Chanel Boy: Authentic Bag or a $350 FAKE? (2024)

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Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Ch David

If you are a fan of Chanel and you want to know how to spot the fake Chanel Boy bag, then you are in the right place. This article highlights 6 simple spots to identify flaws in fake Chanel Boy bags.

How to spot a fake Chanel Boy bag

You can spot a fake Chanel Boy by looking at the front “CC” logo. Fake bags always have their logos improperly welded, while the authentic ones are flawless.

1. Chanel logo

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag logos
  • Where the two Cs in the logo make contact, the fake Chanel Boy bag misses the “welded” look.
  • The fake Chanel Boy bag looks just a bit thicker where the C’s make contact.
  • The rectangles on the left and right sides of the fake bag are crooked.

The authentic rectangles are positioned straight.

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2. Pattern

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag shapes
  • The fake Chanel Boy has its diamond-shaped pattern looking way too small.

The authentic diamonds are bigger and wider than the fake.

3. Chainlinks

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag chains
  • The fake chains are too shiny.

The authentic chainlinks reflect less light than on the fake Chanel bag.

4. Side plates

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag side logo
  • The fake “C” is improperly placed, as it is lower than the rest of the letters on the fake bag.
  • The fake “CHANEL” text is too thick as well.

On the legit Chanel bag, you will always see all of the letters placed correctly, at the same level.

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. Handlers

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag straps
  • The fake bag’s stitching on the left and the right sides of the handler’s tab is too small.
  • The stitches are also too thin compared to the retail Chanel bag.
  • The fake Chanel Boy bag reflects less light on the Chanel logo placed on the metal pin.

6. Buckle

Comparison of authentic vs. counterfeit Chanel Boy bag buckles
  • The fake Chanel bag’s buckle is placed too high.
  • The buckle is placed too close to the edge of the fake flap.
  • The corners of the buckle are too curvy on the fake Boy bag.

Shortlist: Check your Chanel Boy bag in 30 seconds

  1. Front Chanel Logo: Inspect the logo on the front. Counterfeit bags often have thicker merging letters, which should appear welded on genuine bags. Additionally, the surrounding metal elements might be misaligned.
  2. Stitching Pattern: Review the stitch pattern on the bag’s rear side. Typically, fake bags feature diamonds that are too small.
  3. Chain Analysis: Examine the bag’s chains. Replicas often have chains that are shinier than those on authentic bags.
  4. “CHANEL” Text on Metal: Inspect the “CHANEL” engraving on the bag’s side metal. Fake bags frequently display text that’s both mispositioned and too thin.
  5. Handler Examination: Check the handlers of your bag. Counterfeit Chanel Boy bags often feature thinner stitching on the handlers, and the screws might be less reflective.
  6. Interior Metal Placement: Authenticate the bag by checking the placement of the metal inside. Fake versions usually have this metal positioned too high and close to the bag’s edge.

If you’re pressed for time or can’t delve into the comprehensive steps above, we’ve prepared a quick solution for you.

Above’s a concise 60-second guide with the top 6 signs to help you identify whether your Chanel bag is genuine or a replica.

Expert Chanel Boy authentication

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  • Simply forward us clear photos of your Chanel Boy bag, and our team of experts will provide their evaluation within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with our verdict, you’ll receive a detailed report outlining the reasons for our assessment of its authenticity.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit Chanel Boy bags.

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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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