How to Spot a Fake Canada Goose
1. Retailer: Always purchase from an authorized Canada Goose retailer. Due West is an Official Authorized Retailer of all Canada Goose merchandise. Shop in store or online at www.duewest.ca.
2. Beware of the cost: In most cases (but not always) counterfeit jackets are often sold at prices much lower than the actual retail cost. You will never see current Canada Goose products discounted by any authorized retailer. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
3. Quality: Poor quality stitching is a sure indicator of counterfeit products. The famous Arctic Disc is often replicated, very poorly might we add. Key identifiers are poor details in the embroidery along with colour variations in the stitching and/or errors in the shapes of the maple leaves within our Arctic Disc. Amazingly, “Canada” and “Arctic” are sometimes spelled incorrectly.
4. Fur: Authentic Canada Goose fur ruffs are composed of coyote fur and are thick and luxurious. They are functional in that they provide ultimate protection against frostbite on the face. Counterfeit fur looks scraggly, tangled and sometimes dirty. Coyote ruffs are also much softer than commonly used alternatives such as raccoon. A good indicator of a fake is poor seam quality on the hood.
5. Colours: Counterfeit products may be produced in colours that are not consistent or in line with Canada Goose styles
6. Hologram: As of Fall 2017, the new unique hologram label is sewn into all Canada Goose jackets and accessories as proof of authenticity. The hologram, created exclusively for Canada Goose, features a Polar Bear image and elements that can be seen from different angles. and was designed to be difficult for counterfeiters to reproduce.
Protect yourself and those you care about by buying only authentic Canada Goose products. In doing so you may avert a possible health issue and/or being ripped off completely.
A note from Canada Goose on The Risks of Counterfeit Jackets:
Like many best-in-class products, Canada Goose parkas are copied by counterfeiters who produce non-functional versions of the real thing. This practice is not only illegal, but also dangerous. After analyzing the content of many counterfeit jackets, we now know that in the place of the sanitized, Canadian down that is used by Canada Goose, you will find feather mulch, coated in bacteria, fungus and mildew - a significant health risk.
Counterfeiting isn't just a possible danger to your health, but also your wallet. Counterfeit sites are unlikely to offer a refund once a fake product is delivered. Moreover, without secure payment processing, your credit or identity could be at risk. Counterfeiting often funds organized crime and counterfeit factories in regions where labour standards are lax often employing child labour.
Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is