CC TARNISHING: Chanel Shiva Small Bag


Jul 8, 2012
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The antique gold on the CC logo and turnlock is tarnishing into silver underneath from constant use of the opening and closing of the bag. It's obvious that it was a spray-on antique gold but is this something normal that happens over time? It's a seasonal bag that I purchased in 2012.

Is this something that Chanel will fix (I know I have to pay out of pocket)?

Any thoughts and experiences with these type of issues are welcome! Thank you in advance!


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I could give up shopping, but I'm not a quitter.
Jun 28, 2015
I would just ask the boutique to send it in and replace the hardware. it's not that expensive, it's worth it to me to just have new hardware. I see it same as repainting your car after a few years, it's like a brand new car! :P