Real vs. Fake Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Satchel

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Whether you like them or not, replica designer handbags are everywhere! It was estimated that 80% of bags carried my men and women in Dubai are actually fake, an odd statistic seeing that people in the UAE have the highest household incomes and quality of life in the Middle East.

Some women can't afford to splurge thousands of dirhams on a designer bag and opt to get a replica instead.

But there are so many bad knock-offs out there and it's hard to tell what you're going to get if you buy a replica purse online. That's why I introduced a new review segment to LavalierDubai called: Real vs. Fake.

For this post, I'm going with the Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Bag in light pink (real) and black (fake).  

*Just a quick note here, I wasn't able to find the exact replica online but this is the closest I can get. If you have a replica Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Bag, send us your review to*

Here are the real specs of the bag:

  • Material: Leather
  • Measurement: (Approximately) Length 52cm; Height 31cm; Width 18cm; Handle drop 24cm
  • Retail Price: 7,765 AED ($2,115) on Reebonz.
Let's start with the real deal:

Now, the replica Gucci purse from Bagaholics (Selling price: 319USD):

I've never shopped at Bagaholics and I do own an original Gucci. The inside of the replica looks exactly like my real one. The inside fabric is almost identical in texture and color! The Gucci logo on the inside rim isn't straight which worries me but the stitching is well done. Also, the interlocking G is way too puffy on the replica, while the real one is flat.

It's not the best knock-off Gucci in the world and some designer bag enthusiasts might be able to detect it's fake.

Now, it's your turn: what do you think of this replica bag? Let us know in the comments section below or email us at


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