Here are 4 ways to tell a Kathy Van Zeeland bag is genuine.
- Look for the signature hardware. A charm/key fob is a signature part of a Kathy Van Zeeland bag. Also look for heavy metal charms on zipper pulls.
- The inner lining of the bag is patterned, not solid. The patterns may vary but common ones are a little purse repeating pattern or a blue floral.
- Look for a robins egg blue fabric tag with a little purse icon sewn onto the lining.
- The bottom piece of the bag has a purse icon outline.
Also if the stitching is loose sloppy or uneven, it is a poor quality fake.
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