Gucci Neo Vintage Bag: Real Vs Fake Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Ch David

Need to authenticate a Gucci Neo Vintage bag? We’ll help you do it with this guide.

Made a typo? Check out our LV Noé legit check guide.

How to spot a fake Gucci Neo Vintage bag

The quickest method to identify a fake Gucci Neo Vintage bag is to inspect the label inside the bag. Fake Gucci bags typically have discrepancies in the text and stitching.

1. Interior label

1.1. Front

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their interior labels
  • Authentic:
    • Stitching is thick, short, and evenly angled.
    • The registered trademark “®” symbol is lightly and finely engraved.
    • “GUCCI” and “Made in Italy” texts are engraved lightly with a thinner font.
  • Fake:
    • Stitching is uneven in thickness and weight; some stitches are too thick or too thin.
    • Presence of jump-stitches, resulting in blank spaces not found in authentic bags.
    • The “®” symbol is engraved too deeply.
    • Texts like “GUCCI” and “Made in Italy” are engraved deeply with a thicker, heavier font.

1.2. Rear

Flip the “GUCCI” label and you’ll find the serial number.

Authentic Gucci Neo bag serial number
  • Authentic: The label on the rear side displays the product ID code with consistent font-weight throughout.
  • Fake:
    • The text, including the product ID code, on the interior label’s rear side has varying font-weights.

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2. Front logo

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their Tiger logos
  • Authentic:
    • “GUCCI” text letters are thicker and smaller.
    • Letter thickness is a reliable sign of authenticity.
  • Fake:
    • Letters in the “GUCCI” text are too thin and large.
    • Text appears scrapped and worn out, which isn’t a reliable authenticity indicator.

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. Totem

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their totems
  • Authentic:
    • Totem color is lighter with a specific texture, not overly detailed.
    • Stitching around the patch is thick.
  • Fake:
    • Totem appears too dark and overly detailed with a different texture.
    • Stitching around the patch is too thin.

4. Pattern

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their GG patterns
  • Authentic: “GG” pattern is lighter and thinner.
  • Fake: “GG” monogram appears too dark and thick.

5. Handler

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their handlers
  • Authentic: Strap’s red stripe is thinner and narrower.
  • Fake: Red stripe on the strap appears too thick and wide.

6. Keychain

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their carbines
  • Authentic: Text on zippers is engraved deeply, appearing thicker.
  • Fake: Text on zippers is too thin.

7. Dust bag

Comparing the real vs fake Gucci Neo bags for their dust bags
  • Authentic:
    • “GUCCI” text has proper thickness without extra hanging threads.
    • No white stitching spots are found on the black borders of the “GUCCI” label.
  • Fake:
    • “GUCCI” text appears too thin with extra hanging threads.
    • White stitching spots are present on the black borders of the “GUCCI” label.

Short authentication checklist

Here are the top 7 indicators that can assist you in quickly determining whether you have a fake bag:

  1. Check the Label Inside the Bag:
    • Examine the label inside your Gucci bag. Fake Gucci Tiger Head bags often have thin stitching that is straight, instead of the thick and slightly angled stitching found on genuine bags.
  2. Inspect the Front Patch with “GUCCI” Text:
    • Examine the front patch of the bag with the “GUCCI” text. In many cases, counterfeit bags have text that appears too thin and oversized.
  3. Examine the Tiger Totem on the Front:
    • Inspect the tiger totem on the front of your Gucci Tiger Head bag. Replica bags often have a totem that appears too dark and excessively textured.
  4. Verify the “GG” Monogram Pattern:
    • Analyze the “GG” monogram pattern on your Gucci Tiger Head bag. Typically, fake bags have a monogram that is too thick and too dark on the “GG” inscriptions and lines.
  5. Check the Strap:
    • Verify the strap of your Gucci bag. Fake Gucci Tiger Head bags tend to have a red stripe on the strap that is too thick and wide.
  6. Inspect the Zippers:
    • Take a quick look at the zippers on your bag. Most replica Gucci Tiger Head bags have zipper text that is too thin.
  7. Examine the Dust Bag:
    • Look at the dust bag for your Gucci bag. Counterfeit Gucci Tiger Head bags often have thin text on their dust bags. Additionally, fake bags may have extra threads and white stitches on their dust bags.

Expert Gucci Neo Authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Gucci Tiger Head bag, our team is here to assist you.

  • Simply provide us with high-quality photographs of your Gucci bag.
  • We will deliver the results to you within 24 to 48 hours.
  • You will receive a comprehensive report explaining why we believe your bag is either fake or authentic.

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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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