How to Read a Balenciaga Tag

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  1. #1 Jun 13, 2007
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    Here is how to read your tag:

    The Silver Tag includes:
    Nxxxx which is commonly thought to be Leather Batch,
    followed by the letter designation the year/season (after S/S 2003)
    Under that is the Style/Model number


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    The backside of the Leather tag often has the Style/Model number and what is commonly thought of as the Serial Number (listed below by style name/model number):

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    The Paper Tag includes

    • the Year and a '1' for S/S or '3' for F/W.
    • the next set of numbers are the style number and this should match your silver tag style number.
    • the next set of numbers is the type of Hardware on the bag (ie raised brass, giant gold, etc)
    • the last set of numbers seems to be linked to the color/season/year of the bag. Stay tuned for further decoding!

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    For a complete list of Balenciaga colors and their corresponding tag letters, please see Serial numbers for all Balenciaga styles

    “1” = S/S Spring/Summer Season
    “3” = F/W Fall/Winter Season

    I= F/W 2013
    J= S/S 2013
    K= F/W 2012
    L= S/S 2012
    M= F/W 2011
    N= S/S 2011
    O= F/W 2010
    P = S/S 2010
    Q = F/W 2009
    R = S/S 2009 Raised Brass HW, Silver Giant HW, Body Colored HW
    S = F/W 2008 Raised Brass HW, Gold Giant Hardware, Silver Giant HW, Body Colored HW
    T = S/S 2008 Raised Brass HW, Gold Giant Hardware, Silver Giant HW
    U = F/W 2007 Raised Brass HW, Gold Giant Hardware, Silver Giant HW
    V = S/S 2007 Raised Brass HW, Gold Giant HW
    W = F/W 206 Raised Brass HW Pony hair had raised silver HW
    Y = S/S 2006 Raised Brass HW White Pony hair had Swarovski crystals
    Z = F/W 2005 Raised Brass HW Canvas had raised silver HW
    A = S/S 2005 Raised Brass HW Metallics has raised silver HW
    B = F/W 2004 Raised Brass HW with Sans Serif Font from here on out
    C = S/S 2004 Raised Silver/Pweter HW with Serif Font
    D = F/W 2003 Raised Silver/Pewter HW with Serif Font
    S/S 2003 Raised Silver/Pewter HW
    F/W 2002 Suede with Raised Silver HW
    S/S 2002 Smooth and Pebbled Leather with Flat Brass HW
    F/W 2001 Smooth and Pebbled Leather with Flat Brass HW
     
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