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    Blush How to spot a fake Chanel?

    Hello all! I am sure that this question has been asked over and over again. I am sorry to ask it again. A friend of mine sent me a pic of her purse and wanted me to see if it was a real Chanel or not. I looked it up and tried to read all that was listed on the web but I am still unsure. So here are my questions;

    Where would a real one be made? Italy only?
    Authenticity card? Iridescent trim, gold trim or no trim?
    What are the things I need to look at to find the clues. Any and all help would be much appreciated. Thanks CC

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    I'm by no means an expert, but given that I have my Cambon here:

    - Gold trim on authenticity card

    Just things I've observed between fake Cambon & authentic.

    - Wonky stitching that doesn't line up along the... hems? Like, where the corners would be. I find that to be the biggest tip-off.
    - The conjoined Cs tend to be a bit skinnier looking. An "unnatural" skinny. Like, if a C is half of the letter O, the C on a fake looks like the half of a zero 0.
    - Fakes are flatter. Think a flattened pillow, after you've slept on it for a year.
    - Mine says Made in Italy [all capital letters on the tag.] But that's not exclusive.

    I'm at work so I can't really post pics, but I'll try and take some LQ but somewhat detailed pics with my cell tonight.
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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    I'm no expert either, but from what I know..

    - Chanel bags are Made in France too.
    - Check for the hologramic sticker in the inside of the bag (could be in the corner or the inside pocket) and the numbers on the sticker should match the numbers on the authenticity card.

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    This is the picture my friend sent me of the purse in question. She said it has a pink linner inside and that Chanel is embossed on the fabric. I think it is a fake. Sorry the picture is not too good. Let me know your thoughts. Thank you in advance
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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    It doesn't look right to me. Can she find the hologramic sticker in the inside of the bag? And does she have a pic of the "Made in..."

    Mods, can this moved to the Chanel authentication thread for experts there?

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    ******Viva, could you move this to the authenticate thread, please? ******

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    That bag looks icky to me... not something Chanel would make. Plus, I thought Chanel tags were all white with the style number, description, and bar code on them.
    Last edited by boysRsmelly; August 8th, 2008 at 03:18 PM.

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    That bag looks icky to me... not something Chanel would make.
    I agree.

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    It looks fake to me.

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    Fake.

    God, that sounds snarky. But honestly, I'm thinking fake.
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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    I appreciate all your feedback. I thank you so much! xo L

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    That's definitely a fake. There are never tags like that on Chanel bags. And Chanel never made that style bag.
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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    check on the logos of the bags. sometimes you can find something odd on the logos.

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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    Total Fake Did Chanel Ever Even Make That Bag??
    :wub:"I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world."
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    Default Re: How to spot a fake Chanel?

    Oh yeah, this is a fake. Sorry. We just got back from our state fair this weekend and there is this little boutique there that sells all kinds of designer knockoffs...and they admit that they do and don't really care...and that's another story. But hanging right out in front of this little boutique was that purse and alot of other Chanel fakes.

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