Welcome to the WholesaleForum.com! Sign in or Register Free to benefit from our full range of free services

Welcome to Wholesale Forum.comWelcome ToWholesale Forum.comFind wholesale buyerstrade buyers and wholesale offers free

For Buyers

Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:

For Suppliers

For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.

Sign up now More benefits for Buyers
Sign up now More benefits for Suppliers
Post Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    1. GF22 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      10
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #1

      How to check authenticity of Ralph Lauren clothing - spot fakes

      Hi all. I have just started a clothing resale business with a focus on designer clothes. I get a lot of customers for Ralph Lauren but just last week a customer returned a shirt saying it was a fake.

      I bought it at designer prices and wanted to know if anybody here knows how to check authenticity of Ralph Lauren Clothing Ė spot fakes basically.
      Want To Be An eBay Powerseller?
      This is the Service You Need.

    2. Brand expert is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      12
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #2
      I use the following tips when buying original Ralph Lauren clothing:

      LABELS

      • Label should be spelt correctly for starters. Original Ralph Lauren tags say Polo (inside a box) by Ralph Lauren.
      • Real tags have threads on the backs; fakes do not
      • Real ones have a smaller tag beneath the main tag that reads ‘custom fit’; missing or differently positioned in fakes.
      • Real ones also have a third tag on the right with 100% cotton and size on it; fakes may or may not have this.

      STITCHING

      • Original Ralph Lauren polos are stitched with perfectly matching thread and with no broken or missing stitches.
      • Check the underside of the horse. There should be no loose thread or material sticking out – if there are any, then it is a fake.
      How a New Online Retailer Made Over £3m Sales in 1yr With These Sources

    3. Randy is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      62
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #3
      A lot of spotting a fake is intuitive and not 100% logical. If you are well versed with the products of any brand, a fake or duplicate item will just ring a bell.

      Take time out to invest in some original Ralph Lauren pieces for your own wear or at the very least, spend time at an exclusive outlet just touching and absorbing the feel of the merchandise.

    4. Whizkid's Avatar
      Whizkid is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      109
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #4
      Logos are a great place to start checking. Badly placed / cut off / unevenly stitched or just outright misspelt – Logos are usually the biggest giveaway in fake branded garments.

      Then look at the fittings. Zippers and buckles in fakes rarely ever match up to the original Ralph Lauren merchandise. Not only do they not carry logos, they are often made of die cast metal and have very sloppy finish.

      As a last step, turn the garment inside out. Big brands like Ralph Lauren will not have a stitch missing or broken. Fakes will have cheap lining material which sticks out like a sore thumb.

    5. Brand expert is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      12
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #5
      Many people incorrectly assume that `fakes’ are about bad quality. That may or may not be the case. Take two scenarios – One in which a dishonest manager runs the factory after closing hours using cheap material but the same workers. Second, in which a company churns out imitations using the best quality material but saves on branding and other marketing overheads.

      Both produce fakes in a sense but vastly different from each other.

    6. Jenny8675309 is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      26
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #6
      Chances are that the seller of genuine branded Ralph Lauren clothing will have variety in other brands or at the very least, a good collection of the Ralph Lauren range.

      If the guy has only one kind of shirt or garment style, it should raise an immediate red flag.

    7. Randy is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      62
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #7
      The reason why the logos are often so badly produced or stuck on is because they are stuck on in a different location or country.

      The way it works is that most fake branded garments are produced in third world countries where labor is cheap. The logo is left out or else the products will be confiscated at customs as fakes. They are finally added onto the garment at the last stage in the country of sale making the quality very inconsistent with the rest of the product.

      It is also a highly secretive operation carried out in not the best of working conditions.

    8. Sidd is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      29
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #8
      Pricing should also be a strong indicator. Too low and it is probably a fake. Like someone said – You get what you pay for.

    9. Hugh's Avatar
      Hugh is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      122
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #9
      I always buy expensive items like branded clothing from reputed stores or authorized resellers. Since there are rarely any surplus or reject Ralph Lauren pieces floating in the market, there are only a handful of people in a given geography that Ralph Lauren would have entrusted its clothes to. Check it out.

    10. Randy is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      62
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #10
      90% of fake branded clothing is very poorly made. It is in many ways worse than a K mart T shirt or any other department brand. The thing is that a guy who is manufacturing 3 dollar T shirts sometimes has access to better technology not to mention skilled labor than a guy who is running a covert operation across the continent. Most fakes are produced by underage children working in dimly lit rooms in a space that would not accommodate an adult.

      Only very large stores have the resources required to ensure that they are actually buying genuine designer clothing.

Sign Up Now

Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.

Post Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How to check authenticity of Nike trainers - spot fakes
    By StanleyCup319 in forum Safe Trading Advice & Due Diligence Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 19 Oct 2010, 05:00 AM
  2. How To Check UGG Boots Authenticity - Spot Fake Marks / Identify Counterfeit UGGs
    By Ray_cap in forum Safe Trading Advice & Due Diligence Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05 Sep 2010, 11:59 AM
  3. How to Spot Fake Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts
    By Carzzzz in forum Safe Trading Advice & Due Diligence Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17 Feb 2011, 04:06 AM
  4. Ralph lauren clothing wholesale suppliers
    By francesko in forum Wholesale Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17 Aug 2011, 01:39 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09 Jul 2012, 08:14 AM
  6. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27 Jul 2012, 05:12 AM
  7. Abercrombie and fitch/ ralph lauren
    By ChiChi Apparel in forum Wholesale Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01 Sep 2011, 12:26 PM
  8. Importing Ralph Lauren shirts into the UK
    By icesports in forum Import & Export Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21 Sep 2011, 12:53 PM
  9. Polo by Ralph Lauren retail prices
    By BeckhamSale in forum Starting & Growing Your Business Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05 Apr 2011, 07:06 AM

My Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 PM. - Fixed Width