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

Gucci Seams 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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After the Gucci lining, next in our ‘Ultimate Gucci Guide’ series are Gucci seams. This is especially useful in monogram canvas bags.

There is no rule of thumb with this, although attention should be given on how the GG pattern aligns where different materials meet. For example, look at the seams of the Gucci monogram canvas bucket bag below:

The seams of a brown Gucci monogram canvas bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

The seams of a brown Gucci monogram canvas bag

The next photo is from the same style of bag, but with a denim monogram material:

The seams of a Gucci denim monogram canvas bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

The seams of a Gucci denim monogram canvas bag

With these two examples, you can see that they try to preserve the diamond pattern of the GG canvas. However, it’s impossible to have perfect diamonds when you have a tapering material (i.e. decreasing in width). Just look at the example of our favorite $10 Gucci coated monogram messenger bag:

The seams at the side of a Gucci monogram coated canvas bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

The seams at the side of a Gucci monogram coated canvas bag

At the bottom of the bag, Gucci production also seeks to preserve this diamond pattern as much as possible. In these three examples, they are at the bottom seams from three different monogram canvas materials.

Even with a piping, the seams still match in Gucci monogram canvas bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Even with a piping, the seams still match in Gucci monogram canvas bag

The seams at the bottom of a black Gucci monogram canvas duffle bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

The seams at the bottom of a black Gucci monogram canvas duffle bag

The seams at the bottom of a Gucci monogram coated canvas bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

The seams at the bottom of a Gucci monogram coated canvas bag

Even in linings made up of GG monogram pattern, this attention to detail is maintained:

Even the seams line up in this GG monogram lining - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Even the seams line up in this GG monogram lining

What about these two examples below?

While not forming a diamond, you can make out the continuity of the GG pattern beneath The seams at the bottom of a Gucci monogram coated canvas bag - Tips on Original

Seams of a Gucci monogram Gifford tote bag

Similar to the brown one, the GG continues in this denim monogram bag - Tips on Original Gucci Bags on Sale - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real

Another seam of a Gucci monogram Gifford tote bag

These are actually from two Gucci Gifford tote bags, whose serial numbers were posted here. While not forming a diamond, you can make out the continuity of the GG pattern beneath in the first photo. Similar to the brown one, the GG continues in this denim monogram bag.

Next in the series, I will be discussing vintage Gucci Accessory Collection and vintage bags.

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