What are the best ways to tell a fake vs genuine Guess bag? Our guide gives you all the clues so you don’t get ripped off by a fake.
The Guess bag collection includes handle bags, shoulder bags, Guess Luxe leather bags, clutches and evening bags. The bags are in an approximate price range of 120-250 euros. They are all of high quality processed and available in different sizes, shapes, materials and colours. The Guess typical denim style can of course also be found under the Guess bags.
The fashion brand Guess
The Fashion Brand Guess was founded in 1981 by the Marciano brothers and is based in Los Angeles. It sells under the names GUESS, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, GUESS by MARCIANO, G by GUESS, GUESS Factory and GUESS Department Store in the areas of women’s fashion, menswear and children’s clothing as well as accessories. Among them bags, watches, jewelry, and perfume.
Guess is known for stonewashed denim jeans, which were brighter in color, more figure-hugging and softer than the jeans of the competition. Previously, jeans were only available in indigo blue or bleached look. The new stonewashed denim style and the zips at the ankle of each trouser leg were Guess’s first box office hit.
After Claudia Schiffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Eva Herzigova, Laetitia Casta and Camila Cabello promoted Guess in the past, Jennifer Lopez is the new face of Guess in 2018.
How to tell a fake vs genuine Guess bag
The following authenticity features of Guess handbags should help you distinguish between a counterfeit and an orignal.
Material of the original Guess handbag
Original Guess handbags are made of high quality materials, even if they are faux leather or synthetic materials. The fraudulent Guess Fake is recognized by the fact that it is made of inferior synthetic materials or plastic materials. By touching and groping, it is often possible to determine an inferior quality. Genuine Guess handbag should feel soft, while the Guess fake is mostly rigid and firm.
If you press your finger on the leather of the Guess bag in genuine leather models, the wrinkles in the original material will briefly disappear, but will remain with the fake.
Lining of the original Guess handbag
A real Guess handbag always has an inner lining. This is often made of cotton fabric or a high-quality synthetic fabric. The Guess Imitation is indicated by the fact that there may be no inner lining sewn in or the inner lining is made of a thin, cheap material. In the case of counterfeits, the inner lining is often so thin that it appears slightly transparent.
The label inside the Guess handbag
All original Guess handbags have the Guess label sewn inside the bag and this is one of the best ways to tell a fake vs genuine Guess bag. Usually it is located exactly above or exactly under the zipper of the small inner compartment. With the Guess counterfeit, this label is often missing.
Sewn-in label inside the Guess handbag
Inside the original Guess handbag is a small fabric label sewn in, on which manufacturing information as well as a style number are printed. Compare the style number on this label with the style number of the packaging. For an original, both must be the same. You can also search for the number via a search engine on the Internet and see if the displayed handbag model matches yours.
Zippers of the original Guess handbag
On the outer zips of the original Guess handbag, the Guess logo is incorporated. If this is missing, it is very likely a forgery.
The metal of the original Guess handbag
The metal applications such as snaps, eyelets or pendants of a real Guess bag are always neatly processed and have a smooth & shiny surface.
With many Guess fakes, these applications show processing defects such as small bubbles, ridges or surface marks. If you discover such defects in your bag, it is certainly a fake.
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.