how do I recognize helmut lang bags or leather accessories designed during helmut's era? thank you very much coton for your advice.
Check the finishing. Made in Italy bags often have the logo blind stamped somewhere inconspicuous. Or they might come with a metal plate engraved with the logo and fastened with two round bevel studs at the ends. Licensed made in Japan bags might look similar but usually have larger logo on the bag. They come with a larger squarish metal plate and the Japanese characters are the hugest giveaways.