How To Spot A Fake Goyard Card Holder (2024)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Nothing says sophistication and finesse like a Goyard Saint Sulpice cardholder.

The cardholder is available in a variety of colours which all feature the unique Goyardine print on a coated canvas.

Due to its high demand, fake manufacturers have taken to replicating the design of the cardholder to sell it to unsuspecting customers who can not tell the difference between the original Goyard cardholder and a fake.

Luckily for you, we are here to help you ensure that you never find yourself in that situation.

In this Ultimate Guide to the fake vs real Goyard card holder comparison, we are going to provide you with a detailed 6-step legit guide that will help you spot a fake Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder. 

How to tell a fake Goyard card holder

The quickest way to check if you have a fake Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder is to inspect the lettering and stitching on the cardholder. The style of the text and the poor quality of the stitches are reliable spots of a fake. If you notice either of these on your cardholder, then there is a high chance what you have was not manufactured by the luxury brand itself.

These spots apply to all colourways of the Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder.

Now let’s jump into the fake vs real Goyard card holder comparison guide.

1. Y-shaped pattern

The Goyard card holder features the classic Goyardine “Y pattern” print. Inspecting this pattern carefully can help you determine if you have the real cardholder or a replica of it.

  • On the real card holder, the print pattern actually looks like a Y and the Ys are all connected to each other. 
  • On the fake Goyard card holder, the Ys are slightly spaced and there is no connection between them.

The absence of the connecting pattern is a result of poor attention to detail which is all you need to know that the cardholder is a fake item.

Is it too hard? Reach out to our expert Goyard authenticators:

2. Front logo

For the second step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the “HONORE” text from between the “Goyard” and “Paris” words in front of the cardholder.

  • Here, you will notice that while “H” is well defined on the authentic card holder.
  • On the fake Goyard Saint Sulpice cardholder, the H looks more like N.

3. Heat-stamped logo

The heat-stamped text reads “GOYARD PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE”.

  • As you can see in the picture, the authentic text is finely stamped on the leather and it is clearly legible. 
  • On the fake Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder, the text is so pressed in as you can barely read the letters.
  • This is especially visible in the “S” in “Paris” as well as the entire “France” text which isn’t really visible at all.

That said, if you have problems reading the heat-stamped text on the back of your cardholder, then it might be because what you are looking at is not the original Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder.

4. The”GOYARD” text

  • The important thing to look out for here is a deviation from the actual size and shape of the letters as seen here in the authentic Goyard card holder.
  • Inconsistencies in the size and shape of the letters are major indicators of a fake Goyard card holder.

Fake Goyard manufacturers typically use poor quality equipment in the production process which may not be able to produce precise and well-defined characters.

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. Stitching

On the rear side of the cardholder, you will notice some stitching on the edges, on a closer look, you will see that the stitching on the authentic cardholder follows a pattern of 5 lines, one above the other.

  • If the stitching on your card is not as intricate and neat as the stitching on the authentic Goyard Saint Sulpicecard holder, then it is probably not a card holder that was manufactured by Goyard Saint Sulpice.

6. Shininess

  • If your cardholder has a bright and shiny appearance, then it is most likely an original product.
  • On the other hand, if your cardholder seems to have a lacklustre and dull look, then you are probably dealing with a fake Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder.

It is necessary to understand that it might be difficult to spot the aforementioned inconsistencies without having both the fake and real Goyard Saint Sulpice card holders side by side while you do the comparison.

This is why we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast, whenever you need to. 

Shortlist: How to know if you have a fake Goyard card holder

  1. Inspect the Y pattern on the cardholder for connecting prints.
  2. Look out for inconsistencies in the “H” in the “HONORE” text.
  3. Check if the heat-stamped text on the back of the cardholder is visible.
  4. Inspect the Goyard text in front of the cardholder for inconsistencies.
  5. The stitching on your Goyard Saint Sulpice cardholder should be well-defined and patterned.
  6. Ensure that the Goyard card holder has a shiny appearance.

There are times you may be too busy to go through each detailed authentication step when you need to verify the authenticity of your cardholder.

That is why we have compiled this quick 20 seconds solution to help you determine if you have a replica or the original of the Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder.

Expert Goyard authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Goyard Saint Sulpice Card Holder, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your card holder 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 card holder is fake or authentic.

And with that, we have come to the end of our real vs fake Goyard Saint Sulpice card holder comparison guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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