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How To Authenticate Chanel Handbags And Accessories

Chanel is one of the most replicated handbag lines out there so knowing how to authenticate or at least be alerted to red flags is key to purchasing authentic Chanel. The guides below each offer knowledge in authenticating Chanel handbags and accessories.


Designer Vault – In depth Chanel Serial Number Guide

Jill’s Consignment – How to authenticate Chanel / Serial Numbers & Holograms

Vintage Heirloom – In depth Chanel authentication guide

Portero – Vintage Chanel Handbags

The RealReal – Generic Chanel handbag guide with video

Spot Fake Handbags – Generic in depth Chanel Handbag authentication guide

Authentication Files – In depth Chanel handbag and jewelry authentication guides, 4 guides

Guide 1 – Generic

Guide 2 – Authenticity Cards

Guide 3 – Hologram Sticker

Guide 4 – Zippers


Yoogis Closet – Chanel authentication guide with serial codes

Baghunter – Generic Chanel handbag authentication guide

Sabrina’s Closet – 12 way to spot a fake Chanel

Bag Hunter – Basic text only, short paragraph Hermes and Chanel authentication guide

Spotted Fashion – Basic authentication guide to Chanel serial codes

The Vintage Contessa – Older (2012) Chanel authentication guide

Bag Bible – Visual Chanel Classic authentication guide

Lollipuff – Chanel 2.55 handbag authentication guide

Wondermika – In depth Chanel handbag authentication guide (this website seems to turn on and off at different times so if it’s showing they’re on vacation, just bookmark and check back later)




Closet Full Of Cash via Designer Vault – Chanel Jewelry

Lollipuff – Chanel jewelry stamp authentication guide

The RealReal – J12 watch guide




Save Spend Splurge – Good Chanel clothing, vintage. authentication guide.




Chanel Clothing Labels

Photographs depicting fake and authentic Chanel handbags