When purchasing a leather bag it’s important to find out whether the bag actually is leather. But how do you tell which is real leather and which is just a scam?
Here are some useful tips to make sure your bag is made from real leather:
1. It may sound obvious, but check for a marking saying that the item. Most real leather bags will have a marking or label on them stating that they are made of real leather, fake leather bags will not. It’s also worth checking where you buy the item from, if it’s online and is real leather, it will be noted in the description of the product and real leather is a big selling point.
2. The second step to take is by taking a look at the texture of the leather, feel the leather, it should have a slightly rough surface too it from the natural imperfections in the product where as fake leather will have a more smooth surface and a printed on type product. If you look closely at the surface of the leather too you should be able to see natural pores in the skin, where as the fake leather will not have these pores.
3. Another tip to make sure that its real leather is by looking at the edges, the edges of a real leather product will be rougher and feel more natural, real. Whereas the edges of a fake leather product will be smooth and feel fake.
4. It’s worth comparing the real leather product to something you know is fake, it’s very easy to spot the difference in quality when the two are side by side. The real leather product should also smell like real leather, where as the fake leather won’t have an authentic leather smell.
Remember, you get what you pay for, a real leather bag isn’t going to be cheap, real leather is a luxury commodity and the price tag will reflect it if it’s real. Don’t take it for granted that a product is real leather just because it says it is.