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Guide To An Authentic Chanel Bag

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My apologies for the long wait for this final Guide To Authentic Bags, as there was a sudden influx of emails as well as family matters I’d to attend to. After publishing my series of guides, I’ve some request from readers for guides on names such as Prada and Coach.

I regret to say that even though I was presented with the avatar entitled, I have a black belt in shopping, “bestowed” upon me by a good friend, I won’t be able to provide in-depth knowledge as I’m not a user of these brands. With this, I thank you for reading and supporting my series of guides.....

During some discussions on luxury bags, I came across some facts on Chanel that may have been misleading:

1) Chanel does not make handbags out of lambskin and 2) Chanel bags are made in Italy not France.

I don’t know where they got these information from but as far as I’m concerned, both are untrue.

1) Chanel makes bags out of lambskin and calfskin. Examples: The Classic Flap Bag below is made of lambskin, as with the ultimate soft line and the Cambon line, is made of calfskin. Chanel sometimes uses deerskin, buffalo and goatskin (eg. the Luxury Line bags).
how lambskin classic chanel flap bag looks like2) Chanel bags are made in BOTH France and Italy. Typically, all of the bags of the same style will be made in the same place, but there’re some of the widely made classic bags that might be marked either France or Italy, even in the same season. how to identify an authentic chanel bagSadly, Chanel cannot provide the public with detailed information on how to identify genuine Chanel clothing and accessories, as this information could also be used by counterfeiters to improve their bogus products. However, genuine Chanel products are made of superior materials and are crafted with the best in workmanship.

Authentic Chanel handbag has authenticity card and this embossed card contains a serial number. A same serial number will be placed somewhere within the handbag's interior. Examine both the serial numbers, they must match. difference between fake and authentic chanel bagChanel bags should also come with black dust bags. No symbols and any other writing except the word “Chanel” on it and written in white. If it's authentic, it also comes with a Chanel booklet. how to tell from a fake chanel bagAnother give away is the CC icon. The top of the right 'C' should over lap the left and the bottom of the left 'C' should over lap the right. tips to authentic chanel classic flap bagThis is another Chanel Flap Bag of mine, a mini version with silver CC icon. *Word of caution: Before you buy any luxury items, please make sure it’s the real thing you’re purchasing and not a cheap fake! Read more on:

You may also like to check out my post on Chanel 2.55 which is another of my favourite handbag.


  1. Hello, are GST's supposed to have a Made in Italy tag not France?
    Thank you.

    1. Thanks for reading this post! GST as in Goods and Services Tax? I'm afraid I don't have the answer for that.

    2. So sorry, I meant Chanel GST Totes. Thanks.

    3. Oh, GST totes! I saw the word GST & tag, so I assumed you were asking about taxes. Lol

  2. I bought a Chanel Deauville in 2014 but I only used it for a couple of times and I put it away until last month (March 2017) when we went on vacation. I used it as my beach bag. After 4 days I noticed that the leather handles were peeling off. I was told that leather sometimes react negatively on lotion and since I was in the caribbean my hands were full of sunscreen constantly. But I still find it weird. Real leather aren’t supposed to do that right? Any thought? Thanks you.

    1. Using the Chanel as a beach bag? Wow, I wouldn't do that if I were you. Real leather may peel too due to wear & tear. I suggest you bring the bag to Chanel boutique to see if they can fix that, if not then to those 3rd party repair shops. I'm sorry to hear that. It must be painful for you.

  3. your white Chanel handbag that you have pictures. I have the same bag but only in black, where would the number be located on this bag. I have looked and cannot find it any where. Thanks Debbie

    1. Which white bag are you referring to, Debbie?

  4. I have a cambon wallet that says made in Italy and a cambon bowling bag made in France. They both have authenticity hologram stickers. The cambon line appears to have been made in both France and Italy. Have you found this to be accurate?

    1. Thanks for popping by Luxury Haven, Miranda! As explained in Point 2, Chanel bags are made in both France & Italy as far as I know, but it’s best to make a trip to your nearest Chanel boutique to verity your stuff. xoxo


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