How to Instantly Spot a Fake Handbag Online

Unless you are an expert who researches luxury goods day in and day out (hey, lucky person!), it's all too easy to fall into the trap of buying fake fashion wares. With the pre-loved and resale markets booming, sites like are here to step in and solve your e-shopping woes.

Vestiare Collective in particular has in-house teams dedicated to vetting each and every pre-loved designer item that get sold on their site, not allowing a single one to reach a consumer should it be considered counterfeit. Of course its crew has many authenticity-tracking practices in process, but there are tips you can personally employ in order to never be tricked into a bad purchase again.

We drilled Fanny Moizant, co-founder of the site, for her top tips. Scroll down to start using them today—then shop from the site's best designer handbag buys.