I had a bit of a surprise this morning! I went to the post office to collect a parcel today. It's a three piece Chanel suit (brand new) from s/s 2006 that I bought relatively cheaply from eBay ($700...). Before I put down a bid, I did a bit of research about the suit but found nothing. It's not a runway piece so unless I had the complete set of lookbooks, I would not be able to verify its authenticity until I received it. I have also not seen the suit before in the boutiques and the design of the suit somehow looks a bit too modern for Chanel. The pictures posted by the seller did not scream "fake" to me. When I asked for a picture of the inside of the jacket, one was quickly put up and I could see the chain. The seller has more than 1,000 feedbacks and appears to have sold countless Chanel items (both new and pre-owned). Besides the above, I was also unsure about the size of the skirt: I am generally a size 34 but sometimes size 34 skirt is too small for me. (I have a big bum! ) So with all the concern, I still went ahead with the purchase. I thought I could always ask for a refund if it's fake, right? After I got home, I immediately opened the parcel. The suit was carefully wrapped in tissue paper by the seller. Then I smelt the smell that goes with all Chanel clothing... So at least, I thought, the suit might be a real deal. When I unfolded the jacket, my heart went to the floor as I thought, this was too small for me! I went to the bedroom and tried on everything. To my surprise, the jacket and the SKIRT both fitted me!!! Then I did some research again. As no one has the 2006 clothes lookbooks online, I looked at some fabric binder and lord and behold, I found a page with some fabric that looks like the fabric of my jacket and (!!!) it has the same code as the code on the tag of my jacket!! So the whole thing is real!! So now I am a very happy owner of another beautiful Chanel suit! Can't wait to wear it to work when spring comes! Here are the pics of the jacket - the outer part can be removed so that the jacket becomes a sleeveless one!