It’s safe to say that Chanel is at the top of wish lists across the world.

A Chanel bag is a true luxury, each bag is crafted to reflect that. Chanel is one of the most expensive designers in the fashion industry, and those prices just keep going up. For instance, the “Classic Flap Bag” has risen in price by over 50% in just the past few years! Because of this, real Chanel can be a great investment, both to love now and to resell in the future.

Before you assume the authenticity of a Chanel bag, there are a few things you need to consider. It takes years of experience to master authentication in order to make an accurate assessment. That’s why we recommend you invest a small amount to verify your bag with a reputable authenticator like www.realauthentication.com.


3 Actionable Tips to Authenticate chanel items;

Fortunately, there are a few ways to know what to look out for when shopping for Chanel from a second-hand store, an online shop, or a friend.


The Logo

Pay particular attention to the CC logo; the Cs should overlap appropriately, both on the hardware and on the stitched logo.

Your Chanel bag will include a serial number. Take note of this before you buy. The first numbers indicate the year in which the bag was made, beginning in 1986. This number includes digits in total.

Newer handbags will usually cover the number with a clear sticker with iridescent speckles over the number; it will be marked with an “X” to prevent tearing without damage. Authenticity cards alone are not reliable sources to determine whether your piece is authentic or not as they are effortless to copy and easily interchangeable from one bag to the next.


The stitching


Chanel bags are known for a high-stitch count that preserves their original shape for years to come. Though this can vary with age and style, a general rule of thumb is each diamond quilt should have a minimum of 10+ stitches in it. The diamond quilts should also perfectly align around the whole bag regardless of pockets, seams, or other fabric interruptions.


The hardware

Chanel is recognized worldwide for its top-notch quality. The designer uses only the best materials and the finest attention to detail when crafting its handbags. Before you buy, take note of the quality. It should feel luxurious to the touch, with flawless stitching and seams and heavy hardware. Vintage models will often feature a small hallmark stamp on the front CC clasp.

Real Authentication recommends that each of our clients explore their local retailer – you can find these retailers through this link. Touching and shopping the bags will give you a feel for what a genuine Chanel bag looks and feels like. That will give you a solid idea of whether your potential Chanel purchase is real.

Don’t waste money on an investment that’s worth nothing. Instead, let Real Authentication ensure that your bag is genuine Chanel bag.

Here at Real Authentication, we can authenticate:

Real Authentication is here to help you invest wisely. We’ll lend at least two experts – and use our proprietary technology – to look over your purchase and determine whether it’s authentic… or not. Counterfeits today are accurate and can easily fool the untrained eye. We can guide you in your purchasing decision so that you don’t waste thousands of dollars on a worthless investment.

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We’re here to help you shop safely, because shopping should be fun! Let us know how we can assist; we even offer 1-hour authentication for your convenience!