This real vs fake MCM Backpack review will help you to check the authenticity of a MCM backpack that you own or are looking to buy. The signs of a fake referred to in this guide relate to the newer version of the MCM bag however even if you are trying to authenticate an older version, some of the indicators can still be used. MCM backpacks have been a go-to designer fashion accessory for a while now and, as is unfortunately the case, there are many fake MCM backpacks being sold as real online. Those looking to purchase authentic MCM backpacks can use this guide to help spot fakes and ultimately avoid being scammed.

Disclaimer: This type of content is published to assist individuals who wish to identify a product’s authenticity. Counterfeits are not endorsed. Since genuine and counterfeit items are both subject to change over time, no guide can be wholly conclusive. These posts should be treated as supplementary tips to help you spot fakes you are already suspicious, or unsure of. We are not affiliated with any other brand.


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1. When learning how to spot a fake MCM backpack, two details that should always be at the forefront of the checking process are canvas/metal colour and bag structure. Just as seen above, replica MCM backpacks will often use incorrectly coloured canvas e.g. too bright orange. Fake MCM bags may also have metal plaques, zips and studs that are too yellowy-gold in colour. In terms of bag structure, the backpack should hold its shape well, especially if it is brand new.

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2. The MCM monogram print should be upside-down in the column to the right of the metal plaque as can be seen on the authentic MCM backpack. In the column that the metal plaque is in, and in the column to the left of that, the MCM monogram print should be the right way up.

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3. On the current authentic MCM stark backpacks, the straps should be curved and this means you should be able to see more than one column of the MCM monogram print travelling downwards. This fake is supposed to be a copy of the most recent MCM stark backpack but the straps on it are not accurate and they are also far less padded than the straps on the real backpack. Depending on the situation, you may also be able to use the top handle of the backpack to help with authentication too. If the bag is brand new or has not been heavily used, the top handle should stay in place whereas fake ones tend to be extremely flimsy and move around constantly.

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