January 29, 2012 - Coach... real or fake?

Nah aku copy dari sini
Kalau nak tengok gambar gi kat website dier okeh...
Kalau korang macam aku ni, kalau nak beli branded things biar yang authentic...
Kalau fake, baik beli yang takde brand langsung!

Camne bleh terjebak dengan branded things?
Mase aku sekolah dulu, kire anak² orang kaye yang pakai barang² branded ni ialah kengkononnye sangat cool...
Aku ni bukan la anak orang kaye...
Tapi sekarang aku mampu okeh...
Hasil titik peluh sendiri.
Bukan duit mak bapak aku...
So... pengaruh tu dah terbawak sampai ke besar... dah keje...
Dah kawin... dah ade anak...

If I buy things, I'll go for the branded ones...
Pernah gak try beli barang biasa... tapi pastu masuk dalam kotak or bagi kat org sebab aku takkan pakai.
Daddy pun dah tau... So kalau tetibe aku ajak dier gi Petaling Street tuh memang dier cukup angin...
Buang mase, buang duit kate dier... Bukannye pakai pun!
So baik spend lebih sikit tapi berbaloi... ;P

Tapi barang branded pulak aku tengok jugak...
Kalau beli sekali pastu tengok tak tahan lame, lepas tu memang jangan harap aku nak beli dah brand tuh...
Contoh macam Guess... Kalau handbag memang OK...
Tahan lame...
Tapi Wallet dier memang aku takkan beli dah...
Baik Charles & Keith ke, MNG ke... murah sikit tapi tahan lame...

Habis kenape nye tetibe nak tengok² Coach nih?
Nak beli ke?

Jeng jeng jeng...

XoXo


Tips for authenticating Coach:

Coach Cs:

SYMMETRY! Symmetry is very important in most Coach bags (I say most because some bags – like certain hobos – purposely have mismatched Cs). The Cs should always be symmetrical from the center of the bag to the outside seams. If the bag has a center seam, the Cs should be symmetrical along the seam.


Coach Creed:

The creed should always be centered and easy-to-read. Most bags have a stamped creed on the inside. The creed should not be “puffy” and the stitching around it should be evenly spaced, with the same amount of stitches on all sides. The leather should also be thick – not wrinkled and cracked. Some newer bags have an embossed creed with gold font. For this creed, the font should be centered on each line. Coach is no longer being made in the U.S.A., as its production has been shipped to other countries. The most common country where Coach is manufactured is China, but I have also seen some creeds with Turkey as the country of manufacture.


Stitching:

Stitching is a vital part of authenticity. Stitches should always be even and consistent. The number of stitches should always be the same around the hangtag, and stitches are not doubled up.


Interior/Lining:

The type of lining a bag will have is determined by the exterior of the bag. Signature bags will never have a signature lining. Signature lining should only be found on leather and suede bags. Signature bags will have a twill or silk-like solid lining. Some of the newer bags will have a rainbow colored lining.


Coach Hangtag:

The Coach hangtag should match the bag. For example, if the bag is pink signature, hangtag should be pink, etc. The size of the hangtag should also match. For clutches, wristlets, small bags, etc., the hangtag should be a small size. For larger bags, there should be a larger hangtag. The color of the chain should match the rivet on the hangtag as well (silver with silver, gold with gold, etc.) In addition to the traditional leather hangtag, they are also produced in brass, stitchless leather, silver, and gold. Like the creed, the hangtag should be nicely stamped, evenly stitched, and not overly puffy. The Coach stamp should have a border around it and the font should be the correct.


Coach Stamp:

All Coach items contain the Coach stamp – whether it’s on the hangtag, the side of the bag, a button, a rivet, a buckle, the inside of a wallet, a keyring, etc. See above for details about the hangtag – the same rules apply to the Coach Stamp.


Price Tag:

All Coach price tags are attached with a small plastic loop. The price tag should be a small, white, folded tag with the price perforated for easy removal. The tag has “Coach” written on the outside and the inside contains the style number, style name, color combination, and bar code. The price tag is always placed in a position where it can be tucked into the bag. If you’ve ever been to a Coach store or retailer, you’ll notice that the price tag is never visible – you always have to unzip the bag to see how much it is! Yes, this is done on purpose. The price tag should never be attached to a part of the bag where it cannot be hidden and the plastic loop should never hang down more than an inch or so.


Factory Items:

All Coach Factory items have a stamp on the creed. Most of the time, the stamp looks like a bullseye, or “Target” symbol. However, there are some creeds with an “X” stamp (if anyone has a picture, please PM it to me). Both kinds of stamps indicate a Factory item and are authentic.

Please note that Factory items are not seconds. They are first-quality and discontinued items that are produced specially for the Outlet.

2 comments:

illafira said...

aku pun mcm ko gak.. better beli brg x de brand dari brand cetak rompak.. hehehe

Hanie Ly said...

kan? kalau nak ade brand sgt beli yg ori... ;P