Watch out for fake Anya Hindmarch 'Im not a plastic bag' on Ebay'

  1. So I noticed there are hundreds of fake I'm not a plastic bags on eBay!:cursing: So here are some tips/faqs to find an authentic one!

    There have been ones with dark brown lettering and piping claiming to be UK ones - these are FAKE! The UK ones have a much lighter brown lettering and piping.

    Also I saw someone selling fake lavender ones saying theywere the France version - FALSE! There were only a very small number of lavender ones produced and SOLD in the UK for the Lavender Trust - a charity for young women with breast cancer. These were originally sold for over £70 each to raise money for the charity. The photo almost all the eBay listings have is the original stock photo - a clear sign they are probably all fakes!

    Very imporant!!! --- If the seller is from Hong Kong or China....I wouldn't even waste my time asking them questions about authenticity...they will almost always be FAKES!!- The launches in Beijing, Shanghai and Jakarta were all cancelled and only a few hundred sold at her boutiques in Hong Kong - and these were all with grey lettering and piping. Why would a seller from Hong Kong be selling a UK brown or USA blue bag if there were never sold there??? and furthermore we all know that the wearewhatwedo site only shipped to the UK. I've been to Hong Kong several times and there is a massive building in Shenzen just over the border in China (about 2 blocks wide and 7 stories tall) that only sells fake handbags and wallets!! - seriously!! The prices get more expensive as you go up a floor as the quality of the fakes gets better. Its a huge business there!! Thus I would NEVER buy a handbag on eBay where the seller was from Hong Kong or China!!

    Also fyi the Asia Grey, USA blue and Japan green were sold in London in small numbers around the same time as the launches in each country. These were sold exclusively at the Dover Street Market and The Design Museum. I went to all of the launches and they only had approx. 80-100 bags each time.

    So in conclusion:
    • I wouldn't trust/buy from a seller in Hong Kong or China
    • make sure the seller posts many photos of the ACTUAL bag (compare to authenic photos)
    • find out where/when it was purchased
    • and try to buy one that has a receipt and tags....(although the ones purchased on wearewhatwedo did not have a hanging tag, the seller would have received an email receipt)
    Hope this help you sort the authenic ones from the fakes!