Ultimate Guide on How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real (or Fake)? – Gucci Lining

Gucci Lining Marks and Details - 'Authentic Gucci Bag' - Ultimate Guide on How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real or Fake - Bagaholic 101





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Following the tips on Gucci zippers, we continue with Gucci lining. While not as strict as the other details, it’s worth being familiar with it.

Over the years, Gucci has produced different linings to go with their bags. The general rule of thumb is that the lining’s color must complement the exterior body. For instance, a brown GG monogram canvas bag must have a brown lining.

But this is not always the case. For example, you see newer bags especially leather ones having a cream colored, thick lining inside. Just look at the example of an authentic Gucci Soho bag below:

Underneath of a zipper marked with GUCCI A YKK marked Gucci zipper pull in contemporary bags - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

This is the lining of an authentic black Gucci Soho bag

But in a lot of Gucci purses on Ebay, especially from years ago and the common ones, here are the linings.

Brown soft cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Brown soft cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag

Black soft cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Black soft cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag

Brown waxy cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Brown waxy cotton lining of an authentic Gucci bag

Gucci has also used the diamante lining in some of its bags. I have seen this diamante lining on bags nylon canvas hobo bags sold on Ebay.

Black diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Black diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag

Brown diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Brown diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag

White diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

White diamante lining of an authentic Gucci bag

The 12-square point print is also an on-off theme in the house’s collections.

Diamante embossed on leather in this Gucci bucket bag

This is also another lining used by Gucci. Though not exactly a GG monogram bag, it is a signature G monogram fabric. This type of lining is usually seen in bags with plain exteriors (for example, heavy cotton canvas or nylon canvas material).

G print lining in soft cotton canvas material of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

G print lining in soft cotton canvas material of an authentic Gucci bag

G print lining in waxy cotton canvas material of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

G print lining in waxy cotton canvas material of an authentic Gucci bag

Like the diamante lining above, the inside also became an exterior component of a bag. The most recent one is from the Gucci Resort 2018 collection.

The bag with G print lining from Look 58 of Gucci Resort 2018

The bag with G print lining from Look 58 of Gucci Resort 2018

G print used on a skirt from the Gucci Resort 2018

G print used on a skirt from the Gucci Resort 2018

As mentioned in this post, nylon canvas bags also usually use this lining woven with Gucci in parts:

Canvas lining with GUCCI woven into the fabric of an authentic Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Canvas lining with GUCCI woven into the fabric of an authentic Gucci bag

The vintage Gucci Accessory Collection is infamous for having a lining that breaks down through time. It becomes powdery and may be a nuisance if unchecked.

In these two photos below, you will see an intact and scraped Gucci Accessory Collection bag. When buying vintage GAC purses on Ebay, make sure to ask the seller about the condition of the lining.

A scraped lining of a vintage Gucci accessory collection bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

A scraped lining of a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bag

As not all vintage bags belong to the GAC, here are a couple of examples of monogram canvas linings.

GG monogram lining of a zipped pocket of a brown vintage Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

GG monogram lining of a zipped pocket of a brown vintage Gucci bag

GG monogram lining of a zipped pocket of a navy blue vintage Gucci bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

GG monogram lining of a zipped pocket of a navy blue vintage Gucci bag

GG monogram lining of an authentic Gucci leather bowler bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

GG monogram lining of an authentic Gucci leather bowler bagNext in this ‘Ultimate Gucci Guide’ series, I will be discussing the  seams in an authentic Gucci bag.

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7 Comments

  1. thank you for the informative description of how to authenticate a gucci. thank you for the effort in writing it and making us more aware of what to look out for. it is much appreciated. I would just like to ask a question about the style numbers of gucci. I was advised that you can check the style number by typing the style number in google and then searching the images. I checked on a bag once and the same bag appeared on the image. however, there were images of the replicas of that style. how would you address this bag’s authenticity afterwards? was the style number a fake as well? i’m sorry but i’m just a little confused. please help!

    • Hi, please put a link to the photos of the bag so I can have a look. Cheers!

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

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