I was on one of my regular tours of Goodwill and spotted this fake Gucci top when I laid it down on the floor and took 2 photos of it because I knew I wanted to blog about this. Because I’m out there daily looking to salvage vintage luxury designer pieces I run across my fair share of knock offs but lately I have to say it’s becoming a real nuisance. Not long ago I saw this gorgeous Miu Miu dress and when I spotted the COCKeyed label and horrific stitching not to mention the feel of the cheap fabric, I knew instantly that it was indeed a fake. Just like this Gucci, I wished I could have taken more detailed photos of the interior lining to show you how crooked and off center the sewing was not to mention the cheap feel of fabric. I’ve been a thrifter now for 30 years and so I’ve developed a sense for the quality of fabrics over time and nothing is more alerting than the feel of cheap fabric. Luxury brands are notorious for using exquisite fabrics and known for tailoring. So if you are out there and spot a Gucci, Miu Miu, Burberry, Armani etc and not sure if it’s real just feel the fabric, look at the label, check out the stitching and always turn it inside out and look at the way it was sewn inside. These are all dead giveaways to spotting a fake. I should have gotten this fake Gucci top and taken a orange spray paint can and gone all Stephen Sprouse on it…. Be STYLISH go green. Daniel your luxury curator!