For anyone who has watched Sex And The City as much as I have, you will probably remember the iconic episode where the four New Yorkers find themselves together on the West Coast. Here, Samantha finds out the answer to this question the hard way.
No, authentic Fendi is not made in China. Fendi is manufactured in Italy, so if you see an alleged Fendi with a ‘Made In China’ label, you know that it’s a fraud.
Be a Samantha in every other way, but this.
Know Your Fendi
Let’s take Fendi handbags as the example. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the possession of an authentic Fendi handbag, there are a few ways you can be sure that it truly is authentic, and having a label that says ‘Made In China’ is one of them.
In your Fendi handbag, you’ll find either a leather tag with an embossed Fendi logo, or a metal plate. In either case, it should say ‘Fendi Made In Italy’: Fendi, being an Italian luxury brand, is always made in Italy. You should also notice that there is a serial number on the product, and the stitching is always immaculate, even in the seemingly most insignificant corners.
Sex And The City & The Fake Fendi
Cast your mind back, then, to our best cultural reference to how we know that authentic Fendi isn’t made in China: Samantha Jones in Sex And The City. We can all remember that iconic scene where she gets found out as a counterfeit buyer, at the Playboy Mansion no less. When she accuses one of Heff’s bunnies of stealing her new, hot, greatly coveted, and very expensive Fendi purse, she encourages the security to look inside the bag, and there they will find a label saying ‘Made In China’. Much to Samantha’s embarrassment and chagrin, the Fendi, unlike her own, was legitimate, made in Italy, and most certainly not stolen.
Before anything else, remembering this episode is a surefire way to know that no, Fendi is not made in China.
Remembering this simple fact above all else will help you determine whether the Fendi you see before you is real or fake. If this is unclear, remember to check for serial numbers, even stitching, and embossed labels or tags that can speak to its authenticity.