Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot a fake Goyard Saint Louis bag is by checking the inscriptions inside the bag, as well as looking at the stitches on the long vertical label. All of the fake Goyard bags have their text and the stitching on those mentioned above is improperly detailed, and the real bags are always detailed correctly.
The Goyard Saint Louis bag is one of the most notorious bags produced by Goyard, the brand which is known for the “Y” all-over pattern on their products, as well as for the high-quality crafting.
Saint Louis is the go-to product when you want a large and also really fashionable bag, but as cool as it is, Saint Louis has many replicas out there.
In fact, that’s why we are here – we’ve prepared this ultimate real vs fake Goyard Saint Louis bag authentication guide that will cover all you need to know on how to check one of those bags.
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You can tell if a Goyard St. Louis bag is fake if the heat stamp is too deep and has very thick inscriptions. This always indicates a fake bag, as authentic examples always have thin letters.
Let’s check this out!
On the outside, at the top of the bag, you are going to see a long vertical label that has stitches attached to it – that’s the spot on which we need to focus.
As for the genuine Goyard bag, you can observe how its threads are thinner and smaller and how its overall look is more subtle than the fake bag’s threads.
If you look closely inside your Goyard bag, you are going to see how there is this little long tab that holds a few letters and numbers – that is what we call the date code tab.
That’s why the fake characters are so hard to read.
Moving to the authentic Goyard bag, the date code’s characters fit less deep into the leather and they look thinner than the ones seen on the fake Goyard bag.
Also, the real characters are way more legible than the fake ones.
On every genuine Goyard product that presents the “Y” all-over pattern, you have to see the “Y” characters being connected to each other — all of them.
The real bag has its brown dots placed as close to the white ones as we can say that the letters are connected, precisely as they should be.
A Goyard bag that doesn’t have its letters “Y” connected to each other is 100% a fake.
Bear in mind that if the letters “Y” are connected to each other, that does not automatically make a Goyard bag authentic – there are fakes with the correct pattern as well.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
Like most of Goyard’s products, the authentic Saint Louis bags must say “GOYARD PARIS”.
On the other hand, the same text written on the real bag’s button looks thinner and narrower than the fake text.
Now that we’ve reached the sixth method of the guide on how to authenticate Goyard St. Louis bags, we want to have a quick talk about the “GOYARD HONORE PARIS” text that’s written a few times on the exterior side of the bag.
In order to look at this text, we suggest that you’d take a picture of the bag and zoom in a bit in order to see the text at a bigger resolution, as this inscription is pretty much hiding in-between the “Y”s that are all over the bag.
Talking about the genuine bag, you can see how the threads on the handler look thicker and how they are shorter than the fake one, as the overall look of the real threads is boxier than the fake one.
The side gap is what we call the part exactly in the spot where the leather from the left and from the right sides come together and leave a gap in the middle.
On the other hand, the authentic bag has its material from the left and from the right side curving more into the gap, therefore having this gap deeper than the fake one.
We are now going to talk about the shininess of the hardware details (e.g. buttons, keychains, and other metal).
For your reference, we’ve taken the buttons which have Goyard’s “G” logo on the real vs fake Goyard Saint Louis bags.
After that, we are going to look at the D-shaped carbine.
On the other hand, you can see how the real bag’s button is shinier, as it reflects more light than the fake one, and the real buttons do that in a clearer manner than the fake button.
At the same time, the real one reflects less light than the fake D-shaped ring.
On the other hand, the same inscriptions on the real dust bag look thinner than the fake ones.
There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Saint Louis bag.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your bag.
If you need help with the authentication of your Goyard bag, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Goyard bag 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 bag is fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Goyard Saint Louis guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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