Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Ch David
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Relevant read: How to spot fake AMQ Oversized Sneakers.
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Professionals suggest the #1 way to spot a fake Alexander McQueen bag is the “ALEXANDER MCQUEEN” golden (or silver) engraving.
Fake bags never have this text at the right font-weight.
Too difficult? Let our team of expert AMQ authenticators take a look at your bag:
The authentic crystal reflects light, however the fake one is too shiny and reflects too much.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
Authentic Alexander McQueen bags are crafted from premium materials like high-grade leather, durable fabrics, and robust metal components.
The leather should feel soft yet sturdy, and the fabric should be of high quality.
In contrast, fake bags often use inferior materials that can feel rough, stiff, or plasticky.
The stitching on a genuine Alexander McQueen bag will be meticulous and uniform. Each stitch should be of the same length and perfectly aligned.
In counterfeit bags, the stitching is often rushed, leading to uneven, crooked, or loose stitches.
This can be a clear giveaway of a fake product.
Pay close attention to zippers, clasps, and other metal hardware. In authentic bags, these elements are typically made from high-quality metals and have a substantial feel.
They should operate smoothly and have the brand name etched or engraved if applicable.
Cheap, flimsy hardware is a common trait of fake bags.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David