Home » How to spot fake designer clothes

How to spot fake designer clothes

How to spot fake designer clothes

How to spot fake designer clothes


Counterfeit goods are everywhere, but you can protect yourself by knowing how to spot fake designer clothes.

Look for imperfections on the logo or look for misspelled words and incorrect spacing between letters.

If you have a bad eye, this might be easier to spot than if with the perfect vision (which I don’t). The first thing that should pop out is how the text is spaced out or not spaced out at all. If there are too many spaces between letters, or even just one less than normal (for example: “St” instead of “st”), then it’s probably not authentic. For example: “Clothing Stores” vs “clothing store”. You can also check whether any letters are missing from your word. If there’s no letter at all in front of your company name (like in H&M), then chances are high that this item has been manufactured using 3D printing technology instead of traditional sewing techniques!

Check if the stitching is crooked.

  • Check if the stitching is crooked.
  • This is a common sign of poorly made clothing, and it’s one that you should look out for in any item claiming to be a designer piece. If you see crooked stitching, it’s likely not authentic!

Look out for a cheap-looking tag.

You should also look out for a cheap-looking tag. The fake tags often have an acrylic or plastic feel to them. You can detect this by their stiffness and the fact that they don’t bounce back when you touch them. Another telltale sign is if there’s any difference in color between the price tag and your real one. If there aren’t any obvious differences in texture or feel between both sets of numbers, then it’s probably fake!

One final tip: it’s important to remember that many counterfeit products are produced by companies who know nothing about design trends or fashion history. So while some fakes may seem believable at first glance (especially if they’re cheap), don’t let yourself buy these kinds of products when shopping online. You could end up spending more money than necessary!

Consider the fabric.

  • Consider the fabric. If it feels cheap, it probably is. If it feels like plastic, it probably is. And if you can’t tell what material the item is made from just by looking at it in person or online (or even via a simple photo), chances are that this piece of clothing isn’t going to last long—and that’s probably why its price tag is so low!
  • Look for stitching details: Look for any kind of detail on seams or hems (like side seams). If there’s no stitching visible anywhere on these areas, then chances are this may not be real designer clothing after all!

Look at the buttons, zippers and rivets.

  • Look at the stitching. If it looks like a fake, that’s a big red flag. The stitches should be neat and uniform, not sloppy and uneven or crooked.
  • Check the quality of buttons on clothing. This can indicate whether you’re getting real or fake goods from an online seller. Real ones will look shiny, whereas fakes usually have duller surfaces with less gloss to them (and lack luster).
  • Look at zippers too—not just for wear-and-tear, but also for how well they move along their track as you slide them up and down through their casing/tapered opening (i.e., if there’s no resistance within). If there’s too much friction caused by dirt accumulating inside your garment’s pocket opening(s), then chances are good that it wasn’t manufactured under sanitary conditions; which means no matter what brand name label might be attached somewhere else around town…

Take a look at any labels or sewn-in tags on the product.

  • Take a look at any labels or sewn-in tags on the product.
  • Look for the brand name and logo.
  • Check the size and shape of the label.
  • Check for quality of stitching, as well as whether it’s too tight or loose compared to other items from this designer’s collection.

Examine the lining.

The lining of a garment is an important part of its design. It’s one of the easiest ways to spot fake designer clothes. If you’re buying a brand-new item, check out the lining before even looking at what’s inside. If it looks cheap or thin and flimsy, chances are that your new piece isn’t real. Or if it is real but has been altered in some way (like by adding fake pearls). You should still be cautious about purchasing it.

Real designer clothing typically has high-quality linings made from silk or some other luxurious fabric. They can last through many washings without losing their shape or color. Fake designer clothing often uses cheaper materials like cotton because they’re cheaper to produce than more expensive fabrics like silk. However, these cheaper fabrics will lose their shape over time due to wear and tear on both sides of your clothing item (the inside and outside).

Take a close look at the shape of the product.

If you’re looking for a surefire way to spot a fake designer item, it’s worth paying attention to its shape. The same goes for how well it fits and feels—it should feel comfortable on your body and fit well overall. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s probably fake!

  • The shape of the product should be identical to that of the original. If there are any differences between them (like an asymmetrical hemline), then that means someone has tried to pass off their own clothing as an authentic designer label by changing one tiny detail like length or width—but this can be easily spotted by checking against other websites where people have posted pictures of themselves wearing similar items from different sources so we know what kind of style works best with our bodies!
  • The shape of your piece should be symmetrical throughout all parts; if not then you may have purchased something counterfeit instead.*

Counterfeit goods are everywhere, but you can protect yourself by knowing how to spot fake designer clothes.

  • Know what to look for.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Don’t buy from unreliable sources.
  • Don’t buy from street vendors or online auction sites that you don’t know personally and trust, such as eBay and Craigslist (which is a good place to find second-hand items).


It’s important to know how to spot fake designer clothes so you can avoid being fooled by counterfeiters. The best way to do this is by taking a close look at the details of the product and checking for imperfections on the logo, stitches and cheap-looking tags. You should also do your research before buying any designer items online or offline because there are many legitimate sellers out there who sell authentic products at reasonable prices with great customer service!

Read More Unboxing high-end items.


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x