Fashion fans like Gucci products because of their high quality, well-known label, status as an icon, and classic designs. This comes at a high price, though, since most handbags cost several thousand dollars each. Some Gucci fans buy their clothes and accessories used to save money or get rare, hard-to-find, or vintage items.
But when buying a used Gucci item, it’s important to make sure it’s the real deal. One way to make sure that the item is real is to look at the serial number. Find a tag that is attached to the product and has the serial numbers written on it.
How to Look for the Number
You can find Gucci serial numbers on a lot of their products, like handbags, wallets, and shoes. Where it goes depends on what it is. For handbags, the serial number is usually on a square or rectangle-shaped leather patch that is sewn onto the inside of the bag. The numbers are at the top of the tag, which is not sewn all the way around the purse.
For wallets, look under one of the credit card slips inside the wallet. Because these numbers blend in so well with the wallet’s material, they can be hard to find. On the back of most real Gucci watches, you can find the serial number.
How to Figure Out the Serial Number
There should be a serial number on your Gucci purse, wallet, or watch. If there isn’t one, it’s often a sign that the product isn’t real (at least for more modern Gucci products). Unfortunately, having a serial number doesn’t always mean that the product is real, since fake serial numbers can be put on fake products.
Once you find the serial number, you need to look at it carefully to see if it’s a real one. The serial numbers should be written in a classic, non-modern font that looks the same everywhere. The serial number shouldn’t have any letters either. The serial number on modern items is written in two rows. Numbers range between 10 and 13 digits.
How to Check the Serial Number with an Outside Source
If you find a serial number on a Gucci item, the best thing about it is that you can use it to make sure that the item is real. Using a serial number, there are a few ways to make sure that the product is real.
You could contact Gucci directly to make sure the serial number is real. Note that this option does not prove that the bag is real, but it does prove that the serial number is correct. It is possible, in theory, to put a real serial number on a fake product.
You can also use an online service that uses the item’s serial number and several pictures to verify its authenticity. You could also take the item to a person who knows how to tell if a luxury item is real or not.
Vintage products are an exception.
In 1921, Gucci was founded as a brand. Some old things have serial numbers that don’t look anything like serial numbers on newer things. Some old items may not have any serial numbers at all. Some may have a two-digit serial number, while others may have a serial number with dashes and periods.
Other ways to make sure that a Gucci product is real
To be sure that a Gucci product is real, you have to look at it as a whole. Products made by Gucci are well-made and have even stitching and work. Everything about the product should feel solid and well-made. The letter G in the Gucci logo should be round, like an O or a C. A stamp that says “made in Italy” should be somewhere on the item. If this stamp says something other than the country of origin, the product isn’t real.