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How to Spot Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini Bag

How to Spot Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini Bag

 

As trends from the early 2000s circle back around, it’s no surprise Prada’s iconic mini shoulder bags are making a comeback. From high profile celebrities to famous influencers, it feels like the Prada Re-Edition 2000 is everywhere.

The bag is made from Prada’s classic nylon material and maintains the incredibly wearable shape of its Prada 2000 predecessors. With a few updates and detailing, the re-editions hold space in modern fashion. 

Below, we follow some easy methods to authenticate the Prada Re-Edition 2000.

How to Legit Check Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini Bag?

How to Authenticate Prada 2000 Re-Edition: The Overall Look Method

How to Authenticate Prada 2000 Re-Edition

Before we get up close and personal with the details, we can start with the overall look between an authentic Prada 2000 Re-Edition versus a counterfeit. An authentic bag is sturdy enough to hold its more rounded shape, and the fabric ripples slightly as it gives with the curve of the zipper. A fake Prada 2000 Re-Edition looks smooth and flat across the body. With a weaker structure, some counterfeits can’t stand on their own when empty.

How to Spot a Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000: The Logo Plaque Method

How to Spot a Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000

A common tell for a fake Prada plaque is the letter R. On any authentic Prada logo, the right leg of the R is angled outward with a diamond-like end. If the leg is straight or flat, then it’s a fake. There’s also a slight gap between the leg and the body of the R, almost comparable to the stem on a leaf. If the right leg of the R is thick all the way without a thin connector, the bag is a fake.

Another tell from the lettering is the stylistic shape of the A. An authentic A has a thin crossbar and an extended apex, or cap. Pictured above, our fake Prada example has a thicker crossbar and a stubby cap, making for a less flared design.

In addition, the logo on an authentic Prada Re-Edition 2000 is enameled, making it smooth if you run your finger over the plaque face. Above, we have a fake plaque with an embossed metal logo. Each corner of the inverted triangle on an authentic bag has a hole while a fake bag may have screws in place. And lastly, the fake plaque is off center in the leather triangle (an issue we encountered with the Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Shoulder Bag).

Real vs. Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000: The Logo Plaque (Crystal Edition) Method

Real vs. Fake Prada Re-Edition 2000

The Prada Re-Edition 2000 mini bag crystal edition has a few of its own tells for authenticity. For starters, the crystals on an authentic bag are evenly spaced – meaning they don’t touch. Furthermore, the crystals border the logo but don’t touch the leather-backed plaque. You can spot a fake when the crystals have no spaces between (are touching) each other and touch the edge of the logo plaque.

 

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Prada 2000 Re-Edition Authentication: The Handle Method

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A real Prada 2000 Re-Edition handle is symmetrical. The stitching in the woven tape will look like an arrow pointing in one direction. An authentic handle will flow in the same direction (symmetrically) while a fake handle will go in two different directions (asymmetrically).

How to Spot Fake Prada 2000 Re-Edition Mini Bag: The Zipper Head Method

How to Spot Fake Prada 2000 Re-Edition Mini Bag

A defining element of Prada 2000 Re-Editions is the even and symmetrical zipper. The zipper head is thick with matte coloring. A metal loop (shaped like a horse shoe) maintains even girth throughout and connects the zipper pull to the lug. The zipper pull is made of the same high-quality leather used in the detailing on the bag and will have clean symmetrical stitching, forming a U shape.

A fake zipper head will have a metallic (reflective) head that begins to taper. Pictured above, the metal loop connecting the pull to the lug is thin along the curve and thick along the legs. And the zipper pull features asymmetrical stitching: the left side cuts horizontal while the right side extends further than the left.

Up close, these small details are not subtle. In fact, they make for some dramatic differences in aesthetic quality.

 

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Fake vs. Real Prada Re-Edition 2000: The Zipper Head (Crystal Edition) Method

Fake vs. Real Prada Re-Edition 2000

With crystals at play, there are a few extra details that help authenticate a Prada 2000 Re-Edition Crystal Edition. For starters, with evenly spaced crystals, there will be clean rows at the start of the zipper. Above, we see that instead of three rows of crystals we have two rows with a third crystal dividing them at their heads (close to the handle).

The seam at the zipper head on a real bag is tight and pulls inward, making for a stronger structure. Above, our fake comparison shows a delicate seam that comes closer to the surface and allows the bag to bulge slightly, contributing to a weaker structure.

A final detail is the stitching on the zipper pull. A real re-edition zipper has stitching up to the metal loop connecting the pull to the lug. A fake zipper pull’s stitching ends lower than that of an authentic.

How to Authenticate Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini Bag: The Leather Tag (Lower Quality Replica) Method

How to Authenticate Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini Bag

Starting with the overall look of the tag, you can tell real vs. fake from the straight edges on an authentic tag versus the slightly curved (outward) edges on the fake tag. A real tag has a hyphen between Re and Edition while the fake tag has a dot. The text has a cleaner look with straight (as opposed to curved or bubbly) edges and is thinner (more prominently in the “Re-Edition” and 2000 text).

Once again, you can authenticate a Prada logo from the right leg of the R. Above, we contrast the traditional diamond shape from a flat shape.

Prada 2000 Re-Edition Authentication: The Leather Tag (Clochette) Method

Prada 2000 Re-Edition Authentication

The details from the lower quality tag apply here with a few additions. The individual stitches on an authentic Prada clochette are even and symmetrical. Above, we contrast even stitching with asymmetrical stitching. The two stitches along the clochette strap fall lower on the fake tag and are shorter.

As for the shape of the tag itself, a real clochette has straight (more geometric) edges while a fake tag has curves.

How to Spot Real Prada 2000 Re-Edition: The Inside Logo Plaque Method

How to Spot Real Prada 2000 Re-Edition

Authentic Prada bags have an additional logo plaque inside the purse. Similar to what we’ve discussed previously, you can look for the traditional Prada logo font (paying special attention to the R and A). Notice how our fake example’s lettering is spaced slightly farther apart than in the authentic plaque.

The authentic plaque is thin with even-size font while the fake plaque is thick and the word “Milano” seems to have distorted letter sizes.

 

 

How much does a Prada Re-Edition 2000 mini bag cost?

Prada Re-Edition 2000 mini bag retails at $1,200.

Is the Prada Re-Edition 2000 mini bag worth it?

If you’re looking for a small, sleek design that is practical and perfect for everyday use, then the Prada Re-Edition 2000 is a great choice. The small size makes it versatile and perfect for carrying the essentials.

Where can I get my Prada Re-Edition 2000 mini bag authenticated?

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