Chanel Authentication Guide & Serial Codes
After 1985 authentic Chanel handbags were produced with embossed serial number authenticity cards (please view example to the right). There is a sticker located in the interior of the bag, which should have the exact same numbers as what appears on the bags authenticity card. The serial number stickers and protective tape vary from year to year, please view the chart provide below to aid you in authenticating a pre-owned Chanel handbag. Over time depending on how used a Chanel purse is, the sticker can sometimes lift or peel off all together, and authentications cards can be lost. Please be advise if this happens it does not mean an item is an unauthentic Chanel item. For any items in question please contact a member of our staff via phone or email.