Authenticate This VALENTINO

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  1. #1 Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 15, 2015
    NOTE:The PurseForum requests that only members with an extensive knowledge of the brand and authenticating who have over 500 posts participate as authenticators in this AT thread. The moderators reserve the right to remove authentications that do not meet these requirements.

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  2. #2 Dec 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 10, 2011

    Not authentic.
  3. MGA is correct. Not authentic.
  4. Thank you very much! You have saved my money :smile:
    Hanna Adamco likes this.
  5. Hi!

    The pictures are not enough to authenticate this bag. Maybe ask the seller for more detailed pictures of the front, the back, the sides, the base, the inside (where the valentino tag and the zipper pull are).
  6. MGA is right again, but I do know this seller is reputable. I believe it to be authentic.
  7. I'm so sorry, my earlier post said the craigslist posting was authentic, when I actually meant the eBay posting is authentic. The black and white paliettes bag is good, the histoire is trickier.
    I know that Gold Histoire was made at one point in time, but there still aren't enough pics to authenticate. The need to show the underside of the zipper and if there's a serial number, they should include a pic of that too. Although I think this bag might be too old to have a serial number.
    Terifain likes this.
  8. The bag looks good, but please request a picture of the serial code tag that should be inside the bag (maybe in the inside pocket)

    I think it should have the serial code. The metallic leather looks too similar to the leather on my gold catch and that one has the serial code, so maybe both bags are from around the same season.
  9. xxzaraxx, this website sells only FAKES.
  10. Hello Valentino experts :flowers: I am not familiar with Valentino. What do you generally look for in terms of authentication? Do all Valentino bags have a serial code?

    A relative gave brought me back a small "Valentino" bag after a trip to Italy. I doubt she would give a kid (it's from the late 90's) an $$$ bag. It's synthetic so it's becoming "sticky" and dust is sticking all over it. I'm not sure whether to toss it.

    Actually, a tell-a-tale sign is that there are 3 letters in between the top of the V logo : "jer" in italics.
  11. Doesn't sound ideal, however, I do not know older versions of Valentino. Sorry!