Specialising in Acne Studio fake clothes, TopAcney has become super popular. Here’s why and where to buy
They’ve made their name for themselves on Reddit by being, as they claim, to be the most transparent replica maker on Taobao. We’ll see if this holds true or not and inspect their batches of sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts and beanies.
Where is the store?
You’ll find his Acne items on this Taobao store.
What’s the quality of his product?
High. He takes pride on how he’s able to replicate the famous Acne smile patch. He goes into detail as to how it’s made and the different methods to perfect his patch. He also claims he’s manufactured a sewing machine to get the stitching right. And as you can see in the images below, he takes pride in how much work he puts into his products.
It doesn’t mean it’s a perfect replica, the fabrics doesn’t last as long as the retail version and tends to wear out. But considering the price, that shouldn’t be an issue. More on that later.
Which Acne products are available?
- T-shirt with patch
- Hoodie Sweatshirt (Thin version)
- Sweatshirt, Forba – Recommended
- Hoodie Sweatshirt, Terry (Thicker, Oversized)
- Sweater, Flogoho – New
He has a limited amount of products, and he takes time to develop and manufacture new collections. He also goes with the classic Acne pieces, the ones he knows will sell in bulk.
One of his latest addition is the classic Flogho sweater which has the Acne Studio written around the neck. And it’s impressive. It’s difficult to tell the difference between. this and the original. Other fakes have had issues with the lettering, either the font being slightly off or the text being cut off.
Flogho comparison, retail VS fake
What’s communication like, and how fast does he ship?
He’s very vocal on Reddit, following threads and replying to anything related to his products. And he does admit that the products aren’t 1:1, perfect replicas. No one can make the perfect copy as he usually says, and that is true.
His shipping time is fine, but he runs out of stock randomly.
What’s the pricing like?
Excluding any shipping fees, which can easily make things much more expensive than originally thought, here are a few examples.
Acne Flogho sweatshirt
- Retail: $270
- TopAcney: $40
Acne standard t-shirt
- Retail: $100
- TopAcney: $17
What’s the downside?
There’s very little to complain about his products considering the price, the attention to detail and his great customer service. But one thing stands out, the patches tend to collect dust around its corner, and become bent after a few washes.
Note that I’ve got almost all of his different batches. And I’ve tried different methods of washing them, at lower temperature, different washing machines, sensitive washing powder or no at all powder – and tried to have them not mixed with other clothings. But dust still tend to stick to the edges, which is difficult to get rid off. Yes, the dust actually sticks to the patches, and it’s not as easy as brushing it off. And this problem doesn’t the retail version have. Have a look below, which show case three different sweaters.
It might be a minor issue, but it does stick out when wearing them, more than you would think.
Another issue is washed out colours. The grey, white and black sweaters and shirts tend to do fine – While the pink looses its vibrant colours quickly, making it looked washed out. This is likely due to lower quality colouring of the fabrics.
One of the best replica maker ever. The flaws are minor and after buying all of his sweaters, I can safely say that I’ll continue to return to this excellent rep maker. No one else does Acne like he does. Combine this with excellent customer support and we got an almost flawless replica maker. Just hoping the material would jump up a notch in quality.