How to distinguish the true and false of GUCCI sunglasses
Gucci was founded in 1921 as a leather goods store. Since then, Gucci has gradually developed into a well-known brand, producing a wide range of high-quality luxury goods. Because the brand is so well known, it can be difficult to tell if you’re buying a genuine or fake unless you’re buying from a reputable store. However, there are several ways to tell if a Gucci sunglasses purchase is genuine or fake, such as checking the details on the glasses, checking the accessories, buying from reliable sources, etc.
Check wording or spelling.
This is the most convenient way to judge the authenticity of glasses. Counterfeit glasses may have words like “inspired by”, “like”, or even misspelled “Gucci” on purpose. Check the parts of the glasses for spelling mistakes.
Look inside the sunglasses. All Gucci sunglasses are made by the Safilo Group in Italy. There should be CE (Conformité European) after “Made in Italy”, which means the European Community (CE is a safety certification mark).
If the paint peels off, the sunglasses are probably fake.
Check the model number.
There should be a model number after the letters GG (short for Guccio Gucci), the number is four numbers, followed by the letter “S” for sunglasses. Do a web search for this model number and the results should look a lot like your glasses. Sometimes counterfeiters add mismatched model numbers to glasses.
You can also check out the color codes. Color codes have five digits and can be all letters, all numbers, or a mix of numbers and letters.
Check nose pads.
Check your glasses if they have nose pads. The metal piece between the nose pads should have the Gucci logo engraved on it. Many fake Gucci sunglasses do not have this logo on the nose pads.
Do a polarization test. Even black sunglasses are not necessarily polarized. Put on your sunglasses and look at your computer monitor from a different angle. If the lenses darken at a certain angle, that means they are polarized.
Check hinges. Genuine Gucci sunglasses don’t have plastic hinges and don’t use screws to attach the hinges to the frame. In fact, there are no screws on the entire sunglasses. After checking the hinge, test for movement. The hinges should turn smoothly without stuttering.
Check the weight.
Fake sunglasses often cut corners. Although genuine Gucci sunglasses are not very heavy, they will be more textured in the hand. You can search the Gucci store online to find out the weight of your glasses.
Have a genuine card and warranty card. Genuine Gucci sunglasses come with an authenticity card and a warranty card in the bag. A genuine card is a card enclosed in an envelope. The back of the card has information on the color and style of the glasses. Compare the information on the card with the information on the glasses to make sure they match.
Check retail bags.
Genuine Gucci glasses should go in a Gucci bag. The bag has the “Gucci” logo in the same font as the glasses. Newer bags are usually brown in color and have a gold font, and will vary in color and style from older bags.
Be aware that fake sunglasses may also be in the original packaging.
Check your sunglasses bag.
There should be a sunglasses bag in the bag, and the logo and font on the bag should be the same as those on the bag and glasses. Check that the pins on the bag are neat. The new glasses bags are usually brown and have a gold font, but the old ones have different styles.
Check the brown glasses cloth. There should also be a glasses cloth in the bag. There is a Gucci logo in the middle of the cloth, which is the same as on the glasses, bags and bags. Even if it is an old model, the cloth for glasses should be the same style as the other accessories.
Check plastic bags.
Sunglasses should be packed in a plastic bag. The bag has the manufacturer’s label on it. Check the label information, it should match the one on the glasses.
Buy from reliable sources
Buy from a Gucci store. The surest way to be sure to buy genuine Gucci sunglasses is to go directly to a Gucci store. There is no doubt that the sunglasses bought in this way are genuine, and there is no need to distinguish the authenticity. Not every store has a specialty store though, so it’s also possible to buy directly from Gucci’s online store.
If ordering online, make sure the package has not been opened or tampered with.
Buy from upscale retail stores. If buying directly from a Gucci store is not possible, another sure-fire way is to buy from a reliable retailer. For example, Gucci products are sold in department stores such as Beijing SKP, Shanghai 66 Plaza, Guangzhou TaiKoo Hui, etc. These places are also reliable channels for purchasing luxury goods. These stores are sometimes separate facades, but are usually located within shopping malls.
Make sure the online store has a return policy. If you must buy from Gucci or an online retailer other than a high-end department store, make sure the store has a return policy. Sunglasses should only be purchased if the store has a return policy and the seller is trustworthy and reputable. This allows you to check the authenticity of the glasses before deciding whether to return them.
Don’t buy from street vendors. Vendors can often be seen peddling so-called “luxury goods” on busy streets. These things are generally fake. Judgment can be made from the price or after a quick check. Don’t buy from roadside stalls unless you can accept fakes.
Gucci sunglasses are famous for their high prices, generally more than 1,500 yuan. Genuine sunglasses can’t be much lower than this price.