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Chanel Guide Part 2


Authenticity Cards: The fundemenatal detail to remember when inspecting a is that the number on the card must be the same as the series number on the hologram stickers. In the example below, the card and the sticker both display the same number 13900218.

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[A] On the backside of the series 13 card is where the number is identification number is located [13900218].
[A.1] The hologram sticker has the correct identrical number as the card
[B] This is an example of a fake authenticity card. Here we can cleary see the difference in the manner in which the gold foil border reflects in comparison to the authentic card. In the case of the fake, we see a rainbow colored reflection, however the authentic card demonstrates a simple light shimmer. This rainbow reflection is an instant signature of a counterfeit origin.
(i) Other quality differences between an authentic and a fake card that you might find will be in the density of the card itself. Excprect the authentic cards to be made from a more durable material, and in which case they will be harder to bend. The fake cards will often times bend easily (they will also be thinner).


Label: The Chanel labels can be stamped directly into the item or could be framed on a leather backing.




[I]. Chanel merchandise is only manufactured in Italy and France. Therefore items should say: made in {ITALY || FRANCE}. The word Paris can be included on the item. However, the phrase made in Paris should not be found anywhere on the item. [made in Paris].

[C] This is an example of a Chanel label that was made in Italy. On these rectangular labels, the ® symbol is generally the same distance from the L on most of the items. Counterfeiters will sometimes have this distance incorrect.
[C.1] This label was made in France. This is another rectangular label, and we find that the ® symbol is placed at the same correct distance.
[C.C.1] When the label print is silver in color, then the hardware should also be silver. Silverprint → Silverhardware. The Chanel zipper pull in this case is silver as is the printing on its label.
[Stitching]: Another strong indication that a Chanel item is fake is by the stitch lines. In the case of [C] and [C.1] you will notice there are verticle lines running along the east and west edges of the label. The purpose of these lines is to partition the seam line directly above the label, so the number of stitches in the seam line in that area can be counted. This is important because many fakes will not have the same amount of stitches[1], (known as stitches per inch or SPI). In both cases, above both C and C.1 images, there are about 16 stitches. This may be a good rule of thumb for Chanel items with rectangular labels, look for about 16 stitches in the seam line directly above the label.
[D] This is an example of a non-leather backed gold stamp directly onto the interior of handbag. The important point to mention here is how clean the print looks, there is no bleeding or blurring of the font. Poor quality fakes will often have sloppy interior stamps.
[E This example highlights a gold made in Italy printed on interior of handbag. (This is from a series 1 Chanel bag).
[D.E] As is in the case of the silver print rule, gold hardware is excpeted on a Chanel item that has used gold printing for its identification. Goldprint → Goldhardware
[F] Another method of label stamping is the double CC stamp impression directly into the leather, with the manufacturing origin stamped directly undertneath.

Figure 1: Chanel snap (matte finish)


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Snaps: The stamp within the snap should always be of high quality (i.e. no miss-prints, assymetric formating etc). Generally speaking, the {CHANEL || CHANEL PARISmodern} stamp should be found on most larger sized snaps, (FIgure 1 [CHANEL]). However, variations in stampings will occur on older items whereas {Fincocci || Flox} might be found on smaller snaps. Also notice the matter finish of the stamp. Always remember if the authentic Chanel item is manufactured with a matte finish, beware of any item that is displaying polished metal hardware.