Ending in 3444. . Real or fake?

  1. I'm fairly new to purchasing Balenciaga handbags. I have read online that serial numbers stamped on the leather tag ending in 3444 are always fake. The first number should usually be the style no. right? Does anyone know what the second set of nos. mean? I seem to see 3444 more on the City style B-bag, which I'm hoping to buy next. Is this true or not? Thanks!!
     
  2. Hi Creme, 3444 is a legitimate number that can be found mainly on City and Twiggy bags (recently I found it also on my Matelasse Grande). Known fakes are 3555 and 3666, together with 213444 (as a second set of numbers). You can find loads of pictures of legitimate bags and their tags in the Balenciaga reference section, e.g. here: http://forum.purseblog.com/balenciaga-reference-library/how-to-read-a-balenciaga-tag-145452.html

    Hope it helps!
     
  3. Thank you. That makes sense. I had seen quite a few 3444 on City bags from very reputable eBay sellers and didn't think they were fake.
     
  4. You're welcome!