URGENT! Authenticate CHLE BAY BAG on ebay

PinkSuadeSoho

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I mixed the 2nd and third one up. Either case all three that I saw are fake.
Be wary of people who can't take clear pics. A big red-flag for me is the really out of focus blurry photos.
 

chicmama

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Thank you all very much.
Do you know where I can get an authentic CHLOE bay bag, noir colour?
I don't mind if it's second hand.

BTW, has anyone bought anything from www.diabro.net? are they authentic? their price
look "authentic".

P/S I've just lost USD800 to www.citivogue.com without any bags!!!
They claimed they sell "authentic" bags that's why I placed an order before shipping.
Then again, I guess they mean "authentic" MADE IN CHINA!
 

effinhaute

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diabro.net is definitely authentic. there have been many threads abotu this website and it seems to be legit. I hear they're very friendly with lowering customs fee as well.
 

Tagullah

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www.luisaviaroma.com had the Quilted Chloe Noir Medium size Bay in stock last time I looked. I've never bought anything myself from their site but I did have an email correspondence with one of their SA's when I was looking for a Moka Quilted Bay and my feeling was that the site is legit.

Be very,very careful of buying Bay bags on eBay. The site is regularly flooded with fakes and there are some replica bag sites here in the UK where you can actually purchase fakes complete with tags,care cards and sometimes receipts too - all fake and highly illegal. I'm so suprised these sites don't get shut down by Chloe. I'm a bit of a Bay obsessive (I own four of them) so I can now spot a fake a mile off and it's rare to see a genuine Quilted Bay on Ebay. There are a few genuine sellers (I bought my Blanc version from one of them) but they seem to be few and far between. Good luck finding the Noir version anyway !
 

Tagullah

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I had a look at thse bags for you and here are my thoughts:

1.Bag 1 - I've never seen a Bay in that colour in the flesh but I know that they are manufactured in that colourway. There's nothing about the photos that screams fake to me but as I've never had a good look at this version,I couldn't say for sure.

2.Bag 2 - This looks suspect to me.It is a 'Bowling Bag' version of the Bay and the shape doesn't look quite right, but the thing that looks very odd is the little leather square of material with the Chloe logo hanging off the zip on photo No:6.I've never seen anything like that on a Bay before.

3.Bag 3 - Sorry,the Quilted Bays are the bags I know most about, so I don't know enough about this style to comment.

4.Bag 4 - The leather looks too shiny to me. All the Noir Quiled Bays I've seen have a more matte patina. Everything else looks ok though so I guess it's possible that the flash on the camera caused the bag to look so glossy. I'd ask the seller a few more questions before proceeding ( where was the bag bought ? Does she have proof of purchase that you could see ? etc)

5.Definitely a fake.

Generally I'd always be suspicious about Quilted Bays that are offered on eBay at a bargain price. Given these bags now retail at no less than £890 in the UK,I don't think it's all that likely that you'd get a genuine bag for a couple of hundred pounds.
 

chicmama

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Bag 2 owner has lost her receipt but she's willing to provide refund base on authenticity.
Bag 5 owner refuse to disclose any info on receipt and serial number so I suppose it's definitely a fake.
Thank you Tagullah, you've been very helpful :yahoo::tup:
 

Tagullah

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:smile:My pleasure - glad I could be of some help !

Have you been in touch with the seller of Bag 4 ? I've just looked at one of the original Chloe ads for the Bay and the black one in that photo also looks very shiny, so it might be worth an authenticity conversation with that seller perhaps.

Beware sellers who offer a refund against authenticity too. That can open a can of worms if you're unfortunate to be dealing with an unscrupulous person. Basically there's a trick whereby you send back the fake bag to get a refund and the seller insists the bag you sent them back was not the original one they sent you and then won't issue a refund. eBay has turned into a real miefield these days - makes you lose your faith in human nature sometimes !:sad:
 
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