Fashion Models Guess Real Vs. Fake Handbags

– [Man] When you're saying hmm, what's happening? – This doesn't smell like leather – We use all of our senses, sometimes even taste

Hi, I'm Graham Wetzbarger, Chief Authenticator at the RealReal, the world's leading luxury marketplace I oversee the daily evaluation of thousands of luxury goods Myself and my team of experts are professionals at spotting the difference between genuine and counterfeit goods Today, we have some fashion models on set who are very used to luxury goods, and we're gonna see if they can spot the genuine from the counterfeits – I personally love vintage, so I know what is quality and what is crap

– I've been in fashion for a long time I own a couple of really nice handbags, and I think I'll be able to tell the difference – The reason that I think I could figure this out is because my mom used to always say I had super expensive taste, cause my entire life I always picked the more expensive thing, even when I don't know (twangy guitar music) – Today we have two of the most highly sought after handbags out there We have the Hermes Birkin and the Hermes Kelly

Heritage bags crafted by expert artisans They sell for $10,000 and up The Hermes Kelly was designed in the 1930's and then renamed after Princess Grace carried it in 1974 Chanel Flap was originally invented in 1955 by Coco Chanel herself because she wanted a hands free bag I'm not gonna tell you if one's fake, if they're both fake, if they're both real or what

I'm gonna let you use your detective skills and figure it out for yourself – Oh gosh, let's see This feels nice It smells like leather – I mean, it's got the, you know, the label on it right there

– This one's pretty Oh, this one's the fake one, damn – What makes you say that? – Cause when I turned it around You can kind of just tell You can feel it, you know what I mean? It's like in your soul

– This feels kind of flimsy for a $10,000 bag – I mean, if it is a fake bag, it looks really nice – Too much time to open the bag (laughing) If I'm at the Grammy's, I can't be like (grunting) – I think this one's the fake

– The brand name is so tiny right here – But the writing on here looks nice – I'm gonna guess this one as being real – I think they're both real – You think they're both real? – I think I'm being played

– I'm taking this one – I feel like the Chanel's real and this one is not – This one is a genuine bag and this one is the counterfeit – You picked right (dinging) (woman squealing) – You picked smart

– This one? – You're absolutely right, that's the counterfeit It's a super fake, really high quality counterfeit meant to fool everybody – I mean, you can tell the difference too, by just feeling them – Why does this one smell good? – It smells like leather cause it's made from real leather The counterfeits are getting more– – Oh

– Better and better, more and more sophisticated, and more and more expensive, because they really want to fool the consumer You're right, the hardware is really flimsy – This one conflicted me – These are a couple of great bags for the lady who lunches The really sophisticated top handle

This Gucci Lilith bag is inspired by the 1940's bamboo top handles, with the fun element of the snake detailing from Alessandro Michele The Pochette Metis, which is the most popular current style from Louis Vuitton, crazy long wait list, can't get it anywhere Of course, monogrammed canvas bags are very highly counterfeited The Fendi Peekaboo, which has been around for several seasons It's super expensive, $4800, and susceptible to knock offs as well

This is the Micro Lady Dior, the original larger version was first seen carried by Princess Diana in the late 90's They modernized it and shrunk it down – The zipper slides nice– – All right – It doesn't get stuck, so that's good – This claps, clasp, seems a little chincy

– This part feels kind of weird There's like this metal slap in the middle of this– – The frame in the bag? – Yeah, I don't vibe I want to be able to use my purse This has got a whole lot in my way – I mean, and the coloring too

I feel like the counterfeit ones are a little darker in color, right? – I feel like Gucci would care about their metal – Oh, but that's a super detailed detail Calm down – Oh, this one's fake – Why do you say that? – Because this is not even

– The inside logo looks pretty good and it's even The stitching looks even – Gucci would have a way better craftsmanship than having one bolt here and one bolt just like meh – Often times, when people are trying to fake bags, they'll forget to put this situation Do you see this dot? – Totally

– It says Louis Vuitton on it So, I'm going with this bag (handle rattling) – It just feels like, – I don't know This one's actually hard I can't even tell

– This is fake I hate it, get it away from me – All right, go with your gut – I feel like this one's fake too – On the hardware right here, it doesn't look authentic

– The similarities between these two bags is that they're made of PVC and not leather, and the hardware is really inferior Good job – Thank you, I learned so much – Awesome All right, so what's your final choice between the two bags? Which is real and which is counterfeit? – Real

Counterfeit – I mean, I feel like it's real – She got 'em right – Yes! (dinging) (laughing) – As we've learned today, if you have a hard time determining what's real and what's faux, just ask your supermodel friends (twangy music)

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