10 Ways to Tell if Your Chanel Bag is Fake (Real vs. Fake Comparison)

They say “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” but we say “hell hath no fury like a woman who just found out her bag is fake”. Perhaps it’s a bit of an exaggeration but we all can imagine the gut wrenching feeling of purchasing your dream Chanel bag only to find out it is a knockoff. Read our 10 key tips below to help authenticate your Chanel bag below.

1. Look at the leather!

Chanel bags are famous for the quality of their leather. Whether it be buttery smooth lambskin or pebbled caviar leather, the quality should be top notch. The same goes for their bags made with fabrics like tweed. Basically if the quality of the leather or fabric seems off it may be possible your bag is fake, especially if you purchased it as a gently used or new bag.

2. Look at the stitch count!

If your bag is an authentic Chanel it should have more than 10 stitches per inch. This is considered a high stitch count, and anything below this usually indicates the bag is fake. Replica manufacturers do not usually put the same care into crafting the bag as their authentic counterparts do, and in the case of Chanel specifically a low stitch count makes the bag look “puffier”. So grab your bag and start counting the stitches!

3. Look at the chain strap!

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Valentino VRing Bag: Everything You Need to Know Guide!

The Valentino Vring bag was first introduced in Spring/Summer 2018, and this season the sleek styling is taken up a notch with a new, bigger Vring emblem that gives the bag its name.

For Spring/Summer 2019, the striking Vring is finished in antique brass and is a beautiful design combining V for Valentino and a ring adorned with a red tie.

The Vring is available in a variety of styles, including shoulder bag, crossbody, shopper and chain bag. The designs are crafted in supple calfskin or goatskin leather, with a minimalistic but distinctly feminine appeal.

Depending on the style, there are a few colors to choose from, with a palette of black, red, white, and cream.

Below we have compiled a reference guide for your viewing pleasure in our Everything You Need to Know Guide for the Valentino V-Ring bag.


Valentino Vring Bag

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the Vring bag at Valentino boutiques, through the Valentino website, or at select luxury retailers including Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Louis Vuitton Trapeze Bag: Everything You Need to Know Guide!

The Louis Vuitton Trapeze is new for Spring/Summer 2019 and features eye-catching styling with a structured geometric shape.

Although the Trapeze is currently only available in one size, it comes in two distinct color options. The first is crafted from a mix of smooth and Taiga leathers in a sophisticated tricolor design that accentuates the bag’s intricate silhouette. This edition of the Trapeze comes with gold-tone metal hardware.

The other design is made with cowhide leather printed with a fun Black/White/Red Splash print featured in the runway show. This version of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Trapeze has silver-tone hardware to complement the color scheme.

A new historic trunk-inspired lock secures the triangular front flap, and the chain shoulder strap adds a chic way to carry this statement piece.

There is a front flat zipped pocket covered with the flap and an inside back flat pocket to give you easy access to your essentials.

Below we have compiled a reference guide for your viewing pleasure in our Everything You Need to Know Guide for the Louis Vuitton Trapeze bag.


Louis Vuitton Trapeze Bag

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the Louis Vuitton Trapeze bag at Louis Vuitton boutiques or through the brand’s website. Please call ahead for availability.

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