Ultimate Real vs. Fake Gucci Bag Guide – The Gucci Bag Serial Number Check: Part 3

Rectangular Gucci Leather Tag - 'Authentic Gucci Bag' - Ultimate Guide on How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real or Fake - Bagaholic 101




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material  | vintage serial number  |  rounded tag serial number  |  rectangular tag serial number  |  exterior  |  hardware  |  zipper  |  lining  |  seams |   vintage gucci and gucci accessory collection  |  gucci outlet  |  gucci plus  |  case study 1: gucci abbey bag | case study 2 : gucci soho bag |  case study 3 : gucci dionysus bag




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You have read Part 1 and Part 2 of our Ultimate Guide‘s Gucci serial number check.

In this part, we will be discussing an important, if not, the most important leather tag style. Of all the posts in this guide, this has the most number of photos attached.

The most popular bags under Alessandro Michele, including Gucci Marmont, Gucci Dionysus, Gucci Blooms and Gucci Padlock bags will have this leather tag.

Over time that I received authentication requests for these bags, I noticed fakes are getting better and better. Save yourself the trouble and have it professionally authenticated. I have seen scary good fakes, which will rattle the uninitiated.

You may click here for more information. What’s $5 for a thousand dollars lost for a fake Gucci Marmont bag?

The Rectangular Tag

You want your first Gucci bag. You browsed Ebay and got overwhelmed with all the bags listed. A bag looked identical to the one above and below it. You had eye fatigue and bought the one with the serial number. It has a serial number so, of course, it is authentic. WRONG.

A lot of authentic, contemporary Gucci bags (i.e. from the mid 90s, check the history here) have this style of leather tag attached inside:

Sample of a leather tag from an authentic Gucci bag - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Sample of a leather tag from an authentic Gucci bag

This is a sensitive topic, as most of the fakes flooding the market now would have had this type of leather tag. It could have been the type of tag inside your first fake Gucci bag you bought from Ebay. So read on!






This type of leather tag is currently in production in most, if not all, Gucci bags. It, therefore, makes sense to be aware of what to look for. As I mention several times, the devil is in the details.

So, how to read Gucci serial numbers? Is there a meaning to a Gucci serial number? Can we have a Gucci date code like there is a Louis Vuitton date code?

Well, the Gucci tag’s “serial number” (as this is what most people call it) has, based on the information I researched, the style code/number in the first row that should also be reflected on the bag’s price tag, and the supplier code on the second row.

This means that 2 or more bags may have the same serial number. However, fakes also have the same serial number (i.e. style code and supplier code).

For small leather goods like wallets, cardholders or coin purses, the Gucci serial number is divided by a period: to the left of the period is the style code, while the number on the right is the supplier code.

The Gucci serial number, however,  cannot give information the year a Gucci bag is made unlike the Louis Vuitton date code. Your best bet is to familiarize yourself with the styles/era the bag was made.

This could be instinctive as you get more acquainted on the evolution of Gucci bags. So, you’ll have no luck looking for information on a “Gucci date code”, unfortunately.

Without mentioning explicitly what makes the leather tag and the serial number fake, let us begin by looking at some fake ones. Heaven forbid that a “Gucci China”-made crossed your path! It will never be made in China, but there are reports of luxury houses outsourcing pre-production, but I digress.

Fake Gucci Serial Number & Tag Parade

With minimal discussion of the specifics, let us begin our fake Gucci parade!

(For side-by-side photos, check out these case studies on a Real vs. Fake Gucci Abbey messenger bag, Gucci Soho bag, and Gucci Dionysus bag).

Let’s begin with the very bad fake ones.

Look at the rectangular tag below. It is not even close to what an authentic GUCCI is supposed to look like. While I may take offense with the bad edging job on this bag, I’ve seen a couple of authentic Gucci bags that leaves a lot to be desired on this aspect.

Fake Gucci leather tag - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

A fake Gucci leather tag in brown GG monogram canvas bag





For this fake Gucci serial number, it appears to be authentic for an untrained eye. Sometimes I watch fake items on Ebay to see how high these would go. Unfortunately, it’s either the seller feign authenticity or, most of the time, the poor buyer just did not know at all. I’ve seen hideous fake bags sold as high as $200!

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 166023 00258- Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 166023 00258

What you should remember is that for rectangular Gucci leather tags, they are composed of two rows of NUMBERS (only numbers, you’ll eventually see below why I emphasized this).

A quick Google search of the serial number (even just one row) will show in Google Images a similar bag. Even if you search the whole thing, again, Gucci serial numbers are not unique. And, again, fakes may also have the same serial number as an authentic bag!

Here is an example of a fake serial number for a popular Gucci bag. This is for a Gucci Monogram Canvas Tote Bag with Red and Green Stripe Handle.

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 131231 9791- Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 131231 9791

I might be jumping ahead of my post here, but I’d like to quickly post this authentic leather tag and serial number of the same style for instant comparison.





Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 131231 204991 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Leather tag of an authentic Gucci Monogram Canvas Tote Bag (Red and Green Handle Stripe) with serial number 131231 204991

It is obviously a well-loved piece.

Anyway, compare the details of the serial number from the fake one and the authentic below it. The font of the serial looks miles apart.

Don’t worry, we’ll have more examples.

Let us continue with the fake parade, as things will progressively look more difficult.

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 269876 2011A - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 269876 2011A

Look how sloppy the GUCCI is. It appears that the two Cs got into a fight. Also, why is there a letter in a Gucci serial NUMBER?

In the next two photos, both are fake leather tags and serial numbers of the same style of bag.




Fake Gucci bag with serial number 141954 221141- Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 141954 221141

Another fake Gucci bag with serial number 141954 22141- Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Another fake Gucci bag with serial number 141954 22141

Meanwhile, here is an example of a serial number for a fake Gucci Soho crossbody bag:

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 308364 9991 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci Soho bag with serial number 308364 9991

The last serial number photo in this Gucci fake parade is something you should be careful of. In the example below, it seems that the front of the leather tag got all the details correct. But as you turn the tag, you will see the waving red flag.

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 131306 200120 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci bag with serial number 131306 200120

Scary, right? That’s why you must study all details as closely as possible. Look at the font at the front and, especially, the numbers at the back.

Better yet, have us at Bagaholic 101 authenticate your bag for a stress-free buying. A minimal $5 saves you a lot of time and hassle.





Here is another fake bag, this time a Gucci GG Canvas Positano bag with a scarf. It is worth zooming into the photo because the leather actually looks decent. But upon close inspection you can see the details are off, and the serial number is nothing like what is used on authentic Gucci bags.

Fake Gucci Positano Monogram Canvas bag with serial number 153033 9771 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Fake Gucci Positano Monogram Canvas bag with serial number 153033 9771

(Same can be said of a super fake Gucci Dionysus bag discussed with photos and tips here

Authentic Gucci Leather Tags & Serial Numbers

This will be the most tedious, but definitely the most helpful part: what to see on authentic Gucci leather tags. I have combed my hard drive and other storage to compile as many photos of authentic Gucci bags on Ebay (and other online platforms) that I sold.

A COUPLE OF NOTES:




  1. The front should have the registered trademark symbol (®), which I guess you already know from the fake parade above. Then the GUCCI font under it, followed by an all lowercase ‘made in italy’. BUT there are rare cases where the symbol is missing in authentic Gucci bags (I posted a photo towards the end).
  2. Contrary to what you may have already read online, it is impossible for ALL Gucci bags to have that defined embossing on the leather. Why? There are a couple of factors. This could be because: a) the material itself could resist properly defined embossing (e.g. pigskin leather with hair follicles), b) the leather eventually got worn and soft that made the print shallow (this is especially evident on GUCCI embossed zipper pulls), c) there are bags bought from Gucci handbags outlet, which are made from excess (I prefer this than scrap) materials, and had less stringent quality control, or d) a bag even from a flagship store could have been deemed acceptable under inspection because all other details are up to standard (again, Gucci is no Hermès, quality-wise). This list is not exhaustive.
  3. A Gucci serial number should have two rows. While the bottom row is made up of a block of numbers, the top row can vary. On some bags, it could also be a block of number. But in others, it is grouped into clusters of two, divided by a dot or in rarer cases, a dash.

Again, I would not want to give out as many details to prevent counterfeiters improving their fake bags.




Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 92736 203998 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of an authentic Gucci bag made for outlet with serial number 92736 203998

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 101644 001998 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 101644 001998

Remember the authentic Gucci coated monogram canvas messenger bag I bought for $10? Here is its leather tag and serial number.

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 110054 203419 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 110054 203419

I also had a similar messenger bag before, but made with a black nylon canvas bag. Here is its leather tag and serial number (notice they have the same top row?):




Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 110054 1705 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 110054 1705

These are some of pigskin Gucci leather tags, making it tricky to make out the details but you can still see it. The follicles also make some of the details look a bit weird.




Remember what I mentioned about leather getting worn and soft? See the details of the first Gucci leather tag and the serial number below from a monogram canvas messenger bag (this has perforated leather trims on both sides, and two leather straps with velcro in front, if I remember correctly). The rest suffer from the same fate.





Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 145859 467891 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 145859 467891

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 019.0355 002113 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 019-0355 002113




Here are also a couple of interesting colors and materials:

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 002.115 002058 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 002.115 002058

The one below is an exception. It is missing the registered trademark symbol on top. This is a Gucci bamboo handle with a satin body. But it is, definitely, authentic.

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 002.1010 2852 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 002.1010 2852, with two bamboo handles and three compartments

We can also observe this side-by-side comparison of a Gucci Gifford tote (one brown and one black).




Authentic Gucci Gifford Brown with serial 101340 204990 Black with serial 101340 213317 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Authentic Gucci Gifford Monogram CanvasTote Bag. The brown with serial number 101340 204990, while the black with serial number 101340 213317

Last but not the least, look at this Gucci leather tag and serial number below. There is a rectangular leather tag with studs outside the flap of the bag. The embossed number in this outside tag is the same as the top row of the serial number. =)

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 90656 001364 - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Bag serial number of authentic Gucci 90656 001364

I hope that by now, you already get the gist of how to tell if a Gucci bag is real, with the help of scrutinizing the leather tag and the serial number inside. Next section will discuss exterior details of a Gucci bag.

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410 Comments

  1. Thanks you I was able to spot a fake Gucci handbag on Ebay! I can’t believe I almost lost $350!

  2. I am looking at a Gucci bag on Ebay. The leather tag inside has no hardware but is stamped “Acessories Collection” with the R for trademark, the crest, and “Made in Italy.” However, the underside of the tag is fabric (Almost a burlap) and has strange serial numbers and writing about authenticity in both English and French running perpendicular to the serial numbers on either side of them. There are also asterisks in front of the second row of numbers. Here’s a link to the ebay page. Thanks!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/332338690958?ul_noapp=true

    • Hi! Kindly post a photo of the bag through a Photobucket link or any image hosting site. Cheers!

  3. I am still unsure if the bag I bought is real or not. Any chance you could give me your opinion if I sent you pics? It smells like leather and feels like good quality, inside and out. Tag with serial number says 130994 9791.

    • Hi! You can post a link to your photos so I can have a look. Upload it on Photobucket or any image hosting site. Cheers!

  4. I bought a supposed vintage Gucci bag just last night from a vintage select shop in Tokyo, and I’m getting a little worried that it might be fake! It’s too clean for it to be old and the serial number is longer than the pictures you provided: 001•58•6850 8039. I’ll happily provide you pictures if you’d email me! Please help!

    • Hi! I’ve seen vintage ones in excellent condition! I managed to recently buy one without the flaking lining problem etc, and it is authentic. Post a link to the photos so I can help you. Cheers!

    • The photo of the serial number and the Gucci tag needed to be clearer on this Dionysus bag, to be sure.

  5. I bought a bag off Ebay and it stated it was “Gucci Black Leather” with this write up:

    Beautiful, authentic, vintage black leather Gucci bag with original dust bag.
    With shoulder strap and front pocket embossed with Gucci.
    Bought from Gucci in London.
    Vintage item – label shows Gucci Italy.
    Cost £995

    I’ve received it today and the tag inside has the wording”GUCCI” italy. The inside of the front pocket has a small area of damage showing white paper type of material where the layer of leather has come off. It doesn’t feel or smell like leather but I can’t really tell as it could be leather faced. It came with a cream dust bag with grey GUCCI wording and grey drawstring.
    As it states “vintage” not sure if it’s ok or not.
    Thanks

  6. Help please, my Mother (Family from Wales) recently passed away. I came across a Gucci bag (Stunning Vintage Bag; REAL or not.) Also, found the serial number listed along with the correct GUCCI with the circled R above Gucci & underneath “made in italy” font on the front and the inside tag. Yet the Serial No. is only listed on each of the closures/clasps front Hardware only has one sliver “G” on the clasp? The bag is leather well made, perfect stitching, silk interior with 1 zipper (Saw a # 7 alone directly on the inside of zipper (as with COACH where you’d find YKK listed there.) pocket as well as a pocket behind the zippered one. Opposite side has 2 small pockets. Shoulder straps have a a leather snap closure to keep the straps together to hold up the bags shape/design as well as the 4 Hardware in Silver pegs at the very bottom of the handbag therefore it stands up. Red/Brown Leather Handbag (40-60’s Era?) Exterior Color matches the Leather & Satin interior as well; Silver Hardware.

    However, I have seen many different FAKE designer bags with the serial number listed.

    NO. 8833313 8831628

    • Hi, first of all. I’m sorry to hear about your mother passing away. My sincere condolences.

      As for the Gucci bag, perhaps you could post photos here. Upload it online and paste the link here so I can help you out.

    • Hi! So far, no red flags. But needs photo of the leather Gucci tag and the serial number to be sure. Cheers!

  7. Hello,
    I have a dilemma, You state early in the article that the serial numbers range from 10-12 digits and never more than 6 digits per row. I thought ah-oh, mine it is fake since it has seven digits in the top row and 13 total! Then farther down your article you post a bunch of photos of “authentic” serial numbers with 7 digits in the top row and 13 total.
    Can you please clarify?
    Also, is there a website where you can punch in your serial number for verification?
    Thanks

    • Hi! Hi! Please post photos of the bag so we can have a good look. Gucci serial numbers are not set on stone and they do not have a dedicated website to check this. Cheers!

    • Hi! Sorry if I might have missed this. This is an authentic Gucci monogram bag. Cheers!

    • Hi! It says the serial number is on the box, but there should be one embossed on the leather as well. Might be tricky to get a photo because of the narrow space. However, we need to see it to be sure. Cheers!

    • Hi! Needs more photo of the bag, especially the leather tag and the serial number. Cheers!

  8. Hi. I bought this bag from Carousell that said it is an authentic vintage Gucci bag. Once, I received it I knew it was fake. I tried to compare the stitches and tag fonts/serial numbers with my Gucci store bought bag and it is not the same. When I complained to the seller she said it’s guaranteed authentic bought by her sister from Japan. Please check if this bag is real or not. Thanks.

    • Hi! The Carousell link you have posted for the Gucci bag is invalid. Please check the link. Cheers!

    • Hi! I need a clearer and close-up photo of the Gucci serial number and leather tag to be sure. Cheers!

  9. Hi
    I’ve just found a bag in amongst some charity items i bought. It is supposedly a Gucci waist bag but i’ve checked online and here on your helpful website and it doesn’t have a serial number tag anywhere. Everything else seems to be ok but i’m no expert. Do all Gucci bags have this tag with the number on it? Thanks for your help.

    • Hi! It’s supposed to have a serial number, as even small Gucci wallets have one. Maybe the tag is hidden on the seams of the bag. Try to carefully look for it with a flashlight on hand. Cheers!

    • Hi! This is an authentic Gucci Guccissima Jackie-O bag. Beautiful! Cheers!

    • Hi! Please post a link of the photos of your bag. You may upload it on Photobucket or Tinypic. Cheers!

    • Hi! Please post additional photos, especially the front of the leather tag for this Gucci marmont bag. You may upload it on Photobucket or Tinypic. Cheers!

    • Hi! Yes this is an authentic vintage Gucci bag in navy monogram. Sorry as I do not have an example of this canvas in my Ultimate Gucci Guide, although the bag in question has the hallmarks of an authentic Gucci bag. Cheers!

    • Hi! This Gucci monogram bag with serial number “154982 001998” is authentic. Cheers!

  10. Hello,

    Do you have any thoughts on this vintage bag? It looks to me as if the metal gucci tag that would be on the inside has come off- as you can see the indentations where it would have been maybe?
    Seller said their Mum got it from Harrods around 1975.

    http://tinypic.com/a/fkweoh/3

    Any help would be great- thank you!

    • Hi Nunzia! Not enough photos to authenticate. Please post a link of photos of the leather tag and the serial number so I can have a look. Upload it on Photobucket or any image hosting site. Cheers!

  11. Good day! Im planning to purchase this gucci marmont leather tote from a mutual friend but im having second thoughts because i noticed the following:
    1. a black tag (in a similar material as those care instruction tags you see in clothes) with the word Gucci and a series of numbers below it was placed inside the “main” bag compartment. unlike most interiors i have seen online that had no black tags in their bags (from poshmark: https://di2ponv0v5otw.cloudfront.net/posts/2018/01/23/5a66eec72ae12f6bd3d35812/m_5a66eef99a9455370d38c671.jpg). I think i have also seen a gucci bag that had it inside the zipper compartment.
    2. It also had a different serial number from 2 marmont tote bags that i saw on trendsy (https://item1.tradesy.com/images/gucci-marmont-matelasse-leather-tote-21367305-9-0.jpg?width=720&height=960 & https://item1.tradesy.com/images/gucci-marmont-medium-matelasse-black-and-white-leather-tote-23572505-9-0.jpg?width=720&height=960)
    3. the zipper was kind rough when you try to open and close it
    4. the leather zipper pull was sewn oddly too. your examples were all sewn atleast all 3 sides of the rectangular pull except the side of the D-metal. My mutual friend’s bag only had the 2 longer sides sewn and short side, the parallel side to the D-metal had no stitches as well.

    I hope you can help me identify if its real or fake since i am too shy to ask that friend if it is.

    • Hi Theresa!

      1) Yes, some Gucci bags (especially the newer ones have a black fabric Gucci tag inside the lining);
      2) Serial numbers are not always clear duplicate, even for authentic bags;
      3) It is not unheard of that zippers can be not as smooth as we hope to be. Sometimes with age, humidity, etc., this could happen;
      4) You may post a link to your photos so I can have a look. Upload it on Photobucket or any image hosting site. Cheers!

    • Hi! This Gucci denim monogram bag with signature horsebit hardware (serial number 101971 002058) is authentic. Congratulations!

    • Hi Ash! Kindly post a clear photo of the front of the leather tag as well. Cheers!

  12. Hi! I want to buy this bag, would you please check if this is authentic?
    From your article, it seems real to me..

    • Hi Dawn! Unfortunately, this is a fake Gucci bag. I’m sorry.

    • Hi Yadira! This vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bag with serial number “14.02.013” is authentic.

    • Hi Ana! The photo you provided is too dark. Please provide clear and close-up pictures of your Gucci bag, especially the leather tag and the serial number. Cheers!

    • Hi Chan! Sorry for the late reply. In my opinion, this Gucci Boston Bag in monogram canvas with serial number 247205 525040 has no red flags. But to be sure, please provide a photo of the front of the leather tag (the one with the serial number). Cheers!

    • Hi Dee! I’m 100% certain that this Gucci Soho Med Chain Bag with serial number 336752 801688 is fake. Sorry about this.

    • Hi Zy! This brown Gucci coated monogram canvas tote bag with serial number “133168 0023” is fake.

    • Hi Tiffany! Unfortunately, this Gucci bag with serial number 133168 0923 is fake.

    • Hi! I would be needing clear photos of the leather tag and the serial number underneath. Cheers!

    • Hi Eric! This Gucci bag with serial number 32160 3444 is authentic. Cheers!

    • Hi Jeramy! Please upload photos on Photobucket or Tinypic and paste the link here so I can have a look. Cheers!

    • Hi Vicky! The seller can insist all he/she wants but this Gucci bag with a G mark is definitely a made for outlet bag.

  13. Hi,Icurious I found a bag at a yard sale that says Gucci MADE IN ITALY I on the outside. There isn’t a authentication number inside on tag, edges are rounded on tag. I dont think it’s real but I cant find a style similar to it. Its a top handle satchel, brown.

    • Hi Angie! Please post photos on Photobucket or Tinypic and paste the link here so I can have a look. Cheers!

    • Hi Maddie! I cannot quite see the details of this Gucci Marmont bag. Is the serial number “4476744 470701”? I need to see clear photos of the tag to be sure.

  14. Please help! After looking at this article I think I just bought a fake Gucci Marmonte small bag! :,(

    • Hi Eileen! Yes, you are correct. This black Gucci Marmont Bag with serial number 85810 443497 is fake.

    • Do you have photos of the inner markings like tags and serial numbers?

    • Hi She! Is it correct that it only has 2 photos of the bag? Needs to see more detailed photos to be sure. (And thanks for being an avid reader!)

  15. Hi – not sure if you got my reply to your response! The serial number is 446744 170701 i have a few more clearer photos which i asked the sender to text me if that helps at all?

    • Hi Maddie! I need to see the photos of the leather tag and the serial number. Let’s wait for that. Cheers!

    • Hi Maddie! I believe this Gucci bag with serial number 446744 170701 is authentic.

  16. Wow! A bit of a bargain then!! Thanks for your help – and apologies for being a pest 🙂

    • No worries! My apologies for the late reply. I was not able to check the comments. =)

    • Hi Beth! Unfortunately, a lot of red flags on this brown Gucci Monogram Hobo Bag with serial number 106250 1705. I would recommend not to proceed with the purchase.

  17. hi is thisbe bag fake [IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/otes76.png[/IMG]
    i just bought it and will cancel if so , thank you 🙂

    • Hi Erika! Unfortunately, this Gucci GG Marmont Matelasse Bag with serial number 448065 008658 is fake.

      • Hi Angela! Is this for the Gucci Dionysus bag? Kindly post the correct link. I cannot open the link that you put. Thanks!

    • Hi Angela! Is this for the Gucci Dionysus bag? Kindly post the correct link. I cannot open the link that you put. Thanks!

    • Hi Angela! Needs clear and close-up photos of the leather tag and the serial number. Thanks!

  18. Hi. Can you please check if this Gucci small marmont matelasse shoulder bag is real? here is the serial number:

    443497
    520981

    Thank you very much

    • Hi Anh C! Needs clear and close-up photos of the leather tag and the serial number. Thanks!

    • Hi Linda! This Gucci monogram canvas belt bag with serial number “28566 002058” is authentic. Cheers!

    • Hi! Please have a photo of the serial number for this Gucci Marmont bag. Cheers!

    • Hi CW! I need clear and close up photos of the Gucci leather tag and serial number “131220 205141”? to be sure. Cheers!

    • Hi Rachel! I need more photos of this Gucci bag with serial number “476433 170701”. Cheers!

    • Hi Rizqi! Needs more photos of the Gucci bag to authenticate — although I am a bit concerned with the bag, as vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bags should have boarskin leathers with visible pores, but this one is shiny leather (possibly faux cowhide).

    • Hi Marie! You have provided a private Google Drive address. Kindly make it public or upload your photos on Imgur or Tinypic for me to check. Cheers!

    • Hi Connie! I am not Linda, I am a dude. Anyway, I need more detailed photos of the bag, as clear as the photo of the serial number. Cheers!

    • Hi Shine! I would be needing a photo of the front of the tag for this Gucci messenger bag with serial number “201447 205027”. Cheers!

  19. Hi,
    Attached are photo’s of a 30-yr old Gucci bag purchased in Italy.
    Picture of bag
    Picture of serial

    Charles

    • Hi Charles! I cannot see any photos. Kindly upload clear and detailed photos of the bag on Imgur or Tinypic, then upload the links here to check. Cheers!

  20. Hi, i just want to know if the bag they are selling me is authentic. Kindly help me tocheck on this please.thanks a lot

    • Hi Rose! Needs to see clear and detailed photos of the bag to authenticate. Kindly upload on Tinypic or Imgur, then paste the link here. Cheers!

  21. Hello
    This is such an incredible site & thread. So glad I found it in time. I’m considering buy this gucci horsebit bag, its pretty old not sure of the year but a discontinued one. the seller has good ratings so I hope its authentic. Please see the photo of the serial number & bag model & advise if this is authentic or if I should avoid making the purchase.
    http://tinypic.com/r/294rwx3/9
    http://tinypic.com/r/2eb7jht/9
    http://tinypic.com/r/34nmx4j/9
    Kind regards
    Bianca

    • Hi Bianca! Yes, this Gucci horsebit bag with serial number “131470 213317” is indeed from the Tom Ford era. It is authentic.

    • Hi Nicole! The Ebay seller did not include any photos of the Gucci leather tag and the serial number of this Gucci Coco Capitán logo belt bag.

    • Hi Brie! Thanks for sending these photos for this Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “443496 201010”. Will you be able to post a clear and close-up photo of the front of the leather tag? Cheers!

    • Hi Brie! Please post a photo of the front of the leather tag as well. No red flags for this Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “443496 201010”, but I’d like to be sure.

  22. Hello,

    I purchased a Gucci Vintage bag off eBay can you please help me verify if it is authentic? The serial code reads 28566 002122. Thank you

  23. Hi, I ordered a Gg canvas waist bag with the model/ serial number of
    28566
    002122
    I was wondering if it was authentic

    • Hi RB! Please upload a photo on Tinypic or Imgur, and paste the links here. Cheers!

  24. Hello, I don’t know if my previous post posted. However, I am inquiring about a Shelly Vintage Belt Bag I purchased off eBay. I’m having doubts about the bag although, it did come with a dust bag. The serial number is 28566 002122. I’m not too sure how to upload pictures but let me know how and I can definitely do so.

    Thanks

    • Hi Reena! Please upload a photo on Tinypic or Imgur, and paste the links here. Cheers!

    • Hi Trish! This Gucci suede bag with serial number “95107 002058” is authentic, from the Tom Ford era. Cheers!

  25. Hi. PLEASE HELP: Looking at the Gucci Courrier soft GG Supreme duffle bag with serial number 459311 525040. I looks very real but its so hard to tell.

    • Hi Jayson! I hope you did not buy this Gucci bag with serial number “162785 9791”. It is a bad fake. =(

    • Yes, I have to approve comments as I receive a deluge of spam comments. Cheers!

    • Hi Eric! I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci tag and serial number. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the link in your comment. So far, I see no red flags but best to be sure. Cheers!

  26. Hi, I bought this bag second hand, it is pretty convincing and came with the box, dustbag and receipts but I thought I’d ask your thoughts on the serial number to be sure. What do you think?

    • Hi Jamis! Please post additional photos of this Gucci mini Dionysus with serial number “476432 2067”. So far, I don’t see any red flags. Cheers!

    • Hi MZ! Let us wait for detailed photos of the bag from the seller. I will be very wary of Ebay auctions for Gucci Marmont bags (or any Gucci bags for that matter) without these detailed photos. I’ll be waiting for it. Cheers!

  27. Hi i just recently purchased a pre love gucci mini habd bag/ a pouch monogram from ebay im not s ure if this is an authentic one.it has a serial number abd its with a dust bag abd controllato

    • Hi Carmela! I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci tag and serial number. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Petra! Did you win the Ebay auction for this Gucci black Marmont bag with serial number “443496 1778”? Hopefully not. This is a terrible fake. =(

  28. Yes I did unfortunately! Seems eBay cannot be trusted. Thank you for your time! Petra

    • Hi Sheryl! This Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “498110 006789” is authentic. Cheers!

  29. Hi, Please can you check if my bag is authentic Gucci. I need proof in order to sell it. The gucci Store In Auckland NZ will only confirm the serial no. is correct. It also has a G on the tab so its from an outlet. How can i send you photos of it?
    Its black satin canvas, with 2 leather handles and medium size with serial numbers 257289 and underneath 204046.

    • Hi Sarah! As far as I know, Gucci stores do not authenticate. For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

  30. Hi sorry I keep posting as my comment yes aren’t coming up
    Please can you check if this bag is authentic
    Seriel number
    A019563070
    Also given another number 408870891012
    Just a bit concerned as there is no receipt or dust bag
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=s0wrxy&s=9
    http://tinypic.com/r/s0wrxy/9

    I’ve sent this a few times but the comments are showing
    Would really appreciate your expertise help
    With this before I purchase it
    Thank you so much
    Sophie

    • Hi Sophie! All comments are under moderation to prevent spam (which I am getting A LOT). If you say that it is the serial number of this Gucci monogram backpack, including a letter, then this is a red flag. Cheers!

  31. Help please me messages aren’t going through on here so i have sent you a message on your instagram account
    thank you

    • Hi Sophie! All comments are under moderation. For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Margo! Even without the photos of the Gucci leather tag and serial number, these bags have too many red flags. I’d stay away if I were you.

    • Hi Ina! The link is not working. For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

  32. Hi,
    I just purchased the small Gucci Marmont bag in beige velvet on EBay. Can you help verify this serial number please?
    443497 525040

    Greatly appreciate the help!

    • Hi Daniela! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

      • Thanks for your response! Here are the images below.

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        [IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/im3tyu.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2jfkheh.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/dwdyj9.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/acpzqa.jpg[/IMG]
        [IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/ifoo7k.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/34zeijd.jpg[/IMG]

      • Hi,

        I just wanted to make sure you received my reply with the picture links. I can’t tell because the comments do not post right away so I apologize if this is a duplicate comment.

        Thanks,
        Daniela

    • Hi SJ! I will be needing clear and close-up photos of the serial number for this vintage Gucci bag. Please use the macro function of your camera. Cheers!

    • Hi Serge! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

  33. Hi
    I have purchased a bag off of someone secondhand and wanted to know if it was real i mean i didnt pay too much for the gucci messenger bag but she wasnt sure if it was a replica or authentic as she was gifted by a friend. How can i send you photos to get your opinion. Replicas these days are so much like the real thing its hard to tell

    • Hi Sharn! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Marissa! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Inong! This Gucci boston bag with web stripe, with serial number “47205 5168” is unfortunately fake.

    • Hi Denise! This black Gucci monogram bag in horsebit hardware with serial number “114890 001018” is authentic! Cheers!

    • Hi Denise! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Marissa! This Gucci brown monogram diaper bag with serial number “123326 002058” is authentic! Cheers!

    • Hi Ashlee! I need a clear photo of the serial number for this Gucci Dionysus bag. However, I am seeing red flags with the photos provided, thus I need to be sure. Cheers!

    • Hi John! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment. Cheers!

    • Hi Anna! This black Gucci monogram tote bag with serial number “189896 486628” is authentic. Cheers!

  34. Hello, I like the way you research and help. I just started buying Gucci and was almost scammed…thank you!

    • Hi Kathy! Thank you very much for the kind words! Yes, this is the reason why I took the time to write this detailed guide to tell if a Gucci handbag is real or fake. I would not want others to be scammed! I understand not everyone’s comfortable paying for an authentication service, so a handy guide like this is a first line of defense. Cheers!

    • Hi Shaun! I see red flags on this Gucci Marmont cardholder. I won’t buy it if I were you.

    • Hi Cristina! This vintage leather Gucci bag with serial number “002.1071 1669” is authentic! This is made out of pigskin. You may read more here: Leather Talk

    • Hi Carly! All comments are under moderation to prevent spam. This black Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “443496 5554”, however, is fake.

    • Hi Meggy! Kindly ask the seller a clear and close-up photo of the serial number. Upload on either Tinypic or Imgur and paste the link here. Cheers!

    • Bonjour Mael! J’ai bien vu les photos afficher par le vendeur. Malhereusement, ce sac Gucci Soho en cuir avec le numéro de série “282309 0899” n’est pas authentique. J’espère que vous en trouveriez une autre. Bisous!

    • Hi Meggy! Thanks for posting the serial number “443496 213048”. This is for a Gucci Marmont bag, right? For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

  35. Hi,
    I have a vintage Gucci bag I’m looking at online and it has 5 digit serial number 36279 right under the Italic font “gucci” stamp. I don’t see other Gucci logo or engraving on the outside of the leather bag (beige leather flap shoulder bag). Could this bag be a fake? Thank you.

    • Hi Kim! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

    • Hi Dawn! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

    • Hi Totti! This Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “443497 521000” is authentic. Cheers!

    • Hi Kaya! This vintage monogram Gucci Accessory Collection bag with red and green stripes (very Ophidia!) and serial number “32.02.005” is authentic. Cheers!

  36. Bonsoir je fais appel à vous car j’ai confiance en vous, (vous m’avez évité une arnaque plus haut j’avais donc signalé le produit..)
    Je suis sur le point d’acheter ce sac de la marque vuitton j’aimerais savoir si c’est un faux ou non j’attend votre retour car je sais que je le regretterais très longtemps si c’est le cas .. https://www.vinted.fr/femmes/pochettes/160978028-pochette-louis-vuitton mais son numéro de série à l’intérieur est : (DUO 111) https://images.vinted.net/thumbs/f800/0422a_xMYdNZpiXcs454wkSR8p5rpG.jpeg?1548334948$ede69b0c14b425b6f528a87a8ae00ca3e5c30a7b
    Le tissus intérieur est rouge (je n’arrive pas à vous mettre la photo)

    • Bonjour, Mael! Normalement, je ne donne pas des conseils pour des sacs de Louis Vuitton. Mais cette pochette en damier, le numéro de série est actuellement le code de date, et on le lit comme “Made in France en janvier 2011”. =) Cet article est authentique.

      • Hi there, just purchased a Gucci bag from Ebay but not quite sure if it is authentic. Would you be able to help?

        • Hi Caitlyn! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

  37. Hello! I recently bought a gucci bag for a bargain and I’m confused now whether it’s an aunthentic one. Please help me confirm if it’s real or not. Thank you so much!

    • Hi AJ S W-B! For this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

      • Is the serial number ever on a nylon label instead of a leather one, and it starts with the letter H plus 9 digits ?

        • Hi Mei! That doesn’t sound right. Just in case, for this free Gucci bag authentication, I will be needing clear photos of the Gucci bag, especially the Gucci marking inside the bag. Please upload on Imgur or Tinypic, and put the links in your comment.

    • Hi Nam! Yes, please ask for the Gucci stamp for this Gucci monogram duffle bag with serial number “162960 491403”

    • Hi Cecil! This monogram canvas Gucci bag with serial number “203692 0692” is unfortunately fake.

    • Hi Jane! This Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “448065 525040” looks off. I’d stay away, if I were you.

  38. Asking help to authenticate Gucci Boston Bag. i have no doubt this is fake.
    href=”http://tinypic.com?ref=5prggp

    • Hi Gilberto! For this Gucci Coco Capitan bel bag with serial number “493869 170701”, I would recommend posting a clear and close up photo of the leather tag. So far, something looks off.

    • Hi HHMN! This Gucci Marmont bag with serial number “443497 523120” is authentic. Cheers!

    • Hi Natasha! Based on the photos that you sent, I would not be confident to buy this Gucci bag with serial number “446744 170701”. This looks off.

    • Hi Lexi! You’re very much welcome! I’m always happy to help. This Gucci Smalle Beige Dionysus bag with serial number “400249 585795” is authentic. Cheers!

  39. I was about to buy a convincing looking Gucci ‭‭sidebag but needed give authenticate first, after reading this article I’m still not 100% sure. I have the photos on my camera roll but don’t know how to post them as a link, is there an email or anything I could send to?

  40. Hi, I have this this Gucci purse are you able to tell if its authentic? I received as a gift approx 1998

    • Hi Reina! Please upload a clear and close-up photos of the Gucci bag on Tinypic or Imgur, and paste the links here. Cheers!

  41. Hello! Can you help me with this? Thank you in advance 🙂
    [IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/2m7671h.jpg[/IMG]

  42. Hi! Pleas help me with this. The number of the Gucci marmont bag is 446744 801688.

  43. Your site is very helpful. Can you please help and see if this colbert canvas bag is authentic? Thank you!

  44. Did Gucci ever make bags with rectangular leather tags PRINTED in hotstamped gold (The GUCCI made in italy, not the product number?)

  45. Hi there, is this Gucci Heart Bit Gold Lurex Tote with serial number 269956 9769 authentic or fake? When I google the serial number, it does bring me to the images of the bag models, but I want to make sure. Thank you.

  46. Hi any one help with my recent purches on eBay Gucci authentic or not with serial number please
    421882 88020

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