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Has anyone come across a fake Boogie? I got a Boogie on eBay (yes, I know....) and I received it yesterday - I have other Celine bags so the logo looks fine, there is a serial number (but then Celines are not hard to copy....) the leather is supersoft, the shape is fine, the cover bag looks like my others BUT...
it has a really weird smell, and it came with a leather sample attached, wrapping paper around the zip .....
my gut tells me it is real but my suspicious mind questions now bec later I will just be sorry and can't do anything about it.....
I wanted to post pics but can't get to these bec my info right now not available on eBay....
I appreciate if you share your experience with me.
I own a Celine Transat Satchel (is a version of the Boogie) and I know for SURE that Celine NEVER sells bags with 'leather sample' tags on them. Now, tissue usually comes on the metal hardware, but that's about it. The only tags you should see are on string cords, not plastic. Anyhow, sounds like a fake from the info you stated.
You should bring this issue to the 'Authentication' area of PF.
Also, do any of you understand the Celine authentication numbering?
I have a red biker boogie bag - the interior is a plain black cotton-type material, the authentication numbering is two letters (which seem to correspond to the designer's name) two numbers, a slash, then two more numbers (i.e. AB12/34). Unfortunately, I don't know what this means.
The leather hangtag you mentioned does worry me. I didn't even know they made fake Boogie bags, but I just went to the eBay of fake bags, typed in "celine bag" and one of the first ones that popped up had that dern leather tag.
The zipper pull on mine also looks very different from yours - but of course, they could have changed them since I purchased mine. Perhaps a check on eluxury at Celine bags will help some more. If you have *any* doubts, I think you should ask seller for refund *or* chargeback to credit card. Maybe a post in the eBay forum can help with that.
The zipper pull is the current style ... does it have Celine stamped on the edge of the zipper pull next to the circle?
Also, what do you mean by a hang tag? Did I miss a photo of this?
One thing that bothers me is the zipper pull is shiny and the zipper looks very dull?
I compared to my other Celine bags (one is another boogie but older style so different zip - yes, it does say Celine next to the circle) but the zipper thing (so dull...) worried me as well.
Also what worries me is that middle compartment is not double lined like with my other bags... (it is the small detail right?), and the gold hardware is more shiny than with my other bag (but the other one is an older style, not boogie, and has been used, so that could be why???) And the side compartment is not integrated in my other boogie but rather separately attached - it is a totally different style though (the one with all the studs - quite rock style)
The seller says that the bag is bought from Celine manufacturer, so no receipt, and that the bag was kept in a store with other stuff so it has a smell... it came with the care booklet but then that could be from another bag??? Does Celine even sell to individuals?
I also never thought that there were copies of Boogies but ....????
This is the seller's new auction - and have a look, this is what my sample tag looks like.
The weird thing is that either I refuse to believe it may be fake or my gut is just out of tune - I still think it is authentic???? (something wrong with me????) Maybe bec the seller is soo nice???? Oh, I am a fool - easy bait, he?