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Buying Authentic Coach On Ebay~ 5 Basic Ways To Tell If A Coach Purse Is Real Or Fake

I love Coach bags, period. I eat, sleep and breath them. They are my kryptonite per say and I have a hard time resisting anything Coach! I actually sell Coach items on Ebay and have been doing so for over 6 years. Yes, 6 years. Like I said I am a Coachaholic! The quality of these bags are irresistible. They are fashionable, a little sassy and at times just down right classy! And often times the best deals on authentic Coach bags are found on Ebay. Yet not all of them are real. So how exactly can you tell a real authentic Coach purse from a fake? I have 5 fool proof ways to determine if a Coach purse is real.

Fool Proof Way #1 ~The Coach Leather Creed

Every Coach bag has a serial number, its a simple as that. Inside the purse is a leather patch known as a Coach creed. On this patch there will be a serial number that corresponds to the name and type of Coach purse you are looking at. The first 4 numerals begin with a letter, then a dash and then the dash is followed by the last 5 numbers (5 for newer bags, 4 or 3 for older Coach Hire Bushey vintage bags pre 1990. ). The last 5 numerals are the style of the purse. For example, a white leather large Coach Ergo bag has 12235 as its last 5 digits. You can take this number and place it into your search bar either on Ebay or the Internet with the word "Coach" in front of it and search it. If your search results come back with similar pictures or descriptions of Coach purses then you know the bag is real. Also, this number can be verified by any Coach store. So if in doubt pick up the phone and call!

Fool Proof Way #2 ~ Coach Hangtags

Coach hangtags are NOT sales tags. They are the small leather keyfobs adorned on the outside of a Coach purse. The are ALWAYS leather and embossed with Coach. The only way a real authentic Coach purse would come with a metal hangtag is if it is a limited edition. Either way the metal hangtag would always be accompanied by 1 or 2 other leather hangtags or crystal studded. If you see a purse with a metal hangtag only, and the color is usually always gold, it is fake or at the very least the authenticity should be questioned!

Fool Proof Way #3 ~The Inside Lining

The easiest way to tell whether a Coach purse is fake or real is by the inside lining of the purse. It will always be a solid color satin material for real purses (although there are exceptions to this rule when it comes to the Legacy line of purses but since this is a basic guide I am not touching on that). Fake Coach purses are usually lined with either a solid colored silk (very rarely, only high quality knock offs will have this) or the signature C lining as shown in the picture.

Fool proof Way # 4 ~Coach Sales Tag

Authentic Coach sales tags are always white and will list the MSRP price of the purse and the style number (see fool proof tip #1 coach creed) as well as a abbreviated description of the style of purse. For example Med Mad Met Hip is Medium Madison Metallic Hippie. Get it? I knew you would. Fake sales tags are always red or brown with a white outside border. Fake sales tags will be attached to the fake metal hangtag rather than the hardware or inside of the Coach purse.

P.S. Coach bags do not come with Coach booklets, only a small business like Coach care card.

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