First time vintage buyer... but I might have made a big mistake

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  1. #1 Nov 8, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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    1. The bottom and sides have no diamonds ( how have I not seen that before )
    2. The flap closure is a straight line instead of a slight curve like all the other bags.
    She explained that it was the specific style of medium cf from the year, but couldn’t find too much reference. I have asked her if she could send more pics so that I could authenticate it online before she sends out(still waiting for her reply) At the meantime I would like to share these pics in case if anybody knows about this style.
    I really regret not doing more research before pulling the trigger... I hope this bag is authentic, in which case I would probanly appreciate the uniqueness of this vintage style. (I actually found one post of the same style from the vintage library on this forum after I looked though 20+ pages.)

    Let me know your thoughts! Really appreciate it!
  2. Sorry I’m completely new here.. It seems my post was flagged as spam and I couldn’t edit...?
  3. There is a specific thread for “Authenticate this Chanel” where you can post to ask for expert opinions. But I think it’s for eBay listings, not sure if they look at Instagram sales
  4. Your bag is fine.
    In the future, you should post authenticity requests in the thread mentioned by the poster above, 'cause threads like these will be closed by mods.
    Swanky likes this.
  5. Welcome, your post is fine!

    However, as mentioned, all authenticity questions are required to be posted in the provided Authenticate This Chanel thread.
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