I am in shock! I had dinner with a friend last night. We have not seen each other for ages, so I picked an upscale restaurant. She was all dressed to the nines and carrying a Chanel bag. I commented on her bag and asked if I could admire it. Proudly, she handed over the bag to me - a true bargain from a consignment shop, she added. The bag was a "made in Paris" fake, but a pretty well-made one. The quilts were all aligned and had (gasp) LAMPO zippers! I couldn't bring myself to tell her that she was carrying a fake Chanel bag. I know that Lampo zipper is NOT the only way to tell whether a Chanel is fake or not (there are so many details to look for, and I recently acquired an authentic circa 1996-1997 Chanel bag with "Chanel Paris" zipper hardware pull - my aunt had sent it to Chanel twice for cleaning without any issues at all), but I am writing this post to alert the ladies here.