Juicy Guide 101
Juicy Daydreamer under $50
Juicy Daydreamer From $51-100
Juicy Daydreamer From $101-150
Juicy Daydreamer From $151-200
Juicy Daydreamer From $201-400
Juicy Diaper Bag Under $50
Juicy Diaper Bag From $50-100
Juicy Diaper Bag From $101-200
Juicy Diaper Bag From $201-400
Juicy Bowling Handbag
Juicy Satchel Bag
Juicy Cross Body Bag
Juicy Hobo Under $100
Juicy Hobo From $101-200
Juicy Shoulder Bags under $100
Juicy Shoulder Bags from $101-300
Juicy Tote Bags Starting Under $50
Juicy Tote Bags From $51-100
Juicy Tote Bags From $101-150
Juicy Tote Bags From $151-175
Juicy Tote Bags From $176-189
Juicy Tote Bags From $190-200
Juicy Tote Bags From $201-300
Juicy Tote Bags From $301-500
Gold Juicy Couture Heart Necklace
Pink Juicy Couture Coin Purse
Pink Juicy Couture Hoodie
Black Juicy Couture Hoodie
1. The Leather: Juicy leather bags are all 100% cowhide leather. They are soft and strong and durable at the same time. Velour and terry bags (wallets etc.) also have some leather trimmings or handles and they are also 100% cowhide leather. Fakes have cheap plastic trimming which is so bad in quality that you can even peel it off.
Images of fake vs. authentic Juicy leather:
Authentic Juicy: Leather is darker and not as shiny with more texture.
Fake Juicy leather: Leather is lighter and shiny with less texture.
[Note] Notice the "stitches per inch" in the above two images. This is a universal tell for spotting any fake handbag. Notice how many more stitches there are per inch in the real Juicy Couture vs. the fake Juicy handbag. You can see clearly the smaller, tighter stitching on the real Juicy handbag.
[F/Note] Also notice the gold metal accents in the real vs. fake images above. The authentic Juicy Couture gold rings in the first image (above) have an aged/copper look to the finish, whereas the gold rings in the fake image look shiny and cheap. This is most evident when comparing the gold metal accents on the left side in both images together. (More on this topic later.)
2. Dustbags: Only leather bags come with a dustbag. Terry and velour bags don’t come with the dustbag. Currently these dust bags come in soft pink and baby blue and medium and XL sizes. The Juicy "fairytale" will be written on it in dark brown. The Dustbag is made from 100% cotton in China.
"J" Logo: At the end of the strings of the dustbag is a leather heart tag with a "J" in the middle. The "J" must look like its stitched not just stamped or embossed. This will make the ‘J’ outline look clear. Older dust bags have these leather accents in shocking pink (even the color of the font of the Juicy fairytale. The blue dustbag has the Juicy "fairytale" in dark grey font.
Image of an authentic Juicy Couture "J" logo:
Juicy Couture necklaces
Juicy Couture tracksuit sz XS
Juicy Couture tracksuit sz M
Juicy Couture tracksuit sz L
Juicy Couture tracksuit sz XL
Image of a fake Juicy couture "J":
[Note] The unevenness of the heart and the "J" font.
3. Label/Serial number: The inner label is in neon pink with "Love G&P" (Love P&G for older models). There is always a Serial number on a sticker which is located in the inner label of the bag. This also applies to smaller accessories like a Juicy wallet or laptop bag. Every serial number is unique.
4. Zippers: The zippers all have YKK etched on the side. This is hard to spot but you only have to look very closely. Also applies to all newer (all above year 2007) zippers on wallets/other accessories and even the hoodies.
Inside zipper compartments: These will be adorned with tiny "J" zipper pulls in gold-tone hardware. Newer ones have the YKK stamped in the inner gold "J" zipper inside the bag too. An image of a YKK zipper is available in our spot a fake Coach guide here.
5. Hardware: Juicy bags always come with silver matte-metal finishing hardware or a nice gold-tone hardware.
Hardware on Juicy Couture handbags will not be:
1. Light weight
2. Shiny gold
Authentic hardware for your Juicy Couture bag should be:
2. Gold/Copper in color
3. Silver matte
4. Engraved with the words "Juicy"
Image of silver matte finish. Also note the detail:
Image of an authentic Juicy Couture button:
[Note] The gold/copper look, it is not shiny gold. Also note the correct "J" font.
Update[4/11/10] | Juicy "Ring Bling" Handbags: These Juicy bags are all over eBay, and the majority of them are phony, so watch out.
Some "Ring Bling" tips to look for:
Image of a fake "Ring Bling" ring:
[Note] The tiny metal ring at the very top of the pic connecting the ring the bag. Also notice the gap in the "o-ring", this is also a universal tell, [see our Coach guide for more detail on "O-rings].
Image of a authentic "Ring Bling" ring:
[Note] The leather loop connecting the ring to the bag.
Image of a authentic "Ring Bling" metal accent tips:
[Note →] The correct Juicy crown stamp on the end of the metal tip.
[Ring Bling update provided by: Linda S.]
6. Juicy Tags: Authentic Juicy comes with two tags, the brand name tag, and the model description tag (in pink). Smaller accessories comes with similar brand tags, only a mini version. On the upper left side of the tag is the bag model number. The upper right side is the code number for the colors. Older tags are in gold hard and thick cardboard with a very solid matte gold color, fakes make these in shiny cardboard and it's thinner Velour bags are made of 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester (same as the famous velour tracksuits)
7. Lining: The inside lining of a Juicy bag is always 100% cotton. If it feels like anything else besides cotton it is a fake. The linings come in a print usually with crowns.
8. Pouches: Inside Juicy’s signature "fluff" bags and bowler bags (and a few other bigger bags) will have small pouches.
They will say:
2. "JUICY Kiss!!" which is a lipstick pouch.
3. "Hello??" which is a pouch to put your cell-phone in. All are usually leather and gold in color.
9. Mirror: These bags also will have a mirror attached to it in a heart shape. The strap is leather, so is the mirror. The strap should say “I am the fairest.” The J stamped on the heart should be clear and stitched at the outline clearly. Fakes usually have this stamped poorly.
Image of the mirror strap.
[Note] The embossed lettering will be slightly raised, not printed. You should be able to feel the texture of the letttering.
10. Packaging: Juicy never wraps their items in plastic. The handles dont come wrapped in it either. If you get one thats a fresh shipment it should have tissue paper taped on all the zippers to prevent scratching. There is always Juicy tissue paper stuffed inside every pocket as well as the inside of the bag to retain its shape.
Images of fake Juicy Couture handbags wrapped in plastic:
[Note] Also notice the metal hardware on the fake handbag, it is a shiny cheap looking gold. It is not an aged copper/matte finish consistant with Juicy Couture.
Tutorial ref: TheJuicyHeiress