"It's fairly easy to spot a real Prada Re-Edition 2005 Shoulder Bag," said Nikita, the head of our Luxury Authentication team and proceeded to write this guide. This step-by-step authentication guide has been prepared by our experts, who work with such items on a daily basis, for you to make make bags do not sneak into your closet!
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How To Legit Check Prada 2005 Shoulder Bag
- Examining the overall shape
- Looking at the Prada metal triangle logo
- Paying attention to the leather tag
- Authenticating the inside of the bag
- Making sure the shoulder strap is authentic
- Taking a look at the keychains
- Checking the zipper on the mini pouch
- Inspecting the removable nylon pouch
- Checking the logo on the dust bag
Examining The Overall Shape
One of the biggest helping factors in determining the authenticity of the bag, and the first thing you should look at, is its shape and structure.
Usually the shape of the authentic Prada bag is more rounded, so much that you can see the sides of the bag from the front view. On the other hand, the replica Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Shoulder Bag seems more structured and angled.
However, please note that the overall shape of the bag may appear different depending on the angle and if the bag is filled or not.
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Looking at The Prada Metal Triangle Logo
The second detail we are going to look at today is the Prada metal triangle logo on the front side of the bag.
The first thing to catch our eye is that the logo itself has an uneven shape on the replica. On the following Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Shoulder Bag fake VS real comparison you can see how the metal triangle is placed off-center on the leather triangle surrounding it.
Not only that, but you can also notice that the font of the “Prada Milano” text is actually different from the original. It is smaller than on the authentic bag.
Looking At The Clochette
The leather tag, also known as clochette, is not something to be overlooked. It is in fact very important in the process of authenticating your bag.
Firstly, you should pay attention to the stitching. The two vertical stitches at the top should always be placed symmetrically, at equal distance from the sides of the tag.
Next, focus on the texture of the leather. Here you can clearly notice that it is different. On the replica the texture looks like a pattern of vertical lines, while on the authentic the lines are less visible.
Moving on, please examine the font. On the fake Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Shoulder Bag tag, the “Prada” text is off-centered and the “2005” text is thinner. Be aware that some replica manufacturers are missing the Prada Re-Edition 2005 text on the clochette.
Finally, the corners of the tag should be rounded, not angular.
Checking Shoulder Strap
Another method we are going to cover today is the shoulder strap logo method.
The most obvious difference here is the size and font of the logo. On the authentic the letters are slightly wider and bigger.
However, you should also pay attention to the spacing. The “Prada” logo should not be placed too far from the end of the strap. As you can see, on the fake it is placed further.
Lastly, keep in mind that the corners of the strap ends should be folded in towards the backside.
Next on our list are the keychains, which are used to attach the straps to the bag. As small and insignificant as they may seem, we advise you to pay close attention to them and make sure they are authentic.
An interesting fact about this bag is that there are three keychains in total, and each one of them is a different size. So, if the keychains on your bag are all the same size, it is incorrect. Furthermore, only two of the keychains have “Prada” engravings on them, the mini pouch keychain should not have any engraving.
When it comes to engravings, on the picture below you can spot a slight difference in font and positioning. It goes without saying that the engravings on the authentic bag should be perfectly legible.
Mini Pouch Zipper Method
Moving on, please examine the zipper on the mini pouch.
As you can see, the shape of the zipper is slightly different. It is especially easy to notice by looking at the rectangular hole on the zipper, which is bigger on the authentic.
Lastly, inspect the font of the logo engraving. On the fake Prada 2005 Re-Edition Shoulder Bag it is smaller and off-centered.
Mini Pouch Method
Since we already inspected the zipper and keychain of the mini pouch, it is time to focus on the mini pouch itself.
First of all, the shape of the pouch is different. The authentic pouch should look smooth, with tight fabric, while the replica pouch looks quite lumpy. A possible cause for this is that the replica was not stitched tight enough. The texture of the fabric should also be smooth.
Secondly, pay attention to the metal logo patch. As we already discussed, the main difference here is the font, which in the fake one is different. Remember that the positioning should not be off-centered, and the letters should be perfectly legible.
Veryfying Dust Bag's Authenticity
For our last method we are going to authenticate the dust bag, specifically the Prada logo on it.
The first noticeable detail here is the color of the logo. On the authentic dust bag it is dark blue, while on the fake it is almost black.
Apart from that, the text size is also different. The font of the authentic is much more bold, but the text is slightly smaller.
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