Off-White x IKEA Rug: How To Spot A Replica (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Fan of the Off-White x IKEA “MARKERAD” collaboration? Got a rug yourself?

Let us help you legit check it.

We’ll use the Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug for reference.

By the end of this guide, you’ll know if you have a replica or the original.

How to spot fake IKEA x Off-White rugs

Looking at the text for typographical errors and font-weight issues can tell if you have a replica Off-White x IKEA rug.

Fake rugs often exhibit inaccuracies in font weight and may contain typos.

1. IKEA ®

Let’s take a look at IKEA‘s logo first.


  1. The letter “E” in “IKEA” has thicker and well-defined horizontal lines.
  2. All three horizontal lines in the letter “E” are evenly spaced, creating a consistent look.
  3. The letters in the word “IKEA” are integrated into the fabric with high-quality materials.
  4. The registered trademark “®” symbol near the IKEA box logo is appropriately thick.


  1. The letter “E” in “IKEA” is too thin, with excessive empty space between the horizontal lines.
  2. Inconsistent spacing between the horizontal lines in the fake letter “E.”
  3. Lower-quality materials make the letters appear printed rather than integrated into the fabric.
  4. The “®” symbol on the fake rug is excessively thin, lacking proper thickness.

Too difficult? Let our team of expert Off-White authenticators take a look at your rug:

2. Inscriptions


  • The “IKEA ÄLHMULT” text has wider, more substantial letters with consistent spacing.
  • The “WWW.IKEA.COM/SE/AELMHULT” website text is thicker and larger.
  • The “599,00” text is thicker and more defined, indicating the price.
  • The “CHANGE DUE” text features thicker letters with less spacing.
  • The “ITEMS PURCHASED: 1” text and the two lines below it are thicker and more defined.


  • The “IKEA ÄLHMULT” text has narrow and thin letters with improper spacing. It uses a different font.
  • The “WWW.IKEA.COM/SE/AELMHULT” website text is thin and small.
  • The “599,00” text is thin and lacks definition.
  • The “CHANGE DUE” text features thin letters with excessive spacing.
  • The “ITEMS PURCHASED: 1” text and the two lines below it are thin and lack definition.

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. Color

  • Authentic: The highlighted text has a lighter shade of green, resembling a light, lime color.
  • Fake: The highlighted text has a darker olive shade of green.

4. Spelling

Original Off-White x IKEA rugs must have no spelling flaws or typos.

  • Authentic: The rug correctly states “Tax invoice.”
  • Fake: The rug incorrectly states “Tax tnvoice“, indicating a spelling error and likely a counterfeit item.

Shortlist: Verify your rug

Here’s a checklist to help you authenticate your IKEA x Off-White Receipt rug:

  1. Inspect the “IKEA ®” text at the top of the rug for proper thickness, as replicas often have thinner text.
  2. Verify the inscriptions on the rug, checking for text that is too thin, small, or spaced too far apart on fake rugs.
  3. Examine the shade of green in the highlighted text at the bottom of the rug; replicas tend to have a darker olive green instead of the authentic lime green.
  4. Check the rug for any typos or spelling errors, as genuine IKEA x Off-White Receipt rugs should have accurately printed text with no typos.

Expert IKEA x Off-White authentication

We’re here to assist you in authenticating your IKEA x Off-White rugs with our guides.

  • If you’d like even more assurance.
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • We can inspect the rugs on your behalf.

So, there you have it – a concise guide on how to distinguish between fake and real IKEA x Off-White rugs.

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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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