How To Spot A Fake Prada Purse

At the Gold ATM, you’ll always be able to buy and sell an original designer bag. As the highest-reviewed luxury bag buyer in all of Atlanta, with over 300 five-star reviews on Google, our reputation is pristine, and our knowledge is extensive. We can authenticate a branded purse in a manner of minutes. 


However, not all our clients can spot a fake designer bag as quickly as we can. Today, we have prepared a 7-step guide on how to tell if your Prada purse is original or not. Most of the tips we have can also be applied to other brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent, and more.


The Overall Quality


Prada is one of the most luxurious brands. Therefore, a Prada bag should feel well-made and high-end. Check the outside stitching and alignment — everything should be pristine.


The Logo and the Markings


Prada has a distinct logo, and there are a few things you should pay attention to. Firstly, the “R” on the Prada bags’ logo is quite distinct. There should be a small gap, not too sharp, between the leg of the “R” and the loop. In vintage Prada bags, the gap won’t be there, but you’ll have to look for distinct lettering and font.


Next, look at the logo plaque. It should be the same color as the bag. What’s more, all of the markings on the bag should be properly spelled and perfectly aligned.


The Stitching


With any designer bag, the stitching (both inside and out) should be pristine. But that’s not the only thing to be on the lookout for. Prada has a unique stitching pattern that goes at an angle.  The width between the stitches should be precise and even.


The Zippers


Look for the stamp on the back of the zipper. If it isn’t YKK, Lampo, Riri, Ipi or Opti, then you probably have a fake in your hands.


The Hardware


All original Prada hardware has the Prada logo on it. If it isn’t engraved, then it isn’t authentic.


The Quality Assurance Tag


Look at the corners of the lining; there should be a small quality assurance tag with two or three numbers on it.


The Lining Pattern


Alternating pattern is also hard proof that the bag is authentic. It should alternate between rows of signature Prada ropes and the Prada logo.


The Gold ATM — The Best Place to Sell or Buy a Designer Handbag


Over the years, The Gold ATM has earned the coveted place of Atlanta’s #1 gold, diamond, watch, and luxury bag buyer.  Therefore, it’s safe to say that we have plenty of knowledge when it comes to valuable items.


If you’re interested in selling or buying a pre-owned luxury bag, be sure to check out our services on our website. or give us a call for more information.