This is most commonly used lining in a Michael Kors bags, and is found in the higher quality counterfeits. Again the ”honeycomb” pattern, at first glance it is almost undetectable from the lining found in a genuine Michael Kors bags. The subtle sheen and logo look genuine, but closer inspection you can see a slight distortion in the logo’s shape making the logo look more oval than round.
The slight distortion is caused by the parameters used to make the logo stitching in the lining. The counterfeiters do their best to replicate the logo, but if they don’t have the exact details of the parameters used for the machinery the logo can’t be replicated exactly.
This signature lining is found in most of the Michael kors latest bag range. As previously discussed the logo is perfectly round and stitched on the signature satin blend.
Handy Tip: If you look into a genuine Michael Kors bag in a dim lighting the logo should be the first thing to glimmer (catch your eye), as the thread has a higher gloss compared to the material. In a lot of fakes the logo will not stand out at all or the sheen of the material will out shine the logo.
This is the standard logo used throughout most of the Michael Michael Kos Range. The logo is not compressed and is made up of two text tiers ”MICHAEL” ”MICHAEL KORS”. The logo should be clearly defined but it is not uncommon to find a heat stamp not pressed deep enough ( Green Tag) , another example of poor quality control management. The undefined tags are normally found in bags purchased from Michael Kors Retail Outlets.
A genuine Michael Kors bag will include a MADE IN followed by one of the above countries, the label will also include the manufacturing date code in the format of AP- 1503. AP being the factory destination in this case AP stands for their Donguan China factory, and the 1503 stand for March 2015. The MADE IN tag will be partnered by a small white tag that includes the bags style number. In most cases especially the cheaply made Michael Kors counterfeits will not include either tag. The high quality replicas may include the tags but often fail to get the style number right.
Tip: You can always check your style number by inputting it into the Michael Kors onsite search to bring up your style. If it does not bring up your style it does not mean the bag is fake it just means it could be out of season and no longer available on the Michael Kors website. A backup is to input the style number in google images along with ”MICHAEL KORS” and see if images of your bag come up with that particular style number. If the pictures come up with a different bag than the one you have purchased, there is a high chance it could be a counterfeit.
Example of two logos, the right logo (Green) is a very clear example of a fake Michael Kors bag. The Michael Kors logo on genuine bags (right) is always clearly separated.
Logo Not Straight?
We have had a lot of messages from people who have purchased a Michael Kors bag and were concerned it was a fake due to the logo being slightly crooked, particularly the ‘’I’’. Sadly a crooked logo in genuine Michael Kors bags has become a common occurrence mainly in the saffiano leather range. If you are concerned about a bag being fake use an authentication service like ourselves to help authenticate the bag.