help with my vintage bag

cclove

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bfali

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Oct 24, 2008
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the gap is OK...don't know about the stitching. You should get the bag authenticated on this forum...the girls will def. be able to help you out. GL!
 

Mimster

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Jul 20, 2009
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The stitching looks normal to me. It looks like a lot of the other authentic chanel bags I've seen. I remember seeing something similar on new bags as well.

Congrats!
 

jmen

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Jan 15, 2007
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Yes, normal. At either end of the strap, the leather is folded back and hand stitched because it's too thick to be done via machine.
 

hanana

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Jul 9, 2008
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I have authentic vintage bags with similar gap and stitching, but I can totally understand your concern. Hopefully now you can just enjoy the bag!
 

shinymagpie

vintage bag lady
Mar 29, 2008
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I agree with the others that the stitching looks normal. I have vintage bags which have the folded over ends and also some which have totally continuous leather where it is lapped at the joins and almost impossible to detect where it starts and finishes.
These are hand made bags and there are variations in style between models, eras and collections.
Totally normal to be paranoid :wtf: on your first Chanel bag. Congratulations:biggrin: