The popular $1700 Prada Saffiano leather tote bag has a double handle, detachable shoulder strap, gold plated hardware and Prada's Saffiano leather triangle logo with metal lettering.
The counterfeit bag shown below is sold as a "replica" on a China website for $275. It displays the Prada trademarked branding and is nearly visually identical to the authentic item. Being very similar to the authentic Prada bag, it would be difficult for a consumer to identify the counterfeit bag when it is listed and resold on auction websites like eBay to an unsuspecting buyer.
Counterfeiters often price merchandise close to market price to avoid alerting consumers and further disguise counterfeit products.
This excellent Chinese knockoff is advertised as an identical reproduction for $275 and is nearly visually identical to the authentic item.
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While the Prada triangular logo is nearly identical, the detail is a little finer on the authentic Prada bag.
The Prada bags metalwork is gold plated.
Counterfeiters pay close attention to details to deceive the consumer.
To avoid promoting this retailers illegal activity, we have deliberately erased the counterfeiters store name for the photo.