Authentication investigation of www.loveandchic.com
Given my interest in buying over $1000 worth of product on the site www.loveandchic.com and lured in by tempting offers, I decided to do investigative work for a proper authentication judgement of this online retailer before I made my purchase.
The site contained odd misspellings of product names, strange return policies and undisclosed product naming from the manufacturer. But what I found most suspicious was the same inventory was to be found on several sites:
There is a mixed discussion online wether this online retailer was selling authentic products or not. I decided to investigated complex products to replicate, like high-end hand bags and shoes, to see if I could find manufacturing shortcoming in the products offered at www.loveandchic.com
As you can see on this image. The sole is significantly different. The strap lacks the logo and variations in the leather type seem to be different (this might be the photography though).
Never the less—I believe its clear to tell this product is a replica and therefor I conclude that www.loveandchic.com is illegally claiming to be retailing authentic products and I hope legal action will be taking against them to stop their fraud.