Is the value of a vintage Dooney & Bourke bag reduced if the label inside is cut? I have a large navy kilty with tags still attached that has never been used, but the label inside has been cut.
Yes, less value for the above than if it was a perfect bag with unsnipped tag.
If a tag has been completely cut out, then we get suspicious because we can no longer see the registration number. Counterfeit bag makers are crafty – they sew a similar label in and then rip it out so it looks like a real tag might have been in there. But there are usually many other details that will tell us that a bag is a fake.
I would like to know if this could be authenticated, what your opinion is, and about how much a bag like this could sell for. It looks like it was used only a few times. suede inside is almost perfect. It looks way better than a lot of other bags described as “mint”. Thank You for your help.
These highly prized Big Duck bags are tempting for counterfeiters – and a torn tag is a favorite trick. BUT yours has all the signs of being an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag that was either a second or sold in an outlet store. See the answer above. Best of luck enjoying or selling !