Authenticate This PROENZA SCHOULER

IntheOcean

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Hi everyone - got a new, high enough paying job to justify buying my first designer bag, and decided on a PS1+ mini because I have loved the design for awhile now, even better than the original PS1. However, I did order it from Poshmark (https://poshmark.ca/listing/PROENZA-SCHOULER-PS1-Mini-Crossbody-Authentic-61e37606e107bbd19fb73796) and while I can't imagine someone going to all the effort to fake the tags, card etc, I just wanted to be sure since I'm a bit ignorant of these things.

The main things that made me wonder a bit is that one side of the back of the bag is a bit warped and bumpy near the seams. Also, the QR code on the authentication card goes to a defunct website : "ww1.temera-imtrue.com" and when I type the numbers above the barcode on the tag ("h00553 c261P 1990") into google, it comes up with a bunch of Korean shopping websites but nothing else (the seller says she got it on Farfetch). I have attached some extra photos to go with what is already on the listing - any help authenticating would be greatly appreciated!


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Welcome to the Purse Forum! This bag is authentic :smile: Asphalt Gray is a beautiful color. As for the warped part on the back, yes, I can see it in the pictures. Don't really know what it is, just a small manufacturing defect, I guess? Or, perhaps, the bag was placed near a radiator or something else hot?

Don't let the presence of tags fool you, however. Lots of fake bags come with fake tags and even receipts. It's just a piece of paper, after all. Much easier to manufacture than the bag itself.
 
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Welcome to the Purse Forum! This bag is authentic :smile: Asphalt Gray is a beautiful color. As for the warped part on the back, yes, I can see it in the pictures. Don't really know what it is, just a small manufacturing defect, I guess? Or, perhaps, the bag was placed near a radiator or something else hot?

Don't let the presence of tags fool you, however. Lots of fake bags come with fake tags and even receipts. It's just a piece of paper, after all. Much easier to manufacture than the bag itself.
Thank you for verifying! And yes, it really is a lovely shade of grey - goes with everything but stands out way more than black!

That's good to know about the tags - it's scary that there's so many listings on Poshmark that present the tags/cards as a foolproof sign of authenticity :/
 
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IntheOcean

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Hi, I’m new here, and would appreciate your help checking the authenticity of this PS1 Medium bag that I’m eyeing to buy.
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Hi and welcome to the Purse Forum! Cannot tell you with certainty from the photos the seller provided, but the few signs I can see point to an authentic PS1 Medium, from 2013 or earlier. If you decide to purchase the bag, repost with your own pictures :smile:
 

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