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As with most handbags, the devil is in the details (stitching, creed, hangtag, etc.) and most of those cannot be captured in a gallery picture. The only places where you can get authentic Coach items are: Coach stores, Coach Factory stores, or Coach catalog, and authorized retailers (Macy*s, Bloomingdales, Saks, etc.), corporate sponsors/events. Signature bags will have a twill or silk-like solid lining. Some discount stores sell them as well (Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Filenes Basement, etc.), but even with those stores, authenticity cannot be guaranteed. The number of stitches should always be the same around the hangtag, and stitches are not doubled up. If the bag has "feet", they should have stitching around the feet. The stitches are all the same size, even, and straight. Some of the newer bags will have a rainbow colored lining. These are just SOME of the numbers found on counterfeit bags that were made In Korea: 501-02 701-02 101-22 101-147 and anything starting with 101-,102-, 201-, 202-, 301-, etc.but there are many more number combinations being used. Almost all numbers beginning with H4B- are fake, like these: H4B-0532 H4B-0516 H4B-0678 H4B-0517 except for H4B-8983 which should only be on a Scooter Bag and H4B-9948 on a Bucket Bag. More fake numbers: M4N-4154 012-3445 308-9937 308-9875 - this one is VERY common J4D-4133 is fake unless it's on one of the classic Waverly Totes.If there is a place to come into contact with a large number of designer bags, authentic and counterfeit alike, it is among Goodwill’s donations!Coach is one of the designer brands I see most frequently, from Cashin-era all the way up to this season’s styles (OK…maybe last season’s).Continue Reading Check the logo tag in the bag and make sure that the word "COACH" is not imprinted, but raised. For example, if the bag has a green trim, the logo tag should be green.There are only a few places that Coach authorizes to sell their items, including Coach stores, authorized department stores and Coach factory stores.
" Keep reading in order to avoid future humiliation and in order to get your money's worth!Coach bags will never have serial numbers in these formats, and will NEVER say Made In Korea. Always check a bag's serial number and be sure the style number actually belongs to that bag.It still may be counterfeit, though, so don't use serial numbers as your only test.Thousands of bags later, I have picked up several ways to help determine the authenticity of Coach bags, and I’d like to share a few tips and illustrative photos. There should be more than a barcode and a string of numbers stamped inside.Real price tags have short descriptions of the item, and a price at the bottom (unless it has been removed).