How to Identify a Genuine Marc Jacobs Handbag

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How can you tell if the Marc Jacobs handbag that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 10 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.


Step 1: Dust Bag
New Marc Jacobs handbags are accompanied by a dust bag in a variety of colours and styles. For example: white with the 'MARC JACOBS' logo in black across the front. Check the font, spacing and positioning of any logo carefully.

Step 2: Care Card
New Marc Jacobs handbags are accompanied by a care card. The details vary according to the style.


Step 3: Booklet
New Marc Jacobs handbags are also accompanied by a booklet. The details vary according to the style.

Step 4: Swing-tag
New Marc Jacobs feature a swing tag. It details style and colour information and features a barcode. Beware that real swingtags can feature on counterfeit handbags.

Step 5: Season Tag 1
Some new Marc Jacobs handbags feature a tag with 'Made in' and the season code detailed located on the bottom side of the interior pocket.

Step 6: Season Tag 2
The interior season tag also features further information on the reverse. Check for any spacing or spelling errors.

Step 7: Inside Logo
Most Marc Jacobs handbags will feature an interior brand name and 'Made in...' stamp. Check that the Marc Jacobs letter font is consistent with the official brand, and that the letters are evenly spaced. The Made in country varies with Italy and Indonesia being the most common.

Step 8: Hardware
Where featured on a Marc Jacobs handbag the hardware will be made of solid metal and will not flake or chip. Some pieces may be engraved and if so the engraving will be clean with a high quality finish.

Step 9: Stitching
Check the stitching on a Marc Jacobs handbag very carefully. It should be straight, neat, even and clean.

Step 10: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Marc Jacobs handbags. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the  youVerify app  prior to purchase.

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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