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Wholesale Advice: Buying Designer Goods

As a wholesale buyer you will no doubt be looking for popular products to stock your inventory with and to attract customers. Designer products are very popular with consumers and so finding a relevant wholesale supplier could be very lucrative for your wholesale business. But how do you spot the genuine article? And how do you know you’re not buying a fake?

Unfortunately there are lots of ‘rogue traders’ on the internet who showcase their products with designer pictures and labels but deliver fake goods. Unknowingly purchasing items like this can be expensive and can leave you with products you can’t sell.

Here are some tips on how to avoid a situation like this;


Working with a trusted wholesale supplier is one way of avoiding a scam, But if you have found the products from a supplier you have never heard of do your research – find customer reviews and find out about their returns policy.


It should be obvious to spot a fake product as the seller will probably mark it up at low cost. If it sounds ‘too good to be true’ it probably is.


If you are at all concerned you should request wholesale samples. The product quality will automatically show you if it is a real designer item – the stitching and the material will be almost perfect.

Product Description

Sometimes rogue traders won’t put too much on the product description, simply leaving a title and a few words. They might also limit the pictures. If this is the case you should contact them for more information about the product.

Now you know what to look out for you can start your wholesale designer search today. Our wholesale directory has a variety of suppliers of designer goods – browse the website to find out more.

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