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Dear fellow Dior enthusiasts,
It is always our pleasure to help with your authentication requests; however, there have been various cases where such requests are not accompanied by basic requisite information. To that end, nataliam1976, LaMissy and I have agreed on the following guidelines and tips to streamline the authentication process.
1. All eBay authentication requests should be posted in this format:
Direct URL link:
This format is adopted from the Hermès authentication thread. It is the most efficient way of making a request because:
(a) the item name immediately alerts the one of us with the most expertise to attend to that particular type of item,
(b) the inclusion of the item number facilitates a search of the thread for previous instances where it may already have been authenticated, and
(c) the seller ID is useful where we know of reputable resellers on eBay that sell only authentic items.
All authentication requests for other online resellers should be posted in this format:
Online reseller name:
Direct URL link:
All authentication requests must be formatted in one of the above ways otherwise they may not be entertained.
2. Authentication can only happen when there are plenty of clear, closeup photos of the item, the more the better.
In particular, items cannot be authenticated without clear, closeup photos of both sides of the inside leather tag for bags or, in the case of wallets and other small leather goods, the 'Christian Dior Paris' stamp on the inside as well as the production sequence stamp found behind one of the bill compartments or card slots.
In addition, photos of any relevant hardware should also be provided, the more the better. In the case of Gauchos, clear closeups of both sides of the coin medallion lying flat (not at an angle), the key and the buckles are needed. For Saddles, a straight-on frontal shot of the entire bag (not at an angle), clear closeups of both sides of the 'CD' links on the strap, and the dangling 'D' charm on the flap.
Sunglasses cannot be authenticated without clear closeups of the insides of both of the arms.
All photos should be taken in plenty of natural lighting (sunlight) without flash. Clear closeups may be obtained by using the macro mode (the icon of a flower) on a digital camera. Photos should not be resized below 800x600 resolution.
Authentication requests which comply with the formatting requirement in part 1 but which otherwise fail to include these photo requirements may not be entertained.
3. In most cases, unless there are dead giveaways and obvious red flags, jewellery cannot be authenticated, even with plenty of photos. This is to do with the nature of Dior jewellery. Please therefore understand that we may not be able to help you with a jewellery authentication request.
4. Patience is a virtue. Do not re-post your request repeatedly just because another person's request has been attended to before yours. This may be because at the time there was no one with the requisite expertise to authenticate your item; this does not mean you are being ignored.
5. Courtesy is also a virtue. Please and thank-you are basic manners and good forum etiquette.
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Other tips found here http://forum.purseblog.com/dior/please-read-this-some-guidelines-tips-on-authentication-370373.html
Hi average, addy
Please help me authenticate this dior, the only concern I have is that the dust bag feels kinda cheap... Let me know what you think.
Item: lady dior pink patent
Seller ID: Rebecca
Direct URL link: http://www.vestiairecollective.com/women-bags/handbags/dior/pink-patent-leather-handbag-lady-dior-dior-1703232.shtml
This website has sold fake Lady Dior bags before, along with authentic ones.
This particular Lady Dior's authenticity card lists something that is inconsistent with the bag, and that is a cause for concern. This doesn't mean the bag is fake, as the details look fine to me. However, the new Lady Dior fakes are so close to the real thing that they are hard to distinguish from the real deal, and any off-putting detail is worth considering.
Hopefully ThisVNChick or another authenticator can take a look.
Please help me authenticate this lady Dior bag. I am looking to purchase my first Dior bag and am still learning how to spot a fake/authenticate by myself.
Name: large Lady Dior
Hi posted in the last thread but no reply ( might get under looked >< ) sorry for posting again , could you help to have a look at this one? I cant post more than one photos from my phone so I collaged them hopefully it's ok.
The stamp on the card looks very blurring which concerns me .. Hmm
Thanks!!! If I purchase an authentication test, would they be able to tell me for sure whether or the bag in question is authentic?
No. They will most likely tell you that your bag is authentic. They have made mistakes before with these new super fakes.
Not sure. Bag looks fine but with these super-fakes, I can't give you a definite answer.
There aren't enough pictures. Please try to post from a browser so that the pictures can be larger.
Also, as a newer Lady Dior, this one is difficult to authenticate and we won't be able to confirm its authenticity.
Averagejoe, thank you for your fast response. I've asked for a clearer pictures of the sides and the authenticity card, which the seller added to the posting. It appears to have been purchased in 2013 from San Francisco. To me, the stitching on the side appear even. Can you recommend any other pictures or questions I should ask?
Thank you for all your help,
No the pictures and details are sufficient. I wish that the fakes were easier to distinguish from the real Lady Diors, but Dior's rise in popularity has led to a dramatic increase in accuracy of Dior fakes. They are now on the same level as Chanel fakes which a lot of authenticators on this forum refuse to authenticate.
Please help me authenticate this bag and which year was the bag made? Thank you so much in advance!
Item: Christian Dior Micro Lady Dior bag
Item number: 321896623559
Seller ID: maidoari
Direct URL link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Christian-Dior-Micro-Lady-Dior-bag-/321896623559?hash=item4af288adc7:g:yfYAAOSwI-BWGjL8
Thank you so much again!
Item: Miss Dior New Lock Promenade
Seller ID: Suau275