Thursday, December 3, 2015

Authentication Class // Tory Burch Reva Flats

Anyone who owns a pair of Tory Burch Reva flats knows that I'm not exaggerating when I say they are one of the comfiest flats out there that also look super chic!  Revas are one of the most popular pieces from TB, and unfortunately, one of the most counterfeited designer products in the world.

Today I have a little photographic guide using my Tory Burch Revas to walk you through authenticating your pair and spotting a fake.  I realized recently that I hadn't done an Authentication Class post in a while.  Let me know if you like these kinds of posts, since I enjoy doing these guides and they are relatively easy!

How to Authenticate Tory Burch Reva Flats (and spot a fake)

Buckle-  Tory Burch Revas have a monogrammed logo buckle on the toe of the flat.  The logo comes in GOLD and SILVER.  No other colors. Brand new flats do not have plastic on the logo buckle.

The logo is attached to the shoe by a thin piece of leather underneath it, color coordinated to the shoe.  It is never attached directly onto the flat without a piece of leather under it.  If your logo is glued onto the toe of the flat or attached by metal screws or pieces, it is a counterfeit.

Stitching- The stitching on Reva flats is in a V shaped stitch, never a standard horizontal stitch.  The stitching should be uniform and color coordinated to the shoe's body.  

Seams-  The seams on the Reva flat are only in one place- on the back of the shoe in the middle of the heel.  This is the only seam on the exterior of the shoe.  The rest of the flat is smooth leather.  

Label- The Reva flat does not have a fabric tag in it.  The label that says where the shoe is made and the material in inside the flat, tucked in the side of the shoe up by the toe.   I labeled the area with an arrow in the above picture.

Tory Burch Reva flats are made in Brazil.  TB manufactures their shoes in Brazil, and their clothing/accessories in China.  If you have a really old pair, they might be made in the USA.  However, some counterfeits may lie about the country of manufacture, so be sure to check other indicators.

It should read Leather Upper, Leather Lining, Manmade Sole, Made in Brazil, a numerical code, and the size.

Soles-  Reva soles are rubber and can bend.  They have circular logos embossed into the rubber.  The heel part does not have the circular logos on it.  

The sole is also where the size sticker is usually located.  I threw away the size sticker on both my pairs, but it is a circular, transparent sticker that with read the size in gold lettering like this: 6M.  If the size sticker simply says 6 or 7, it is not authentic.  

Interior Sole- The interior is embossed with a Tory Burch logo and label in the heel.  The interior sole is leather as well.

Material- Tory Burch flats are made of Nappa Leather.  They are very soft once broken in, even if they might be a bit less flexible when new.  The leather is not overly shiny, even in the metallic styles, nor is it flat matte.  The leather is also not smooth, and will develop natural creases and wrinkling over time. 

Hope this guide was helpful!

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  1. Love this style of shoes! Great looking!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  2. These are so cute and definitely go with everything!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Their versatility makes them one of my favorite pairs to pack for a trip, since you can pair them with just about any outfit you brought.

  3. This is definitely helpful!! I knew there was so many counterfeit but I just didn't know the difference!!! Thanks Julia!

    1. Thanks, Rach! I'm so glad it was helpful to someone. <3

  4. comfiest flats ever! thank you these is so helpful, its sad when people buy a fake and they dont realize it and the products performs below their expectations and the brand get a bad rap because of it. its just injustice.

    Jessica |

  5. Great post! This is super helpful!!
    Miss Olivia Says

  6. This is so interesting! I literally knew none of this hahaha. Really cool facts


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