Supreme stays one of the most replicated brands out there, and the SS19 Supreme shoulder bag is no exception. Knowing this, we decided to write this guide to save you from the disappointment of purchasing a counterfeit product.
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How to spot a fake Supreme SS19 shoulder bag in 6 steps?
- Inspect the overall shape
- Authenticate the Supreme box logo
- Examine the Supreme “Made in China” inside tag
- Pay attention to the Supreme stamp on the inside of the bag
- Verify the Cordura tag on the back
- Check the printed Cordura tag
The Overall Shape Method
For starters, take a good look at your bag when it is laying on a flat surface. Inspecting the overall shape is a great way to legit check the Supreme SS19 shoulder bag.
First of all, in the picture below you can notice how the authentic bag is a bit more boxy and structured, while the fake one is more shapeless.
Another very noticeable detail here is the Supreme logo print all over the bag. It should be parallel with the Supreme box logo and not tilted or crooked. The letters of the fake bag are a lot wider and slightly bigger, with bigger spacing between them.
Finally, notice the grey 3M reflective tag sewn to the bottom of the front pocket. On the replica it is significantly wider and shorter.
The Supreme Box Logo Method
Our next method requires you to take a look at the Supreme box logo on the front pocket. Let’s take a look at the real vs fake Supreme SS19 shoulder bag comparison below.
This replica Supreme SS19 bag is worse in quality, therefore, it has more flaws. The text looks very misplaced and way bigger than it should be. Not only that, but the letters lack the shadowing, which makes the letters appear flat. The print overall looks cheaply made.
The next thing to notice is that the stitching around the box logo is inconsistent, with uneven stitches, some of them being way wider than on the authentic.
This better quality replica example displays another problem that is more difficult to notice. The font here is incorrect. The “e” letters are thinner and less tilted to the side. The letter “m” is also thinner. The “tail” of the letter “p” is thinner, and the “u” letter looks boxier.
The Supreme Made In China Inside Tag Method
As you can probably tell, the fake Supreme SS19 shoulder bag has its inside tag looking different from the authentic one.
Most noticeably, the “Made in China” text is placed way lower. The letters are bigger and wider, with bigger spacings between them.
Next, the Supreme logo also looks much thicker and bulkier. It is especially noticeable on the ® trademark symbol, which in the authentic is very thin. Notice how the R does not touch the circle, but instead floats inside of it. The fake, however, has this symbol looking much thicker, with R not only touching the circle, but also looking in general illegible.
Letters being too thick is possibly the most common flaw in all replicas of all brands. It occurs due to cheap printing machines not being able to replicate such thin and small text.
The Inside Supreme Stamp Method
Moving on with our list, we are going to examine the Supreme stamp on the inside of the bag.
As you can notice on the fake VS real Supreme SS19 shoulder bag comparison below, the fake stamp, yet again, has some problems with the font. The letters are way thicker and more stretched out. Not only that, but the fake stamp is more visible than the authentic one.
The Cordura Back Tag Method
Our next method of spotting a fake Supreme SS19 shoulder bag is by looking at the tag on the back of the bag with a Cordura logo on it.
There is not much to notice here, except for a few small elements. Firstly, the letters are thinner, with smaller spacings between them. It is especially noticeable on the “fabric” text.
Another detail you should notice is that the original tag has a diagonal stripes pattern. Your bag, if it is authentic, should have the same pattern.
The Cordura Tag Method
For our last method we advise you to check the Cordura tag attached to your bag. This is a simple printed tag, which is why replica manufacturers decided to not put much thought into it. However, it has a few flaws that we will gladly point out.
The first detail to pay attention to is the discoloration of the “Cordura” logo. On the authentic it is white-orange, whereas on the replica Supreme SS19 shoulder bag it is white-yellow. This is most likely a simple printing mistake on the manufacturer’s side, however, with authentic items such mistakes should not happen.
Next, you should pay attention to the “fabric” letters, which on the fake tag are thinner.
Finally, notice how the ® symbol is illegible on the fake tag. This is a small detail which can barely be noticed, but it is important for our inspection.
The Bottom Line
This brings us to the end of our guide on how to legit check a Supreme SS19 shoulder bag. Our general advice when shopping for brand items is to always be extra careful and never fall for cheap offerings, as they tend to be unauthentic.
It is always better to make sure that your items are original, and for this reason we offer you our Supreme authentication services. If you are not sure, feel free to check our reviews page for reviews from our many satisfied customers!