Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Bag Real VS Fake (Deauville)

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Last Updated on April 13, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, we’ll talk about the Chanel Deauville bag — a.k.a. the “Chanel 31 Rue Cambon” model.

This guide works for all colorways of this Chanel bag.

How to tell if Chanel Deauville bag is fake

You can tell if a Chanel Deauville bags is fake by examining the label stitched inside the bag. Replicas often have inconsistencies in stitch thickness and inscription quality.

1. Interior label

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison - interior label

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  1. “CHANEL ®” Text: Displays thicker, closely spaced letters, maintaining proper kerning.
  2. “MADE IN…” Text: Features a visibly thicker font.
  3. Stitching: Consistently fine and thinner, particularly noticeable at the bottom of the label.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  1. “CHANEL ®” Text: Appears slightly thinner with improper kerning, particularly between the letters “H” and “A”, resulting in more spacing.
  2. “MADE IN…” Text: Utilizes a thinner font compared to the authentic.
  3. Stitching: Thicker appearance, especially at the bottom of the label.

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2. Date code

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison -  date code

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • CC Logos: Display a thinner and more refined appearance.
  • Serial Number: Features thicker and clearly defined numbers.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • CC Logos: Appear thicker and bulkier, lacking the finesse of authentic logos.
  • Serial Number: Presents numbers that are noticeably thinner compared to authentic ones.

3. Buttons

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison -  buttons

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • “CHANEL” Text: Exhibits a thinner appearance, owing to being fit less deeply into the metal.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • “CHANEL” Text: Appears visibly thicker, resulting from being fit too deeply into the metal.

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.

4. Bottom

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison from the bottom

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • Stitching: Features thicker, shorter threads, offering a bulkier overall appearance.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • Stitching: Displays thinner, longer threads, resulting in a less robust appearance.

5. Zipper

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison of the zipper

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • Zipper “CC” Logo: Appears thicker and bulkier, also presenting a wider and larger appearance.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • Zipper “CC” Logo: Exhibits a thinner, slimmer profile and tends to be more narrow compared to the genuine logo.

6. Strap

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison of the strap


  • Strap Stitching: Features thicker, shorter threads with a slightly angled placement, not in a straight line.


  • Strap Stitching: Utilizes thin, long threads placed in a straight line, differing significantly from the authentic Chanel Deauville bag’s stitching.

7. Front

Chanel Deauville bag real vs fake comparison from the front: 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS

Authentic Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • “31 RUE CAMBON PARIS” Text: Features a thicker and more defined font weight with added detail.
  • Number “3”: Appears thinner, maintaining an accurate font weight.

Fake Chanel Deauville Bag:

  • “31 RUE CAMBON PARIS” Text: Displays a thinner font weight, lacking the defined detail of the authentic text.
  • Number “3”: Appears notably thicker than it should, deviating from the accurate font weight.

Authenticity checklist

Here are the top 7 indicators to help you distinguish between a genuine Chanel-manufactured Deauville bag and a counterfeit one:

  1. Label Inside the Bag: Examine the label inside your Chanel Deauville bag, as fake bags often have stitching and text with incorrect thickness.
  2. Product ID Code Tab: Inspect the tab containing the product ID code, as replica bags may have poorly font-weighted symbols and numbers.
  3. Text on Buttons: Check the text on the buttons of your bag, as fake Chanel Deauville bags commonly feature text that is too thick.
  4. Stitches at the Bottom: Examine the stitches at the bottom of the bag, as counterfeit bags typically have thin and overly long stitches.
  5. Zipper “CC” Logo: Look at the “CC” Chanel logo on the zipper. Fake Deauville bags often have a logo that is too thin and narrow.
  6. Strap Stitching: Inspect the stitching on the bag’s strap. In most cases, fake Chanel Deauville bags have thin and long stitches on the strap.
  7. Front Side Text: Be sure to examine the text on the front side of the bag, as replica Deauville bags frequently have poorly font-weighted text.

Expert authentication

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  • Send us pics of your Chanel Deauville.
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You’ve reached the end of our guide on how to tell fake Chanel Deauville bags (31 Rue Cambon).

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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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