Chanel Mini Rectangular short chain??

rohonguy

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Jul 15, 2020
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Hi all,

I got a black rectangular mini in caviar at fashionphile. I heard that the chains are pretty long. I am 4'11, and the chain on this mini fits me perfectly. It is also pretty short (a little over 21, not quite 22). I heard the chains are supposed to be 23. Is this normal? Thanks for the input! The serial number also starts with 26 if that helps.
 

sydsunshine

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I’ve seen from YouTuber catwalkcity where she bought a bag from fashionphile which was shortened but not disclosed. This could be the case. Did you spend a lot for the bag at fashionphile?
 

rohonguy

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Jul 15, 2020
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I’ve seen from YouTuber catwalkcity where she bought a bag from fashionphile which was shortened but not disclosed. This could be the case. Did you spend a lot for the bag at fashionphile?
I did :sad: Since it is a rare bag, i ended up spending a lot for the bag. I am fine with the chain being short, but i do not know if it is normal and it makes me question if it might be a fake. Oh! I actually saw her video earlier today.
 

earthygirl

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In my experience the length of chains can be slightly different depending on the season it’s from. I bought a Chanel rectangular mini from a Chanel boutique a couple years back and had the bag mailed to me. I decided to return it because the chain length was a little shorter than my Silver rectangular mini from 2017. I also bought a classic quilted black WOC last year from London and the length Of its chain is shorter than my other wocs. It’s about 23 inches. To be on the safe side I would have it authenticated by a 3rd party and would also contact fashionphile to inquire about whether the bag was altered or not.