- Label: The Jimmy Choo label is generally a lilac colored metal face fastened to a leather backing, and stitched to the interior of the handbag. Many fakes have the incorrect shade of lilac, either going to light or too dark in the purple spectrum. The label should read in either gold or silver. However, even if the colors are correct, the label may still not be in the clear. Because it is often times the font details that are singular to authentic Jimmy Choo that many of fake handbags get wrong, and this is one of the best places to look when attempting to identify a phony J. Choo.
- Font: Always check out the “H” in Choo. On an authentic handbag, the horizontal cross-bar in the H should not be in the center of the letter, the way it is intended to be with regards to most standard fonts. Instead, the Jimmy Choo H should have the cross-bar closer to the top, about 75-80% of the way up the H, if measuring from the bottom of the letter. If the handbag has the correct H, move to the letters “O” in Choo. On an authentic handbag, the O will have a slightly dented look. This means that the “O” will appear as if someone tapped down on the top of the letter, giving the O an oval shape rather than a perfect circle. Spotting a fake Jimmy Choo handbag often times comes down to the subtleties in the font.
- Hardware: Any screws located on handbag hardware will always be a flat head (-) screw. Jimmy Choo will never utilize any Philips head (+) screws in any of their handbags.
- Dustbag: Fake Jimmy Choo handbags will often be accompanied by a dustbag that is an incorrect color or format. An authentic dustbag should have the logo: “JIMMY CHOO,” with “LONDON” centered perfectly under the logo. The font should be an embossed grey, while the dustbag itself will be the famous lilac color. Many fakes will have incorrect font colors on the dustbag, as well as the incorrect dustbag color i.e. the wrong shades of purple etc. Good luck and safe shopping!
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