How to Spot Fake Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses

Dolce and Gabbana has a special place in the upper echelons of high fashion accessories. One of the most enduring emblems of Milan’s famed couture culture, D&G is a sought-after brand and has given fashion lovers many memorable collections. The fashion house was formed in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and epitomizes the modern age of fashion with bold designs that blend classical elements with rebellious new philosophies and bold embellishments.

Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses are a treasured addition to any collection, a league of their own. The range of eyewear from D&G is seen everywhere from music videos to celebrity websites, sported by the fashion icons of the world. The large frames with accentuated temple designs are a design hallmark that is now associated with the D&G stable. This round pair with gold hardware and floral temples is a perfect example. Gray lenses and gold glitter are the hallmarks of this famous piece, another gem from the many collections of Dolce and Gabbana women’s sunglasses.

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As with all famous luxury brands, there will be pretenders trying to cash in on the uniqueness and quality of these products, and D&G too faces the problem of its prestige. However, authenticating a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses is not hard as no fake can come close to the details and components of the original.

Spot Fake Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses

When you first venture into buying a luxury item, it is the most prudent thing to stack up the research. Does it come with distinct markings and finishing? Is it a newer model with a serial number on the lens or an older model without? Look at online resources, so you know what kind of casing or box it comes in. Even the colors and tones are very exclusive when it comes to Dolce and Gabbana products. The acetate that is used in D&G eyewear is of the highest quality. Fakes will not use the same material, so the same exact shade and texture might not be replicated.

Study the embellishments if any. The finishing and artisanship on a pair of D&G sunglasses are a work of art. There are absolutely no compromises. If you see some cheap finishing, dried glue, or a component that does not fit in snugly, stay away from that deal. After these initial observations, there are still more boxes to tick to spot fake Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses.

Dolce and Gabbana DG 4180 Floral Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses


One of the salient features of Dolce and Gabbana eyewear is that they come with certificates of authenticity vouched by the maker. So if you are purchasing a new pair, this would be one of the main prerequisites. D&G items also come with special paperwork. The certificate includes a serial number and other related information of the model and the piece in question.

If you are picking up a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses, then the box that it comes in is another aspect that can rarely be counterfeited. The box will have the trademark printed clearly on it and the printing will be of top quality. The box usually has a sticker with the barcode and corresponding details of the sunglasses; you can compare this information to ascertain that you D&G is the real deal. Guarantee cards and booklets are also part of a D&G purchase. You also get a very high-quality cleaning cloth and a pouch with a new pair of D&G sunglasses. If you are picking up a pre-loved pair, it is ideal that the casing and the certificate come along with the eyewear.


Dolce and Gabbana hardware is exclusive and seamless. The intricacies and details of the typography can be seen in the flawless finishing. Fake D&Gs will often have badly printed trademarks, where the letters are not equally spaced or have discrepancies compared to the original trademark. Check the inside of the right temple when you are trying to ascertain a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses. You will see the logo along with ‘Made in Italy’ and CE (which represents European Conformity). If these 3 elements are not found then the sunglasses are not original Dolce and Gabbana. The left temple features the model number, which is then followed by the frame and lens measurements. Match with an authenticated example of an original pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses for a visual reference. Notice the detailed temple typography prints, which are small and very sharp. Here is another example. Notice the screwed in floral embellishments? That is yet another striking piece of mechanism you would rarely see in a bad fake.

Original Dolce and Gabbana trademark

The Temple Logo and Serial Number

A lot of the newer Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses feature a metal logo on the tip of the temple. Crosscheck the model you have identified and find out if it is supposed to have a metal logo. The logo should be fixed to the arm of the eyewear in a clean manner, no gaps and no signs of glue. Sharp and deep finishing also characterise an original piece. Of course, you have to continuously check that the logo is the exact one. Remember the basics – there are no large spaces whether it is ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ or ‘D&G’. Another defining feature of newer Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses is the serial number etched on the right lens in the corner, close to where the arm joins.

Model number etched on the corner

When you pick up a Dolce & Gabbana item, you are investing in a timeless piece of fashion. Find trusted sellers where the pieces are authenticated and curated by haute couture experts. Whether you are looking for Dolce and Gabbana Men’s sunglasses or searching for a pair that will unleash the diva in you, the famous D&G collections will not disappoint you. Enjoy the luxury of one of Milan’s best brands. Add a centerpiece-worthy item to your closet.

Swati Talwar

Global Content and India Office Head

Seasoned lover of the written word. Travel junkie and Hogwarts alumni. Currently composing notes for the upcoming fashion week. You can also call me Licorne Magique (don't ask me why!).

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