The iconic British luxury brand has its share of fakes. Burberry has a reputation for impeccable attention to detail, exquisite workmanship, and perfection of their lines and patterns.
Here are some simple tips that will help you spot a counterfeit Burberry bag. The Burberry Nova Check (this is the correct term for the 'plaid') is always symmetrical, especially in handbags.
The pattern will always line up and very consistent between products. There are the obvious navy stripes crossing each other with white stripes in between. The red thin strip will always cross exactly in the center of the blue stripe pattern.
The entire handbag pattern will be exactly centered and symmetrical, with the handles evenly bisecting the pattern.
Once again, exact seam alignment on this Burberry bag is one good indicator of an authentic Burberry bag.
The pattern should match precisely on all sides of the bag on authentic Burberry bags.
The "U" on authentic Burberry branding should be wider on the left than the right. The stitching should be even and the wording centered.
However, be cautious as counterfeit bags have been seen with this detail.
Patterns an authentic Burberry bags should match preciously on ALL sides of the bag.
Patterns that are not centered and aligned are not authentic Burberry quality.
This item is a counterfeit.
On this counterfeit Burberry bag, note the pattern is not centered under the arrow. The bag is a fake.
On this fake Burberry bag, the alignment of the handle position to the pattern is not symmetrical. The handle enters the third stripe on the left but only reaches the middle stripe on the right. Any non-symmetrical alignment is a good indication of a fake