Hello and a quick question

  1. Hi,

    I just bough my first Balenciaga bag over eBay from a seller with 100% positive feedback, including buyers stating that the bag they received was authenticated. However, I continuously hear that eBay is full of fake bags and was wondering if anyone could help me as to how I can tell if it is authetic or not? I am really curious as it was quite expensive.

    Thanks a lot,

    Marie
     
  2. welcome,

    couple things:

    you can post a link to the auction right now in the "authenticate this" thread above

    you can look at this website to learn everything about bbags: http://ateliernaff.blogspot.com/
     
  3. if you can take pictures of the bag you bought and post them in the "authenticate this balenciaga" sticky thread, i'm sure a bunch of people can help you figure out if your bag is authentic or not. :yes:

    welcome to balenciaga!
     
  4. What was the item number?
     
  5. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Hi! Thanks a lot for the quick responses!!:smile: Here are the pix-I haven't received the bag yet as it is still on the way here and should arrive next week! Thanks a lot!
     
  6. :sad:
     
  7. I'd have to say it is fake I think. I'm sorry!
     
  8. How can you tell?

    Thanks!!
     
  9. Sorry hun, I hope you didn't pay too much for it? I had a marron (chocolate) city from last season.. I can post comparison shots for you to see if you want...

    EDIT: if you didn't receive it yet, maybe you can tell the seller you changed your mind and to ask for a refund?
     
  10. That would be great!
     
  11. gosh, this makes me wanna cry :cry: ...i'm so sorry MariaG, but i'm 99% sure this isn't real...i would tell the seller to keep the bag & issue you a refund :sad:
     
  12. Here you go... this will help you differentiate some of the details. :flowers:

    They are subtle: shape of the buckles, appearance of the back of the rivets, leather quality (though mine was particurly veiny), the information on the metal tag (letter should be "Z" not "C").

    ateliernaff.blogspot.com will explain all the details for you. Go check it out.

    m-marron-buckle.jpg m-marron-details.jpg m-marronfrnt.jpg m-marron-tag.jpg
     
  13. Email the seller immediately and demand you want your money back. I wouldn't even accept the package when it comes.
    The bag is 100% fake.
     
  14. Thanks, that was really helpful because I find it so hard to spot the differences when you don't have a direct comparison! I feel that the leather is extremely different most of all, right?

    Well, thanks again and I hope I have more luck next time!
     
  15. marie, i'm sorry that one is definitely a fake. the leather and the hardware is all wrong. the number 1 on the tag is wrong. contact the seller and ask for a refund. good luck to you.