i am wondering if holt renfrew offer that service?
don't think so... the SAs there hardly know enough about the season's colours...
Exactly...I dont think they would know how to authenticate even if they did
There is the same inexperience with SA's everywhere!
I agree, I wouldn't count on them being able to authenticate anything to be honest.
Actually Holt Renfrew wants absolutely nothing to do with authentifying anything. I had an issue with a pair of fake True Religion jeans about a year ago and they wanted nothing of it. Unless the item was purchased at their store they will not get involved.
so how do we authenticate a b-bag in toronto?
Maybe you can try taking a lot of pictures of the bag (tags, hardwares, etc) & have the experts in this forum help you look at it. I think this is way better than asking ppl in holts to look at the bag for you as they know NOTHING about b-bag! I live in Edmonton & when I tell the SA that I want to look @ the "City". They are like, "huh?!?!"
I agree! With the exception of a select few who I have had wonderful experiences with, it seems like too many of the SA's favorite words are:
"This is the arena leather bag" and "Can I wrap this up for you now?" (usually after I've only seen the bag for less than one minute). But again I don't want to generalize, many of the SA's at Holt's are truly great!
Most store will NOT authenticate items...even if they carry that item. It is a legal issue...authenticating something that's not, etc. And if you find an SA that will do it, chances are he/she is not supposed to.
And you'd normally hear the standard, "We highly recommend that you purchase all your Balenciagas from us or any other licensed retailer..."
w/c sounds fair to me.