Most ladies don't go shopping looking for a knockoff, but some who don't do their homework end up walking away with one bag because they don't know how to spot a fake. Fossil handbags aren't super expensive in the spectrum of designer handbags, but that doesn't mean counterfeiters aren't lurking around, ready to steal your hard-earned bucks. So before you buy your Fossil purse, know the signs so you don't end up duped.
Know the price of your bag before you buy. Sure, bags go on sale, but if yours is selling at a bottom-basement price, it's probably not real. Fossil bags retail for around $100 to $200 a pop, so expect to pay somewhere around this price. If your bag is crazy cheap, it's probably also crazy fake.
Pay attention to smaller details. Check out the inside of your bag. Fossil bags will always have multiple pockets in their interior. It's easy to overlook such a simple detail, but it can make a world of difference. So before you buy your bag, take a peek at the inside.
Visit the fossil website and check it out. If you know the exact model bag you want to buy, study it and learn its specific features. This way, when you go to buy your bag, you'll know exactly what to look for.
Feel your bag. Fossil bags aren't extremely high end, but they'll still be made out of more expensive materials than fake ones. You can tell if you're touching super cheap leather if it feels rough and isn't pliable at all. If you're not sure the difference, go to a Fossil store and feel a bag you know for sure is real, then compare it to yours.
Be especially careful if you buy your bag on an online auction site. Make sure your seller has tons of photos of the bag for purchase. Look for a seller that has specific detail shots and whose photos look self-taken -- some counterfeiters will only show you stock photos.
Know the logo. Every Fossil bag will have a metal key somewhere on the bag with the word "Fossil" engraved on it. If you don't see this detail, your bag's not real.
The only 100 percent guaranteed way to make sure you're getting the real deal is to buy your bag at a Fossil store or an authorized seller, so if you want to be extra careful, don't shop for your bag anywhere else.