One of the running themes on Closet Full Of Cash is my disdain for fake handbags. I have zero tolerance for them but what I’m realizing more and more is that there are a lot of people out there that just have no knowledge as to what to look for when shopping designer resale or how to authenticate designer handbags and accessories.

Trying to authenticate utilizing Google is a nightmare with thousands upon thousands of pages to search through and who knows if any of that information is correct or worse, you can end up on the wrong website and who knows what you’ll find!

Using an authentication company is still a viable option and you all know how in love I am with Entrupy, but sometimes, you just want to know what makes a bag or accessory authentic. How are the GG’s on Gucci monogram supposed to look? What does an authentic Louboutin sole look like? Does Louis Vuitton ever cut off the LV’S? There is so much I didn’t know when I started buying and selling and through years of hard work and a true passion for all things designer, I’ve taught myself how to tell the difference between authentic and fake on hundreds of items.

To make this process easy for you, I’ve created Authentication Guides for the top selling high end designer brands and Coach. Kidding, no really. Coach is one of the most replicated designers along with Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Kate Spade so I wanted to make sure I included them in this list. I’ve started with the biggest brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Burberry and Gucci with the rest being added shortly.

There is a ton of great information out there if you know where to look so what I have done is create pages for each designer under the “Authentication” tab in which all the designers brands will pop down. Click on any one you’re interested in knowing about and this will bring up online authentication guides that I have personally read to make sure that each one has value to you, the reader.




I have personally picked guides that I thought would be most helpful and each link is safe. They may not all be jam packed with info but even the blog posts had good information to hopefully help you buy only authentic when shopping resale!

I’m adding new authentication guides daily and this little project of mine should be done within the week! If I’ve missed a website that is chock full of information, please let me know so I can include!