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Can you spot a fake purse?

Whether it's high end European luxury lines like Louis Vutton or Prada or a more accessible American brand like Kate Spade or Coach counterfeiters live to knock off designer hand bags, but designers are working hard to outsmart the crooks

Sarah Hanley is a purse collector, she spends time researching products before she buys. She recommends seeing a bag in person first so you know what you are getting.

She says that poor workmanship is a fake's dead giveaway. Designer bags use specific linings, stamps on zippers and tags on the inside of pockets, all fine points that vary from brand to brand and why research is so important.

Real luxury bags have a distinct smell that counterfeiters can't duplicate.

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