Examine both the serial number on the authenticity card and the serial number on the bag. The lock stem itself is another feature worth checking. Some models will additionally have the J12 logo below the Chanel logo, but not always. Find out everything you can about the vintage Chanel bag including if it comes with the dust bag and box. Replicas, however, are generally plated with gold which will peel off after use.
Hello Lane, thank you for your comment. Check Those Zippers There are a variety of zippers used on genuine Chanel bags. If you have any concerns go to another boutique or request to speak to the manager. The Chanel Serial Number : 13535384 Tote is a top 10 member favorite on Tradesy. The high quality logo should be embossed into the leather and not just sit on it as in many cheaply made fake bags. There is a rectangular cut around the white part and an x cut across the white part. Hello, I have a dilemma, You state early in the article that the serial numbers range from 10-12 digits and never more than 6 digits per row.
There are a couple of factors. Then looking a little deeper, I manipulate the clasp and make sure it is tension driven, as the J12 models are, and that the links are held together properly and there is not a lot of play between the links caused by poorly designed or manufactured links that do not fit together properly. Within the J12 family the quartz models are much more commonly replicated than their automatic counterparts. The zipper pull usually have a thin leather pull tab please note that the leather pull tab should match the main bag base, i. Chanel bags never go out of style. See the details of the first Gucci leather tag and the serial number below from a monogram canvas messenger bag this has perforated leather trims on both sides, and two leather straps with velcro in front, if I remember correctly. Source: 5 Stitching The photo of the left shows a fake Chanel and the right photo shows an authentic Chanel.
Authentication cards also often become lost. This is a sign of the bag not being turned out properly and of poor quality material used on the bag. Hello Miss141, thank you for your comment. We always highly recommend having an expert check your Chanel bag in person for true authentication. Or let me know which Oxfam you give your stuff to and I'll make a special trip there. I got a chanel bag where the cc metal hardware has a stamp with 3 lines in it.
If the bag was made between 1984 and 1986 it will feature 6 digits, if it was made between 1986 and 2004 it will feature 7 digits, and if was made from 2005 onwards it will feature 8 digits. Some authenticity cards will have a white circle in the top right hand corner. She spent thousands of dollars there remember? If on one of the C on the lock you see a stamp on hardware, it means that the bag was made in France. They check every item to ensure quality and authenticity before it is sent to you. After all there are fake hologram stickers everywhere and I don't see why someone couldn't make fakes of an authentic number. Fake Chanel bags oftentimes have serial stickers too. My aunt bought it from chanel Paris, so authenticity is not questionable.
Chanel items also come with numbered authenticity cards like the one pictured below that match the number that's printed on the inside sticker. Stitching Chanel uses a very high stitch count in their classic diamond quilt which allows the bags to last for years. If the hardware is Silver, the stamping in the bag should also be silver. By the way, Coco Chanel came from an orphanage, and her caretakers wore chains around their waists which held their keys. What elements of craftsmanship do you expect to see in an authentic Chanel J12 watch? There were two attendants exchanging the bag back and forth, turning it around, flipping it, all in total silence before me.
A repeated pattern is usually a sign that the leather is fake. It is worth zooming into the photo because the leather actually looks decent. Date codes starting with single digit number are seven digits long while date codes starting at 10 and up are eight digits long. Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the authenticity of a Chanel bag by pictures alone. But upon close inspection you can see the details are off, and the serial number is nothing like what is used on authentic Gucci bags. It is impossible to confirm whether a bag is genuine or not by simply studying pictures. And therefore one of the last and most accurate determining factors is to examine the movement.
I have a question on the authenticity card. This is an area where a lot of the intuition I was referring to earlier comes into play. If you have any doubts as to the authenticity of your bags, we recommend following the guide above. There is a with studs outside the flap of the bag. On the back pocket, it is not one continuous stitch that runs from the purse onto the pocket. Thank you for your quick reply.