Are All Replica Handbags Created Equal?

If you have ever been to any major city then you have probably seen the variety of street merchants peddling replica handbags. The most popular ones that are sold are Coach and Gucci. Street vendors might have their bags priced as affordably as $20-$50 each. This extremely low price tag is typically a sign of a low-quality replica. There are many differences between replica handbags, and not all are created equal.


The first thing you want to look at when considering a faux piece is the type of materials it is made with. Manufacturers of replica typically cannot afford the exclusive material such as authentic snakeskin that is used by high-end designers. As a result, they choose an affordable, similar type of material. As we see with anything, the quality of this material can vary greatly. For example, a low-quality replica might use thin leatherette which doesn’t have the same durability as even a middle grade fabric option.

Price Tag

The price tag on the replica says a lot about its quality. If the original bag cost anywhere between $1200 and $7000, you should expect a high quality replica to be priced around 20% to 30% of the original price. The cost directly correlates to the type of materials that are used. Although a replica designer cannot afford the exclusive high-end materials that are used by the real designers, they will do their best to supply consumers with a product that best matches that same quality. As a result there price tag will be dramatically cheaper, but not so cheap that indicates the product itself is cheap.


One of the easiest ways to spot poor quality fake is in its lack of details. This may include crooked stitching, improper name tag placement, lack of certain charms, or even uneven pattern design. A manufacturer who takes pride in the replica work will always go above and beyond to make sure that their products has the same measurement and nearly the same features as its original counterpart.