How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag With Your Naked Eye

Buying a designer handbag is undoubtedly one of those major fashion milestones in a girl's life. But before your big splurge, it's always best to make sure you've done your homework. Unfortunately, knockoff bags are all too common, so knowing what to look for can make all the difference when you're buying secondhand or from somewhere that's a little off the beaten path. To help make things crystal clear, we tapped the experts at Vestiaire Collective, a luxury retail site that has nailed the science of spotting fakes.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. at an earlier time and has since been updated.