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Hello all,

I impulse purchased a Burberry coat on eBay from a reputable seller (100% feedback over 919 transactions) and I'm worried that it might not be the real deal. It is a very nice looking cotton blend coat and all of the stitching looks fantastic.

My concern comes from the tags, as they look different from the other older Burberry rain jacket that I have. The main tag on the zip-out liner and in the coat do not have the "made in England" text that my other one does and the text on the materials tag is very faded.

Lastly the size tag is in American size and is a loop tag, whereas the one on my other one is in English sizing and has a space for the name and lists a number and says Burberrys London on it. I have included a link to pics:

https://s1007.photobucket.com/user/DangerousMouse/library/Burberrys Coats

The old coat is the shorter one, the full-length coat with the liner is the new one. I have included photos of both in the linked album for reference to what I am talking about.

I would greatly appreciate everyone's assistance!

Rick
 

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I'm not able to zoom in on it. Sorry.

Look, Burberry is one of the most knocked off brands on the planet.

If you don't buy it new from Burberry or an authorized retailer, assume it's a knockoff.
I did not realize it was such a problem, I figured that since it was older there was less likelihood of it being ripped off. Is there not a good way to tell? I hate the idea of having a fake.

The reason I went with an older piece (besides cost) is that I have read that the quality on older Burberry coats is better. Most of the older clothes that I have received as hand-me-downs tend to be very well made and feel less "disposable" than most of the stuff I see that is usually in the range of what I can afford to spend.

Would folks be able to share some other quality makers to keep an eye out for when looking for vintage items on eBay or in the thrift stores that are less likely to be counterfeited?
 

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Other than the tags that you feel may be counterfeit is there anything else that makes you think it is? You are right a vintage coat is less likely to be fake than a NWOT or with tags coat. If it has a quality feel and you got a great deal wear it like its real. Dont stress about it.
 

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I'm not able to zoom in on it. Sorry.

Look, Burberry is one of the most knocked off brands on the planet.

If you don't buy it new from Burberry or an authorized retailer, assume it's a knock off.
That's not true, there's tons of vintage ones floating around. The "new coat" which the guy has in his photo album looks like a vintage one (it matches more or less several that I have) and the "old coat" is a new one. None of the four vintage coats I've got say "made in UK" on them, it's the ones from the last decade which have "made in UK" on some of them. Anyways, the the guy's coat with the old Burberrys' label looks genuine - I've got one identical to it.
 

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That's not true, there's tons of vintage ones floating around. The "new coat" which the guy has in his photo album looks like a vintage one (it matches more or less several that I have) and the "old coat" is a new one. None of the four vintage coats I've got say "made in UK" on them, it's the ones from the last decade which have "made in UK" on some of them. Anyways, the the guy's coat with the old Burberrys' label looks genuine - I've got one identical to it.
I'm sure there are some genuine articles out there, particularly vintage.

Still, given the state of counterfeit merchandise available online and the fact that Burberry is one of the most knocked off brands out there, it's safest to assume that if you find it on eBay, it's a knock off. At least until proven otherwise.
 

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I'm sure there are some genuine articles out there, particularly vintage.

Still, given the state of counterfeit merchandise available online and the fact that Burberry is one of the most knocked off brands out there, it's safest to assume that if you find it on eBay, it's a knock off. At least until proven otherwise.
That's a sweeping assertion which is so broad and general as to be basically useless and unhelpful. Also, how does one prove an item is genuine or not?
 
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That's a sweeping assertion which is so broad and general as to be basically useless and unhelpful. Also, how does one prove an item is genuine or not?
I'm not sure. But avoiding buying Burberry from an online auction site is a good way to avoid having to concern oneself with the answer.

Listen, I'm simply stating my opinion and my preference. You may feel otherwise and you've stated your position. The OP is best served by weighing all these considerations and coming to his own conclusion.
 

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I'm sure there are some genuine articles out there, particularly vintage.

Still, given the state of counterfeit merchandise available online and the fact that Burberry is one of the most knocked off brands out there, it's safest to assume that if you find it on eBay, it's a knock off. At least until proven otherwise.
I agree, but I think vintage "Burberrys" stuff is fairly safe. Sure, I've seen some knock off older stuff, but I think the knock off frenzy started when Burberry rebranded itself as a fashion label about 20 years ago or so.

In any case, the older stuff is of much higher quality, so knock offs are easy to spot. It's sad that the newer, genuine Burberry stuff is of such poor quality that it's hard to tell the knock offs from the real deal.

In any case, I believe the coat in question to be authentic based on my experience.
 
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