodie, as the fake items tend to have their little inscription too thin.
  4. Look at the “BALENCIAGA” text on the front side of your hoodie, as the fake items have their text too thick.
  5. Inspect the extra label of your hoodie, since the fake extra labels have the wrong appearance, and they sometimes also present spelling flaws or even placement flaws.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Balenciaga hoodies.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your item. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have fake or originally manufactured Balenciaga hoodies.

Expert Balenciaga hoodie authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Balenciaga hoodie, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Balenciaga hoodie and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your hoodie is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Balenciaga hoodie legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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