How to spot Authentic VS Fakes Branded Apparel

We really need a good knowledge when it goes to buy wholesale branded merchandise. For people whose business are dealing with Branded apparel, there is a time what you buy ended caught by eBay Vero system where you did not realise that you are selling fakes merchandise. Bad Stitching? Weird Fabrics? Embroidery? Yes they are few of them that you can see with your eyes. However there are some more points that you MUST take a look to make sure you buy original merchandise.

1. Factory Code:
Almost all Big Brands they MUST have SMALL factory code inside the inner label. It usually shows date of production or a season they made for. Some Higher brands like an outdoor products North face, On all their jackets they MUST have a hologram attached to their inner label. For street brands like Nike, Express, Gap, Abercrombie, Tommy etc..... They MUST have Small Label show their date of manufacture.

2. Hantags:
Type in the barcode into google, make sure the products with you shows up on the internet :)

3. Bad Stitching, Weird Fabrics, and Cheap Embroidery:
Yes as I said these 3 FACTS can be seen easily when you see and hold the merchandise.

Well Hope that helps. Anyone have more knowledges on how to Spot Authentic VS Fakes Merchandise Copy ? share it here..... :)
 
 
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Just made this thread into a sticky one! :)

Hope everyone shares their knowledge in spotting fakes! It's getting harder and harder for one to spot the fake from genuine ones so having a collective source of guides will be of definite help!
 
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We've got a response from the team of FM Outsource that adds to this list

1. The packaging of a product is usually a good indicator of its reliability,so check the spelling and grammar of any text on the physical product or the photographs when buying online. Even an odd capital letter should get you thinking - big brands put a lot of time and effort into marketing products, so aren't likely to get it wrong.

2. Check the price - counterfeiters are wising up and not discounting as heavily as they have in the past. If you've never heard of the website before, do some research.

3. If the website likes to overuse the words 'genuine', 'real' or 'authentic', things may not be as they seem. Just think about it - why would the manufacturer need to put these words on their site? You'd presume the product you're buying is authentic anyway.

4. Check their customer support. Reliable brands and businesses are more likely to invest heavily in their support processes.

Source: https://www.fmoutsource.com/blog/case-study-being-disingenuous?utm_source=Proactive &utm_medium=FM Blog&utm_campaign=Proactive February
 
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Hey all genuine.. The tips are really worth reading as it is really necessary for all of us to be distinguish between fake and real.