Real Leather vs. Faux: 4 ways to tell RSS

Real Leather vs. Faux Leather: 4 ways to tell the difference

  How do I tell real leather bag from a fake?  The truth is it’s getting harder and harder to tell with the new imitations.  That is, until you’ve owned the bag for a short time and the fake one begins to stretch, crack, flake and come apart.  Then you know for sure!  Here are a few things that will help determine whether a bag is fake or real leather at the time of purchase.  These rules can also apply to belts, jackets, furniture, or anything else leather. Smell. Real leather should have a distinct smell.  It is hard to describe unless you are familiar with it, but I’ve never heard anyone say they didn’t like the smell.  Imitations are plastic...

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