How To Authenticate Chanel Wallets: Fake Vs Real Guide

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Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David

You’re probably here because you have a Chanel wallet.

In this guide, we’ll teach you how to authenticate it.

Join us, and let’ see the 8 real vs fake Chanel wallet steps.

How to tell if a Chanel wallet is real

You can tell if a Chanel wallet is real by checking the ‘CHANEL’ and ‘MADE IN’ inscriptions on the interior of the wallet.

Fake Chanel wallets typically feature inaccuracies in font-weight and character kerning.

1. Interior

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  1. “CHANEL” Text: Features consistent font weight, with all letters having the same thickness.
  2. Letter “C”: Properly placed, maintaining the correct distance from other letters.
  3. CC Chanel Logo: Appears thicker and well-defined.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  1. “CHANEL” Text: Displays inconsistent font weight, with variations in thickness among the letters.
  2. Letter “C”: Placed too far from the rest of the letters.
  3. CC Chanel Logo: Appears notably thinner, lacking the definition seen in authentic wallets.

2. Made in […]

Authentic Chanel Wallet (Made in Italy):

  • “MADE IN ITALY” Text: Displays a thicker and well-defined font, offering a clear contrast.

Fake Chanel Wallet (Stated as Made in Spain):

  • “MADE IN SPAIN” Text: Appears noticeably thinner, particularly noticeable in the word “MADE.”

3. Date code

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  • Numbers on Product ID Code: Display thicker and bulkier font.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  • Numbers on Product ID Code: Appear notably thinner compared to the authentic wallet.

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. Stitching

The caviar stitching is the famous pattern that Chanel uses for their leather products.

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  • Caviar Stitching Threads: Feature thinner and longer threads, contributing to the accurate appearance of the stitching pattern.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  • Caviar Stitching Threads: Uses thicker and shorter threads, deviating from the correct thickness and size.

5. CC logo

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  • CC Classic Logo: Exhibits a less shiny appearance, reflecting less light from the golden logo.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  • CC Classic Logo: Appears excessively shiny, with more light reflecting from the golden logo.

6. Rear pocket

Find it on the back of your wallet.

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  • Flap Thickness: Maintains a thinner profile and appears closer to the rest of the wallet, with less blank space between them.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  • Flap Thickness: Appears notably thicker and protrudes more from the rest of the wallet.

7. Shape

We’ll inspect the shape of your wallet from the profile/side.

Authentic Chanel Wallet:

  • Profile Shape: Features a distinct curve at a larger angle at the bottom side of the wallet.

Fake Chanel Wallet:

  • Profile Shape: Appears slightly bulkier and less curved at the bottom side of the wallet.

8. Dust bag

  • “CHANEL” Text: Displays thicker and smaller font, giving it a bulkier appearance.

Fake Chanel Wallet Dust Bag:

  • “CHANEL” Text: Appears notably thinner and larger, lacking the defined thickness of the authentic text.

Shortlist: How to check your wallet on the go

When authenticating your Chanel wallet, there may be instances when you don’t have the time to go through the detailed steps outlined above.

For such situations, we have compiled a quick 60-second solution with the top 8 indicators to help you distinguish between a genuine Chanel wallet and a fake one:

  1. Examine the Chanel logo and ‘CHANEL’ text on the interior side for proper font-weight.
  2. Inspect the country of manufacturing text on the interior side, focusing on font-weight and kerning.
  3. Analyze the date code for accurate number thickness.
  4. Check the caviar pattern’s stitching for proper depth and thickness.
  5. Verify the ‘CC’ logo on the front for authentic shine.
  6. Examine the rear pocket for appropriate spacing.
  7. Assess the profile side’s shape, ensuring it’s not overly curvy or thick at the bottom.
  8. Briefly inspect the text on the dust bag for correct size and thickness.

Expert Chanel wallet authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Chanel wallet:

  • Send us pictures of your wallet.
  • We will deliver results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our results will also include a detailed report explaining the decision.

Here is the end of our real vs fake Chanel wallet guide.

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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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