The best way to spot fake Off-White Binder Clip bags is to look at the “MAIN LABEL” inscription on the interior side. Replica bags never have their text at the correct thickness and at the right kerning amount between the characters, while all of the authentic bags have to be flawless.
Let’s check it out!
1. Main label
The fake Off-White bag has its “MAIN LABEL” text which looks too big and with multiple font weights.
See how thick the word “MAIN” is on the fake bag, as well as how the word “LABEL” is too thin.
The genuine bag has the same thickness for all characters.
The “2013” numbers also look very thick on the fake Off-White bag.
On the right side, the block with three lines of text also has a mixed font-weight.
This is what an authentic Off-White stitched label looks like inside the bag.
2. Made in Italy
You’ll find this inscription inside the bag as well.
The fake bag’s “Off-White TM” text is really thin when compared to the real deal.
The “MADE IN ITALY” text looks too big, wide, and thick on the fake Off-White bag.
This thickness issue can be especially seen in the letter “L” in the word “ITALY”.
Back to the authentic Off-White Binder Clip bag, you can see how its “MADE IN ITALY” text looks smaller, narrower and thinner than the fake bag’s text.
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.
3.1. Classic pattern
The fake bag has the wrong amount of stripes — it has 8 instead of 7 stripes.
All genuine Off-White Binder Clip bags must have the amount of seven stripes.
3.2. Other authentic patterns
Above you can see three examples of different authentic Off-White bags.
Looking at the first bag, we’ve spotted six stripes.
At the second one, we spotted another six stripes.
Lastly, the red bag has seven stripes.
The fake bag has its “Off-White TM” text badly engraved into the metal.
The fake text is too thin.
The fake “OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH” text is too thin.
The fake text is also bigger than the same inscription seen on the genuine bag.
The authentic bag has a straight and narrow look.
The fake bag has this sort of fat look on the bottom side. So, it looks wider than what it should look.
Note: Both of the bags are empty in the picture above, as we want this to be a fair comparison.
The fake bag has its “Weight Securing System” looking a bit too thick.
Most noticeable especially in the letter “W” in the word “Weight”.
Shortlist: Legit check your bag in seconds
Check the “MAIN LABEL” text inside the bag, as the replica bags commonly have their text at the wrong thickness
Verify the “Off-White TM MADE IN ITALY” inscription, because the fake bags have their text looking too thick in most of the cases
Examine the Off-White logo stripes on the exterior side. The replica Off-White bags usually have the wrong amount of stripes
Look at the clip on your Off-White bag, as the fake bags tend to have their “Off-White TM” text too thin
Check the keychain’s text on the Off-White bag, since the fake ones usually have their text too thin as well
Inspect the shape of your bag from the profile side, since fake bags usually have a wider look
Remember to also look at the belt of your bag, since the fake bags usually have their text at the wrong thickness.
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