How To Spot Real Vs Fake YSL Niki Bags – Yves Saint Laurent Niki Authenticity Check Guide

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The Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag is yet another popular masterpiece manufactured by YSL, which is one of most of our people’s favourite brand.

Once with its popularity, the Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has a lot of replicas on the market, and these try to copy the quality of the genuine item.

But don’t fear that anymore, as we are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot fake YSL Niki bags, and so, to help determine which is a fake or real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag.

We have created this ultimate fake vs real YSL Niki bag authentication guide that will put on the table nine of the best spots to check in order to spot the fake YSL Niki bags.

To put it shortly, to spot real vs fake YSL Niki bags, you have to check the label on the interior side of the bag, as the fake Yves Saint Laurent bags never have their inscriptions properly font-weighted and kerned between the letters, while all of the genuine YSL Niki bags have to be and are flawless.

How to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags

Step 1: Fake vs real YSL Niki bag interior label

The same as how we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the interior side of the bag’s label as the very best way on how to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags.

That is because the replica Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags never have their text correct defined, while thanks to the genuine bag’s quality and attention to detail, these are flawless when put side-by-side with the fake ones.

First things first, let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags below, and after that, we will explain the flaws on the fake bag’s label.

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So, there are two main flaws on the fake bag – flaws that we’ve spotted in multiple places: the stitching and the text’s thickness.

Starting with the stitching on the left side of the fake Niki bag’s label, you can see how the threads are too thick and how they look too massive.

When looking at the authentic bag’s stitches on the left side of the label, you can see how these are thinner and generally just slimmer than the fake bag’s threads.

Then, talking about the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” inscription, you can observe how the counterfeit Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag’s text is stamped too deep inside the leather.

In fact, the fake YSL Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text fit this deep inside the bag, and it also looks thicker than what it should look like on the authentic bag.

Speaking of which, you can see how the authentic Yves Saint Laurent Paris bag has its same inscription looking thinner, thanks to the fact that it is fit less deep inside the leather than the fake label’s text.

Besides the thickness, the fake bag’s “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text also looks a bit too narrow, while the authentic bag’s text is wider and larger.

Lastly, the “MADE IN ITALY” text at the bottom side of the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags is also different.

By that, we mean that the fake bag has its “MADE IN ITALY” text fit too deep inside the leather, but its font-weight is too low, as the text is too thin, even though it is stamped more than what it should be.

The genuine Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its “MADE IN ITALY” text stamped less deep inside the leather, and also, its letters are thicker. Also, the authentic bag has its text clearly legible.

Step 2: Check the rear side of the inside label of your Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag

Since we were talking about the interior label at the previous step, let’s flip the authentic vs fake YSL Niki bags to their rear side, where we have the serial numbers and the “MADE IN ITALY” text.

What we are now going to check is only the thickness of the inscriptions, as we found this as the second very best way to spot fake YSL Niki bags.

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In the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, we have pointed out two pretty fatal flaws on the fake YSL bag.

That is because the fake bag has both its serial number and the “made in italy” text looking too thin when compared to the genuine Niki bag’s two lines of text.

Looking at the authentic YSL Niki bag’s serial number and at the “MADE IN ITALY” text, you can see how it looks way thicker than the fake bag’s text.

Step 3: Inspect the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text on the interior side of your Niki bag

Going to the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are going to have a look at the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” inscription on the interior side of the bag, on the other side from the previous label that we’ve inspected.

Besides the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text, we are also going to inspect the stitching below the same inscription on the fake vs real YSL Niki bags.

So, just as always, let’s quickly have a look at the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags below.

authentic vs replica yves saint laurent niki bags

As you can observe in the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, the fake bag once again presents font-weight and stitching thickness flaws.

Starting with the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” inscription, you can see how the fake YSL Niki bag has its text looking a tad bit thicker than what it should look like on the genuine bag, which has ts text thinner.

The “PARIS” word on the fake Yves Saint Laurent bag is also badly font-weighted, as it is way thicker than the authentic bag, which has its text thinner.

Not only that, but the fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag also has its “PARIS” text a bit too wide, while the authentic bag has its text narrower.

Talking about the stitching line below these inscription, you can see how the fake bag’s stitching is way thicker and massive than the authentic bag’s stitching, which is thinner and smaller.

Step 4: Analyze the inscriptions on the strap of the YSL bag

Proceeding to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake YSL Niki bags for their inscription on the strap.

On your Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag, this inscription should be somewhere around the middle of the strap.

As simple as it may seem, these inscriptions that repeat all around the real vs fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags can easily tell you the authenticity of a Niki bag.

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In the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, we have pointed out how the fake YSL bag has its inscription yet again at the wrong thickness.

That is because the replica Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text looking too thick, and since it is too thick, the kerning is also wrong.

What we mean is that since the fake bag’s letters are too thick, they are automatically placed too close to each other, since there is too little distance between the letters.

The authentic Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” inscription looking thinner and with more space between its characters, unlike the fake bag’s flawed text.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Check the “SAINT LAURENT” text on the zipper of your Niki bag

For the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are going to look at the text engraved on the leather that’s the pull tab which you open the zipper with.

In most cases, the replica Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags will have their zipper’s text looking a bit too thick, but that doesn’t mean that there are worse quality bags that may have their text thinner.

how to spot fake ysl niki bags

In the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, we have pointed out how the fake YSL Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT” brand name badly font-weighted.

That is as in most of the cases that we’ve previously mentioned, meaning that the

fake YSL Niki bag has its text too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT” text looking thinner than the one on the fake bag.

Step 6: Verify the stitching on the handler of your Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag

Moving forward to the sixth way on how to spot Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are now going to check the threads on the handlers of the authentic vs fake Niki bags.

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As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, the fake Niki bag has its stitching on both sides of the handler at the wrong thickness.

Precisely, the fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its threads yet again being too thick, but also angled in too many directions.

The thread which we have pointed out on the fake bag is angled the other way from the rest of the threads and looking at the authentic bag, all of the threads are angled in the same way.

Looking at the genuine YSL Niki bag’s threads, you can see how not only they are thinner than the fake bag’s stitches, but they are also angled in the same direction.

Step 7: Brief the buttons on the Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag

As for the seventh step of the guide on how to authenticate Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are going to have a look at the text that’s engraved on the buttons.

Just as always, let’s have a look at he fake vs real Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, and after that, we are going to explain the text on the fake bag.

real vs fake ysl niki bag

As you can see in the image with the real vs fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, the fake bag once again presents its text at the wrong thickness.

In fact, the fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” text looking too big and way thicker than the authentic bag’s text.

On the other hand, you can observe how the authentic Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag has its same text engraved on the buttons looking smaller and thinner than the one on the replica YSL bag.

Step 8: Verify the YSL metal initials logo on your Niki bag

This is pretty much the very first thing that you see at the YSL Niki bag, and it’s also what convinces you that you are looking at a classic Yves Saint Laurent bag.

Yep, we’re talking about the frontal “YSL” metal initials logo on the replica vs authentic Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags.

yves saint laurent niki fake vs real

In the image with hte real vs fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, we have pointed out how the fake bag has its bottom side of the letters too curvy.

Looking at the genuine YSL Niki bag’s letters, you can observe how their edges of the letters are less curvy and how they are shaper than the fake bag’s edges of the “YSL” text.

On top of that, the overall look of the fake bag’s “YSL” initials looks too thin, while the build of the authentic letters looks thicker.

Step 9: Examine the text on the dust bag of your Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag

Going to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags, we are now going to have a look at the text that’s printed on the dust bag.

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In the image with the authentic vs fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags above, the fake YSL Niki bag has its “SAINT LAURENT” text looking as thick as its letters are placed too close to each other.

Looking at the authentic Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag, you can observe how its “SAINT LAURENT” text looks thinner, and how its letters are placed a bit further away from each other.

How can I spot fake YSL Niki bags in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your YSL Niki bag.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Niki bag. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or original manufactured YSL bag.

  1. Look at the label found on the interior side of your YSL Niki bag. Mostly, the fake bags have their inscriptions and stitching at the wrong thickness
  2. Have a look at the rear side of the interior side’s label of your YSL Niki bag, as the fake bags usually have their text too thin
  3. Verify the “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” inscription on the inside of your bag. Most of the time, the fake YSL bags have their text looking too thin
  4. Check the text on the strap, since the fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bags usually have their text at the wrong thickness
  5. Verify the “SAINT LAURENT” text on the zipper of your Niki bag, because the fake bags usually have their text too thick
  6. Examine the stitching on the handler of your bag, because the fake bags tend to have their stitching badly angled and at the wrong thickness
  7. Inspect the buttons of your bag since most of the fake bags have their “SAINT LAURENT PARIS” curved text looking too big and too thick
  8. Examine the YSL metal logo on the front side of your bag. Most of the replica YSL Kate bags have their logo looking too curvy at the bottom. side of the letters, and these are also usually too thin
  9. Check the dust bag of your Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag,. Mostly, the fake YSL bags have their text too thick and their letters placed too close to each other

Where can I get my YSL Niki bag authenticated? The Yves Saint Laurent authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your YSL Niki bag, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your YSL Niki bag and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. 

The results will also come with a report on why we believe your bag is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yves Saint Laurent Niki bag legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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