A Masterclass on Chanel Authentication with Winnie from Luxury Promise
Most of you will be familiar with Winnie, the Commercial Director at Luxury Promise.
With over 10 years of experience within the pre-loved and luxury good industries, it is safe to say that she knows what she is talking about. A real expert in her field, Winnie is your go-to if you are wondering whether that bag you picked up in that vintage boutique is a real gem, or in fact, a fake.
If you are buying a Chanel bag from a market place or vintage store that may not guarantee authenticity, like we do here at Luxury Promise, remember to keep these four points in mind before making a purchase.
Fake bags are so much more common than you might think, and are circulating online and into our wardrobes, often exchanging into the hands of unknowing and innocent shoppers and fashion-lovers.
Buying a handbag is always an investment, and Chanel especially holds its value! So here's to making you a professional at authenticating!
Winnie’s first tip is to always look into the leather and the stitching of a Chanel bag.
The colour of the bag, the material, the smell and the stitching pattern are all factors to consider when authenticating a Chanel bag.
Winnie’s second tip to look into is the hardware and the chain of a Chanel bag when authenticating.
The Chanel logo, which should be gold plated, is trademarked so can only be produced in the official Chanel factories. Similarly the chain of the S19 Chanel bag is two tone gold and ruthenium hardware.
Winnie’s final tip is to look into the Chanel logo stamping, the lining of the bag as well as the serial number.
The plate should always be shiny gold, and the lining of the S19 bag is matching to the exterior and high quality silk. The serial number is similar to a car number plate, and has a glitter finish.
A quick summary of Winnie’s top four tips to authenticate a Chanel bag, taking a closer look at the S19 bag.
The overall craftsmanship of the bag and quality of the construction is what gives a luxury item its value.