How to Spot Fake Gucci Sunglasses

Do you suspect that those new Gucci sunglasses that your friend keeps bragging about might be fake? Or do yours just seem too good to be true? Fake Gucci sunglasses dealers don't always add all the little details that make them seem more real. Here are all the things that most fake dealers forget to add to their fake ones.

Steps

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    Consider who you bought them from. Retail stores such as Neiman Marcus or the Gucci store itself are good places to buy them at.
    • If you are buying them online, only buy them if there is a conditional return policy and if the seller is trusted and has good ratings. Fake pairs might have the word "auth" instead of "authentic".
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    Look at the inner side of the sunglasses. All Gucci sunglasses are only made in Italy by the Safilo Group. There should be a CE after it says "Made in Italy". This stands for "Conformité European", which means "European Conformity".
    • The side of the sunglasses should say "Made in Italy".
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    See what came with them. These possible contents are only general, and aren't true for all types of Gucci sunglasses, and colors may vary. Possible contents may be:
    • Brown cloth
    • Gold Gucci box
    • A plastic bag to protect the sunglasses (with the manufacturing group's name on it)
    • Certificate of authenticity in an envelope
    • A warranty
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    Check the inner side yet again. After the letters GG (stands for Gucci) there should be a:
    • Model number (four numbers followed by an "S" for sunglasses)
    • Color code (five digits/numbers, which can be all letters, all numbers, or a mix)
    • Size
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    Look at the nose pads (if they have any). The Gucci logo should be there; many fake Gucci sunglasses do not have this on the nose pads.
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    Check the wording or spelling. A fake pair might say "inspired by", "Like", or simply misspell the word "Gucci".
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    Check the price. Gucci sunglasses are known for being notoriously expensive (usually above $200). It's pretty unlikely for a store to give you a 20% discount on a pair of Gucci sunglasses.
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    Do a polarity test. Put on the sunglasses and look at your computer monitor at different angles. If it goes dark at some point, then they are polarized.
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    Check the weight. Fake sunglasses probably are made of cheaper, lighter materials.

Tips

  • There isn't a serial number, so don't waste your time trying to find one.
  • Just because they're dark doesn't mean they're polarized.
  • Sometimes there might have been an error during manufacturing- this can account for missing polarity or logos.

Warnings

  • Fake sunglasses usually don't pass polarity tests. Sunglasses that are not polarized will put strain on your eyes.

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