Authenticate This CHANEL - Please Read the Rules & Use the Format in Post #1

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Nat

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Please post authenticity questions related to CHANEL in this thread. This thread is a continuation of the previous Authentication thread that has been closed for posting.


Please follow the following rules:

Before you submit a request for authentication, please search this thread to make sure that the item has not previously been authenticated. This is in order to prevent duplication requests and to make it more simple for people to 'search' for items which may have been posted previously. This is not a thread to ask general questions about CHANEL, please refer to our main CHANEL forum for such information.

This is a free service, but it is imperative that you help our authenticators by using the following format:

Item:
Listing number:
Seller:
Link:
Comments:

If the bag in question is not on an auction site, please use the following:

Item Name (if you know it):
Link (if available):
Seller:
Comments:
Please give us as much information as you can and then attach any photos (all authentication must include photos).


  • Authenticators are not required to answer every request and it is their right to ignore a request that is not in the proper format.
  • Please note that comments on price and condition are NOT permitted.
  • Please limit your request to one (1) per post; otherwise it gets too confusing keeping them all straight.
  • Do NOT PM an authenticator or moderator to request authentication. Any and all such requests must be posted in this thread.

Should one of your items be questioned in this thread, you are welcome to provide additional pictures or materials supporting its authenticity.
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Nat

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It is really imperative that you first get the right pictures needed to properly authenticate CHANEL items. Please read this and get the requested pics before you post your request in the Authenticate This thread.


PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF CLASSIC FLAP BAGS

1) front, back, and side/bottom views of bag

2) CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side). A focused close up photo is required.

3) back side of the CC turnknob showing the 2 screws and CHANEL/PARIS engraving. A focused close up photo is required.

4) engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable. A focused close up photo is required.

5) engraving on snap button

6) stitched CC logo, if applicable

7) hologram sticker. A focused close up photo is required.

8) number side of authenticity card, if still available



PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF REISSUE FLAP BAGS AND THOSE WITH MADEMOISELLE LOCKS

1) front, back, and side/bottom views of bag

2) CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp. A focused close up photo is required.

3) back side of the mademoiselle lock showing the 2 screws. A focused close up photo is required.

4) engraving on the interior zipper head. A focused close up photo is required.

5) engraving on snap button.

6) stitched CC logo

7) hologram sticker. A focused close up photo is required.

8) number side of authenticity, if still available



PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF OTHER CLASSIC BAGS/TOTES OTHER THAN CLASSIC FLAPS

1) front, back, and side/bottom views of bag

2) CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side). A focused close up photo is required.

3) back side of the CC turnknob showing the 2 screws and CHANEL/PARIS engraving, if applicable. A focused close up photo is required.

4) engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable. A focused close up photo is required.

5) engraving on snap button, if applicable

6) hologram sticker. A focused close up photo is required.

7) number side of authenticity card, if still available



PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF ALL OTHER STYLES

1) front, back, and side/bottom views of bag

2) CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side). A focused close up photo is required.

3) engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable. If there is a zipper pull, we need photo of the CHANEL engraving on one side and CC engraving on the other side. A focused close up photo is required.

5) back side of the zipper head showing the engraving (LAMPO or CHANEL PARIS). A focused close up photo is required.

6) engraving on snap button, if applicable

7) hologram sticker. A focused close up photo is required.

8) tassel or hanging medallion

9) number side of authenticity card, if still available


PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF WALLETS


1) front and back views of wallet

2) CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp. Note: MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is hidden. A focused close up photo is required.

3) engraving on the interior pull, if applicable. Need the CHANEL engraving on one side and CC engraving on the other side. A focused close up photo is required.

5) engraving on snap button

6) hologram sticker. A focused close up photo is required.


PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF SUNGLASSES/GLASSES

We decided to no longer authenticate sunglasses/glasses. Best to buy them from CHANEL boutiques, department stores, opticians or reputable authorized (online) retailers.


PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF COSTUME JEWELRY

1) front and back views of jewelry

2) oval etching or oval plate showing the markings (CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY, year/season). A focused close up photo is required.

3) Chanel box with label, if applicable

4) black tag with label *showing the style number, year/season, etc), if applicable



PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF BELTS


1) front and back side of belt

2) markings on back side of belt (if leather) showing the CHANEL/MADE IN FRANCE or ITALY stamp and EURO size

3) oval etching or oval stamp, if applicable, showing the CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE or ITALY, year and season markings. A focused close up photo is required.



PHOTOS NEEDED TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY OF SHOES


1) front of shoes

2) marking on the inner sole showing the CHANEL, MADE IN ITALY and CC logo.se side). A focused close up photo is required.

3) botton sole showing the CC logo, MADE IN ITALY and EURO size markings. A focused close up photo is required.

4) any relevant details
 
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sasaave

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Oh dear, I'm so sorry about that. Hope this works.

Item: Black Chanel Caviar Clutch
Listing number: 140342047312
Seller: emeiling
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140342047312&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Item: CHANEL WHITE LEATHER CAVIAR CLUTCH
Listing number: 280388126497
Seller: atena04
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280388126497&_trkparms=tab=Watching
Link 1: I would like to see a clear close up photo of hologram sticker, CHANEL and made in stamp. The rest looks fine to me.

Link 2: Pictures are not enough to evaluate the bag. Please read post#2 above by Nat to see pictures needed. You may re-post when you get more detailed pictures from seller.
 

lattemix

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Thanks! Will try to contact the sellers for more pictures.
Have a great day!

Link 1: I would like to see a clear close up photo of hologram sticker, CHANEL and made in stamp. The rest looks fine to me.

Link 2: Pictures are not enough to evaluate the bag. Please read post#2 above by Nat to see pictures needed. You may re-post when you get more detailed pictures from seller.
 

shinymagpie

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This is a response to post 4987. Smoothoprter, Sasaave and Shawnjoanna have all posted on this one which is

ebay item: 170374269654

Originally Posted by Smoothoprter
I agree with sasaave, if the inner lining was replaced why is the hologram sticker still attached? We need to see a clear in focus picture of the hologram sticker.

I have personal experience with relined bags which have had seals repositioned by Chanel.

In Japan, Chanel will occasionally reposition the original serial number after relining.

I've seen this happen twice in the last 6 months.

This happened to my husband's wallet on 9 May this year. I had his Caviar Trifold relined and they put the original serial number back into it. I was very surprised because I didn't expect this.

Another wallet that I bought, but later sold, also had the serial number repositioned after relining. This was the first time I had ever seen this. It was a long bi-fold wallet with an internal purse with a clip closure. The serial was repositioned under the edge of the clip closure. That was how I bought it, but the style was totally consistent for the serial number series.
I also have a relined vintage bag, which still has it's Chanel stamp, but not the country of origin stamp because that was in the relined section. The serial number was gone, but the gold sticker was repositioned.

Hope this is useful.
 

Pursepushin

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