I believe many vintage followers are interested in how to differentiate the authentication of CHANEL vintage. You can find many amateurs introducing Chanel authenticate, but there are not many professionals who gives analysis. Hopefully we share our professional knowledge would be useful.
Let’s try an experiment, you could find “Chanel vintage bag fake” from your search engine, and you will find the results that the public find interest in Classic Flap bag this kind of classics descriptions.
You will find most talk about from the search platform as the judgement content below:
1. It comes with laser sticker and maintenance card, both serial code have to be tally.
2. The hardware accessories won’t be Philip screws.
3. CHANEL Logo’s font and size of wording.
4. The logo’s overlap structure.
5. Rhombic leather craftmanship and so on.
These are the facts of Chanel, that we have mentioned within the past two years that we have given interviews to several radio stations and fashion magazines. But if you judge a vintage Chanel by only the facts given above, you will be dissapointed.
Previous interview references ↓↓↓
頭條日報 – https://goo.gl/dtA7Vn
東方日報 – https://goo.gl/5cgyUf
JESSICA – https://goo.gl/rvtovp
E週刊 – https://goo.gl/roF2Fx
香港商報 – https://goo.gl/UkhAzs
壹週刊 – https://goo.gl/FRbcw3
Have you know about “Brand appraiser”. In Japan, brand appraiser is a professional qualification, and most vintage store and pre-owned store requires brand appraiser to identify and certified. If you think by judging it’s laser serial code that easy peasy job, can identify a piece of antique, vintage is truly involve professionalism and competence.
In the 80s’ CHANEL bags have launched more than 10 million designs, and there are styles and design guidelines that are not in our modern design standards. I have recently encounter with a strange pattern of vintage Chanel. Take a close look at the CC logo badge that the design are totally different from what we have seen. The both C overlap pattern is nowhere to be found, and if you judge it from what the internet have been telling you, and you will definitely call it counterfeit. According the brand appraiser comment, that besides the badge, everything else qualifies our authenticate standards, and there are two possibilities, either this is high grade counterfeit vintage Chanel, or this is a rare design of vintage Chanel.
Honestly I keep it in mind, that this must be a rare piece of vintage Chanel item, but I was worried on how to explain it to the client who brought it in. We immediately brought it to the Chanel retail store for them to do a maintenance and evaluation for the bag. The outcome as I expected, Chanel fix the bag, and issued a warranty certification card alongside with the receipt issued by the retail store. That is the best provenance we could get for our client.