How to spot a fake designer handbag and make sure to buy only genuine stuff. Here are some tips to help you.

Authentic designer handbags are usually an item most of us can't really afford because they are very expensive, going from hundreds of dollars to thousands, depending on the design, material used and brand.

This is why so many counterfeits have been introduced to the market.
The best way to avoid buying fakes is to buy them from authorized dealers.

Buying stuff from the Internet, flea markets or street vendors can increase your chance of buying a fake. High prices are no guarantee that the item you are buying is genuine. Here are some things you should watch for to help you spot a fake designer handbag:

Stitching can be the first thing that can giveaway a fake. Stitching should be even and regular. Fake bags have sloppy stitchings in less visible areas like pockets or lining. Keep in mind that authentic designer handbags are more expensive because of the extra quality and care given during fabrication.

The material the handbag is made of can help you detect a fake.
Some fake purses are even made of good leather but the authentic ones are made of high quality materials so if the purse looks stiff, uneven or discolored it's probably a fake.

Misspelling is proof that the bag is fake. Look at the tags on the authentic bags and it will be easier to spot a fake label.

Make sure the purse has it's original packaging. Luxury handbags are usually packed in dust bags made of soft, thick cotton or flannel.

Check for authenticity card and product booklet because most of the authentic designer bags have these.

Remember an authentic designer handbag looks flawless, expensive and luxurious.