Five ways to tell the difference between real and fake leather
  1. Use the sense of touch

Real leather comes in a range of finishes and can feel smooth, depending on the quality and type. If the product feels excessively smooth or has a plastic feel, chances are it’s fake.

  1. Compare smell of both

Natural leather will smell different from artificial leather. Fake leather usually smells like chemicals, while real leather has a distinctive fragrance of leather and animals.

  1. Droplet of water on both the leathers

Real leather is a natural breathing product, so drop a small amount of water on the good, as real leather absorbs moisture. If the good is fake, the water will simply puddle up on top.

  1. Judge leather with flexibility

The easiest way to judge the authenticity of leather is to check its flexibility. The trick to check is to fold the leather, you can fold it halfway. Due to the robustness of its curve, it does not wrinkle easily. On the other hand, fake leather does not have any elasticity or smooth bending.

  1. Study the Pores

When determining if a leather piece is real or fake be sure to check the pores of the leather. If it seems too perfect, it is probably too good to be true. Real leather has an inconsistent pattern of pores because it is natural. In contrast, manufactured leather has a consistent, repeating pattern.