Authenticating a Burberry item to sell on eBay can be very challenging. The changes in logo, style, nation of production, etc. can make it very difficult and even…dangerous. Since listing a fake can risk you losing your selling privileges, it always pays to put in your due diligence and make sure your are selling a genuine article. Because many Burberry trenches, ties, scarves, etc are actually very high quality fakes, it takes a good amount of know how to be sure of what your have. Use this guide as a starting place, watch some YouTube videos, and do your best to visit a Burberry store and get a feel for their style and quality. Best of luck in your authentication endeavors!
AUTHENTIC BURBERRY GUIDE AND WHERE IT’S MADE
I have been selling Burberry for a few years and in that time, never had one complaint about the authentic nature of my items. They all have tags and we offer 200% guarantee, we have receipts for all purchases. But today, faith has turned and one buyer did not want to see our proof, he thought he was well informed on Burberry and left a negative feed back that just about made me die! It read: “Fake made in China!”
Yikes! but here is the truth! Burberry does produce in China, as well as Poland, Romania, India, Spain, Italy, England and, yes, in the United States. Not only are there Burberry Factories all over the world, they also contract other clothing makers in different area to make items for them.
Please don’t be alarmed such as this buyer who saw “Made in China” and sent a flaming red arrow in my direction.
Where something is produced often depends on what line is it part of. For example, Burberry’s Gold line is made in China, while most hats are made in Romania. As much as we would all love to see everything made in Italy and England, it just doesn’t happen. In fact it has been many years since Burberry moved their production out. I remember that there was a big fuss in England when Burberry closed one of their factories and moved it to China. I hate to tell you this but I worked on 7th. Ave. in New York City back in the 80’s and 90’s and most companies moved their manufacturing production to China or South Korea. It’s just been a part of Global sourcing in every thing from clothes to cars.
Burberry is still a respected well made designer brand made all over the Globe. When it comes down to it, where something made is not an indicator of either quality or authenticity. There are extremely high quality items made in china and some trash that is manufactured in the USA. Yes there are many different ways to tell on their labels even how they are attached to the clothing, quality of fabric, style and many other things but—please when unsure and you are not the expert don’t just jump to conclusions. Making assumptions can either damage the reputation of the person you are buying from, hurt your reputation as a seller, or lead you to leaving something valuable on the rack while sourcing.
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
1.Ask for proof most items sold on e-bay are from Burberry outlets and department stores. So all sellers should have receipts.
2. There is a Burberry legal department in New York City that handles claims if someone sells fakes, you can send the item to them for authentication. Selling fakes is absolutely illegal and they will prosecute. The Burberry sales associates are not allowed to say if its a fake or not. So taking your items to a store will not help.
Burberry Limited (trademark violation dept.)
444 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
I guess the summary of this would be, Burberry is made in so many different locations that where something is produced is usually not a great deciding factor on it’s authenticity. So education yourself on their other things to look for and best of luck!
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Burberry is only one of the hundreds of luxury items that we regularly find at thrift stores and garage sales? If fact, we didn’t pay full price for any of Kirstie’s Louis bags, my coach duffel, Salvatore Ferragamo loafers, etc. We flip some on eBay but keep the rest for ourselves. Check out our blog to see how we do it!