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How To Authenticate Burberry Handbags And Accessories

When looking to purchase any Burberry products via designer resale, knowing what the nuances for each item is key. Each link below will take you to an authoritative Burberry guide to teach you what to look for and how to stay away from fakes.


Spot Fake Handbags – Generic in depth Burberry handbag authentication guide

GMEK111 – Ebay guide for Burberry handbag authentication,  good photos

Your Next Shoes – Burberry scarf authentication guide

Between Naps On The Porch – This is her story but good photos to compare fake vs real Burberry scarves

Emrites Woman – Burberry handbag authentication guide

Quirky Princess – Ebay Burberry handbag authentication guide

Purse Forum – Authenticate this Burberry

Reebonz – The different Burberry check patterns

Romantique and Rebel – Burberry heart scarf authentication guide


Burberry operates under 3 sub-brands

  • Burberry Prorsum – The most fashion forward collection centered around runway shows, providing the design inspiration for the brand.
  • Burberry London – The tailored collection, typically what a customer wears on weekdays for work.
  • Burberry Brit – The most casual collection, typically worn on the weekend.


Check patterns:




Burberry Haymarket Check (with Knight) via Yoogis Closet


Burberry House Check (without Knight) via Fashionphile




Burberry Nova Check (Bigger check on light background) via Couture USA


Super Nova Check (Bigger than Nova Check, small accessories it’s normal to not have a whole check, just a stripe.) via Bag, Borrow or Steal


Explode check via Trendlee

Burberry Smoked Check Tote

Smoked – Classic check in darker color (no knight) via The RealReal


The Beat – Classic check in black and white via Trendlee


Authentic old Burberry clothing label


From Wikipedia:

Burberry Group Inc is an English luxury fashion house, headquartered in London, England. Its main fashion house focuses on and distributes ready-to-wear outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics.

Established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, originally focusing on the development of outdoor attire, the fashion house has moved on to the high fashion market developing pattern-based scarves, trench coats, and other fashion accessories. The first shop opened up in the Haymarket, London, in 1891. Burberry was an independent family controlled company until 1955, when it was reincorporated. The fashion house has dressed notable actors, world leaders, musicians, and athletes such as Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Peter Sellers, and Ronald Reagan.

Its distinctive check pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry is most famous for its trench coat. Burberry has branded stores and franchises around the world and sells through concessions in third-party stores. Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales have granted the company Royal Warrants, which have been maintained despite Burberry’s closure of its factory in Wales.

Christopher Bailey has been the CEO and Chief Creative Officer since 2014. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In 2015, Burberry ranked 73rd in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report, ahead of Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. Burberry has more than 500 stores in over 50 countries.