Counterfeit handbags are, as we all know, becoming ever more common with the rise of online shopping and discount sites.
But if you were landed with a fake Chanel bag, woud you even know?
It can be tricky to tell the difference sometimes, especially if you're new to the designer bag owner's circle. But fear not! We've found an awesome guide to help you out.
Compiled by the folk over at thevivant.com, these tell-tale signs will sort the duds from the real deals before you can say Karl Lagerfeld...
TIP 1: Make sure it has the interlocking C logo. Many knockoffs have interlocking O's which are snipped after production to look similar to a C.
TIP 2: The quilting should be symmetric, so make sure you study it.
TIP 3: Chanel authenticity cards are often copied, so they can't always be used as a guarantee of the bags' authenticity.
TIP 4: Chanel does not attach any tags or wrapping, so if a bag comes with a tag attached then it's safe to assume you've got a fake on your hands.
TIP 5: The bag should be stamped with CHANEL on the inside as well as having 'Made in France' directly underneath it or to the side.
TIP 6: Newer Chanel bags will come in a black dust bag with 'Chanel' written in black, while vintage Chanel bags will come in a white felt bag with a black logo.
What do you think of these? Reckon you could spot a fake Chanel now?
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