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Anello Bags from Japan are the latest craze worldwide. Who wouldn’t want one? It’s sturdy, roomy, stylish, and most of all affordable. I even wonder why they produce fake when the price is relatively low. A standard sized Anello Backpack costs roughly around 80USD more or less. My very first was the pink one with the purple lining. It’s so gorgeous I had to get another one. This time around the bigger and elegant black. I spotted a fake anello bag in Divisoria 168 and it costs PHP350 (7USD).
So I though to myself, hey why not write a simple, easy to read post on how to check the authenticity of your bags by doing a side-by-side comparison with a counterfeit.
Anello Bag Japan – Fake vs Authentic – 5 Signs to Check
The authentic Anello bag uses a dark colored leather that smells like real leather. The fake anello bag uses faux leather with a light brown color.
The authentic anello bag uses a thicker canvas cloth. The fake one has a flimsy feel to it.
#3 Inner Lining
The fake anello bag uses a light nylon fabric. The authentic bag has thick cotton.
The fake anello bag uses a shiny gold zipper, the authentic anello bag has is matte and silver.
This is the giveaway. The fabric and stitching says it all. The fake one has uneven ugly stitching. The authentic one is evenly made.
There ya go folks! I won’t be a hypocrite and say I won’t be using the fake bag (it’s already in my posession, might as well use it) but I will never buy another fake again. The quality is indeed far from real one. I have my pink bag for a year now and it’s still sturdy without any damage. I used the fake for a couple of weeks and it’s already showing signs of wear and tear.
You get what you pay for (most of the time). I hope you guys found my post helpful. SHARE this post if you do! ^_^