Dior Authentication

LOGO / Heat stamp:

Dior purses include a leather tag inside the bag that contains a heat stamp. The leather tag should have rounded, not sharp, corners. Bags produced before 1990 are finished with one line of stitching at the top of the tag only, whereas the tags on more recent bags are stitched all the way around. The top stitch on very recent bags should be a different color from the rest of the stitches around the border of the tag. On the back side of this tag, you will find a serial number consisting of both letters and numbers. Dior bags produced after 1990 will have stitches all the way around the tag. Pre-Maria Grazia Chiuri era Dior Saddle bags will have a leather tag. The first thing to note here is that it will have rounded edges, i.e. it will not have sharp, square corners. On the front of the tag, it will have “Christian Dior” written first, then “Paris” written in a smaller font size below. The heat stamp is found on the leather tag inside the bag. It has the Christian Dior logo on one side and the date code on the reverse side. You will see “Made in Italy” or “Made in Spain” written underneath. But there’s more to look for when sniffing out a fake Dior. The logo stamp includes, “Christian Dior PARIS” with either “Made in Italy” or “Made in Spain” BUT lettering should be clean and even with no color running outside the letters. A stamp that looks less than perfect or even sloppy is indicative of a fake. The stamp should be perfectly centered in the middle of the leather tag. The stamp should be in silver or gold. If it is simply embossed into the leather with no color it could be a fake.

Charms and logo tag:

Christian Dior handbags often feature the brand’s letter bag charm with a leather backing. The alternate side of the leather should simply say “Christian Dior.” Some replicas have “Christian Dior PARIS” and “Made in Italy” on the reverse side of this leather piece. The Dior charms move around a little, but should not be shaking about excessively while you carry the bag. The metal circle which holds the charms should be sturdy on a real bag, representing the quality of the brand. Christian Dior handbags often feature the brand’s letter bag charm with a leather backing.

Hardware

In terms of the hardware on Dior Saddle Bags, the details will vary according to the size and model. Somewhere on it, there will be some kind of branded embossing. On the smaller versions, this might just be “CD”, while on some of the larger models, it might be his full name, Christian Dior.

Stitching:

A sign of a fake is also in the stitching. If it is crooked, irregular lengths, different lengths, or placed at strange angles are sure signs of a fake. Look at the stitches throughout the bag, from the exterior to the lining to the leather label tag, as all should be perfect. Dior’s Cannage quilting is made up of small and even stitches in a relatively thin thread. The color of the thread should be the exact same color as the leather. Counterfeiters often have a hard time getting the color of the stitching right. Cannage quilting is one of the most difficult patterns for amateurs to replicate. Compare any photo of an authentic Dior handbag with your prospective purchase and look out for any irregularities. Stitches throughout the bag, from the exterior to the lining to the leather label tag. Another way to spot a fake Dior bag is to check the stitching, which needs to be small, even, and done with a thin thread in the exact color of the material it is sewn into.

Handles

The arched handles of the Lady Dior are sturdy and stay in place when not being held. Replica handles easily move from side to side and tend to squeak. Fake Lady Dior handles may also have some warping and be misaligned. Dior wraps their handles in paper, while replica handles are often wrapped in plastic.

Serial Number

The Date Code. Inside the bag, when you flip up the label at the zipper, you will see a date code in the same format as those found on Louis Vuitton items, as Dior is also part of LVMH, so it’s made of two numbers, two letters, four numbers (00-XY-0000). All Dior purses include a leather tag inside the bag that contains a heat stamp (see above). The top stitch on very recent bags should be a different color from the rest of the stitches around the border of the tag. On the back side of this tag, you will find a serial number.

Dior bags produced after 1990 will have stitches all the way around the tag. Crooked, uneven, or irregular stitching are telltale signs of fake Dior bag. This goes for all stitches throughout the bag, from the exterior to the lining to the leather label tag.

Authenticity cards

Dior handbags come with a grey authenticity card. On the reverse side, authentic cards have two small spaces and one large rectangular space for store details and the date to be stamped. A common feature of counterfeit authenticity cards is the use of two large rectangular slots.

Zipper pull

The Dior Saddle Bags that are closed by a zipper pull, usually the vintage mini and small versions, will have a leather zipper pull with “Dior” heat-stamped to both sides. NOTE however that due to wear and usage, these may fall off over time. In other words, if a bag doesn’t have this, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not authentic.

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