BVLGARI: How To Spot A Fake Bulgari Bag (2024)

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Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag
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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

This guide teaches you how to authenticate any Bvlgari/Bulgari bag.

We’ll use the Bulgari Serpenti Forever as reference or this guide.

If you feel like the differences are too hard to spot, make sure you get in touch with our expert Bulgari authenticators to have professionals look at your bag.

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How to authenticate a Bulgari bag

Authenticate your Bulgari bag and spot a fake right away by checking the interior label. Fake Bvlgari manufacturers never pay attention to this little detail.

What you care about here is the stitching and font-weight for the text.

1. Interior label

Bvlgari Bag Interior Label
  • Authentic:
    • Consistent length for all stitches.
    • Thinner stitches.
    • The text is way thicker than the fake counterpart.
  • Fake:
    • Stitching is inconsistent. Some threads are shorter, and some are longer.
    • The stitching is too thick.
    • “BVLGARI MDE IN ITALY” is too thin.

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

2. Flap

Bvlgari Bag Flap
  • Authentic: Thicker and shorter threads — generally boxier than the fake.
  • Fake: Stitches are too thin and long.

Also, the fake stitches are not fit deep enough into the leather.

3. Exterior logo

Bvlgari Bag Engraving
  • Authentic: Thicker, more solid inscription.
  • Fake: The text is too thin.

4. Buckle

We’ll look at the part which helps you close the bag.

Bvlgari Bag Buckle
  • Authentic: Thicker and much more solid “BVLGARI” logo.
  • Fake: Thinner logo.

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.

5. Viper totem

Bvlgari Bag Viper Totem
  • Authentic: Perfectly symmetrical shapes.
  • Fake: Asymmetrical hexagons in the middle — the two above, in-between the eyes.

6. Metal logo

Bulgari Bag Logo
  • Authentic: Not fit as deep into the leather.
  • Fake: “BVLGARI” is fit too deep into the leather.

7. Strap

Bvlgari Bag Strap
  • Authentic: Thinner inscriptions.
  • Fake: “BVLGARI” is too thick — too deep into the metal.

8. Dust bag

Bvlgari Dust Bag
  • Authentic: Smaller, thinner “BVLGARI” text logo.
  • Fake: Bigger and thicker logo.

Shortlist: Quickly tell fake Bvlgari

  1. Interior Label: Authentic has consistent, thin stitches with thick text; fake has inconsistent, thick stitching with thin “BVLGARI MDE IN ITALY” text.
  2. Flap: Authentic features thicker, shorter threads and a boxier shape; fake has thin, long stitches not deep in the leather.
  3. Exterior Logo: Authentic has a thicker, solid inscription; fake’s text is too thin.
  4. Buckle: Authentic displays a thicker, more solid “BVLGARI” logo; fake has a thinner logo.
  5. Snakehead/Viper Totem: Authentic shows perfectly symmetrical shapes; fake has asymmetrical hexagons, especially above and between the eyes.
  6. Metal Logo: Authentic is not deeply set in leather; fake’s “BVLGARI” is set too deep.
  7. Strap: Authentic features thinner inscriptions; fake has “BVLGARI” too thick and deep in the metal.
  8. Dust Bag: Authentic has a smaller, thinner “BVLGARI” text logo; fake’s logo is larger and thicker.

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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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