When it comes to copping second-hand designer brands like Stone Island, Supreme, and Moncler from vintage stores, trying to discern whether an item is fake or legit can be quite daunting, especially when the price tags can still be relatively hefty.

However, buying vintage designer goods can be easy if you know what you're looking for. That's why we've teamed up with Fenn O'Meally and London vintage store Nordic Poetry to break down the essential things you should know.

In the video above we walk through stitching, zip brands, buttons, serial codes, and other factors that will help you take home a legit piece next time you're looking to purchase second-hand streetwear brands.

Got any other vintage shopping pointers? Share them in the comments.

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