To spot a fake Loewe Basket bag, check the text + stitching on the strap.
Fake Loewe bags consistently exhibit inaccuracies in font-weight for their inscriptions, and their stitching on both the upper and lower sides of the strap often appears either excessively thick or too thin.
Stitching: Features thicker and shorter white stitching, with a boxier appearance.
“LOEWE” Text: The text is smaller and thicker.
“Made in Spain” Inscription: Deeply stamped into the leather, making it more visible.
Stitching: The stitching is too thin and too long.
“LOEWE” Text: The text is too tall and thin.
“Made in Spain” Inscription: Shallowly stamped into the leather, making it less visible.
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2. Square logo
This is the big logo on the exterior side of the basket.
It’s the square patch.
“LOEWE” Text: Thicker and smaller, fitting well within the label boundaries.
Symbol Logo: Features thinner and smoother lines.
Stitching: The stitching is thicker and shorter around the label.
“LOEWE” Text: Too thin and too large, closely reaching the edges of the patch.
Symbol Logo: Has thicker and sharper lines.
Stitching: Stitching around the label is too thin and too long.
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.
Authentic: Features thinner and more subtle stitching, giving a less bulky appearance.
Fake: Has significantly thicker stitching, resulting in a bulkier look.
4. Metal logo
At the top, inside the bag.
Displays a smaller logo on an appropriately-sized leather tab, with the metal logo having a more subdued shine.
Exhibits a larger logo on a smaller leather tab, with the metal logo appearing overly shiny.
We’re now looking at the stitching on the handler, inside the bag (at the top).
Features thicker and shorter stitches.
Has thinner and longer stitches.
Displays a denser, more consistent pattern with more fabric used at the bottom.
Features less dense fabric with an inconsistent pattern.
Below are the top 6 indicators that can help you quickly determine whether you have a fake bag or not:
Inspect the details on the strap of your bag, as fake bags often have inaccuracies in the thickness of their text and stitching.
Examine the square logo on the exterior side of the bag and ensure that the text and stitching have the correct thickness.
Authenticate the stitching on the belt of the bag, as replica Loewe Raffia Square Basket bags tend to have overly thick stitching.
Take a close look at the metal Loewe logo on the interior of the bag, particularly at the top. Fake bags often feature logos that are excessively large and shiny.
Examine the stitching near the metal logo on the interior side of the bag, as counterfeit Loewe bags typically have threads that are too thin and too long.
Expert Loewe authentication
If you require assistance with authenticating your Loewe bag:
Simply send us high-quality images of your Loewe bag.
We will provide you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
Our results will also include a detailed report explaining the reasons for our determination of whether your Loewe bag is genuine or counterfeit.
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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.