Authenticate This Fendi >> Please read the rules & use the format in post #1

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The Odd Mod
Apr 19, 2006
The Purse Forum
Note: This thread is continuing the previous Authenticate This Fendi thread.

Please post authenticity questions related to Fendi in this thread.

Please use the below format when requesting authentication for an auction item:

Item Name:
Item Number:
Seller ID:

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

Item Name (if you know it):
Link (if available):
Attach photos

Pics needed to authenticate Fendi:

1. Clear pic of entire bag / accessory
2. Clear close up pic of hologram tag (front and back)
3. Clear close up pic of leather serial tag
4. For older vintage items - need a clear pic of serial stamp
5. If bag / accessory is constructed of Fendi Logo Jacquard Fabric - need a large area close up pic of the logo print
6. Clear pic showing a nice large swatch of inside lining (lining does vary by style)
7. Any hardware logos, rivets, underside of zipper head
8. If available pic of authenticity card
9. for Selleria bags, need to see a clear close up pic of the silver Selleria plate

**Close up shots can be tough, best way to capture: camera needs to be set on super macro (little flower icon), tons of light, no flash and a very steady hand, press down very lightly on the shutter to focus and take the pic. You might have to take more than one, sometimes at different angles to get the perfect pic**

Additional notes:
If the bag is from a listing, always Include the listing link using the proper format. If the seller does not have the needed pics in the listing, please request PRIOR to posting your inquiry to avoid delays in getting an answer.


  • Do a search in this thread (type seller's name in "Search this thread" located on the top right corner) and check if the item has been reviewed by one of the authenticators BEFORE posting a request.

  • Should one of your items be questioned in this thread, you are welcome to provide additional pictures or materials supporting its authenticity. Please note that while it's fine to defend your own auction if its authenticity is questioned (someone says, "I think it's fake b/c..., etc"), please do not authenticate your own bag.

  • 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.

  • Utilize the "Quote" feature when responding directly to another post.

  • Post the link to the original query when requesting a second opinion or in a follow-up post.

  • Please note that comments on price and condition are NOT permitted.

  • Do NOT PM an authenticator or Mod to request authentications. Any and all such requests must be posted in this thread.
Authenticators are not required to answer every request, and it is their right to ignore a request that is not in the proper format.


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May 20, 2010
Just want to say thanks to baglady.1 for the information - it is greatly appreciated.





Serious Bag Addict
Jan 4, 2007
In My Handbag Closet
Hi Ladies. i need a seconder on this Chef Hobo I recently purchased. im comfy with most everything, but the leather serial strip ,sewn in crocked and i cant get a good shot since it's from 2003 so the numbers on the end are worn . I am also trying to determine the leather. it might be Calf, IDK.

Item Name : Fendi Chef Hobo (8BR344)
Photobuct Link : with more detailed pics.. - tpf pics/Fendi Black Chef Hobo/
The bag is Authentic Chef bag. I believe the leather on the body of the bag is Nappa (Lamb) Leather -- it is very soft, almost glove soft. That is nappa. Calf leather is stiffer.. Fendi usually uses Calf leather on straps, trim & stiffer pieces....;)


The bag is Authentic Chef bag. I believe the leather on the body of the bag is Nappa (Lamb) Leather -- it is very soft, almost glove soft. That is nappa. Calf leather is stiffer.. Fendi usually uses Calf leather on straps, trim & stiffer pieces....;)
oh yes, its really soft, similar to the lambskin Chanel uses. it's a little dry in some areas so i need to condition the bag, but i didnt want to mess with it until i knew it was the real deal. Thanks!! :smile:




Hello ladies

I would like to know if this bag is authentic.

Genuine Fendi Spy Bag (Zucca/Nappa Leather (Tobacco)

Seller: shopaddict50 (84)
Item number: 270583324659
no red flags so far, could you plese request a clearer pic of the leather serial strip to confirm

you link is a mobile view.. :
Hi there,

the seller has added additional pictures. Can someone please take a look at this bag and let me know whether or not it is authentic?

Thank you so much!
please wait for a Seconder
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