How AI Is Being Used to Combat Luxury Fakes

Originally posted on Racked.com and written by Molly Kendrick Entrupy and Goat are using AI to find counterfeit handbags and sneakers. Luxury handbags may exude the confidence of wealth, but take them with a grain of fancy salt — the counterfeit business is booming. Around 2.5 percent of global imports to the US are counterfeit [...]

How AI Is Being Used to Combat Luxury Fakes2018-07-17T21:47:30+00:00

Defining The Difference Between Counterfeit And Fake

We are living in an age when anything from designer clothes to bags to makeup — and really any product from the fashion and beauty industries — can be easily and cheaply be copied and sold for less. It’s become such a prevalent problem that entire apps have been made to help prevent people from being duped [...]

Defining The Difference Between Counterfeit And Fake2017-09-16T20:05:57+00:00

Designer Resale – In The News #1

We always find interesting articles online of the different happenings within the designer resale industry and we thought you would want to keep up too so, we'll be gathering the most important content and posting weekly or bi-weekly so you can keep up to date in one easy place! The RealReal: Luxury consignment online retailer [...]

Designer Resale – In The News #12018-09-21T08:47:56+00:00

Trying to spot a real Chanel from a fake? Deep learning tech can help

This post originally appeared on cnbc.com by Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac Trying to spot a real Chanel from a fake? Deep learning tech can help Counterfeits are a painful thorn in the side of luxury fashion brands but they can be even more of a headache for digital re-sellers. Consumers on the hunt for high-end [...]

Trying to spot a real Chanel from a fake? Deep learning tech can help2017-11-22T19:49:08+00:00

The New Kids On The Block

In the past couple of weeks I've found a couple of really cool resale companies that I am so happy to share with you. Both are based in California and while they both sell luxury handbags, there's a difference between them that makes them both places to keep an eye out for. First there's Marque [...]

The New Kids On The Block2017-04-19T10:37:23+00:00

Road Trip

Next week I'll be traveling throughout the great state of California so, barring any explosive news in the resale industry, I'll be mostly on Instagram!   I'll be stopping in resale stores from Los Angeles to San Diego, doing a little shopping along the way and also performing demos of the Entrupy authentication device! I'll [...]

Road Trip2017-03-14T13:52:28+00:00

If You Love Designer Handbags, You Need To Read This

When the company you work for is mentioned in an article on the biggest fashion blog online, you just have to share! Brooke Marks of WhoWhatWear wrote a great article on how the authentication process is not always perfect when purchasing luxury bags. You can read the original article here. The luxury fashion business is [...]

If You Love Designer Handbags, You Need To Read This2017-01-20T09:16:10+00:00

It’s All About Hermes

I have been knee deep in Hermes the past couple of weeks with searching for almost two months for a Hermes Birkin Clemence 35 with gold hardware for a wonderful woman I met at my pups vet. Her husband wanted to purchase her dream bag for her birthday. I was particular on who I would [...]

It’s All About Hermes2018-09-21T08:51:51+00:00

Designer Vault Authenticates Chanel With Entrupy

You've heard of Entrupy, the on demand, on the go authentication device for luxury handbags and if you haven't, you can read about them here and here! I am such a fan of the technology and what they are accomplishing in the authentication space that I believe that every designer resale company should have one [...]

Designer Vault Authenticates Chanel With Entrupy2016-10-06T08:24:58+00:00

Is That Bag Authentic?

Is that bag authentic? You've either heard this, thought this or answered this question and probably multiple times a day whether you're buying or selling designer handbags online. Trying to determine authenticity is probably the biggest issue we face when selling resale. With more and more people jumping into the game, whether its a full [...]

Is That Bag Authentic?2016-09-23T10:01:06+00:00

Entrupy Authentication: Chanel Blue Calfskin Medium Boy Bag

While I was on the road this past week I had the pleasure of visiting Christina at Designer Vault and we tested the Entrupy device on a brand new Chanel blue calfskin medium boy bag. Can your online authentication company do that?! You all know how I feel about fake bags so the fact that [...]

Entrupy Authentication: Chanel Blue Calfskin Medium Boy Bag2016-09-26T14:22:31+00:00

The Future Of Handbag Authentication

Trying to authenticate a designer bag or accessory has been a slightly archaic process of late that had you either spending hours upon hours on Google trying to compare bag for bag or sending multiple photos to an online "expert" all the while, hoping for the best. As a re-seller, you're limited to what knowledge [...]

The Future Of Handbag Authentication2017-05-05T19:51:10+00:00