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Discussion in 'Handbags' started by Frostelized, May 2, 2004.

  1. Frostelized

    Frostelized New Member

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    Hi :D

    I recently got a Dior Girly handbag from eBay a couple of weeks ago and am desparate to figure out clues to find out if it is authentic or not.

    These are the reasons I think it might be fake:
    1) The zipper pull on the outside is shaped like a rectangle
    2) The eBayer mailed it to me with a silk bag w/ red 'Christian Dior' writing
    3) On the inside of the bag is a white tag, and on the bag is a number, something like MA-1062 (or close to it) , the same number I saw on several bags around the net, and I thought this number is the unique one of a kind serial number (but was told by the seller it's when it was made, so several bags can have the same number.)

    So does anyone have an authentic that could maybe compare/tell me if these reasons aren't really reasons to think it's fake at all?

    Here's what the authentic bag (from eluxury.com) looks like:
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  2. seditionary

    seditionary New Member

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    if u must buy from ebay u pay for the consequences...
    did u think it was fake? why on earth did u buy it in the first place
    n how much did u pay...
    deary me.... :blush:
     
  3. vintage_princess

    vintage_princess Adorable illusion

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    Your right about some of those points :cry:

    How to tell a fake Dior girly (boston bag)

    1. the dustbag is silk- should be cottom
    2. the authenticity card has christian dior in gold and the top of the card - it should be in the center of the card in black
    3. fakes have the rectangle shaped zip puller on the outside - should be a leaf shape
    4. the dior padlock has a key - the real one has a spring lock no keys required!

    Hope that helps you! But never buy anything expensive from ebay. :flower:
     
  4. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    sorry to say but sounds very fake to me.
    :unsure:
    the dust bag is a giveaway for sure :ninja:
     
  5. seditionary

    seditionary New Member

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    how rude of us all
    welcome to fspot....
     
  6. Frostelized

    Frostelized New Member

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    The bag cost about $270. I didn't know if it was fake or not, the seller said it was authentic, and later when I emailed her about it, she said that she gets her bags from a girl who works at Neiman Marcus etc.

    Vintage - are you sure about those tips? I went to one site with fake-spotting tips etc. and one said if it had a tag attached with a plastic ring it was fake, but I saw several in official boutiques attached with plastic rings (instead of string) I'm really eager for some info from an actual Dior boutique (I wish I could call one, but I don't have the number for any :() / someone who has a bag and knows that the bag is supposed to have a leaf shape ALL THE TIME instead of some of the time etc. (Reason I'm kind of paranoid about the zipper pull is the other style of Dior Girly bags have rectangular shapes from what I've seen and it just confuses me as to why some bags would have rectangular pulls and then have the Girly handheld one have a leaf :/)

    Thanks Seditionary :)

    P.S. Does anyone have a Dior boutique number in their town that maybe I could call? I live in Georgia, so one in Florida would be the best. I called the Dior boutique official line, and they said I need to bring it in to a boutique. :\ I don't think I'll ever get it officially authenticated. LOL
     
  7. vintage_princess

    vintage_princess Adorable illusion

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    Frostelized- im sorry but im pretty sure its a fake Dior girly bag you bought. You must email the buyer and demand a refund or report her! :angry:
    I know its fake because i got one and the leaf shape is meant for the outside zip on the boston bag.
    Another giveaway that its not authentic is $270 is too cheap for the real thing
     
  8. brian

    brian New Member

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    Frostelized, your bag is definitely fake. Sorry :cry:
     
  9. seditionary

    seditionary New Member

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    frostey like the other said... its def fake...
    dont fuss urself by tryna ring up stores n stuff,
    report that woman... n get a refund...
    close her operation DOWN! u can do it cagney ;)
     
  10. Frostelized

    Frostelized New Member

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    Awww, alright thanks guys :)

    I wanted a messenger bag ANYWAY :Lol
     
  11. Plumour

    Plumour New Member

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    don't even need to look at the details, a $270 Dior Girly Boston is definitely fake.
    sorry :(
     
  12. Amara

    Amara New Member

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    Yes, never buy designer on Ebay, imho.

    Ebay is the reason why now I only buy...*cough*...make my BF buy my designer purses from the boutique itself or a store like Neiman's.

    ~Amara ^_^
     
  13. Street_a_Licious

    Street_a_Licious Active Member

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    What a nice BF you got hehe :p ;)
     
  14. LadyIllusion

    LadyIllusion New Member

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    Hi and Welcome to TFS. Dont worry too much, try and get your refund back. Report her, because she is fraudulent and mislead you to believe the bag was authentic. Unfortunately, ebay have tooo many of those bags for sale, and i personally would not be able to tell the difference between fake and authentic, so would not even consider parting with cash for anything designer and new on Ebay.

    I would strongly advise you to save your money and buy directly from the boutique itself, because nothing beats the feeling of knowing your goods are genuine. :flower:
     

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