Bottega Veneta Guide: Spot Any Fake Bag (2024)

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Ch David
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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

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This guide suits all scenarios.

How to authenticate a Bottega Veneta bag

The #1 way to authenticate a Bottega Veneta bag is to look at the interior label. It’s either a stitched label or text engraved into the leather.

Fake BV bags never replicate this properly.

1. Interior label

Real vs Fake Bottega Veneta bag
  • Authentic: Thinner inscriptions.
  • Fake: Thicker letters — they’re fit too deep into the leather.

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2. Exterior logo

For some Bottega Veneta bag models, you’ll see this exterior engraving as well.

When it appears, it’s important checking it.

  • Authentic: Solid and thick letters.
  • Fake: Text is too thin. Barely legible.

This time, the fake logo is fit too little deep into the fabric. It’s the little differences, like those above, that separate original quality from replicas.

3. Leather

  • Authentic: Smoother leather — feels softer upon touching.
  • Fake: Crispier, tougher leather.

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. Gap

For some models, the side has a “gap” as portrayed below.

  • Authentic: Slimmer, less noticeable gap.
  • Fake: The gap is too wide.

In this case, the fake bag’s leather seems thicker because of this gap.

5. Strap

  • Authentic: Longer threads that look thinner than the fake.
  • Fake: The stitching is too small and thick.

In general, fake bags tend to have a lower stitching density compared to real Bottega Veneta examples.

6. Stitching

Over here, we’re looking on the side of the bags.

  • Authentic: Solid and perfectly visible stitches.
  • Fake: Thinner, barely visible threads.

7. Zipper

  • Authentic: Narrower, equilateral triangle.
  • Fake: Wider triangle — looks flatter than it should.

8. Chain

  • Authentic: Golden, shines properly.
  • Fake: Duller shade, not reflecting any light — nor shining powerful enough.


That’s your go-to guide for spotting fake Bottega Veneta bags.

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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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