Céline: How To Authenticate Your Bag (In 2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Learn how to tell if your Céline bag is real or fake.

In this guide, we’ll go over:

Let’s learn the truth about your bag.

How to spot a fake Céline bag

Make sure you inspect the “CÉLINE PARIS” golden engraving outside the bag. Fakes never replicate the Celine signature font correctly.

Now it’s time for the detailed steps.

1. Engraving

Celine Bag Engraving
  • Authentic:
    • “CELINE” is thicker.
    • “PARIS” is usually thinner for all Celine bags.
  • Fake:
    • The “E” in “CELINE” is too thin.
    • The whole “PARIS” inscription is too thick.

Depending on your bag, the inscription may different.

For example, a Celine Belt bag may have a different thickness for its logo compared to that on a Celine Luggage bag.


Too difficult? Let our team of expert Céline authenticators take a look at your bag:

2. Flap

Celine Bag Flap
  • Authentic: Thinner and longer stitches compared to the fake.
  • Fake: Threads are too thick and short.

3. Zipper

Celine Bag Zipper
  • Authentic: Solid, easy-to-read “CELINE PARIS” engraving.
  • Fake: Thinner, lower-quality logo.

4. Hardware shine

We’ll use the buckle of a Celine Triomphe bag for this comparison.

However, this step applies to all hardware details on every bag model.

Celine Bag Triomphe Buckle
  • Authentic:
    • Perfectly gold shine.
    • The “PARIS” text is clearly visible and legible.
  • Fake:
    • Less shiny, duller color.
    • “PARIS” text is barely visible. Fading away after “PAR”.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Stitching

Celine Bag Side
  • Authentic: All stitches have the same, constant thickness.
  • Fake: Some stitches are thicker, and others are thinner.

6. Buckle

Celine Bag Buckle
  • Authentic: Solid, thick “CELINE PARIS” logo.
  • Fake: Thinner, less legible engraving.

7. Carbine

Celine Bag Carbine
  • Authentic: Properly engraved text, showing thickness for all letters.
  • Fake: Thinner text — it looks like it’s printed instead of engraved.

8. Dust bag

Celine Bag Dust Bag
  • Authentic: Thicker “S” — all letters have the same font-weight.
  • Fake: Thinner “S” in the word “PARIS”.

Also note how the bottom of the letters is too thick in the word “PARIS” on the fake bag.

Conclusion

That’s all you need to know about spotting a fake Celine bag.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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