Okay, so YSL Fakes are a thing. These bags and accessories are pretty convincing knock-offs of the designer originals, but I’m here to set the record straight and figure out just how to tell which is which.
The first thing I learned is that the most noticeable difference between a real YSL product and a fake one is the logo. Genuine YSL items are crafted with precision and attention to detail. Even the font, colour, and size of the lettering of the logo is identical on each item. On a fake, you can find logo irregularities.
Next up: the packaging. A real YSL will come in a heavy, branded dust bag that looks and feels high-quality. The dust bag itself should have symbols or words printed depicting the YSL seal. Fake bags, on the other hand, come in plastic bags with plain lettering and higher quality construction than the fakes.
Another important thing to note is the material of the bag. Genuine leather will be thick and heavy, whereas a faux leather will feel thin and lightweight. Check the pattern of the leather, too. YSL will usually feature a discreet quilting pattern, so if you’re seeing something over-the-top, you probably have a knock-off.
Other factors to look for include the placement and size of pockets, zippers, chains, and clasps. YSL will be exact to its measurements, and there won’t be any noticeable flaws or stitch irregularities. On a fake, the details may be slightly off, or there will be slight discrepancies in the stitching. And finally, the price. If the price tag seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Now that you have the basics down, here comes the tough part: judging whether a product is an actual YSL item or not. I’m all for taking risks every now and then, but when it comes to a designer product, it’s better to err on the side of caution and keep a few important details in mind before making the purchase.
For starters, check the seller. If you’re buying online, make sure to check their reviews and background. They should be reliable, and the item should have a manufacturer warranty if possible. And be sure to double-check the product description, materials used, and the type of packaging.
Next, take a closer look at the product itself. Pay attention to the logo, pattern of the leather, and stitching. YSL will have immaculate stitching, so any signs of fraying or loose threads are worth worrying about. Finally, the price will be a great give-away of authenticity. Genuine YSL items come with a hefty price tag.
All in all, YSL Fakes can look convincing, but if you take a few extra measures before committing to a purchase, you can easily avoid being tricked. Do some research, pay attention to details, and trust your gut feeling – and you’ll be sure to make the right call.