If you are here because you are a fan of the IKEA x Off-White Virgil Abloh collaboration, or you just admire this piece of a rug that represents an IKEA receipt, and if you want to learn how to spot fakes, you are for sure in the right place.
That is because only by reading this fake vs real IKEA x Off-White Receipt Rug authentication guide, you will know what to look for in order to spot fake rugs.
Yep, there are good replicas for the fake rugs as well, and since the Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug is quite a hyped one, we are here to let you know the ways to authenticate these rugs.
Along with every step of our guide on how to spot fake Off-White x IKEA rugs, we are going to link reference fake vs real Off-White IKEA rug images that will help you visualise the two carpets and their details.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake IKEA x Off-White Receipt rugs is to look at the text for any typing flaws, as well as for any font-weight flaws, as the replica OW x IKEA rugs never have their text properly font-weighted, and the text usually presents typos that are never to be seen on the genuine pieces.
For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White x IKEA Receipt rugs, we are going to have a look at IKEA’s box logo at the top of the rug.
This can be found on any genuine Off-White x IKEA rug, and this text is often at the wrong thickness on the fake rugs.
In order to see that, let’s have a look at the reference image with the fake vs authentic Off-White x IKEA rugs below.
As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Off-White x IKEA Receipt rugs above, we’ve spotted two flaws in the fake rug.the
The first one is noticeable if you look at the letter “E” in the word “IKEA”, where you can see how the fake rug has its letter “E” looking too thin.
Looking at the genuine Off-White x IKEA rug’s letter “E”, you can see how all three horizontal lines that craft the letter look thicker and more defined, with less blank space when compared to the fake item’s letter.
In fact, the fake IKEA x Off-White rug has its letter “E” as thin as there is more empty space in-between the three horizontal lines, and on the genuine items, this spacing should never vary.
Then, looking at the overall look of the letters in the word “IKEA”, you can see how the fabric on the fake rug is of lower quality when compared to the real deal, as the fake item has its letters looking as if they were just printed on the rug.
On the other hand, the authentic IKEA x Off-White rug has its letters fit deep inside the fabric of the rug, as the letters are thicker and the higher quality materials are visible when you put the genuine piece side-by-side with its replica.
Lastly, the second flaw on the replica rug can be seen if you look at the registered trademark “®” symbol near the IKEA box logo, where the fake item has its “®” character really, really thin.
Moving back to the legitimate Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug, you can see how its “®” character looks way thicker compared to the fake rug’s “®”.
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Going to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White x IKEA Receipt rugs, we are going to have a full-view look at the real vs fake OW x IKEA Rugs.
The same as the previous step, let’s first have a look at the image with the real vs fake Off-White x IKEA Receipt rugs, this time from a zoomed-out view.
There are five main flaws which set apart the genuine Off-White x IKEA rug from its replica, and in order to avoid any confusion, we’ve counted each spot in the image above, and we will talk about each one of them individually.
1 – The “IKEA ÄLHMULT” inscription at the top
The very first flawed text on the replica Off-White x IKEA rug is right below the “IKEA ®” text that we’ve previously analyzed.
Looking at the replica Off-White x IKEA rug’s “IKEA ÄLHMULT” text, you can see how the letters on the fake rug look too narrow and too thin.
Moving our eyes to the authentic rug, you can see how the letters in the same text look wider, more aired and thicker than the fake rug’s text.
One other flaw in the fake rug’s “IKEA ÄLHMULT” text is that it actually seems to use a different font compared to the authentic rugs’ text, which always has the same font.
This can be observed if you look at the kerning between the fake rug’s letters, where you can see how the letters are placed too close, and how the authentic item has its letters with more space in-between.
This spacing between the characters on the genuine Off-White rug is what gives it that more aired and wider look for the text, in fact.
2 – The IKEA website link’s text
This flaw actually applies to the whole bulky block of text on the rug, and not only to the IKEA website link’s inscription, but we’ve pointed out at it because we found it as the easiest text to see the flaw on.
So, looking at the fake IKEA x Off-White Receipt rug’s “WWW.IKEA.COM/SE/AELMHULT” text, you can see how the replica piece has its text too thin and too small.
Looking at the genuine item’s same website inscription, we have spotted how the text looks thicker and bigger than the replica item’s text.
3 – The subtotal “599,00” text
Proceeding to the third flaw, we have the “599,00” text which looks too thin on the replica item’s rug, and this inscription states the price of the Off-White x IKEA rug’s text, printed on the middle-right side of the rugs.
Moving to the authentic IKEA x Off-White Receipt rug’s text, you can see how the same “599,00” text looks thicker and more defined when compared to the fake item’s text.
4 – The “CHANGE DUE” inscription
For the fourth flaw on the fake IKEA x Off-White Receipt rug’s text, you can see how the replica item has its “CHANGE DUE” inscription flawed as well.
In fact, this “CHANGE DUE” text on the fake Off-White x IKEA rug has the same flaw as some of the inscriptions above, and so, the fake item’s text is too thin and with too much space between the letters.
Looking at the genuine Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug, you can see how its “CHANGE DUE” text looks thicker and with less space between the letters.
5 – The TAX amount’s text
Lastly, for the fifth flaw that we’ve spotted on the replica Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug, we have to look at the inscription which states the TAX’s amount.
Precisely, the whole “ITEMS PURCHASED: 1” text and the two lines below it look too thin on the replica rug, while the same inscriptions on the genuine rug are thicker and more defined, yet again.
As for the third step of the guide on how to authenticate Off-White x IKEA MARKERAD Receipt rugs, we are going to have a look at the green highlighted colour shade, which can be found on the lower side of the rug.
This green highlight can be found on the lat and on the second last lines of text on the authentic vs replica Off-White x IKEA rugs.
In the image with the fake vs real Off-White x IKEA Receipt rugs above, we have pointed out how the fake item has its green shade for the highlighted text being too dark.
Looking at the authentic IKEA x Off-White Receipt rug’s text, you can see how the highlighted part of the text has a lighter shade of green.
And so as to define the colours of the real vs fake Off-White Receipt rugs’ highlighted text, you can see how the genuine rug has this sort of light, kind of lime shade, while the fake item has a dark olive shade for the text.
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Moving forward to the fourth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White x IKEA rugs, we are going to have a look only at the fake item’s text for any spelling flaws.
Keep in mind that the legitimate Off-White x IKEA rugs must have no spelling flaws or typos, as they were all made with enough care so as to avoid any writing flaws.
In the image with only the fake Off-White x IKEA Receipt rug above, you can see how the rug actually states “Tax tnvoice” instead of “Tax invoice”, and how the text is on the genuine rugs.
This flaw is most likely caused by the leak of attention by the replica manufacturers to this little inscription, and this mistake gives us a little bonus in authenticating these rugs.
Bear in mind that if you see an Off-White x IKEA rug having spelling flaws, it’s most likely that the rug is a counterfeit piece.
You will not always have the time or patience to go through each detailed authentication step when you need to verify the authenticity status of your IKEA x Off-White rug.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your OW x IKEA Receipt rug. Below are the top indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real IKEA x Off-White rug.
Well, that’s what we’re here for. Our guides will help you to look through an IKEA x Off-White rug and check if they are authentic. If you will like to be even surer, feel free to get in contact with us and we will be able to look into the shoes on your behalf.
So, there you have it; the guide on how to spot fake vs real IKEA x Off-White rugs in just three simple steps.
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