Please note that pictures all of the required details need to be of quality: non-angled, crisp and sharp, up close and glare-free. Other websites can work on a consignment model, which means that they may not have seen the items they are selling, instead the items are shipped directly to you by a dealer who could be anywhere in the world. This is what you pay for - for the flawless craftsmanship! A low stitch count on a fake will make the quilting look puffy and uneven. At the same time it is not boxy, but elegantly shaped. A bag purchased twenty years ago and in good condition can easily have a resale value of double or triple what the buyer paid at the time.
Please read this and get the requested pics before you post your request in the Authenticate This thread. It all started when I was surfing the net. The moderators reserve the right to remove authentications that do not meet these requirements. It is tight, even and has no bumps or bubbles. Dark line appears on left side of sticker. With fakes, you will often see that the gold of the metal looks cheap and flakes instead of fading. The purchase of pre-owned or vintage designer handbags brings with it the need for consumers to be vigilant about what they are purchasing.
Like New Item is like new with very slight signs of use. And many more have burnt their hard earned money on something they thought was real. Gold speckles appear throughout sticker. This should not happen with authentic bags. We believe the internet is for sharing, however attributing original work and inspiration is important, courteous and legal. Gold speckles appear throughout sticker. Dark line appears on left side of sticker.
Authenticity cards are very easily replicated. Every other detail ads up except for that one so what do you think? At first glance, it looked great. Let's get a little closer. Eight digit serial number printed on white sticker covered with clear tape with two Chanel logos. This will help expedite authentications. When I returned the handbag, I packaged it very carefully, and placed pieces of the owners box inside to make my package sturdier.
This bag was launched in the early 80s and has become an icon of the brand. If there is no marking, then it was made in Italy. Inspect the Quilting The quilting pattern is one of the most distinguishable factors of a bag and can be a great indicator if it is authentic. It is extremely hard to pull it out. Lambskin is loved due to its soft and luxurious texture.
So, how can you tell if the Chanel bag that you are about to buy online is the real deal? You can now find me at Chiswick Auctions, London: For specific individual queries please post your question to the fantastic PurseForum. The agreement was to meet in person as I was reluctant to have the bag mailed to me. So I decided to buy. Replica bags generally use inferior leather which could either be loose or crease easily. If the hardware is silver, the inside Chanel stamp will be silver.
On the authentic vintage bag, the quilting is slightly misaligned due to use On the fake vintage bag, the quilting is perfect as if it was brand new Stitching Examining the stitching is one of the easier ways to spot if a vintage Chanel bag is authentic or fake. Our Chanel Handbag Authentication Guide is also available for sale. We also provide email authentications for sellers wishing to have their items authenticated before listing on eBay, websites, second hand and consignment shops. In every case, the right C will overlap the left on the top and the left C will always overlap the right on the bottom. A low stitch count on a fake will make the quilting look puffy and uneven.
On the left it should say Chanel, and on the right it should say Paris. This is in order to prevent duplication requests and to make it simpler for people to 'search' for items which may have been posted previously. We are not in the business of plagiarising so here, we are happy to add more links to your blog. The numbered code on the Chanel authenticity card should always match the sticker on the inside of the bag. I have all the different sizes of the classic and i counted them. Eight digit serial number printed on white sticker covered with clear tape with two Chanel logos.
Most of the public oftentimes refers to this iconic bag as the 2. The second being, the hardware plate should say Chanel on the Left, Paris on the Right, Thats also reversed, the third being the gold Chanel Stamp says Chanel, Paris below Chanel and then Made in France opposite side of bag, there is no registered mark next to Chanel. If you cannot see the details yourself, neither can we. The pull itself must match the rest of the bag's hardware in color and tone. If you see flat-head screws, this is a surefire way to tell if your bag is fake. We've put together 6 quick tips that may help you avoid a fake! They are not legally binding or professional authentications and are not to be treated as such.
Caviar leather is more textured to the touch and has a bubbly appearance. Note that over time, serial number stickers may become detached from handbags. Any variation on this and you can say with absolute certainty that the bag is a fake. Eight digit serial number printed on white sticker covered with clear tape with two Chanel logos. Eight digit serial number printed on white sticker covered with clear tape with two Chanel logos.