How to spot fake chanel bag / wallet

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I have been shopping and selling Chanel accessories for a while.  I got most Chanel stuff from Europe. I have seen so many fake Chanel bags on ebay sold for good prices on ebay... it's unfair for buyers to pay couple of hundred dollars for a fake chanel wallet or bags while you can get them from China for 50 dollars.  Those fake bags usually look like authentic one but the quality is very poor, won't last for more than a month.  Beware of buying fake Chanel from ebay!! here are few tips to spot fake chanel bags/ wallet.

1. look at seller's feedback-- don't buy Chanel stuff from low feedback sellers, you have greater chance to get a fake bags from those sellers who just want to make quick money.

2. Don't trust the seller if the price is too good to be true. here is price guides for chanel prices in Australia:

Chanel classic 2.55 lambskin: approx. AU$4250
Chanel Jumbo calf skin: AU$4250  lambskin: AU$4500
Chanel wallets are usually between 900-1300
Accessories ( necklace, earrings..etc) are usually between 300-700
Shoes: approx. $800-1300

3. Sellers selling fake Chanel stuff usually say " it's a gift from family from overseas trip" " unwanted gift"...etc. 99% are fake!!!! Beware

4.  Look at the box, accessories, authenticity cards...etc.   If you seller is selling the chanel bag with a "care booklet" take your money and run. 

Please check here for authentic chanel booklet and authenticity cards.

5. ALL about the holograms:



Basically holograms indicate when the bag was produced.
If the hologram has 8 digits starting with a 10, its from 2005-2006.
For the last couple of years:
2006-2007 11
2005-2006 10
2004-2005 9 (7 digits)
2003-2004 8
2002-2003 7
2001-2002 6
etc, etc....

So for bags made in 2006 You would see holograms with 8 numbers
10XXXXXXXX and 11XXXXXXXX
2005 - 7 numbers if its a nine
9XXXXXX and 10XXXXXX
2004 (7 numbers)
8XXXXXX and 7XXXXXXX
etc, etc....
I think this is a pretty good method, until you get around the 2's and 3' and 4's. The first hologram started with a 0 (7 digit) number.


ere is a list of some of the known serial numbers that are being used on mass-produced counterfeit Chanel bags. It is by no means a complete list, but I will update it as I come across more. Each Chanel bag should have a unique serial number - no two bags should ever have the same number on them.

7244764
8890212
9133021
9395451
10218184
10216144
10350533
10316128
10387881
10401243
10486163
10501943
10501946
10634341
10905401
10903785
11063908
11136858
11387879
7244764
11136858
10501946
7244764
8890212
9133021
9395451
9721460
10153323
10216144
10218184
10350533
10316128
10387881
10401243
10486163
10501943
10501946
10634341
10714978
10885140
10903785
10905401
11022843
11022848
11062948
11063908
11131833
11132646
11136858
11155659
11195156
11258448
11355938
11357137
11387879
11435776
11546099
11595889
11636723
11659931
11754575
12385562
12965832
12986537


7. Go to purse forum.  there are expert members who can help you authenticate chanel bags on ebay


8. more tips

Just some quickies:

The hologram sticker should match the authenticity card.

The zipper on classical colours (black, white, beige etc.) use an EP stamp, the seasonal colours use YKK

The number zero on newer hologram stickers should have a slash through it.

The quilting should align.

The dust bags from bags made in the 1980s come with white dust bags. The later bags are not made with white dust bags.

Any bag that has plastic around the handles,zipper or chains are not authentic.

None of the classic caviar leather medallion totes have the four gold or silver feet on the bottom.

Any 05 and up shoe should have silver dust bags.

The hologram sticker should be scored in a criss-cross patern.

The CC closure the right C should always overlap the left C at the top.

Also, the CC closure should be stamped either on the top left corner of the left C or not marked at al.

The color of the stamping ("CHANEL" and "Made in ...") should match the color of the chain.

The screws on the back of the closure should be flat head and NOT phillips head screws.

Beware of holograms that end in 5454 because this number has been mass produced on fakes.

The "Made in France" or "Made in Italy" should be properly aligned under Chanel on the interior tag.

I know for sure that the black and white cambon bowlers, reporters, buckets and pochettes have hot pink (fuchsia) lining.

The pink and beige reporters, bowlers, buckets, and pochettes have black lining.

The brown and green reporters, bowlers, buckets, and pochettes have orange lining.

The white cambon camera bags have white lining.

The pink Camera bags have matching pink lining.

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