If you are looking for designer jeans, there are various places where you can shop. You can either visit a designer shop to make your purchase, or you can do what most people do and shop online. There are many reasons why most people choose to shop online. Apart from the convenience, you benefit from better prices and you can choose from a wide range of options available. When shopping online, you need to be careful so that you can be sure of getting authentic designer jeans.
Watch out for counterfeits
One thing you need to realize is that most men’s designer jeans available online are counterfeits. A counterfeit is a copy of the original passing off as the authentic brand but with poor quality and finishing. These are harder to spot than knock offs so one has to be careful. One thing you can use to identify a counterfeit is the price. If the jeans are being sold at a ridiculously low price, you can be sure that they are not the real thing. You also need to know that most of the jeans that seem as if they are selling at discounts but are actually counterfeits, are usually worth much less. The fact is that it is not unusual for people to spend more than $100 on “designer jeans” worth $20 or less.
Learn to identify the real thing
Just because there are fakes in the market does not mean that you cannot get a genuine pair. The trick is learning how to identify genuine designer jeans. With some research and patience, you can find authentic jeans. One good sign that you are on the right track is shopping from a reputable site. Remember that high-end designers are not likely to sell their jeans through unknown dealers. Most brands have specific stores through which they sell their merchandise in addition to their official website. Check whether the site is listed as an authorised dealer of the brand in question.
Research the online store and do not hesitate to ask for information about the items appearing on the website. When carrying out your research, ask for issues such as returning damaged goods, how often or fast they can get the latest brands and whether you can order for something custom-made. Such questions will help you judge if the dealer is genuine or not. Most counterfeit dealers will give ambiguous answers to your questions.
Website using stock photo
You should be wary of an online store that only uses stock photos. If the store does not have actual pictures of the jeans they are selling, you need to ask yourself why. If you cannot get real pictures of the jeans they are selling, this should be a red flag. Make sure that you examine the pictures and learn how to determine real from fake. Most stock photos have the watermark name ‘stock’ on them. This however, is not the only indicator. To check for stock photos simply search for images of jeans and see if the images are similar to those on the website. Follow the image links and see what site they belong to. Photos can be similar but not exact in all ways. Being an informed buyer will help you get exactly what you need and you should contact the store to get more information about their products and the pictures.
When shopping online for any products, it is a good idea to check the feedback profiles. Find out the online stores reputation and read comments from other buyers. You need to find out the store’s refund policy in case you find out the jeans are not genuine.