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We find out how to check if the Mulberry sale bags are genuine

If you're looking to buy a Mulberry bag either online or locally, but aren't sure whether or not they are genuine, there are a number of things you can do to find out. While this isn't a completely comprehensive guide, it will certainly ensure that you have the best chance possible of getting value for your money and not being ripped off by someone selling cheaply made knock offs.

If you find the advert online, make sure that the language used doesn't suggest that it might be a fake. This can include saying things like "in the style of" for example, that should get the alarm bells ringing right away. Another way of cleverly wording things to sell fakes is claiming that it is a "100% leather genuine Mulberry". Now, while that immediately looks like a safe bet, it could well be the leather that is 100% genuine, not the bag.

Another good hint when buying online is to check the photos. If the pictures used are stock pictures, make sure to request some photographs of the actual item itself. Many sellers use stock photographs since the quality of their item simply doesn't match up to the originals.

When buying in person there are a few things you can keep an eye on to minimise your exposure to fakes. Firstly, check the colour of the bag. Is it a colour you know Mulberry have produced bags in? If not, or if you're not sure, it's best to stay away.

Next, take a look at the tag. These are always attached with black string on authentic bags, while fake bags often have them attached with clear plastic. This is one of the most obvious ways to spot a clever fake, although it's not a sure fire way.

Finally, when all else fails, you should be able to tell from the quality of the dust bag. The authentic ones are of the highest quality with a gold tree located on the bottom right hand corner of both sides. This is the area where most fakes fall down, and you should be able to spot a bag that isn't authentic pretty quickly because of it.

Now you should be quite well prepared to know whether the Mulberry sale bags are genuine or not, so please share this information with your friends!

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