HOW TO VERIFY CHANEL’S AUTHENTIC/GUARANTEE CARDS AND HOLOGRAM STICKERS

 


Chanel is one of the world’s most sought after luxury brands. The economic boom of the mid 80s saw the growth of Chanel as a global brand and its luxury goods became in demand. It was during this time that Chanel started serializing their bags, specifically from 1984. 


The serial sticker is a sticker that often accompanies all Chanel Leather bags and Small leather goods. The serial number is like a car number plate - each set of numbers are unique (no two numbers are the same). The number represents not only the year of manufacture, but also the country of origin.


Where can I find the serial number?


  1. Search for the lower left corner. For classic flaps, reissues, older timeless clutches and a majority of leather lined bags, the sticker is placed directly on the leather lining. For fabric lining (most but not all), the hologram sticker is placed on the lower left corner on a leather tab.

  1. Search the interior zip pocket. This applies to many styles including the new timeless clutch (a recent change).

  1. On vintage older models, sometimes the serial number is hidden under the internal pocket, lift up the pocket, you may see a number hidden under there!

  1. If you can't find one anywhere, it was probably rubbed off or fallen out. This is a common occurrence for vintage bags and can happen to new bags.


If you’re wondering what these serial numbers stand for, here is a guide that you can use to cross reference them to.


Updated information regarding Authenticity Numbers:


Serial Number

Year Manufactured 

Style of Serial Number

25XXXXXX Series

2018

8 digits

24XXXXXX Series

2017 - 2018

8 digits

23XXXXXX Series

2017

8 digits

22XXXXXX Series

2016 - 2017

8 digits

21XXXXXX Series

2015 - 2016

8 digits

20XXXXXX Series

2014 - 2015

8 digits

19XXXXXX Series

2014 - 2015

8 digits

18XXXXXX Series

2013 -2014

8 digits

17XXXXXX Series

2012 - 2013

8 digits

16XXXXXX Series

2012

8 digits

15XXXXXX Series

2011

8 digits

14XXXXXX Series

2010 - 2011

8 digits

13XXXXXX Series

2009 - 2010

8 digits

12XXXXXX Series

2008 - 2009 

8 digits

11XXXXXX Series

2006 - 2008

8 digits

10XXXXXX Series

2005 - 2006

8 digits




Serial Number

Year Manufactured 

Style of Serial Number

9XXXXXX Series

2004 - 2005

7 digits

8XXXXXX Series

2003 - 2004

7 digits

7XXXXXX Series

2002 - 2003

7 digits

6XXXXXX Series

2000 - 2002

7 digits

5XXXXXX Series

1997 - 1999

7 digits

4XXXXXX Series

1996 - 1997

7 digits

3XXXXXX Series

1994 - 1996

7 digits

2XXXXXX Series

1991 - 1994

7 digits

1XXXXXX Series

1989 - 1991

7 digits

0XXXXXX Series 

1986 - 1988

7 digits




Serial Number

Year Manufactured 

Style of Serial Number

0XXXXX Series

1984 - 1985

6 digits




So for example:


As this card begins with 12XXXXXX and has 8 digits the bag came from a series made in 2008 – 2009.



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