Shop online and Fashion resale society to buy and sell Preloved Vintage Luxury Designer Fashion Vintage-United
 
 
HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

When you are shopping online for a Chanel bag, we can imagine that your biggest concern is the authenticity of the designer item.

 
 
How to be sure you buy the real Chanel bag and not the copy read on Vintage-United blog
You have to be sure you are investing in a real piece and not
the copy. How to find out this bag of your dreams is real?
At Vintage-United we are committed to a zero-tolerance,
anti-counterfeit policy and we guarantee absolute authenticity
of every item sold on the website, so you can shop with confidence. 
But for you own reinsurance there are some simple tips from various
experts on how to recognise the authentic Chanel bag from a fake one.

But first a short history of the iconic 2.55 bag.
Burgundy lining - All original bags have burgundy or red lining.
Chanel picked this exact shade because it reminded her of the uniforms she wore growing up in a convent.

- Hidden compartment - Once shoppers open the outer flap, they see a small zippered compartment.
This was where Chanel stashed her love letters, according to legend.
Back outer pocket - Outside the handbag is a back pocket.
Chanel designed it this way so that women could stash money there without having to open their purse.
Shoulder strap - The delicate chains on the 2.55 mimic the key chains worn by the nuns in the convent
where Chanel grew up.
Mademoiselle lock - The front lock has a special locking mechanism called a Mademoiselle lock.
Chanel, who never married, gave the lock its name.
- Interlocking CC lock - Karl Lagerfeld updated the 2.55 design in the 1980s also by adding the iconic chain strap
with leather woven through

1. The CC logo

An ultimate sign for detecting authenticity of a Chanel bag is the position of CC logo. The right C should overlap on top, and the left C should overlap on the bottom. If it’s the other way around, it’s a fake. The width of the C should also match the width of the horizontal gap between the two CC’s



Double CC turn lock on Chanel bag is the most recognisable design Find authentic pre-owned Chanel bag on Vintage-UnitedOriginal rectangular lock on Chanel bag is the most recognisable design Find authentic pre-owned Chanel bag on Vintage-United


2.The turn lock.

The double CC lock is the most recognisable design on the 2.55. This iconic lock was designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. The lock on the authentic bag must be flat in shape and wide in font type. Whereas the lock on the fake bag is thinner in font type and bulky, rounder in shape. The lock designed by Coco Chanel herself is rectangular in shape, it was introduced in February 1955. In February 2005  Hous of Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the original bag. 

3. CHANEL label.

The most simple tool to recognize the real Chanel bag from a fake one is just to look at the Chanel label inside of the bag. It should match the color of the handbag’s hardware. Analise the letters, a specially E letter. The lower stripe of the letter must be slightly longer then the upper stripe.

 
Authenticity sign of a Chanel bag is the position of CC logo find on Vintage-United









 

4. Quilting and stitching

Always check if the quilt stitching on flap and pocket match the body. Shop affordable preowned authentic Chanel bags online Vintage-United and more luxury Chanel fashion
On an authentic Chanel, the quilt stitching should line up neatly on the front flap and back pocket. The ‘diamond’ quilt stitching on a real Chanel bag are much squarer. The authentic Chanel which has a high stitch count doesn’t look puffy.

5. Chain straps

Check the chain and see that in authentic Chanel bags with chain leather straps, that part where the chain breaks should be well hidden. In the early models made before 2008 there is no stitching in the leather interwoven in the chain. The stitching on the interwoven leather in the chains of the modern bags, only will be on one side.

6. The zipper

The zipper is one of the important tool to recognise authentic bag from the fake one. The zipper mechanisms found on an authentic Chanel bag should always be high quality. It should slide easy and smoothly. From the early 70's Chanel was using zippers manufactured by Lampo, is an Italian company that has been making accessory zips since 1887. You can find Lampo zips not only on vintage Chanel bags but also on vintage Louis Vuitton and sometimes Gucci and YSL bags. Another company that is synonymous with luxury brands are Eclair zips. Often Eclair zips are used on late 70's or early 80's vintage Chanel bags and also on vintage Hermes bags. Later in the 90's House of Chanel also use other zipper brands like YKK or DMC or OPTI DMC. You can find this logo stamps engraved on the main zipper pull. In the "modern" exemplars Chanel using a zippers from the company with EP logo stamp. The EP zipper pull usually have a thin leather pull tab, please note that the leather pull tab should match the main bag base.

7. Serial number cart

The “card system” was introduced the same time as the serial sticker. There should be absolutely no rainbow “hologram” type effect. It is made out of plastic and feels just like a credit card. If a bag doesn’t come with a card, please don’t dismiss it straight away, but do look out for other signs of authenticity. The previous owner could have genuinely lost it.

8. Serial sticker.

End last but not least. The serial stickers were first introduced in 1984 and continue to be used today.  The numbers on serial stickers should match numbers on the authenticity card. Bags made before this time, don’t have stickers.
- 6 digit codes-bag was made some time between 1984 and 1986.
- 7 digit codes-handbag was made between 1986 and 2004.
- 8 digit codes have been used since 2005 until TODAY.
Anything over 8 digits is not authentic.

We hope this short guide will help you to shop Chanel bag online with confidence. If you have any questions or request about the authenticity of your own items or items presented on Vintage-United, we love to hear from you.
Find your ultimate dream CHANEL BAG on Vintage-United.
BewarenBewaren

 

Comment on “HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

By Brenda on zaterdag 25 juni 2016 om 13:22

Thanks Vintage-United for sharing this useful article about Chanel bags. Unfortunate I bought an imitation through internet in the past, but now I know better how to judge and separate the fake from the authentic in the future.
 
 
HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

By first person shooter games free on woensdag 07 december 2016 om 4:07

Hi, I also desire to share my opinion here, when i dont know even about a effortless thing related to Personal home pages, I always go to search that from web.
 
 
HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

By Kongsak on dinsdag 18 april 2017 om 11:24

In vintage series . I would like to know have zipper 'DCD' or DDD or DGD ,please let me know.
 
 
HOW TO RECOGNISE THE AUTHENTIC CHANEL BAG

By Vintage-United team on dinsdag 18 april 2017 om 12:15

Dear Kongsak, thank you for your question. The Chanel bags from the 1990's have a DMC zipper with a rounded CC pull tag. But not any DCD or DDD or DGD mark. Be carful and be sure that the bag you want to purchase is 100 authentic. Contact us if you have any doubts. Best wishes, Alessia
 
 
 

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US

 
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
NEVER MISS NEW ARRIVALS, OFFERS OR NEWS
GET 20 EURO OFF

YOUR FIRST PURCHASE
 
VINTAGE-UNITED is shop online and Fashion Resale Society to Buy & Sell authentic pre-owned and vintage
women's designer clothes, bags, shoes and accessories. We
 offer an unique way for renewing, trading or completing your wardrobe. 

When you shop on VINTAGE-UNITED, you shop for a good cause:  We support  When you shop on Vintage-United you support Save the Children fonds. 
We are only accepting for sell high fashion designer brands, 100% authentic luxury goods and vintage pieces that meets high quality
standards. We guarantee the authenticity of all designer items sold on VINTAGE-UNITED!


 
CLIENT REVIEWS
01-07-2017
Voor mij was het de eerste keer dat ik iets preloved kocht. Ik zag via insta mooie Chanel oorbellen
read more >>

14-06-2017
Verry pleased with this website. Have ordered a several times, and even had to return an item, with
read more >>

Waardering: 100 / 100
Gebaseerd op 17 Beoordelingen