How to spot a fake Guess bag

With so many fakes available online, we want to equip you with the right skills to buy with confidence. Here are a few tricks and tips to help you buy the real thing when you’re looking for a Guess handbag online.

An authentic Guess handbag has:

  • A grey tag with the Guess logo with silver embossing, printed “Guess by Marciano” or “Guess”
  • A tag with rounded (not square) edges
  • A black plastic barb attaching the tag to the bag. Never white, clear or metal
  • A white sticker with the following information: Style/Colour/Group Name/ MSR Code
  • A Group Name. Always
  • White dustbags (usually) with a red “Guess” label.
  • Fakes often don’t have a label sewn on the inside of the bag
  • The dustbag is made of durable, thick, good quality cotton

The Real Thing










Fake Labels









The Inside of a Genuine Guess Bag (with label)


  1. So is the bag at the top of the post real? My mother-in-law gave me one of her used purses that was “too small” for her, and it has the same G pattern on it. I wouldn’t dare ask her if it was fake. Just curious.