It was in the early 2000’s that the London-based fashion brand, Burberry, exploded with popularity with their iconic checkered-print on scarves and trench coats. Almost every celebrity is now seen wearing one of these items every winter. Their cashmere scarves have turned into a symbol of richness and high-end fashion. However, due to this immense popularity, the creation of counterfeit scarves came in the market as imitations. Although these fakes deserve flattery as well, all consumers have a right to know when they are getting a real one or fake one.
To spot a fake Burberry scarf, there are a few tips to know about and follow:
- Check the price of the scarf and compare it with an authentic Burberry scarf. A real scarf will not be less that $175, or more than $500.
- Check the tag of the scarf to see the authenticity. An official Burberry tag will have a firm and evenly-printed “Burberry” on the front, while the inside of the tag will have information regarding the materials used in it, the product number, the size, and the scarf style.
- Check the label of the scarf. The label of an authentic scarf will have a sewn-on label on the fabric from both left and right sides. The center of the label will not be attached. The label will read “BURBERRY” on its center in capital letters in equal height. Under this, it will read where the scarf was made, and what material it is made of, for example, it can say “Made in Scotland. 100% Cashmere.” The make can be from China, India, Poland, Romania, Spain, Italy, England, Scotland, and the US.
- Check the logo on the tag, as the brands symbol is an “Equestrian Knight”. The knight is facing the left, and its print will not be smudged or light.
- Check the fonts of the label, as the R’s for Burberry will have pointed ridges and a curl trailed outwards. If there are no ridges of pointed edges, the scarf will be a fake.
- Check the check print of the scarf. Every real Burberry scarf has a trademark-checkered pattern with perfectly symmetrical lines. The black lines run across the fabric in sets of three and are equidistant from each other. The thin red line will cut through these black lines at a precise perpendicular angle that will create the perfect square shapes.