Mulberry handbags are high quality designer handbags that, because of their popularity, are a prime target. So to help avoid being ripped off by one of these phony handbags, this article will provide some fundamental guidelines to aid in identifying the fake Mulberry bags.
At one time, Mulberry manufactured all of their bags in England. However, now most all bags have been outsourced to China for manufacturing, and also Turkey. So a Made in China tag on Mulberry handbag will not automatically disqualify it as an authentic piece.
Always inspect the interior of the bag for the label. Inside should be a black tag that should state one of these three things: Made in England, Made in Turkey, or Made in China. Next flip the label up, and check the backside. On the back of the label there should be a serial/model number/letter that details the year and the make/model of the handbag. However, this detail can vary greatly from bag to bag.
Another place that counterfeiters skimp out on quality is the hardware. Mulberry hardware is generally an aged brass, or a matte finish. Authentic brass hardware should never have a cheap gold superficial look. The metal accents on an authentic bag should always look like quality aged brass.
Most real handbags should be accompanied by an authentication card. But the lack of an authentication card does not necessarily indicate a phony handbag. This is certainly true when dealing with a pre-owned bag. What happens much of the time is that the auth card gets lost or misplaced by the original owner. With this in mind, a perfectly genuine bag may get re-sold without the card. But, a Mulberry bag that does in fact come with the authentication card is a good sign. This is because an authentication card ads another element that can be inspected. Generally, real Mulberry auth cards are brown, or cream, and should also be of the highest quality. They should not easily bend, and should have all the lettering and stamp impressions crisp and clear with no signs of blurry or bleeding images.