Learning how to authenticate Coach handbags and accessories is probably one of the easiest brands to identify. Knowing just a few keys identifiers will help you weed out the fakes like being able to spot the correct font, the Creed not looking like a run-on sentence and the symmetry of the C’s on the exterior of the bag. The guides below will teach you how to spot a fake Coach bag and what to look for when shopping resale.
Spot Fake Handbags – Generic in depth Coach handbag authentication guide
Authentication Files – Beginners guide to authenticating Coach handbags
Wondermika – In depth Coach handbag authentication guide
Bagtabulous – A Coach history of the Creed
DetectFake – Coach handbag authentication guide with photos through the years
Bag Bliss – Photo authentication guide for Coach bags
Deluxemall – They have several Coach authentication guides, good information
The Purse Forum – This page in general breaks down factory vs boutique and deciphers the letters on the Coach Creed
Goodwill – This is an older (2011) Coach authentication guide but helpful
WikiHow – Generic Coach handbag authentication guide
Ebay Daria48 – Fake Coach serial number authentication guide
The Bag Forum – This thread has quite a bit of interesting history on Coach and read all the comments, you’ll learn a lot.
Photo gallery with images of fake and real Coach handbags