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How to tell a fake vs genuine YSL bag

fake vs genuine YSL bag

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How can you spot a fake vs genuine YSL bag? A classic  Saint Laurent bag  has long been a status symbol and has therefore become an attractive asset for counterfeiters for years. In our YSL Fake Check we will show you how to avoid the plagiarism trap and outline how to authenticate YSL bag features.

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Ways to identify a fake vs genuine YSL bag


As is so often the case, the logo is a characteristic that you should best take a closer look at when you want to spot a fake vs genuine YSL bag. Generally speaking, since 2012 the label has no longer appeared under the name Yves Saint Laurent, but has been renamed Saint Laurent. So it is quite possible that the design of older models differs from that of the newer models. 

A key feature, however, is that the “T” in the words Saint and Laurent should touch the “N” in front of it. It is best to always check the quality of the metal logo and the placement. With many counterfeits, the “YSL” lettering is not placed exactly in the middle and is not clean.

fake vs genuine YSL bag
fake vs genuine YSL bag


Many fake Saint Laurent bags have a metal label with the words “Yves Saint Laurent” or a leather label with the words “Genuine Leather” on the outside. Many unsuspecting buyers see this as an additional authenticity feature, but the opposite is the case. Original YSL bags have no additional label with the lettering mentioned on the outside.


Usually all original YSL bags have a serial number, which is attached inside the bag. Check whether your bag has this feature and whether the serial number of this kind even exists. If this number is missing, you should definitely be alert and better stay away from it. If you are not sure about the serial number, you can either inquire directly at a Saint Laurent store or inquire on the official website. Many Saint Laurent bags also have the “made in Italy” lettering under the serial number, depending on the model and year of manufacture, this lettering may also have been embossed in capital letters.

fake vs genuine YSL bag