Dior Book Tote: The Official Authentication Guide

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Last Updated on May 16, 2024 by Ch David

How to Tell if a Dior Tote Bag is REAL (or not)

To know if a Dior Tote is real or fake, you should check the “Christian Dior PARIS MADE IN ITALY” label inside the bag. Thick inscriptions indicate a fake bag, while thin text indicates a real one.

1. Interior label

Authentic vs fake Dior Book Tote comparison of the interior label
  • In the “Christian Dior” text, the fake label’s text is too thick.
  • The fake bag’s “PARIS” tex is too thin and too small on the fake bag.
  • There’s also too much space between the letters in the fake “PARIS” text.
  • The “MADE IN ITALY” inscription on the fake bag is too thick and stamped too deep into the fabric.

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2. Exterior logo

Authentic vs fake Dior Book Tote comparison of the stitched logo
  • The fake bag’s “CHRISTIAN DIOR” text looks too thick, while the real bag’s text is thinner.
    • You can notice this flaw best if you look at the letter “S” in the “CHRISTIAN” text – on the fake bag, this text looks too thick, while the real bag’s text is thinner.
  • The “PARIS” text on the fake bag has flawed letters.
    • They are randomly positioned, shaped and font-weighted.
    • Some of the letters are placed too low, as well as how some other letters are thicker than others.

On the other hand, the genuine bag’s “PARIS” text looks way better defined than the fake one, because each authentic character has the same font weight and level/alignment.

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. Handler

Authentic vs fake Dior Book Tote comparison of the handler
  • The fake bag’s handler is too short when it was supposed to be taller.
  • The fake handler also looks too thick, while the real one seems to be thinner and narrower.

Speaking of which, the authentic Dior Book Tote bag’s handler is longer and just taller than the fake bag’s handler.

4. Dior Oblique pattern

Authentic vs fake Dior Book Tote comparison of the Oblique Pattern
  • The fake bag’s “Dior” all-over text looks too thin.
  • The letters are sharper and not defined as better than the real ones.

The genuine Dior Book Tote bag’s “Dior” all-over text looks thicker and way better defined when compared to the fake bag’s text.

You’ll also see this Oblique pattern on the real vs fake Dior B23.

5. Profile shape

Authentic vs fake Dior Book Tote comparison from the side
  • The fake bag’s shape is bulkier due to the fabric being way thicker than it should be.
  • If you look at the very edges of the fake bag’s sides, you can see how the material looks too thick.

Shortlist: Authenticate Dior Book bags in 30 seconds

  1. Look a the label inside your Dior Book Tote bag, as the fake ones tend to have their text improperly font-weighted
  2. Have a look at the “CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS” text on the exterior sides of your bag. The replica Dior bags usually have this text improperly font-weighted and positioned
  3. Examine the handler of the bag. Usually, the fake bags have their handler too short and too thick
  4. Check the “Dior” Oblique pattern. The fake Dior Book Tote bags usually have their text too thin and too sharp
  5. Lastly, remember to also check the shape on the side of the bag, as the fake Book Totes tend to have their fabric too thick.

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

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your bag.

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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Book Tote bag and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.

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Alternatively, use our free resources: written guides and video tutorials.

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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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