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Michael Kors bags - 101

There seems to be much confusion when it comes to all handbags on this app. I am here to set the record straight. I personally do not have a problem with inspired bags or people wearing them. Personally I would not wear a fake bag. I think it feels much better to wear authentic. To each is own and I am not one to judge BUT I do have a problem with people selling merchandise that they say is authentic when clearly it is not. (Read below)
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chelswalshI AM NOT AN EXPERT but I AM a collector and I do know a few things about Michael Kors. I have an extremely love affair with his bags, wallets, wristlets, etc. I find myself loving anything and everything he makes. So here's some tips to help when you have a doubt about real vs authentic. 1. There will never, ever be a bag that has a leather tab behind the hanging logo charm. I see this a lot lately with the colored, leather jet set bags. The hanging charm will always be on a matching leather strap or a chain, hanging on its own. The leather circle behind it means its fake. Also, some newer bags have an attached gold color emblem on the outside top of the bag that says Michael Kors. This should never have the letters attached by a thin plastic bar behind them. The letters should be clear and separate. 2. The stitching and placement of logos on Michael Kors ANYTHING is meticulous. It will never be crooked or imperfect. The stitching will always be exact and will never be an abstract color compared to the bag. A brown leather bag will NEVER have green stitching and a white bag will never have red stitching. All colors will match perfectly against each other. A tan bag will have tan stitching ALWAYS. 3. This is a great rule of thumb for all handbags including Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Coach, etc. A logo will never be on the inside and outside of the same bag. A round monogram jet set by MK will have the words Michael Michael Kors on the inside. I personally have seen in the metallic handbags that in some places on the inside there is light stitching of the round monograms BUT a clear difference is seen between both. The outside monograms are clearly defined and the inside monograms are VERY light. This serves a purpose on this particular bag. It goes by size. This only happens on smaller items like wristlets, wallets and small handbags. The inside monograms will never be obviously stated and darkened. 4. Contrary to popular belief, Michael Kors bags DO have date codes. They are hidden very well inside the bags. Date codes are placed on all of his authentic items. To find them you will usually have to pull the bag inside out. They are along the pipping on the inside. It is a small white/clear plastic tab with the words "made in China" or "made in Vietnam" or made in wherever, followed by letters and numbers. There will always be four numbers that represent the month and year that the item was made. The letters represent the style of the bag. For example; Jet Set Totes will have the letter "B" followed by a "-" and then four numbers. Dont be afraid if your bag does not have a code but only has a tab that says "made in blah blah blah". Many of the older bags do not have the letters and numbers on them. It seems that the people who make "inspired" bags have not figured out this little trick of the tag placement or about the tag at all. 5. And lastly, like Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors DOES NOT have an outlet. Michael Kors products are only sold in his own store or department stores like Macy's, Saks, Nordstrom, etc. There is no factory outlet! Don't let the Internet fool you! There are tons of websites that say they get their products right from MK stores but it is untrue. If you buy from a site like this, you will get some cheaply made fake leather bag with some sort of plastic nonsense glued to it. Unlike Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors bags DO go on sale. I have seen sale bags in stores like Nordstrom Rack. If you have never been to Nordstrom Rack, get there immediately. It is a fantastic store to find your favorite luxury brands for a fraction of the price. I went last week and picked up a purple MK that retails for over $250 and snatched it up for $109. Coach shoes that retail for over $80 are being sold for $30! It's amazing! But you probably will not find MKs that are neutral colors. Bags only go to Nordstrom Rack when there are left overs from last season that didn't sell in their regular priced department stores and usually the weird colors like green or purple will sell last compared to black or white. I sold two replica Michael Kors bags in my closet as my first sale. I sold them because I purchased them off eBay being shown pictures of genuine Michael Kors and then being shipped fakes. I spent over $400 on them and couldn't get my money back. I felt sick to my stomach selling replica bags but the person I sold them to really loved them! She was buying them for her daughter and I was very upfront and honest about the condition and the fact that they weren't real. I've said this before and I will say it again, everyone appreciates honesty. That's all that's needed. Scamming someone out of hard earned money doesn't interest me and it shouldn't interest you. No one likes being scammed and karma is a real bitch! I genuinely hope this helps people when deciding whether or not to spend your money on a bag on Posh. Please know that there are honest sellers here. Just because they are selling something cheap DOES NOT mean it is a scam. Some people just out grow things or really need the money. Also remember to ask questions!!! Most sellers understand getting the third degree over high priced items! If someone gets mad, they usually have something to hide! And always remember that for every honest seller, there are dishonest sellers which is a shame. There's no shame in needing cash but there is a shame in lying about the product you're selling! If its an inspired bag, be upfront! Be genuine! It gets you much further then lying. Like I said, to each is own, if you don't mind wearing a designer replica then more power to you and most likely more money in your pocket too, but always, always do your homework. If you aren't sure, tag me! I will always take a look. There are times when I am not sure and I will tell you but I will always do my best! Xoxoxo Chels πŸ’‹
Jun 19 09:19PM
lexxxandraLOVE this! I am an MK lover myself and the replica's in general annoy me (not that i judge others lol) but I hate dishonest sellers! I was scammed on ebay with a $500 LV bag which I knew immediately was fake and I sent the bag back but was never refunded. its awful! Good for you for helping other sellers! I do have to say though MK does have an outlet lol it is not online but they do exist. I live in LI and we have one in the Riverhead Tanger Outlets. Those are some great deals! :)
Jun 20 01:13PM
chelswalsh@lexxxandra I live in Manorville! Where do you live??? I have to head over to the outlets today! I had no clue that he had a store there! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’‹
Jun 20 01:19PM
lexxxandraOMG thats so weird hahah ! I live in Islip :) Yes you must go they had monogram totes for $110 last time I was in! lol its so hard not to buy everything! Deff check it out!
Jun 20 01:22PM
chelswalsh@lexxxandra Yes definitely! I just told hubs that we need to take a ride to Tanger like NOW! Lol I wonder if it is considered an "outlet" or if it is a genuine store like Calvin Klein or Armani but they do sales to accommodate the constant flow of customers? Hmm! I will look into it while I'm there! Thanks for the heads up neighbor!! Haha! πŸ’‹
Jun 20 01:28PM
lexxxandrai wonder! you're welcome doll😘 lmk if you get anything good! πŸ˜πŸ’•
Jun 20 01:30PM
sarahjean13@chelswalsh hi love there is also an outlet in ca near palm desert great prices.
Jun 20 02:39PM
chae808707So are the date codes Julian dates?
Jun 20 05:09PM
chelswalsh@sarahjean13 @lexxxandra I went to Tanger today and talked to an associate there and I learned that they aren't necessarily an outlet because an outlet is considered to be for brands that have merchandise that hasn't been made "correctly". So basically like the stitching is off or something like that. Michael Kors has these stores to sell items that are "overflow". So the sales in these stores are for those items that they haven't sold yet! That's why we get such great prices! Also they put full price items and up to date seasonal items in these stores to so that when we go in and find such good deals we BELIEVE that the full prices are good deals as well! Sneaky sneaky MK! Lol! @chae808707 Julian dates?? Lol
Jun 20 10:06PM
lexxxandrasuper sneaky! lol that makes me feel better though ! great deals for the same full-price quality? ill take it! lolπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ’‹
Jun 21 04:44PM
chelswalsh@lexxxandra I know! Right?! I went to Nordstrom rack today at Walt Whitman mall! You have to check it out. MK tyedie canvas bags for only $98. And leather jet sets for $149. I bought a black leather, white leather and a pink tyedie!! I also went into Louis Vuitton to pick up my speedy from "the spa" (hahahah so sickening)!! You live close to that mall too! It's exit 49 off the LIE!
Jun 21 04:48PM
lexxxandraohhh my god! i must make a trip tomo! that is amazing! i have a slight obsession with Nordstrom in generalπŸ™ˆ Thank you for telling me & feeding my MK addiction hahah!
Jun 21 04:51PM
lindabarrandeySome authentic bags DO have a leather tab behind the charm the charm is smaller
Jun 21 07:36PM
chelswalsh@lindabarrandey You're right hun. I was in the stores yesterday and today and saw that the very new travel totes and colored jet set totes have the same color leather tab. I should have been more specific in that the older satchels and totes do not have the leather tabs. It seems like the knock offs follow the "new" styles and don't follow the actual make of each different bag. Like an original monogram signature or a jet set zip top won't have this leather piece but you see some light tan leather piece behind the knock offs anyway.
Jun 21 08:32PM
braga73@chelswalsh FYI there is a MK outlet in Sunrise, FL.
Jun 22 03:36AM
jexxixa@chelswalsh there's quite a few Michael Kors outlets in Northern CA. They do state being outlet stores I haven't bought one from an outlet but I have noticed that when I purchased my Hamilton tote from MK store they had some similar at the outlet and those weren't at their stores and Internet. But idk since m new to MK. Maybe the stores vary.
Jun 23 11:16PM
chelswalsh@jexxixa @braga73 Yeah, it seems that they do call themselves outlet stores but according to the associate I spoke with at the "outlet" by me they have these stores for the overflow of past season's items. They also sell new items in these stores as well because they know how us MK lovers and really all women work! We see sales on these "older" items and buy them cheaper than they were in the stores new and then we buy a brand new "in season" item because we feel that we're getting a deal 😊
Jun 23 11:55PM
jexxixa@chelswalsh yeah I can understand that. Now with coach outlets now a days sell items that I know were made for outlet stores and making us believe they're "coach" purses. Smh I prefer a MK purse over coach cause MK is more affordable than Coach and they have better styles.
Jun 24 12:06AM
chelswalsh@jexxixa Yeah totally! I feel like you get more for your money with MK. His merchandise is just made better! And coach is so popular!! I feel like everybody in the world has a coach bag. Even if you search handbags on here, a huge percent that comes up are coach.
Jun 24 12:09PM
sbellringerThank you so much for explaining what makes these bags fake vs real. I have bought numerous MK bags and some were on here and ebay along with other sides. Have you ever experienced the metallic bags having their color some what rub off? There was one bag I bought on here and really questioned if the bag was real or not. Anyways thanks for these tips!!! :)
Jun 24 10:08PM
chelswalsh@sbellringer Hi doll!! Yes actually I have a black metallic mono and the top seems to have some light spots where the color rubbed off. I'm not sure why that happens with these types of bags. I will absolutely try to find out! 😊
Jun 25 01:57PM
wasabigirlAwesome. I see a lot of MK bags "NWT" which a lot of the times means bought at Nordstrom Rack or TJ Maxx and people try to sell them for near retail.
Jun 25 09:57PM
chelswalsh@janell06 Yesss! Definitely! I also see people posting NWT MK's For more money than you can buy it for on the website!! My favorite is when they say that they won't lower it because Poshmark takes fees so they have to make it more than the retail price! Lol too funny!
Jun 25 10:24PM
wasabigirlMore than retail?! Wow, buyer beware, but if someone is that willing to buy it, so be it!
Jun 25 10:26PM
chelswalsh@janell06 you're right! I guess the idea is that it is easier to buy online than search for it in the store. The only time it's acceptable to charge anything close to retail is an unused, discontinued, perfect condition piece but even that is reaching. Personally I would only spend retail price at a retail store where I can touch it and try it on and find wallets and such to match! The act of shopping and then swiping your credit card! That's the exciting part!!! Hahaha!
Jun 25 10:30PM
wasabigirlHaha! The fun part about Posh is the tapping to buy and then days later, it's like Christmas! πŸ˜πŸ“¬πŸ“¦
Jun 25 10:32PM
chelswalsh@janell06 The best thing is ordering a bunch of stuff in one day and then getting them all on the same day or getting packages a few days in a row! It's like Christmas combined with Chanukah! Hahaha
Jun 25 10:35PM
wasabigirlI had that when they came each day for a few days in a row... My lack of funds proves it! 😜
Jun 25 10:37PM
chelswalsh@janell06 Hahahaha too funny! Posh really is so fun but so addicting and expensive. I swear every dollar I made on here went right to buying stuff in my "likes". I barely use my iPhone for anything else! I wake up and check for new bags everyday lol. Hi my name is Chelsea and I'm a Poshaholic!
Jun 25 10:42PM
chelswalsh@janell06 What app do you use to write on your pictures? They look SO cute with writing and little details!
Jun 25 10:45PM
wasabigirlDifferent ones like Beautiful Mess for squiggles and Twitpic
Jun 25 10:49PM
bags4me@chelswalsh thx for the share and the info I love MK!!!! I feel the same way u do personally don't like fake not would I sell as authentic. Honesty is always the best policy!
Jun 26 08:27AM
kc1101@chelswalsh Thank you so much for this!😊 It's great that you took the time to do this for others that appreciate the real goods! ( I'm not judging anyone with my comment.) I just bought my first MK bag a few months ago at Macy's then followed up with a matching wallet here on Posh! I believe my wallet is authentic , she had the receipt. Is there anyway to spot a fake wallet? And thanks again!πŸ˜€
Jun 26 06:49PM
chelswalsh@kc1101 Thank you for the appreciation! 😊 Wallets have basically the same rules but most of all every single authentic item will have that plastic tab. One of my wallets has the tab in zipper part and another one has it in the check book part. Just look for that tab on every item. It's kinda like Louis Vuitton with their date codes.
Jun 27 04:08AM
kc1101@chelswalsh Ok great! Thank you so much!😊
Jun 27 07:42AM
seaside89@chelswalsh thanks for helping to set things straight. Do you have any MK bags you would be willing to trade for?
Jul 03 09:39AM
garliyogirls@chelswalsh so are these all 1.00 or 100.00 a piece? I don't own an MK purse and would love to own one fake or not! Lmk pease before I purchase from another posher. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’‹πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘œπŸ‘œπŸ‘œ
Jul 06 11:54AM
garliyogirls@chelswalsh never mind. = (
Jul 06 03:31PM
chelswalsh@garliyogirls I'm not selling. These are my babies! I'm just trying to get the word out on how to tell real from fake. There are too many people on this site charging retail prices for fake bags.
Jul 06 08:53PM
parkerkHi there- Have you looked at MK's website, gone to Nordstroms.... Is Michael Kors himself selling fake Jetset bags???? I Doubt it...your first rule is WRONG "1. There will never, ever be a bag that has a leather tab behind the hanging logo charm. I see this a lot lately with the colored, leather jet set bags. The hanging charm will always be on a matching leather strap or a chain, hanging on its own. The leather circle behind it means its fake" ... I have a great appreciation for educating others on how to spot a fake bag but your #1 rule is completely incorrect -the reason youve been seeing this alot is because he did this on his jet set collection....
Jul 08 12:28PM
parkerkooops I should have read the entire thread you already caught it! My bad. I think its important to teach others about real vs fake but we have to watch blanket statements. (MYSELF included) So Sorry for jumping the gun.
Jul 08 12:32PM
amyrenea89@chelswalsh will an authentic michael kors bag have a metal label inside instead of a leather one?
Jul 08 02:43PM
whiteclover@chelswalsh thank u for sharing info!!! ;)
Jul 16 05:46PM
knclarkI'm about to trade my 100% authentic bag for another on here that says "authentic" and it looks completely real but the only thing I have a doubt on is the inside of the bag. The logo says "michael KORS" all over the inside. If I tag you in the pic will you please tell me if its real. I love the bag but I'm kinda scared to trade!
Jul 18 12:30AM
chelswalsh@knclark Yes of course! Tag me whenever you have doubts and I will do my best to help you! 😊
Jul 18 06:22AM
catjahnke64@chelswalsh -- I found your blog when I Googled How To Tell An Authentic Michael Kors. There's been a "comment war" going on between myself (along with 2 other Poshers) and a site called borntoshOp. She has dozens of MK new bags available in all styles and colors. Just tell her what you're looking for and see if she has it. Then ask to see the plastic tag that is hidden inside and see how she responds. We suspect that she is selling high quality fakes at new retail prices, but she claims they are 100% authentic!! The sad thing is that she is actually getting lots of gullible people to buy!! Nobody could own that many new MK bags!! Anyway, if you get a chance, check out her site and let me know what you think!! Thanks for your expert advice!!
Jul 23 03:30PM
chelswalsh@catjahnke64 Tag me in your post! I'd like to see! I have a real issue with people trying to sell/selling designer fakes while passing them off as real! It's a sad truth, many people do this and too many people fall for the "deal" or don't do their homework. That's why I wrote this. Thanks for the heads up!
Jul 23 11:33PM
phantasyHello Chelswalsh, Michael kors large selma satchel in pomegranate color. This handnag is fall collection 2013. I bought this bag at Forzieri.com two week ago. This handbag was shipped from Firenze Italy and they claim that this is an authentic michael kors bag. It comes with he attached tag and the dust bag. Two days ago, i went to the michael kors store and i saw the exact handbag. I looked closely at the handbag, and noticed that the hardware is silver tone. The one i have is in golden tone. I asked the saleperson is this particular color bag come in golden tone hardware or not?, and he said only come in silver tone hardware. I was so scared that i have a fake michael kors bag. I went online for authenticity and i saw your post. I don't want to spend $358.00 for a fake bag. Please help me to authenticate this bag. Thank you very much. I do take pictures of it but i dont know to post for u to look at.
Jul 30 10:25PM
phantasyHi, I forgot to give you a bag style number. It is SELMA satchel 30S3GLMS7L and is in pomegranate color.
Jul 30 11:17PM
bregayleGreat tips, but just so you know Michael Kors does have an outlet store in Camarillo California now. 😊 Thanks for sharing your tips!
Aug 08 04:39PM
mzladythi hun...love some of your tips...but some mk bags do come with a leather tab behind the logo..i have a red one...and he does have outlet stores..we have on in mississippi on the coast..i only shop my mk's at my local DILLARD'S store or i purchase them online from HIS website or DILLARD'S website....my gf buys me mk bags and wallets all the time lol it's really ridiculous..now im into his watches and jewlery..so far i have a beautiful gold and silver..my next watch i want is rose gold tone with ring...but im looking for a rose gold purse to match it
Aug 12 06:28AM
hollyjessenThis helped me sooo much!!! I really appreciate a Posher like you taking the time to help Poshers like me who don't know much about fake and real MKs but know they want a real MK!!!
Aug 17 06:43PM
michellebise67I need help on figuring out if my Michael kors is real or not! It does have the tag in the inside that says made in Vietnam with let's and numbers. But why would they have that in there? Made me think its fake! I have the large jet and go and it does have s leather tab behind the gold mk drop, which you said was not real. It came off of amazon and they claim it Is real! Please help
Aug 19 06:15PM
xkepticOMG!! This is great info!!!
Aug 23 09:38PM
shop_awayI feel the same!!! Authentic feels great!!!!!! I don't do fake!!!! Awesome post!!!!
Aug 24 09:19AM
arm87@chelswalsh I google how to tell auth mk and it landed me here. Thank you so much for the info!😊
Aug 30 12:11PM
arm87@chelswalsh now I have to check my bags lol! Thank you again!
Aug 30 12:13PM
arm87@mayra1973 hey girl πŸ‘€ what I found☝!
Aug 30 12:14PM
meghanmarie_tHey! So I just bought a large jetset tote here on posh and I'm pretty sure its authentic, but it has the made in vietnam tag with the code av1111 and the tag is brown. just wondering if thats normal! Thanks! :)
Sep 05 04:40PM
artistbmThis was very helpful. I have a friend that's selling MK bags and I'm looking to purchase my first bag. I was concerned that they may be replicas.
Sep 07 10:38AM
tina91Can anyone help me out please and let me know if this website sells authentic MK bags, I have looked up as much information as I can but I can't find anything else thanks in advance. heres the website http://www.newmichaelkorsbaghotsale.com/
Sep 08 09:13PM
hcolove29Great post on MK! I do have a question though- what about dust bags?? How do you know if they are real? Do MK's have dust bags? I've never gotten one with any of my MK bags and they are authentic from Macy's?? Thanks hun😊
Sep 17 08:08PM
maryanndelima@chelswalsh hi! I read your post and I think you're the one who could help me. You have idea about authentic mk bracelets? I've purchased online two mk gold toggle bracelets and I just wanted to know if it's really authentic. It comes with a plastic package with mk tag on it. I would really appreciate your comment on this. :)
Oct 02 08:06AM
dest98ty for sharing this with us, im looking for one to buy I want a black on with silver on it:))
Nov 01 07:01PM
missdessieis this site related to poshmoda? anyone heard of it? saw that they have great reviews.
Nov 03 09:46PM
esmareldaWe have 2 Michael kors outlet stores in Las Vegas to correct the subject of no outlet stores. Also who's to say if a bag classifies to be a "fake" or "knock off" if the MK manufacturer sells at factory price themself somewhere else for a fraction of what MK charges. Remember most are made in China for pennys to the dollar. The difference is MK is having you cough up the bucks to carry his name and make him even more money doing it. The quality you get isn't worth the price. I've seen supposed fakes made better than an original to be honest.
Nov 16 01:51PM
maggie145488Hi Chels, I need your help, I just bought a new MK Selma bag online, then I saw your post so I'm wondering whether mine is the fake or authentic MK. Could you help me please?
Nov 19 08:14AM
silver101angel@chelswalsh Hi, Chelsea! I bought a MK bag on Friday (tan with red and monogram lettering on the outside). It has the plastic tab with "Made in China AQ-1308," all the stitching of the colors and fabric match perfectly, but the lining on the inside says "Michael Kors" all over. Mine also didn't come with a hanging charm. I'm not sure if someone took it off and left my purse with out it. If I tag you, can you please let me know what you think? I'm also planning on buying a watch, so I can also tag you in it. Please... I need help in making sure I am not getting ripped off. -Kristy
Nov 21 01:46PM
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Nov 27 12:31AM
loveelybee@florence79 thanks boo!
Nov 27 03:29AM
loveelybee@chelswalsh hey love i was referred here by another posher. I bought a purse on here which its still on its way to me. So i dont hve it. & it never occurred to me it can be a replica:/ . she claims it is authentic when i asked but i want to be sure & get another opinion. πŸ™πŸ™. I need help know if it authentic. If i tag you on it can you take a look at it & help me out?
Nov 27 03:33AM
meowzkiiI bought a jet set MK pale gold tote bag but the date code starts with "AV" instead of "B" that you mentioned. So did i buy a fake MK bag? And the date code is written in semi transparent black tag
Dec 12 01:29AM
em0507If you have any used mks you arnt using any more let me know :)
Jan 13 01:34PM
menayammy@chelswalsh oh no! so the Tanger Outlets in Houston MK store are all fakes??
Jan 15 10:19PM
sunshineavaare you selling these @1 dollar??!!!
Jan 17 01:48PM
hbuddemeyerI need help with a MK, would you be able to let me know if you think its real or not?
Jan 23 01:10PM
vanity_dreamI bought both my Michael Kors bags and they both have the circle behind the mk hanging in the outside and they both have the code and made in china in the inside so I don't get how u say that it's fake if it has the leather circle in the back of the mk hanging in the front because I bought them at the Michael Kors store and I'm pretty sure they don't sell fakes
Jan 27 04:28AM
xhyrahHow to upload pics here to show you my MK if it is real or fake ?
Jan 28 07:29AM
xhyrahI bought it from a friend and not sure if it is real or fake there is no dust bag that comes with it
Jan 28 07:30AM
michelleisperfI am a sales associate in central Florida for a Michael Kors retail mall store. There are two things wrong with this post......Number one is that Michael Kors DOES have outlet stores, there are two of them to be exact in Orlando, FL in the outlet malls Premium and Prime outlets, the "online outlet" stores are indeed fake, the only online place to buy MK products is straight from the Michael Kors' website. Number two is that the leather circle cut behind the metal MK charm on the bags does NOT mean that the bag is fake, many of the newer style bags for late 2013 and early 2014 have this, it can be seen on MK bags in the actual free standing Michael Kors stores in the malls, etc. as well as Dillard's and Nordstrom. The best way to make sure your bag is not fake us to make sure that all of the "metal" hardware on the bag is actually metal and not plastic. Also every buckle (especially), charm, and any other metal hardware in the bag with have "Michael Kors" engraved into it, nothing more or less, simply the name.
Jan 29 02:14PM
chrissiepci actually work for kors. the clear tag let's you know the bag was made for our stores or retailers. a gray tag indicates the bag was made for our outlets. the outlets are not for "overflow", although they do get occasional overflow...and there are distinct differences between a retail and an outlet bag. for example, the hamilton has a working lock and key in retail stores. if you purchase at the outlet, it has a face plate. additionally, the lining for retailers carries the monogram mk, regardless of the collection. the lining of outlet bags say "michael kors" in small lettering above a larger "kors". outlet bags are by no means fake, just made with less expensive materials.
Feb 06 09:12AM
dreshymia17Where would the serial number be located.
Feb 10 06:04PM
t4bbWhy does Nordstroms have the tan jet set with the leather behind the mk then?? @chelswalsh
Feb 11 11:51AM
lyn0912Hello, I need to find out if mine is Fake....Help??
Feb 18 04:03PM
ladycapricorn09@chelswalsh can I contact you via email?
Feb 20 11:27PM
barbie0525I'm so confused by #1. On mk's official website the totes have leather behind the mk circle charm. I'm so confused. I just bought one on here and am so afraid it's fake
Mar 03 04:22PM
raerae2030@chelswalsh Read one of the posts concerning the MK metallic bags wearing off had same problem myself if you call the company they will ask for inside tag info and will give you credit for any MK store or outlet like they did for me.We have an outlet store in Limerick,PA.Hope this helps.
Mar 16 01:11PM
amand4_n1coleDo you think Dillard's would sell fake Michael Kors bags?
Mar 16 09:11PM
uniquelyloved30Can you look at a tote I am about to purchase please? I'll @ you and then u can comment back under your listing and tag me??? I'd appreciate it😁
Mar 19 08:22PM
femalemonarchThe buttons/feet of the bag (bottom) read Michael Kors. All four of them. These buttons can be rounded (Hamilton) or flat (Selma) depending on the bag but always read Michael Kors. I have several MK bags, all purchased from reputable stores (Macy's, Dillard's, MK, etc.).
Mar 21 10:09PM
lizmayThanks this information is very helpful.
Mar 25 03:11PM
nmmingaHi, would you be so kind to help me with a MK bag that i have? I purchased from a co-worker that i am no longer in contact with. I'm pretty sure its authentic, I just don't know anything about the bag, like style or name. Thanks
Mar 25 06:23PM
wifetonick09@stacy1114 tagged you here cause this can maybe help us out cause I don't believe mk has serial numbers
Mar 27 10:49PM
stacy1114Thank you!!!
Mar 27 11:03PM
stacy1114Thank you so much I just looked at my wallet I purchased last week and turn it upside out and found the authentic tag white made in China and number right after !!! Thank you I got an authentic yea! I ordered a purse on here last night to match my wallet but I was told it was fake and the seller told me it was authentic like I said I'm new at this and I don't have $ to buy expensive bags but I wanted to treat myself and took a chance I got the wallet but the purse I have no clue if it's authentic until I get it but I went ahead and cancelled it but don't know if it went through or not. Oh well....
Mar 27 11:13PM
breezy1Hi sweetie I just bought a Michael Kors handbag I would like ur info , it's a dark brown cream color Michael Kors name is myfavcloset_ and I want to know what u think it's authentic? Thank u sweetie
Mar 31 04:44PM
breezy1The little tag inside the handbag says made in China and then the number is B – 0809
Mar 31 04:46PM
hellokerrieHi I'm new here...are those bags for.sale?
Apr 06 01:05AM
ambyluvherkiddoShi chelsea just wondering if I could send u a pic of this bag im gonna buy and see if u could give me ur advice if its real??
Apr 10 09:53AM
beautography@braga73 That's the one in the Sawgrass right?
Apr 23 07:54AM
beautography@chrissiepc Hi. I stumbled on this (I'm a posher too) when I went online to see of the handbag I traded for was real. It's a Hamilton and when I didn't see the lock I asked about it and she said that it's authentic and not all were made with a lock. It has a metal plate on it. I don't have the bag just yet, but she's got a good reputation on Posh, so I guess what I'm getting is a bag made for the outlet? But, it would still be authentic? Please help...this is my first MK bag ever. I just want to know what I have. Thank you!
Apr 23 08:06AM
braga73@beautography yes 😊
Apr 23 02:46PM
beautography@brag73 Thanks!
Apr 23 06:23PM
snoopyluver516can you check the pink jet set tote in posher tm82 closet? This has leather on the back of the MK charm and she is charging $298 for the bag. I have a strong feeling that this bag is a fake. Can you let me know :) Thanks!!!!
Apr 29 10:06AM
erincaphi! where can I bring my bag to see if it's authentic? I don't have a MK store near by!
Apr 29 11:08AM
knikkole@chelswalsh I was just wondering what the different styles of dust bags are? I've seen obviously the new ones with the circle mk but I've also seen ones with a boxed in M on them. Are these the older bags? Still authentic?
May 10 06:28PM
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May 24 06:15PM
salamhdHi. Thx for the tip, but i stumbled with this site and was so happy to find such prices it even has christian louboutin shoes for about 145 i think πŸ˜” i so wanted to get something from there "http://join.chicmichaelkorsoutlet.com" r u sure its fake??!!!!
May 25 01:04PM
ely31989@chelswalsh i agree with you. Since you know a lot about MK can u help me ? A girl is holding a purse for me she told me is real and yeah i must say it does look real but can you give me your opinion?
May 26 03:11PM
ely31989@chelswalsh is a mini hamilton but without the holding straps. I never seen them like that. That is why im not sure of the authentisity.
May 26 03:12PM
jen2rodriguez@chrissiepc @chelswalsh Hi:). Thank you for making this post:)! I'm wondering if fake/replicas can also have that tiny interior tag that says MADE IN... & the date code?? I have not seen or been able to find any answers to that when I google it. I know authentic bags have it, but can the fakes also have it? Thank you:). Also is there an easy way to distinguish a fake from real mirrored metallic Wallet? Not finding any info on wallets either--help!😻😻😻😻😻
Jun 13 12:22AM
jen2rodriguez@chrissiepc @chelswalsh Oh, one more question😜. I've read that the fakes when bought new have the clear plastic over the metal logo for protection, but authentic MK bags do not. Is that true? That's seems odd to me because you would think any new bag would have plastic protecting the logo.
Jun 13 12:28AM
amanda4609Hi ladies! I have a quick question - I'm looking at purchasing a Jet Set tote, but the date code starts with a D, not a B...does this mean it's a fake bag?? Everything else points to authentic, but I don't want to spend $$$ on a replica! Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Jun 30 10:09AM
sirenaarthurMy boyfriend bought me an MK bag from a friend of his. I've been looking up how to tell real from fake. And i think it might be fake. Can anyone tell me forsure!? Can I upload pictures here somehow?
Jun 30 07:12PM
kimberlyrenees@chelswalsh I bought a bag on eBay and I was wondering if you could look at it from online and tell me if it's fake. I think it is but I really need your help. Could you email me at kimberlyrenee237@gmail,com and I will send you a like. Please help me please
Jul 01 12:01PM
qnzsh0rty20@maddiepaige you mean those tags? Thats just an interior tag not a serial code really
Jul 19 11:16PM
kittymeal99I want too know if these was still on sale
Jul 23 04:34PM
kittymeal99@chelswalsh hey I wanted too know I'f these items were on sale ??
Jul 23 07:24PM
tarasavage3@chelswalsh I'm debating purchasing an item on PM bc I'm worried it's not authentic . SO, I google searched the serial # AP-1109 made in China AND ur closet came up! Ironic 😊 Could u help a fellow posher out n give me ur opinion ?? Thanks!!
Jul 26 10:43AM
sceja0731It was said that Michael Kors doesnt have an outlet.. well a small correction yes there are outlet stores. Not a website but def stores. Im frm chicagoland and we have 2 or 3 michael kors outlet stores just so you guys know. :)
Jul 27 02:52PM
fab_fashionistaCould you please help me find out if a bag is authentic? i am looking to buy one now but not sure if the seller is telling the truth. I can upload now if you can help =)
Jul 27 03:35PM
jcngoIf you're still selling these reps message me! Because if they're the style that I want us love to buy them!
Aug 15 08:40PM
savanahsmith@mrs_fist11 This will help.
Aug 19 07:32PM
autry_angelaYou had me until you mentioned MK doesn't have an outlet. There's one in Hawaii & one in Texas. Now I'm questioning the validity of your other statements...
Aug 25 04:32AM
kinneya@chelswalsh you are right about most of this, but the jet set bags do have the leather tag behind it. This can be seen on the MK website to verify. Unless I misunderstood you, I am just trying to help. http://www.michaelkors.com/p/MICHAEL-Michael-Kors-MICHAEL-Michael-Kors-Medium-Jet-Set-Center-Stripe-Travel-Tote-TOTES/prod26330006_cat8519_cat8501_/?index=1&cmCat=cat000000cat8501cat8519&isEditorial=false
Aug 26 08:03AM
kinneyaI also agree with autry_angela, MK does have outlet stores. There is a big one here in the Tampa Bay area, and most of your higher end outlet malls.
Aug 26 08:04AM
livetobehappy@chelswash Hi! I just bought a Michael Kors leather jacket...I was wondering if you know anything about these? I am just trying to make sure it is authentic but I don't really know what to look for.
Sep 02 09:08PM
kayyymariexoxo@chelswalsh thank you for all this information!!! I've been SO annoyed with all the fakes being passed as real on here. People saying they bought these purses at department stores when the emblem isn't even "cut out" like an authentic would be! I live in MA and we do have an outlet mall "wrentham outlets" and there is a Michael Kors outlet store there. They have sales on some but I will tell you the prices are cheaper at Macy's! After reading this-Maybe it's really not considered an outlet store after all !
Sep 11 06:35AM
nguyenthu9996Hi, can you help me woth this? I just bought 3 wristlets from a person lives in LA, I bought 3 for $110 I'm not sure if these are real Michael Kors :( So I went to app store to download QRReader and when I scan, it comes out with some kind of toys. Can you help me? Cause i have ask a friend a she said these wristlets look real. If you have time please help me or email me at nguyen.thu9996@gmail.com so can show you some pictures. Hope to see your responds.
Sep 23 12:14AM
ploves99This has been really helpful and I just realized I bought a fake MK purse but it will not happen again thanks to the information you posted.
Sep 24 05:39PM
baness27@chelswalsh Would you be able to help me tell if one is authentic? I don't see how I an attach a picture though :( Someone is offering to trade me, but I have never owned an MK
Oct 09 09:43AM
adam172003@chelswalsh OMG, I bought a SMALL TRAVEL TOLD MICHAEL KORS JET SET, almost full price on ebay from someone who had 20,000 positive feedback. NOONE CAN ANSWER THIS!!! First, the dimensions are NOT THE SAME AS THE MK WEBSITE SAYS. there is NO lining on this bag, it's all black. But, there are 2 flaps on the interior..one with a zipper and one behind where the michael kors letters are on the front of the bag. If you lift up the flap, there is a rectangular metal strip covered neatly in "leather"", but if u pull it back you clearly see tacky glue over top metal to where the logo on the front of the bag is. The seller told me this is how those bags are...sent me a Internet "receipt" that claims it is from bloomingdales and 100% authentic. Do you know anything about this?? They are cheaper bags, but is that how the metal name is really attached to the front? On a glued plate hidden inside?? Thank uuu u Elizabeth
Oct 18 05:49PM
stephanielynnnnHi @chelswalsh your post came up on Google when I searched how to tell the difference between real and fake mk bags and I would really appreciate if you looked at a bag for me that I was interested in but it's actually on the vinte app. How could I send you pics of it for you to take a look? I would really appreciate it :)
Oct 19 02:52AM
stephanielynnnnVinted* app.
Oct 19 02:54AM
scootermama2Hello, I came across this trying to find guides about MK authenticity tips> Most of what you state is good information, but you are incorrect about a couple of things. Micheal Kors does use contrast stitching on many of their bags. Go into any store and look for yourself. Mostly iyt will be black bags with white stitching. Also, they do have outlets, just no ONLINE outlets. They have outlet stores you can physically go into. Just no outlets online.
Nov 22 07:15PM
scootermama2Also, selling replicas is a crime and you should have reported the seller you bougt them from to the police! People really need to know that the counterfeit handbag business is a crime and you can go to prison for it! Did you know that counterfeiters use child slave labor with children who are beaten and starved?? They even have broken their legs so they can not escape! Did you know the money used buying counterfeits goes to drug lords, mafias and even terrorist?? Did you know that the bombing of the World Trade Center on 9/11 was partially funded by these counterfeotors?? People really need to learn more about the counterfeit handbag busines and what the money is used for! It is not harmless to innocent to own fakes!! Please become an EDUCATED CONSUMER! Here is a link to an article about the counterfeitors. You will be shocked! http://siampremier.com/blood-money-the-terrible-human-cost-of-the-counterfeit-culture/
Nov 22 07:23PM
hunneyaddamsare you selling these? are they still available?
Dec 02 05:17PM
erosales45Hi I was wondering if there is a possible way you can help me identify my Michael more bag for being authentic or being fake. I had a friend purchase the bag for me so I just wanna make sure please feel free to email me at ernestinerosales @gmail.com please and thanks you :) I look forward to hearing from you
Dec 11 07:10AM
scootermama2Here is a good guide I found with photos and everything! Hope no one minds if I share it here? http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-Spot-a-Fake-from-a-REAL-Micheal-Kors-Handbag-/10000000195713903/g.html
Dec 20 12:16AM
scootermama2erosa45, you can also join and go to thepurseforum.com. There are some great experts there!
Dec 20 12:18AM
scootermama2Oops! Wrong link! Try this one! http://www.ebay.com/gds/Tips-on-Buying-Authetic-Micheal-Kors-Bags-/10000000195613778/g.html
Dec 20 10:25PM
timiekajayMy daughter is a Supervisor at the Nordstrom's Houston Gallarie Store and with that being said I have received several MK bags from as gifts because she uses her discount :). I would like to add my latest bag I received from her for Christmas was the MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Travel Tote Bag in Fuchsia and it does not have a lining and my hanging MK emblem does have a leather tab behind it so there for as I read a post that's how tell a fake MK bag is not true. I just wanted to add this vital piece of info.
Jan 02 10:52AM
christinechic@chelswalsh hey there anyway you can tell me if i bag i love is authentic? This seller had the matching wallet returned because the lady thought it wasnt real i asked the seller about this and she says she bought both items from a michael kors store in california any help would be great don't want to insult the buyer but don't want a fake either....thanks in advance
Jan 04 05:16PM
gerrie50What bag you selling, do i see $1
Jan 08 10:10PM
christinechic@timiekajay all authentic michael kors do have a date code? If not should i not purchase? Would appreciate any help thanks!!
Jan 09 07:00PM
mag_magHelp please I just ordered a MK bag from here but I am not 100 percent sure it's real. Help please.
Jan 14 03:41PM
lisasaia13Hello everyone!! I purchased 2 MK bags back in 2005-2006 (on separate occasions) in Macys at Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. I recently posted them on here to sell and another posher told me my bags are fake!! At first I believed her because she said she works at Dillard's and people return fakes all the time and then some unlucky customer buys it and ends up w a fake from a dept store. But then I started researching because I found it hard to believe TWO "fake" bags would be purchased on separate occasions in the same dept store. I found ur post and that's why I'm here! The reason she believes they r fake is bc the clear rubber authenticity tag inside my bags says only "made in China" no numbers. I'm not a fan of replicas and don't purchase them. I don't judge anyone so if other people want to wear them that's fine w me. I just prefer real. If you can (or any other ladies posting here) would take a few minutes to look at my 2 bags and give me ur expertise I would greatly appreciate it! I did find several ladies online that said the same as you, some older bags are NOT date stamped. What I would love to know is when exactly they started date stamping. I marked my bags "not for sale" for now bc I want to make sure I can back up the fact they r real. Even though I am 100% sure they are, I understand buyers being skeptical on here to buy them if they r not sure. PLEASE HELP!!!
Jan 25 06:17AM
lisasaia13@michelleisperf HELP please! See my post above 😊
Jan 25 06:26AM
lisasaia13@chrissiepc HELP please! See my post above 😊
Jan 25 06:27AM
chrissiepc@lisasaia13 I have only been working for Kors since 2012...however, at that time the tag just was a "made in.." tag that was color coded to show retail or outlet. The style number was added soon after...now you can compare style numbers inside bag and on price tag. It is true that people return fake bags to Macy's all the time, and associates from other departments don't realize they are fake. But, speaking for my Macy's, no bag goes on the floor without being inspected by me or my shop manager. I looked at your pics and the tags looked fine...I believe your bags are authentic. Sell those puppies!!
Jan 25 08:11AM
lisasaia13@chrissiepc thank u soooo much! That girl that commented on my bags really struck a nerve! U may have to delete the listings and start over bc she claims she's a specialist and people may believe her saying they r fake! 😭
Jan 25 08:15AM
alesol@chrissiepc Hello! I hope this comment finds you well! I just reviewed all the information you posted here! Thank you so much! Can you please look at some pictures and verify if an MK is authentic for me? I would really appreciate your help. Thank you!
Feb 02 11:15PM
sreyes6Help! I think I purchased a fake MK bracelet on Tophatter. Said NWT but I received it in a MK drawstring bag and with a care booklet. Can someone help me? It's a silver toggle heritage bracelet.
Feb 09 08:55PM
elzilchoDo ALL authentic MK bags have the "Made In" tag with a code on it? What if the entire tag is missing all together? I've found 2 MK bags that I really like, but need this question answered first. If there is NO tag does that make the bag an automatic knockoff? Thanks guys!!
Feb 10 08:42AM
jlopez7511@seaview99. Informative.
Feb 18 07:22AM
kmarch86@chelswalsh hey girl I was researching fake Michael kors and came upon this post. I'm 99% sure I ordered one claiming to be authentic from poshmark. But I've only owned a couple so I don't want to report unless 100% sure. The material is flimsy and feels like a raincoat. Or a cheap fake leather coat from Walmart. There was no care card inside only a ripped off bottom half of a tag. Have you ever seen a genuine purse with a fake leather coat/raincoat material?
Mar 13 06:06AM
tay_griffinHey girl, i know this is kinda strange, but I have a question for you! If you could send me a pm id appreciate it!😊
Mar 26 07:30PM
poshsell2014Hi, I just bought the same bag on Poshmark. But it doesnt hv a clear tag inside the bag said made in China/ Vietnam with letter n numbers on it. Just wonder if urs hv that tag. Plz lmk. Big thanks
Apr 04 07:07PM
poshsell2014I mean I just bought a MK hamilton which I list it in my closet for ppl to help me check if its authentic or not, plz help
Apr 04 07:07PM
hcausey37Just want to pass along info from the FBI. Selling of fake purses such as Coach, Michael Kors, Louis Viutton, etc. is illegal. No matter if it's a store, street vendors, or yard sales, and facebook. If you need more info Google "selling of fake purses". All the info will come up about it.
Apr 21 12:10PM
hcausey37And even if you tell someone that it is not authentic, it does not matter.
Apr 21 12:11PM
hcausey37https://poshmark.com/closet/chelswalsh. COACH PURSES FROM OUTLET STORES ARE THE REAL THING AND SO IS MICHAEL KORS. Please know your info before you make comments like that.
Apr 21 12:47PM
christyca2Would a fake Michael Kors bag ever have wrapped handles? I have seen this on several posh pages and from what I have been reading online - MK doesn't ship bags that way.
May 25 06:45AM
kellydillardAny idea why some metallic MK totes are leather inside and others ard material? Are all the metallic MK totes patent leather or ard any of them real leather? And does MICHAEL Michael Kors make all the metallic totes or does Michael Kors make them also?
Jun 24 10:09PM
burningbridgesI know that it has been said before, but it is frustrating that this pops up when you google how to tell a michael kors is fake. I own a bunch of MK's and all designer bags change over time. The leather tab behind the charm is a newer thing and by NO MEANS does it mean the bag is a fake! Please do not use this advise as true!
Jul 23 07:07AM
burningbridges@christyca2 They should always be wrapped in paper, not plastic
Jul 23 07:12AM