How to spot fake Chanel

Learn how to authenticate Chanel items with our free guides: bags, clothes, jewellery, footwear, accessories and more. Pick your Chanel model and colorway, then select a guide and study everything about spotting a fake.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Chanel

1. Label


  • All letters have the same thickness, which is consistent for all stitches.


  • The text is too thin, but the stitching is too thick on the fake item.

2. Date Code


  • Thinner “CC” logos and thicker numbers.


  • Thick “CC” logo and thin numbers on the fake item.

3. Stitching

  • Authentic: The stitching is less deep and the bag uses high-quality leather, which reflects light naturally and looks more luxurious.
  • Fake: The stitching is deeper and the material is of poorer quality, lacking the authentic leather and natural sheen of the real Chanel 19 bag.

Chanel fake vs real guides for individual items

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