I just bought a tokidoki FAKE from sotalli, I found out about this site through a friend of mine, I wrote to Ebay about this seller/item. HOpefully they’ll get banned for such false advertising I just thought it was real since it had a LeSportsac tag right on it :/ I thought I was getting a bargain. *sigh* Scammers really blow.
Dangster, the first bag is real. Bags that look like that are from a collaboration that Tokidoki has with a non-Lepsortsac bag company in Europe only. Not sure what’s up with the second bag though. It doesn’t look like a Tokidoki item.
I looked at the feedback, and although it’s 100%, the other tokidoki bags SAY “guaranteed 100% authentic” this one doesn’t. Comparing it to another on ebay of the same type bag, bambino, everything is different, including the zipper pull. Am I right?
deb – tragiclude875 uses a combination of very blurry poor quality photos, and stock photos, so it is hard to tell what is going on. The L’Amore bags they list look real, but I would definitely ask for more photos before buying.
ok, won an auction for a tokidoki carmella (i think that is what is called) but after bidding and winning i actually read up on fakes, and it is TOTALLY FAKE. wrong design, wrong color, just wrong, wrong wrong! do you know if ebay will let me retract my bid. i don’t want to purchase a fake. HELP!
THANKS FOR THE INFO. I’M GOING TO DO THAT. I ALSO PURCHASED A FAKE TOKIDOKI BAG, WHICH I WAS UNAWARE WAS A FAKE. I TOOK IN TO MY LOCAL LESPORTSAC STORE AND THEY CONFIRMED IT. I’M SO UPSET CAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST EVER TOKIDOKI BAG (WELL TECHNICALLY IT’S NOT ONE) WHO KNEW THAT EBAY WOULD HAVE SO MANY FAKES. I THINK I’M GOING TO AVOID BUYING ON EBAY AND JUST SPEND THE EXTRA $$ AT LESPORTSAC JUST TO BE SURE I HAVE THE REAL THING. HOPEFULLY (BUT I DOUBT IT) THE SELLER hitomi_takada WILL RESPOND TO MY NUMEROUS EMAILS AND REFUND MY MONEY (*FINGERS CROSSED*)
SO I’M OUT $$$ CAUSE I GOT A FAKE BAG ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF CANCELING MY SELL FOR A FAKE CARMELLA. SO FRUSTRATING!
Ugh. I just bought one. It is a knock-off Luna Foresta from the italiankit guy. The thing is, I like it better than the Luna cause it is bigger and has pockets on the front. I didn’t see if was a fake until I was looking through the feedback and saw where this person bought it from, and it had an extra picture with the pockets on the front, and I couldn’t find that design anywhere.
What should I do about this? Just report it to ebay? I actually would like to keep it, and I didn’t get taken for hundreds (just 27.00).
If we all keep reporting the same sellers on eBay with their easy “report counterfeit” link then maybe we can oust these people who are knowingly selling fake Toki stuff.
By the way, you can remove Nebulous from the list — I contacted her and she was horrified that her bag was a fake and pissed about whoever sold it to her. She ended the listing so no one could bid on the item.
I am not sure if this is a fake or not on eBay. The pics look real enough but the seller is very new…. “chink14k”. Also there is this ‘beautifully*big*duds’ he seemed to have sold a lot but the pictures seem to show the bag not as genuine. Can someone confirm? Thanks.
joanne i think it’s real, but what makes you think it’s not? i dont know that print&style together that well, but i dont see anything. did you ask for more pics or one of under the zipper head?
amy chink14k’s stuff looks real, just with fuzzy pics, like they used a camera phone maybe or have an old digicam maybe, but always ask for more pics if you feel uncomfortable. i think beautifully*big*duds sells all real stuff.
i am desperatly trying to find a bag, im super fussy and wish i had have just bought the one that i want when it came out, but i couldnt get my bf to understand why i wanted to spend so much money on a bag
im glad i came across this though otherwise i probably would have made a big mistake..
Wish I knew about this before. None of the stores in my area had the print that I wanted (which is L’amore) so off to ebay I went.
I bought one from tragiclude875 and derudoi. I checked all of their feedbacks and it seemed ok. there was no mention about fakes. So at least I know one is going to be ok. The other we’ll find out soon enough. I paid through paypal and have our email exchanges so hopefully everything will pan out.
I think paypal will refund your money, if not your credit card should do it without too much hassle. You just fill out a form.
the strange thing is before i found this i was looking at ebay at some lesportsac bags in general. i found one that had the Junebug design with tokidoki tags and qee being sold as a tokidoki bag. how bad is that? the auction ended so i can’t find it anymore, but there were a couple more bags from that person that looked like it was missing the tags.
quynh the stuff tragiclude875 has up now, well one is a stock photo, but the one with real photos looks real. derudoi sells real stuff. i’m sure tokidokiblog will confirm this for you. & that is definitely a fake you found. that person is in the list ^^.
spacerocket what makes you think it may not be? i don’t have any backpack style bags, so I’m not best to answer, but I think it’s real. You could ask for pics of underneath the head of the rainbow zippers to know for certain.
kokostyle&jessicasbizarregifts’ fakes are SO ugly. Have you [or has anyone who reads this) reported them to LeSportsac or tokidoki.it before?
These people have no right to make money off of illegal copies of Simone’s creations.
Hey I got my bag from tragiclude875 and from what I can tell it’s real! I was worried as she wasn’t listed as one of the ones who sold real items. Also she only had one picture of the bag that I bought. I did asked her about tags and qee, but no other pictures.
I am so new to this and I had no idea there were counterfeit Tokidoki bags. I am appalled and shocked and angry because I bought a paradiso nuvola from cynandmaddie on eBay! I paid $100 for this thing and it’s a total fake (though very convincing).
I am asking for my money back and will report them if they don’t comply, but what else can I do??! This stinks. Thanks for your informative site! Keep it up! People like me need yOU!
i am pretty peeved that i didnt find this site earlier, just purchased a “tokidoki” bag from ebay user a_signature in australia…on the auction listing some came with qee and others didnt, found that kind of funny…
it looks quite good but the design is wrong and the metal harware is just plain…the zips are rainbow though, a friend informed me not to buy any without the rainbow zips, too bad this fake one has quite a good knock off of the real zips…
tto.kee – can you explain what makes you think that bag is fake? I see no indications of fakeness at all there.
Kathy – tragiclude875′s auction photos are such poor quality that it’s hard to tell what is going on, although they do appear to be real. Maybe she mistook “lining” for the color of the edges of the bag rather than the interior?
mona – sorry that happened to you, but it’s good that you’ll know better next time.
Sarah – that’s a stock photo. You would need to ask the seller for photos of the actual bag for sale to determine its authenticity. A zero feedback seller who only uses stock photos is most likely selling fakes, however. Check my Guide to tokidoki Fakes on eBay for more info.
I was also shocked to see this list of fakers and I was bidding on a fake Tokidoki bag sell on Ebay by Neremisi (Lesportsac tokidoki backpack 9517 Scuola Citta : object number 250145210786)
Fortunately, a member of Ebay prevents me of this fake (“angryazreal” that I thanks a lot and who link me to your site).
I don’t know if I have to denounce him to Ebay? But I cancel it!
I’m sorry to disturb you but I don’t want to make another mistake and bid a fake Tokidoki…
So anybody can tel me if the object number 230154089810 sell by maryjiaran (http://myworld.ebay.fr/maryjiaran/) isn’t a fake.
Currently, I think it’s a real one because there is the tokidoki key, the rainbow zipper and this person is a feedback seller.
Thanks in advance to help me…
Emilie – I checked the auctions for both item numbers that you posted, and the photos of both bags show real items.
However, ebay user neremisi has been known to sell fake tokidoki bags (like this one) and has prior negative feedback for selling fake items, so I am leaving that user on this list. That user may be likely to pull a bait and switch (real item in photo, fake item mailed to you) due to their past history of selling fakes.
Kathy – the auction that you posted shows a (very real) stock photo of a Playground Canguro. Something is fishy about that auction because the other thumbnail is a closeup of the Spiaggia print, but it’s impossible to tell from those stock photos if the seller’s items are real or not.
Oops! I didn’t mean to post fakers you already knew about!! Sorry. I noticed the other two weren’t on the list, but the two you had, I don’t know if I checked. I’ll be better about checking if they’re on the list when I find more.
I agree with you alli. The guide here is so informative and helpful. It is really quite simple. If you are in doubt or not comfortable buying a bag on eBay, then don’t. Buy your bags from Lesportsac, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s, Karmaloop, Pulse etc if you want a guarantee. Otherwise, use the guide here (AS A GUIDE) and your own judgement when it comes to eBay purchases. No one here can 100% authenticate a bag on eBay unless they are the seller of that bag! I have bought a few of my bags on eBay and have been really fortunate in my experience. But if I have even a little doubt, I simply do not bid.
Can someone please check out ebay seller chink14k and let me know if the bags are fake? It’s hard for me to tell with the Notte colored bags. I will to buy one for my 13yo daughter but I do not want to get a fake – thanks!!
the notte stellina that chink14k is selling looks real to me. if the seller’s willing to send you extra photos, you can request a photo of the underside of the zipper heads on the rainbow zippers. authentic bags have the brand name “riri” should be stamped on the underside of the zipper heads. good luck.
I updated the list with all of the new fake sellers that everyone posted (except for zordonzeke, which I couldn’t confirm – I don’t see any tokidoki items fake or otherwise for sale by that seller right now or in their past feedback).
Hi – maybe I’m paranoid now after seeing the above list of ebayers who sell fake bags. I checked out some of their listings and I found it hard to tell which ones were fake – I guess I just want to make sure I didn’t waste my money. Is it reasonable to say that if the selling price is around the retail price, chances are it’s real? It seems that most of the fake listings have a “too good to be true” price.
Wendy, have you read my how to avoid fake tokidoki bags on ebay guide? It will help you be able to tell a fake bag from a real bag. That combined with the fact that your seller is not on the fake sellers list should reassure you.
someone had a new Tutti print for sale, but i had my doubts b/c it looked like the name ‘Bastardino’ was actually listed on the print. i know the character but wasn’t sure his name would actually be written on the print; i only know the swatches i’ve seen. the seller wouldn’t respond. any thoughts? this person is Not listed on the fake seller list.
bastardino’s name, urvanilla? That’s odd. tutti should look like this (def.real).
alex matis-decolores only sells european (pre-lesportsac) stuff, and i guess the only way to know for certain if that’s real is to ask simone himself! it very well could be, since there has been lots of stuff made in Europe that the US never got.
I was looking at handbags on the macy’s website when I saw the bianco zucca bag and discovered tokidoki. So then of course I google tokidoki and then search for it elsewhere and finally on ebay. Now I would really like a pirata zucca bag, but I found this really cute one: link and I don’t know if it’s real or not. The qee looks real and you can see the riri on the zipper, but I’m not sure if the liner color is right?
By the way, your guide on how to spot fakes is awesome! I’m just a newb, so I want to be sure it’s the genuine article before I spend my money.
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Hi all, this subject really gets my goat!!! I was a victim to a fake bag, luckliy I found this site, threatened to report them to ebay and paypal so they refunded me my money sayin they didn’t realise the bag was fake. (yeah right, return the bag for them to sell it to some other poor unsuspecting sod!) Some of these fakes are selling for £50 about $100 to you guys which is really unfair. Is there nothing we can do stop these rip off merchants!!!
I read tokidokiblog’s helpful guide to spotting fakes but I still can’t tell whether this bag is fake or real:
Reasons I think it might be fake:
1. The seller, ninja_rusty, isn’t listed on the list of real sellers
2. The pictures don’t show the inside of the bag, the inside of the zipper, or close ups of the qee (which looks like it might have a white face based on the picture)?
3. There’s a no return policy
4. The seller’s feedback only lists two past transactions as being Tokidoki bags (though they’re bothh positive and one even states that the bag she received was authentic)
5. I can’t see the zipper pulls
6. The seller has some other tokidoki bags listed with BIN prices of $100 or more; this one is just up for bid and the price is only $40 with less than a day left
I’d really appreciate any help from those of you who are already familiar with tokidoki. I’m new to the whole thing (this would be my first bag, though I do have the matching denaro already). Thanks so much!
Sara- a lot of good sellers aren’t on the ‘real sellers’ list, but they do sell real things. Your list of reasons is good. If it concerns you, I recommend asking them for pics of those things. Sometimes auctions start REALLLLy low just to go WAYYY up at the end. All the stuff i’ve seen her sell looks real,though (IMO) and since it’s listed as the real thing, if you got a fake, you’d win an eBay claim. I think when in doubt, message the seller. If they won’t send more pics, they’re full of s–t.
And the no returns thing–i think some sellers just get sick of people with buyer’s remorse.
Thanks, Alli. You know, I did ask the seller for up-close pics of the qee but I never got a response. For that reason, I think I won’t bid on the bag, though it would be a good deal if it was real.
Thanks again for your response!
Argh, no way. I found this blog after winning my auction… and turns out my bag was fake (i sorta suspected by the price). However, I’m kinda in dire need of a new schoolbag since the strap of my old one broke, so it’s still a useful investment… plus I’d feel weird carrying around an expensive bag to uni anyway. But reading this blog has taught me alot! Thanks for sharing the info!