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McQueen skull scarves: how to tell real from fake


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Feb 10, 2008, 2:22pm   #1
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Doberhuahua!
I know a lot of us on this site are Alexander McQueen skull scarf fans, but there are SO many fakes on eBay and elsewhere. I've attached a few pictures so hopefully everyone who wants one won't be duped by a fake.

I personally purchased the black scarf from Neiman Marcus, so it's definitely real. The white one I purchased from eBay, and as it turns out, it's counterfeit. I was able to return it and get my money back (although the vindictive seller wrongly gave me neg FB after I negged her, tainting my 100% pos FB). Before I sent the item back, I took pictures of it so we can all see the differences between real and fake scarves.

Here is the logo on the REAL scarf, purchased from Neiman Marcus. Look closely at how all the letters are neatly and evenly stamped onto the fabric:



Now, look at the logo on the FAKE scarf. The lettering isn't evenly stamped on the scarf:



OK, look at the tag on the REAL scarf. Pay close attention to the "X" in Alexander.



And the tag on the FAKE scarf, see how the "X" is totally different:



OK, done! I hope this helps everyone who is in the market for one of these scarves!
Feb 10, 2008, 2:24pm   #2
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thanks!!!
Feb 10, 2008, 3:30pm   #3
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this is extremely helpful.. thank you so much!
you can kinda see a difference between the C's in the Q too.
Feb 10, 2008, 3:36pm   #4
M
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Thanks!
Feb 10, 2008, 5:48pm   #5
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This is a great guide! Thanks for posting
Feb 10, 2008, 11:15pm   #6
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thanks for posting! I have been wanting to get one and after seeing this I will defnitely be buying directly from the stores.
Feb 10, 2008, 11:35pm   #7
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on the advice!
Feb 11, 2008, 4:54am   #8
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Thank you very much. That is a great guide and really helpful.
Aug 27, 2008, 2:20am   #9
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thanks for posting:)
Aug 27, 2008, 2:50am   #10
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Thanks so much, you just saved me a bundle!
Aug 27, 2008, 3:55am   #11
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haha no.
Very helpful, THANK YOU!!!!
Sep 17, 2009, 1:58am   #12
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Thanks, I think I have been sold two fakes on eBay. This is the first time I have had anything like this happen.
Sep 17, 2009, 5:42am   #13
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Stay Gold!
Thanks Lori for the tips! ^^
I think the font on the fakes (after seeing the authentic scarf) looks so difference to the real one!
Sep 17, 2009, 11:23pm   #14
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Wow thanks for this!
Oct 24, 2009, 4:08pm   #15
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This is an excellent guide. Thank you so much!
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