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HOW TO AUTHENTICATE CHANEL BAG


Chanel is a company that does not need an introduction - it is one of the most famous, covetable and respectable brands on the planet. Since Chanel is one of the worlds most sought after brands…they’re also one of the most copied! The counterfeit industry can be extremely deceptive. How can you tell if a Chanel bag is real or fake? At The Modernist we consider authenticity as our core value, we have prepared a list of guides to make sure your Chanel handbag is authentic! If you’re looking to learn how to authenticate or just want to learn more about Chanel, you’ve come to the right place! Just remember the following facts.



Turnlock

The iconic CC-lock was actually designed by Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s and it is the first thing one must check for authenticity. The CC lock can feature either raised or flat finishes with the right C overlapping the left C at the top and the left C overlapping the right C at the bottom. 


 

An authentic Chanel bag's chain will feel heavier and more substantial than on a counterfeit. The stitching on the leather intertwined between the chain is perfectly stitched with no bumps, no threads, clean and seamless. This is what you pay for - for the flawless craftsmanship!

Chain

An authentic Chanel bag chain will feel heavier and more substantial than on a counterfeit. The stitching on the leather intertwined between the chain is perfectly stitched with no bumps, no threads, clean and seamless. This is what you pay for - for the flawless craftsmanship!


 

Flap

The CC on the inside, it should feel soft and not as if there is a cardboard inside. The widths of each C are equal and they must also match the width of the gap between them.