Just received new chanel, lots of pics, very skeptical...please help!

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nycgirl24

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Hi all,

For the first time, I have purchased a Chanel bag off of Ebay. The seller has 100% positive feedback and seems to sell many other designer items as well as Chanel purses in the past. However, the vintage mini flap I have received today seems a little off to me, but I can't figure out if it is because I am not familiar with vintage Chanel bags or if it is fake...

I'm hoping for the best, and I am posting enough pictures of the purse for you experts to help me figure this one out. The authentication card matches the sticker inside the purse, although the sticker is not a hologram sticker. The box looks legit with a matching bar code number that corresponds to the authentication card. There are included pics of the dustbag as well.

I am skeptical of this bag for quite a few reasons...first of all, the font of the "CHANEL PARIS" plate with the two screws look different from the one on my Chanel jumbo flap. Also, the letter "L" on the Chanel printed logo inside the bag seems off as well...the "L" appears to be longer than it should be...call me crazy, but it stood out immediately to me.

Also, on the CC logo on the front of the bag, there are tiny inscriptions on the top left corner...is this the norm for vintage Chanel bags? I've personally never seen inscriptions on the CC logo of non-vintage Chanel bags.

I have posted pics of everything that I think is sufficient to tell whether or not the bag is authentic or not...Before purchasing the bag, I had it authenticated and was told that this purse is probably from 1989-1990/ish. Please help, as I really hope I did not purchase a fake bag from a trusted seller...TIA!
 

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Rikachan

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Maybe you could post this in the "authenticate this" section? Or does it have to be and "official" sale site?? Good luck anyway!
 

queenofchic

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Can't see the pics.

No worries about the inscription on the CC logo ---it's normal for vintage/older Chanels, means it was gold plated.

Congrats on your new bag! LOVE vintage. The quality was so much better than it is now.
 

Rikachan

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I can see the pics, no problem! In my vintage bags there are also the tiny markings and as queenofchic said, it means the letters are gold plated. But let´s see what the authenticators can say!
 

nycgirl24

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thanks so much!!! i'm starting to feel better about it already, lol...I guess I'm just super nervous because this vintage chanel seems so much different from my other (non-vintage) chanels..and I'm not sure if I posted this in the right section, but hopefully i did!
 

nycgirl24

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Technically, your post should go in the authentication thread. I remember this eBay auction. The bag pictured in the auction and pictured here in your post is authentic.
Smoothoprter, thanks so much. You have great memory...I don't mean to sound paranoid but I am a newbie to ebay and some details of this bag really threw me off. Again, thanks for all your help!
 
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