Valentino Bag: Real Vs Fake Complete Guide (2024)

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Valentino Stud bag in grey
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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

You’re likely on this page because:

  • You bought/were gifted a Valentino bag
  • But you’re thinking about its authenticity
  • And you want a step-by-step guide to check it

This is the ultimate guide that’ll test your bag’s authenticity and help you understand why it is real or not.

Alternatively, reach out out to our expert Valentino authenticators to get a professional verdict.

For now, let’s begin the tutorial.

How to tell if your Valentino bag is real

The interior “VALENTINO” stitched label can instantly tell if your Valentino bag is real. If all the letters have the same thickness, your bag is 95% authentic.

For the rest 5%, continue reading this guide.

1. Label

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag labels
  • Authentic: Very much thinner logo and inscriptions.
  • Fake: Thicker logo and text.

Too difficult? Let our team of expert Valentino authenticators take a look at your bag:
2. V Logo
Comparing real vs fake Valentino bags for their V logos
  • Authentic: Thicker “V” symbol — also less reflective of light.
  • Fake: The logo is too thin and shiny.

3. Flap

Open the bag and look at the flap on the interior side.

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag flaps
  • Authentic: Thicker and shorter stitches.
  • Fake: Thinner stitches. They’re also 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.

4. Engraving

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag inscriptions
  • Authentic: Thinner stitching and text.
  • Fake: Thicker, more solid stitches and inscriptions.

5. Tilting

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag shapes
  • Authentic: Perfectly on the ground on both sides.
  • Fake: The bag tends tot angle to the left — hence, the right side is floating.

Both bags are empty in the picture above so as to keep the comparison fair. This way, you cans ee how the fake bag angle too much to the left side, even when empty.

6. Strap

For most bags, the strap is a chain.

However, it’s also common seeing leather on authentic bags.

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag chains
  • Authentic: Light color, reflecting any light landing on top of the chain.
  • Fake: The spikes are not as reflective of light a s they should be.

7. Spikes

Comparing real vs fake Valentino bag hardware details
  • Authentic: Shiner spikes, but less light-reflective buckle.
  • Fake: The spikes are too dark, while the buckle is too light and reflects too much light.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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