This is the ultimate checklist to help you verify a Bottega Veneta bag.
You’ll also find helpful real vs fake images in this guide. These pictures will help compare your bag to a 100% authentic and a 100% fake bag with ease.
Hence, you’ll have it easier labelling the verdict for your bag.
How can you tell if a Bottega Veneta bag is real?
You can tell if a Bottega Veneta bag is real if the engraving inside the bag has the same thickness for all letters. However, don’t stop there, as 7 other spots need to be in tune for your bag to be real.
Let’s find out what they are!
1. Interior engraving
The “BOTTEGA VENETA” inscription looks too thick on the fake bag.
The fake text is too deep inside the leather.
The”BOTTEGA VENETA” text uses a different font from the real bag. Real bags must use the same font.
The “MADE IN ITALY” text looks too thick and has its letters placed too close to each other.
The real “MADE IN ITALY” text looks thinner and has more space between each of its letters.
2. Main buckle
The fake bag’s “BOTTEGA VENETA” text looks too thin and too small.
The letters also have much space in between them.
3. Triangle buckle
The “BOTTEGA VENETA” text looks too thick on the fake Padded Cassette bag.
The authentic Bottega Veneta bag’s same inscription is thinner because it fits less deeply into this metal.
The fake bag’s stitching looks too thin.
The stitches are way narrower and smaller than the authentic bag’s stitches.
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.
The fake bag’s metal is too shiny.
The triangle looks too glossy instead of matte on the fake Bottega Veneta bag.
The genuine Bottega Veneta bag’s triangle-shaped buckle shines less than the fake one.
The “BOTTEGA VENETA” text looks too big and too thick.
The same text is narrower/boxier than the fake bag’s text.
The Padded Cassette patches are too bubbly on the fake bag.
They’re too much in relief compared to the authentic, flatter patches.
Shortlist: Authenticate your Cassette bag
Inner Label Examination: Frequently, counterfeit Bottega Veneta bags display text with an incorrect thickness.
Lock Text Verification: Be sure to inspect the text on your bag’s lock, as imitations often present an inaccurate font weight.
Triangle Buckle Text Assessment: Examine the inscription on the side of your bag’s triangle-shaped buckle. Knock-off Bottega Veneta bags typically have overly thick lettering.
Side Stitching Inspection: Review the stitching along the sides of your bag. Counterfeit models tend to feature stitching that is too fine.
Buckle Shininess Analysis: Evaluate the luster of your bag’s buckle. Fake bags often have an excessively shiny triangle buckle.
Box Text Review: Look over the text on your bag’s box. Replica Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette bags frequently display misshapen lettering with incorrect font weight.
Patch Pattern Examination: Always pay attention to the pattern of the patches on the external surface of your bag. Counterfeit Bottega Veneta bags usually exhibit patches that are overly puffed, too rounded, and excessively raised.
At times, you might find it challenging to follow each intricate step outlined above to authenticate your Bottega Veneta bag.
For such instances, we’ve curated a concise 60-second guide for verifying your bag.
Above are the leading 7 signs to distinguish between a counterfeit bag and a genuine Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette bag.
Expert Bottega Veneta authentication
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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.