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How to Spot Fake Juicy Couture

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**** Juicy is changing the tags again!! If someone has any pics of the new tags (brown/pink) please post them here******

How to spot fake Juicy Couture:

This is a basic guide to help you spot fake Juicy Couture clothing (Well, if we really want to get specific, women’s track suits, as I have no idea about denim). I am in no means an expert; I’m just slightly obsessed with the brand and own several of the track suit sets. If anything in this guide is wrong/misleading feel free to correct me at any time. I’m also working on the pictures, so bare with me.


All Juicy Couture Clothing tags are color coded according to size:

X Large - Light Blue
Large - Green
Medium - Beige
Small - Orange
Petite (X Small) - Pink



This is the easiest way to spot a fake. Most fake tags are orange. New Juicy tags will have a TM at the end of the scroll on the right side. New Juicy tags will have a (R) in the scroll after “JUICY COUTURE.”

A Note on Juicy Sizing:

Juicy generally runs small, and it’s extremely important to try on a couple Juicys before hitting Ebay. The sizing charts for the sweat pants are pretty accurate:

(Women’s)
X Large - 14
Large – 10 / 12
Medium – 6 / 8
Small – 2 / 4
Petite (X Small) – 0


The hoodies once again, run small, and are cut/designed for tall, slim frame. If you have any semblance of curves, you’ll generally need to buy larger sizes. Case and point: I’m a small in most women’s tops, but I’m an XL/L in Juicy hoodies. If you are having trouble finding a larger size, try Juicy’s maternity, where the sizes start out much bigger (Although, you’ll probably have to buy them directly from a department store/creditable website, as they are harder to find on Ebay).

Brand New With Tags:

Juicy tags are GOLD (Well, you could even say they’re a metallic-y yellow), but not matte yellow. Most fake tags are easy to spot. Keep a set of authentic tags for reference.

REAL:






Zipper Style:

This is also very important when buying Juicy off of Ebay. Some of the Juicy is an older style of zipper. Old styled zippers are not necessarily fake, but I wouldn’t recommend buying them, as everyone else will think they are fake. Old zippers have a loop directly on top of the ‘J’. New zippers are hanging from piece of recessed metal attached to a loop. Old zippers were discontinued in 2004; so many older styles will have that zipper. Oh, and new zippers will have YKK on the back.





Pants:

Juicy Couture sweat pants are cut very wide and long. Fakes are often cut narrower. A tell-tale sign of a fake is the ‘Protect Your J Zipper’ tag. There is no J zipper on pants, so therefore, it’s a fake. Another sign of a fake is a short tag. Underneath the colored Juicy tag, there is a white tag underneath. Most fakes have short tags, while the authentic tags are longer.



LOVE P&G, G&P:

Older Juicy hoodies/tags will say “LOVE P&G.” But, Juicy ran into some problems with Proctor and Gamble, so new juicy hoodies/tags will read “LOVE G&P.”

New Tags/Details:


More/Better photos of new Juicy tags/hardware






Spotting Fakes:

Ah, here is the fun part, spotting poorly made fakes. Here’s one example of a fake tag/zipper combo.



This is a “Petiete” hoodie with a gold (“Medium”) tag. FAKE. A Petiete should be pink, and also, the zipper style is old, and I wouldn’t recommend buying it anyway!

Ooh, this is a dead giveaway:



See that? It’s a ‘PROTECT YOUR ‘J’ ZIPPER’ tag. This also means that the included hoodie is also fake.

BEWARE:

•DON’T bid if it’s shipping from anywhere in ASIA! Especially Hong Kong.

•Beware of bad grammer: “IT‘S MATERIAL IS ROXY ?VERY SOFT? There are patterns cuff ?The length of trousers goes to the calf Sz:M” Now, what they meant to say was “This is a terry cloth Juicy Couture set, the color is Roxy. The set is very soft and the hoodie has patterned cuffs, the length of the pants go to about the calf. This set is size Medium” But, they didn’t and therefore, it’s probably some guy who doesn’t know English very well, who happens to be stationed in Hong Kong or is using someone else’s address. And for the record, that set was fake.

Tips on How to eBay Juicy:

•ALWAYS have a picture of the inside tag and zipper before you bid. This is the easiest way to spot a fake hoodie.

•Buy new styles. The earlier the hoodie, the less chance it’s been faked. New styles are also faked less than the standard terry/velour hoodie. Although I have seen new crochet hoodies that are very very fake.

•I haven’t personally seen a fake hoodie sold with the inside tag cut, so I think that it’s another positive indicator. Most fakes are BNWT so they can get the most profit.

•Ask if they know the color name. An Antibes Pink Juicy hoodie is less likely fake than a “light pink” hoodie. This works especially well if the seller swears they bought it at Nordstrom, and it didn’t fit, etc. etc. you can find a color chart online to verify.

•Don’t trust stock photos. Only bid if you have a picture of both the zipper and inside tag AT THE VERY MINIMUM.

•Don’t buy sets on eBay. Most fakes are sold in sets. But, a helpful hint is if the pieces are two different sizes (i.e. Large hoodie, medium pants). Even then, make sure you again have a picture of the zipper and inside tag on the hoodie and pictures of the inside tag on the pants.

•If you are determined to have a Juicy set, as I mentioned above, eBay may not be the best place to do so. Juicy’s come in a wide range of colors, and it would be hard to match separate pieces. Your best bet is to wait until all the major department stores have super clearance sales (like Nieman Marcus) where you can snag sets for as low as $47 for hoodies and $37 for pants (plus free ship).

Juicy Ebay Selllers and Websites Guide:

bluefly.com
bloomingdales.com
glamgirl.com
houseofstyle.com
europemoda.com
planetfunk.com
shopepic.com


Any AUTHORIZED retailer of Juicy Couture (Neiman Marcus, Nordies, etc) is fine to order from. I'll try to list as many web sites as I can think of, but there are many authentic retailers on the net. Also note that if a website isn't on either list, that dosen't necessarily mean it's a fake/real site.

List in progress, please PM me if you have authentic/fake sellers to add to the list!

Green List (Authentic Sellers):


osirus226- HF MEMBER- kellygawtscammed (Mall Mod!) Store link

bellsandbabies- HF MEMBER- kericat Store link / her Juicy Guide

raisin-kahne9 - HF MEMBER- Shelly Items for sale / her Juicy Guide

style5050, vivid-tangerine, juicybargains, jsantmom, wewcaj, riceball777, bugzee25, jtownflood, italywedding, virtualexchanges, gshkol, vipfashions, kmdakj4, blue9117, sammie.kat, favoritefashion, fatktty, maryann489, evalueville, furbunches, 2005bizzell, wendage2, eddabaybish, welovedenim, eddabaybish, Eddiepoor


Laurascatwalks6
ferber105
clickmaroon
billshew222
jozi12
nyah*fashion
aurevoire66
lamuanlfs
annterstore
mdethom
wadnhznl758
ipwanwsndman
tan96288
david8shop
alva18742006
welcometomydeals
hkstar288
orla1245
allabouthy
coraleeo
pacqra





Black List (Fake Sellers/Websites):

techtraders.ca / "Juicy Fashion"Additional information
Guesthouseboutique.com
popdenim.com
thedenimbutt.com
spoiledbrat.co.uk
instyledenim.com
luleeta.com
myjeancompany.com

v.v.fashions - Additional Information Here
jman2522 - Additonal Information
hi_maintenance_mama - Additional information
onsalewholesale - Additonal information
Couture-4-you
terriwithat
classy*chic
shopdollyrocker
lanan07
Labellahandbags Additionl Information
theorangeboa Additional Information
wholesalewearhousedeal.com- They don't sell Juicy, but please stay away from the fake Lacoste and other products Additional Information (<-- LOL at this one, this is a great thread for a good laugh. freak'n scammers!) (Note: Any website claiming to have 'wholesale' Juicy or any other product is going to be FAKE 99.99999% of the time!)
passionforpetstoo (Note: fake ADASA tags)
dachigga
taoo7
iiisssw8800 (Note: Fake ADASA tags too! UGH!)


kimberly3089
broccoli87
juicyrcj
ziomson
mila91080
mrsrayman12
yeah4juicy
destyni
(Note: power seller)
junkchic_dept.h9 (Note: power seller)
angeliasfashions (Note: power seller w/ over 4500 FB @ 100%!!
Currently NARU’d, but we’ve all seen the NARU’d return before!)

bylissboutique
sass_angels
cs2324c
best_service_best_deal
(Note: 8 months new to eBay, but big on yahoo auctions, w/ over 2500 paypal transactions)
premier_beauty
fashion experts
mazoua
(Note: power seller)
slugger1117 (Note: NARU’d..but, just in case)
b513b
genajb
dodostylelook
marsh_25
lindumond
streamofspring1111
snowrice8
(Note: power seller)
butterflyovation

Exceptions:

killertrash AVOID(Please be careful see additional information here and here-- a lot of complaints that this seller is INSANE)
Ishasdeals AVOID (Some complaints listed here)
yiyi31yaya (ton and tons of juicy…but, will not send or add pics of actual item or tags) --- UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller
2dawn651cats --- UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller
labellahandbags --- UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller (Note:says she gets from liz claibourne directly…wholesale?)
roxanne2472 --- UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller(Note: Sherpa jackets for 39.99, 30 of them!)
dtddwireless06 --- UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller (Notepower seller, looks like bathingsuits w/ protect zipper tags?)


dreamgirl71552 UNCONFIRMED but suspected fake seller -- AVOID (Note: 0 FB, removes pictures when asked questions
about auctions)

Source 1: AF Juicy Authentic Sellers list

Source 2: Jennifer315's massive Juicy list! ~ Thanks!!
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Good info, but the pics aren't showing!
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can this be made a sticky please?
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Hm, I'm switching the service to photobucket, and I used the [img][/img] it shows up on my windows, but not on my mac. If all else fails I'll put the links.

GR! The little edit icon is missing!!! TO the MAC!
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Grr... The edit icon is gone... Why? I have no idea... But, does this work for everybody?

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Yes, this should be a sticky for sure! Thanks for this.
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Ok, I see the pics now! Thanks so much for posting this- should definitely be sticky-d!
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New Juicy tags will have a TM at the end of the scroll on the right side. New Juicy tags will have a (R) in the scroll after “JUICY COUTURE.”


old juicy has a TM?
nice post will pics be bigger?
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Ooh, sorry, typo... New Juicy has the (R), old has the TM.
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stickied
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Yay!


Oh, and btw, feel free to PM me with any Juicy questions... I'm happy to help.
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Hey all! I'm a new member and I am a fellow JUICY lover! I have a small JUICY guide (still updating it though) on ebay if anyone is interested in it! Here's the link!
http://reviews.ebay.com/Juicy-Coutur...00000001477809
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Are these Authentic?

Hello,

What great information you have shared. I'm hoping you can help me out. Would you mind looking at these photos and letting me know if you think they are real? They look real to me after reading your information except for the shirt that has a white label. It looks different. I appreciate your help. These were the closest images I could find of these tags. Here's the link to the images:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/shaliq...?.dir=/1470scd
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real but old and my authentic Juicy 2 cents

checked out the pics and the stuff is real just older....the last one with the white tag is alot older. Juicy use to use the white tags on all sizes...I have a few pieces with the white tags...Juicy wasn't even counterfeited then.
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Juicy Sets and ebay

Being a huge Juicy fan(over 80 pieces and counting!!!) I just have to add what I know about getting authentic Juicy on ebay. I know that it is often repeated NOT to buy sets on ebay since Juicy is not sold as sets just pieces and that is very good advice especially from those sellers who ONLY have sets and tons of them in 3-5 colors and full size runs.....HOWEVER.....I have gotten very authentic "sets" and pretty good deals from a couple of the reputable Juicy sellers on ebay....Vipfashions and Peasfor3. If we can buy pieces to put together a set it certainly is reasonable to think that an ebay seller can too...especially since sets seem to go for more money and make it more worth their while. So basically if you know what to look for and the seller is reputable and it is a "set" you love...don't necessarily pass it up.
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Thank you, MaryClaire! I appreciate you taking the time to look at the images and give me your opinion. I really needed to know if they were real or not. I'll make a note that they are old.

Julie
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No Problem Shasta...happy to put in my 2 cents....and as for being old perhaps I should have said vintage....some Juicy purists prefer Pre-Liz Claiborne Juicy which these seem to be.
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Can anyone tell me if this is fake?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

thanks
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another detail that sets fakes apart from authentic Juicy is that the inside tags are ALWAYS stitched on with the same color thread as the hoodie/pants/shirt, etc. NOT with the same color as the tag. so for example if you have a green hoodie with a Medium (tan) tag, then the tag will be stitched on with green thread, not tan thread. i have seen lots of fakes that have the tag stitched on with the same color thread as the tag.
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^ that's a good tip, jetta_07!
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Hi, I'm new to this site and I have so many questions! I just opened an ebay store, and I'm trying to find great deals on designer items. I found a site called Janes Deals and purchased a small lot of Juicy Track suits (embroidered with roses). The suits are in sets. After reading everything on this site, I'm afraid that I what I bought is fake. I would NEVER knowingly sell counterfeit items for any reason. Can anyone tell me if these could be legit? And does Juicy also make a track suit called "Vicious"? I would appreciate any help or advice I can get. I also have been selling Chip and Pepper jeans. I have had one person say they are the worst fakes she's ever seen, and others who say they are definitely authentic! I'm confused! Please help! Thank you!!
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Originally Posted by HoustonDenim2006 View Post
Hi, I'm new to this site and I have so many questions! I just opened an ebay store, and I'm trying to find great deals on designer items. I found a site called Janes Deals and purchased a small lot of Juicy Track suits (embroidered with roses). The suits are in sets. After reading everything on this site, I'm afraid that I what I bought is fake. I would NEVER knowingly sell counterfeit items for any reason. Can anyone tell me if these could be legit? And does Juicy also make a track suit called "Vicious"? I would appreciate any help or advice I can get. I also have been selling Chip and Pepper jeans. I have had one person say they are the worst fakes she's ever seen, and others who say they are definitely authentic! I'm confused! Please help! Thank you!!
I think they are most likely fake.
That site sells horribly fake True Religion jeans among other things....

www.janesdeals.com

And, yes JC did make a Vicious line.
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Oh, and are they trying to justify their fake items here?
http://www.janesdeals.com/newsletter.asp

Whatis the real definition of authenticity? Hilarious.

A lot of the information is irrelevant.
post #24 of 96
Hi there,

Can anyone please tell me if this seller ladybird-ink021 sells authentic juicy?
http://cgi.ebay.ca/NWT-AUTHENTIC-JUI...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HoustonDenim2006 View Post
Hi, I'm new to this site and I have so many questions! I just opened an ebay store, and I'm trying to find great deals on designer items. I found a site called Janes Deals and purchased a small lot of Juicy Track suits (embroidered with roses). The suits are in sets. After reading everything on this site, I'm afraid that I what I bought is fake. I would NEVER knowingly sell counterfeit items for any reason. Can anyone tell me if these could be legit? And does Juicy also make a track suit called "Vicious"? I would appreciate any help or advice I can get. I also have been selling Chip and Pepper jeans. I have had one person say they are the worst fakes she's ever seen, and others who say they are definitely authentic! I'm confused! Please help! Thank you!!
Hey, first, I think you should become a member on here if you are planning on selling *authentic* goods on ebay. As you probably know, selling fake goods is illegal, and it's great that you want to be an honest seller. I have a few tips for you.

Never say something is authentic unless you know it is authentic. You don't seem too sure about the Juciy hoodies or the Chip and Pepper's. I'd check everything on this site, and educate yourself about the brands that you are selling. It's really difficult to tell if the Juicy suits are fake just from the information that you've given, but I'd be happy to authenticate them if you posted pics, or pmed me once you get a membership here.

I don't sell things on ebay, but I believe most sellers get some of thier inventory from outlet stores and sales.
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