Authenticate This CHANEL

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  1. #1 Jan 17, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
    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:
    Who took the pictures:
    History of the bag:
    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.
    Do not handle your disputes with other members in this thread but take your differences to Private Messages. Failure to do so can result in banning.
    Please utilize the "Quote" feature when responding directly to another post.

    Disclaimer

    All Authenticate This threads on tPF are meant to provide assistance to shoppers who are uncertain about the legitimacy and authenticity of designer goods. The evaluations posted by tPF's members are only opinions that stem from personal experiences as shoppers and collectors. They are not legally binding or professional authentications and are not to be treated as such.

    For questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the forum administration via the forum's contact form.
     
  2. 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). If there's no oval plate, then please check for any other markings you can find. 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
     
  3. To transfer my request from the old thread:

    HI there
    Can you please have a look at this bag please? I paid someone to buy this from Italy for me.
    On the invoice ,there is no identity number showing (which is different from my previous purchase in Australia).
    Another thing really bothers me is that the color of the hardware is a lot lighter (more worn out and faded feel) than the ones I saw in the boutique.
    Thank you very much!

    Item: Reissue 227
    Seller: bought in Italy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280513291
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280483525
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4666791...=1263717097500
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280498545
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280506281
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280490961
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4281238988
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46667919@N06/4280493079
     
  4. Hi~please help me out with this one~ thanks in advance :smile:

    Item: CHANEL 09 Red Caviar Jumbo Flap Bag w/ Camellia LIMITED
    Listing number: 170431758009
    Seller: gawaigirl
    Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/CHANEL-09-Red-Caviar-Jumbo-Flap-Bag-w-Camellia-LIMITED_W0QQitemZ170431758009QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WH_Handbags?hash=item27ae863eb9
    Comments: the seller has 100% feedback and 1000+ transactions, but i dont know anything about this particular style, so i need your help~thanks so much~
     
  5. transferring my request over as well
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    hi guys,

    i have had this bag for over 3 years that was purchased in HK boutique. i am looking to sell it now on eBay, but it gave me a warning when i went to submit the listing. can you please help me and let me know if this bag is not authentic? i will be sad if it is a fake. thank you for your time.

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  6. #9 Jan 17, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010

    Where was it purchased from? Online? What do you mean by indentity number on the invoice? Based on the pictures (assuming you took the pictures yourself), it is authentic based on the details.

    Regarding your question about the light hardware, it is supposed to be light because it is tarnished or brushed gold.
     
  7. Authentic
     

  8. #1 - Make sure there is a scored X and gold specks on the hologram sticker. Other than that, the bag in the listing looks authentic.

    #2 Authentic


    FYI - per post #1: Please limit your request to one (1) per post; otherwise it gets too confusing keeping them all straight.
     
  9. sorry, will keep in mind! thanks a lot! :biggrin:
     


  10. Sorry, we only authenticate for buyers because we volunteer our time and effort to do authentication. Sellers will need to seek advice from professional paid authenticators.
     

  11. Please read post#1 and repost using the correct format. Also, per post #1: Please limit your request to one (1) per post; otherwise it gets too confusing keeping them all straight.
     
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