Sunday, 18 November 2012

How to spot a fake Chanel 2.55 bag

I was working in my local charity shop last week after school when I opened one of the donation bags and was shocked to see a Chanel 2.55 bag. However on further investigation it did give itself away as a fake. Given that it was a fake, it was a good one as first off it did make my heart skip a beat.  Many people think that once it as the red lining it's real but there are a lot of other way to tell the difference as well. Let's see if you can tell the difference, one of the below bags is real and the other is fake.
This first one is in fact the real one. Below is a list of easy ways to spot the difference between a real bag and a fake.

1. The leather should be soft and you should be able to scratch it with your nail (although I don't suggest you do this unless you're really unsure)

2. The bag should have a high stitch count, about 10 or more stitches per inch. There should not be any loose threads. Fake bags will have about 6 stitches per inch. The bag on the right is the real one. The fake bag looks puffier because of the low stitch count.

3. The lining inside should lie flat against the bag, no lumps or air pockets. The lining should also be extremely difficult to separate or pull from the bag. The lining should be a burgundy colour.

4. The iconic CC lock should be flat and the right C lies over the left C. The marking on the lock denotes where the bag was made. On the inside of the flap, the lock lies flat and says Chanel on the left and Paris on the right.

5. Chain should be heavy, as it’s gilded in 24k gold. It should be a yellow colour. The one on the left is real.

6. When you open the bag there should be a Chanel main on the flap and made in France should be written in gold on the opposite side.

If your looking for a great place to buy vintage chanel 2.55 bags and be sure they are genuine is the place. Images and content inspiration courtesy of Vintage Heirloom
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