When did CHANEL start using silver hardware?

sas7369

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Mar 23, 2008
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I searched but did not find any answers. Please direct me to a different thread as needed.

Most vintage bags I have seen are all in gold hardware.

Does anyone know when CHANEL started using silver tone hardware on their bags? Would it make sense for a late 5 series bag to have silver hardware?

Thanks in advance!!!
 

Chi town Chanel

Meow!
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Dec 18, 2007
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the Mothership
Good question! Actually this isn't something that I had thought about, but most of my vintage bags have gold hardware. I just checked and I have a 4 series bag (1996-1997 I think) with silver hardware. Maybe some of the experts can weigh in and help with this!
 

Zen...

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Apr 25, 2015
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I now have a beautiful vintage Chanel full flap with gold hardware and a new woc with silver hardware. I love both.

I love the vintage lambskin much more than my newer lambskin.

For my next purchase I want a vintage Chanel flap bag with silver hardware but I'm not sure when Chanel introduced it. Does anyone know?
 

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Beccish

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Oct 14, 2018
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Does anyone know? I am wondering and cannot find anything about this. Ive seen a vintage 80s pre hologram bucket bag for sale with silver hardware and dont know if this is authentic as ive always seen gold hardware on vintage chanels