Feel the furniture. By touching the piece of furniture, you can tell whether it is real or fake. For real leather, you will find the fat wrinkles or the natural creases from the animal's body. There is also that soft suppleness and a slightly bumpy feel on the surface of the leather.
How do you tell if a chair is leather or vinyl?
First and foremost, check the labels. Be on the look out for terms such as “pleather” or “faux leather.” In contrast, genuine leather will be marked as such. Next, check out the grain of the material. If the pattern in the grain is repeated, it is likely vinyl or another manmade material.Oct 2, 2013
How can you tell if something is genuine leather?
Check the label. Real leather: It seems obvious, but look at the tag or label. If it's real leather, it will proudly say so. If you see “100% real leather,” “full/top grain leather,” or “genuine leather,” you're headed in the right direction. (You can also learn more about the different types of real leather.)