Smart Shopping: Searching for Authentic Chanel Handbags
Chanel handbags are timeless accessories that look great with virtually any outfit. However, it can be a bit of a challenge to find an authentic handbag from Chanel these days. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a handbag from Chanel to ensure you’re getting a purse that is of the high quality Chanel is known for.
If you’re purchasing a Chanel handbag that has never been worn, there should be a single white tag hanging from the bag. This is a sign of the item’s authenticity. In many cases, sellers will include a black Chanel tag on the bag. This is a sure sign that the handbag is a fake.
Chanel 2.55 Handbags
The double-flap bag from Chanel is one of the fashion accessories that has been replicated the most. The classic black bag is a wonderful addition to everything from a business suit to a pair of dark-wash jeans and a fitted T-shirt. To know whether the bag is authentic, check to see that the front clasp of the purse in between the intertwined C’s (the Chanel logo) is a dark gold color. The clasp should be thick on the top and thin on the bottom. The quilting around the entire bag should be symmetrical. The color on the inside of the bag will let you know whether the accessory is real or not as well. Bags in lambskin leather should have a burgundy interior, while purses in caviar leather should be black on the inside.
Classic Chanel Bags and Authenticity Cards
The classic Chanel bag is, of course, made from quality materials that are coordinated. If you notice that the Chanel logo on the front of the bag is gold and the chain around the purse strap is silver, this is a sign that the bag is a knockoff.
Finally, all genuine Chanel bags come with an authenticity card. The card is black and the letters on the card are gold. If the card is laminated, made of laminate, or the wording on the card is another color, you should return the bag right away.