I was at a consignment store the other day and they had a VERY old Chanel bag there. I think it was approximately 20-30 years old. You could barely say that it was a Chanel, except for the quilting and chain straps. There was no logo inside that would say "Chanel Made in ..." or a zipper with CC hanging off of it. The only thing that WAS there was the hologram sticker. Still there and not peeling off!
There was a thread about this not to long ago. It linked it to a very good site. From what I remember the hologram has not been more then 20 years. But I might be wrong. If you have a chance do a search on the forum.
I read somwhere on here a few months ago a thread that described the different hologram stickers and that the first number on the sticker indicates what year the bag was from ie.6xxxx,7xxxxx etc so the lower the number the older the bag...the bags that start with 101 for example were produced within the last 2 years. anyways, does anyone have more info on this?
A 10 (eight digit number was produced in 2005 and 2006. I have actually started to see a few 11's for fall season bags.
So for 2006 You would see holograms with 8 numbers
10XXXXXXXX and 11XXXXXXXX
2005 - 7 numbers if its a nine
9XXXXXX and 10XXXXXX
2004 (7 numbers)
8XXXXXX and 7XXXXXXX
etc, etc.... I think this is a pretty good method, until you get around the 2's and 3' and 4's. The first hologram started with a 0 (7 digit) number. The older chanel numbers are a little more tricky, because by the time the hologram had a 2 the bag was probably from the late 80's early 90's.