Hi Everyone. I'm new to the forum, as of today. I'd really like to learn more about verifying the authenticity of my favorite designer handbags... Chanel. Is there a Chanel registration website where one can check a serial number? What about reference material, either on the internet or books that can be readily obtained - any suggestions? I'd also like to become more familiar with the many different styles that have come out over the past 25 or 30 years. Where I live, in western Canada, there are very limited opportunities to shop for designer bags, particularly Chanel. For the best variety & latest styles I usually have to wait until I get to Las Vegas or L.A., which only happens 2 or 3 times per year. How I envy those of you who live there, or in New York, etc., where fabulous shopping is plentiful. Mind you, it's probably tougher to keep the ol' bank account healthy if you live in those cities - so much temptation - but I'd love to try! Anyone who would like to share their vast knowledge about Chanel, please post your comments for me. Thanks!