INSTAGRAM ANSWER: NUMBER 2 IS THE FAKE BAG
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Today we’re going to talk about the Chanel Boy Bag. I think that we all love Chanel bags but also know that they aren’t cheap and not everyone can afford to buy a real one so they get a replica. With so many realistic counterfeit bags for sale, it’s a little difficult to make the difference between a real Chanel Boy Bag and a fake one.
Below you can find out some tips that will help you to spot fake on a Chanel Boy bag.
Let’s start with :
1. The material
The real Chanel Boy bag is crafted from grained calfskin leather while the fake one looks too glossy and when holding it, it’s incredibly stiff and does not feel like genuine leather.
The fake bag also has an acrylic smell to it, which is a common sign of a replica bag.
2. The CC Logo
The CC logo is the most recognizable symbol of the brand, a specific identifier of your bag. Make sure that the right C overlaps the left at the top of the logo, and the left C overlaps the right at the bottom.
You will see a tiny engraved CC on the peg at the center of the clasp. On many counterfeits, each ‘C’ has curved tips, an authentic logo has flat tips.”
On the underside of the flap, you’ll see that the lock has four 6-sided star screws. If you see flat-head screws, this is a surefire way to tell if your bag is fake.
LEFT : AUTHENTIC // RIGHT : FAKE
3. Chanel Boy Bag Hardware
Hardware on a real Chanel bag is heavier and more substantial than on a fake. On each side of the bag, there is a rectangular piece of hardware that attaches the strap to the bag, The logo on it should have clean, flat lettering which should never be curved or bubbled.
The materials should be excellent and the construction, flawless. The bag should have perfect quilting, even stitches, and affixed hardware.
4. The interior
The interior label features a stamp that reads ‘CHANEL MADE IN ” and it is usually embossed directly into the lining of the bag or on a leather patch. The color of the logo stamp will always match the color of the hardware, so a bag with gold hardware should have a gold stamp. Chanel bags are made in either Italy or France. Watch out for stamps that read “made in Paris.”
Fonts in Chanel stamps is always clean and sharp. Be aware of crooked or messy logos with blurred fonts and uneven spacing.
5. The zippers
The zipper should be made from the same metal as the rest of the hardware and the backside should read ‘Lampo.’
6. Serial Number
To the left of the interior label, you may find the unique serial number that will help you to determine authenticity. The first two digits of the serial number corresponding to the bag’s production year. Date codes starting with a single-digit number are seven digits long while date codes starting at 10 and up are eight digits long. A nine-digit serial number is a clear indication of a fake.
The serial number should match with the authentication card number.
7. Authentication Card
Authenticity cards have a gold border. The border of a fake card can be unevenly placed on the card and have a holographic/rainbow reflection.
Some authenticity cards will have a white circle in the top right-hand corner. This indicates that the bag was made after 2005.
Chanel uses a very high stitch count in their classic diamond quilt which allows the bags to last for years. A low stitch count on a fake will make the quilting look puffy and uneven. Also be aware of sloppy or frayed stitching.