How to Spot a Fake Chanel Handbag

Chanel Hologram sticker: The vast majority of all Chanel bags spanning from the mid 1980's and forward should have a hologram-authenticity sticker along with the corresponding authenticity card. The hologram sticker will display a number sequence that will be identical to the numbers printed on the plastic authenticity card. However, just because a pre-owned handbag does not have the original authenticity card, that alone does not automatically mean that the bag is phony. Often times, due to no real fault of the seller, the authenticity card may have been lost or misplaced at some point throughout the years, and will not accompany the handbag when it is eventually re-sold on eBay or somewhere similar. Obviously the older the handbag, the greater the chance that the card may have been lost. Meaning that an absent card does not necessarily mean a fake handbag.

Chanel sticker by the layer: The Gold sparkles are a signature Chanel feature and they date back to about the mid five series handbags. The gold sparkles are located on the top transparent layer of the hologram sticker, and will be randomly sprinkled across the top sticker layer. This feature will resemble a type of gold glitter. A vertical strip reading: ChanelChanelChanel will be located to the distant right of the serial number sequence. And on the far left of the hologram sticker, will be a thick and black vertical line.

The three main features of the hologram sticker will be:

A ChanelChanelChanel linear logo pattern to the right of the numbers.

A thick black line will be located to the left of the serial numbers.

The sticker will be covered by the famous gold sparkles, (from mid-late 5 series and beyond).

The lower white sticker layer: This layer will be located under the transparent layer and will be sliced into a "X" pattern pattern, or a criss-cross pattern. Good luck and safe shopping!