If you’re a bag collector, especially one that seeks deals and bargains through online auctions and flash sales, you’ll be more than a little interested in this story. A company called Entrupy has created a camera that is apparently capable of detecting counterfeit handbags. According to the company’s website their device “takes microscopic photographs of different areas of an item and runs them through a computer that uses proprietary algorithms” which are able to authenticate handbags with an accuracy of over 96.4%!
Users need to install the Entrupy app after which the process of authenticating becomes too easy. All you do is place the camera on the bag, open the app and follow the prompts on your phone to take pictures. You’ll receive results in real time. Currently the device only authenticates products from 11 designer brands, however hopefully they will expand the repertoire.
The device costs $299, but it could help you save a lot of money if you often shop for secondhand or resale bags. In the meantime, read our guide on how to spot fakes while shopping for designer bags.
Learn more about it here: Entrupy