Sunday, November 10, 2013

Three Guidelines for Spotting A Chanel Handbag Knock-Off

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Tan
Chanel Classic Flap Bag, Tan
It's a symbol of status and fashion forwardness for women -- the Chanel bag. However, the price of something as beautiful and classic as the Chanel bag may be a bit too much for some ladies to swallow. This makes them vulnerable to individuals who are selling low-priced Chanel handbags which are counterfeits all along. The best way to keep yourself from being duped into buying fake Chanel handbags is by knowing how to tell apart the hot from the not.

The Material

The first telling sign that you have gotten a fake on your hands is when the Chanel handbag is made using low quality material. Chanel handbags are synonymous with luxury and it is only normal for these handbags to be made using lambskin and caviar leather among other materials. Fake, PVC-made Chanel handbags feel extremely different compared to the authentic handbags. Of course, the first-class Chanel bags, which are made with the most elegant skins, aren't meant to be plastic foil wrapped. Individuals who insist on selling authentic Chanel handbags which are unwrapped are really peddling fakes.

The Stitching

A company and fashion powerhouse like Chanel takes pride in meticulous stitching techniques. Chanel handbags are known to be sewn using diamond or square stitching techniques. On top of that, the stitching should be continuous and without any kind of mistake. Impeccable construction is something which Chanel puts premium on. On the other hand, knock-offs aren't known for following these strict guidelines. Even if the fake handbag is made using material that mimics the real thing, you can more or less uncover which is the fake and which is the real thing by taking a look at the stitching in the interior of the bag as well as pockets and flaps.

The Hardware

Chanel handbags are also known for the hardware that is part of the bag. However, there are only two metallic materials which Chanel handbags are made using -- silver and, very rarely, gold. These little details can be the very obvious red warning signs which can totally give away a knock-off. Inspect the hardware and check if they look dubious or cheap. The zipper should close and open easily and, if found in the interior, matches the inner lining of the bag. At the same time, the chain strap should also match the clasp and the rest of the hardware on the exterior of the bag.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Buy Chanel Handbags Safetly On Ebay

Ebay is a favorite place to purchase Chanel Handbags for a good price. But be careful. Even though Ebay makes every effort to keep the sellers bona fide the truth is this is just not always the case.One way to make certain you are purchasing a real Chanel handbag is to take a close look at the seller. Are they a Power Seller? If so they have worked a lot in developing that status so are less likely to risk their future business by selling fakes. Checkout the feedback and see what their percentage of happy customers is.

Make absolutely sure as shooting they offer a money back guarantee in writing. You will also have recourse with Paypal and your credit card company if you do wind up getting a counterfeit or "replica" bag.

Often people are offering a gently used Chanel handbag. Often they offer their original receipt also and it is from somewhere like Saks Fifth Avenue. Again, make sure they offer a 100% money back guaranty. You can save hundreds of dollars this way and get an authentic Chanel Handbag.

You should also be certain they are providing the dustcover, hologram and original booklet that comes with every new Chanel bag.

There is a great selection on ebay and there are hundreds of handbags to choose from. Take you time to select. Some of the vintage classic handbags available are true collector,s items. Many Chanel handbags are made in small amounts.

Every Chanel bag is handsewn in France or Italy to exacting standards. Quality like this will last probably a lifetime. They are the nicest and softest leathers so make certain to use a quality leather cleaner and moisturizer to care for you bag.

Chanel handbags are a timeless classic style. Coco Chanel invented "the little black dress", Chanel No 5, the famous and much copied Chanel Suit all with her characteristic sense of simple yet exquisite design

Review Websites About Chanel Handbags

Here are some neat websites about Chanel handbags and purses.
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Chanel Classic Caviar Flap Bags

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Authentic Chanel Cambon Tote Bag

Let's face it there are Authentic Chanel Cambon bags and there are fakes. If you buy a fake you are kind of fake, in my opinion. That is ok, just admit it, at least to yourself.

Authentic bags can be found but first do a little research so you know what to look for.

Authentic Chanel Cambon Tote Handbag

Buying Authentic Bags Online Doesn’t Need to Be Risky Business If You Do Your Homework
By Diana Ennen

High fashion makes you look and feel like a million bucks. But often the price tag is too hefty for today’s economy. Fortunately, with the right knowledge and experience, you don’t have to spend big to look great. Even when purchasing online, you can take steps to purchase designer fashions that are authentic and top of the line. Just do your homework and research as much as possible before you make your purchase. Develop relationships with shops that carry your favorite bags and a personal connection with the shop owner. Stop back often and get on their email lists so you keep in touch. Once they know your style, they are more likely to keep you in mind when they add to their collections or offer discounts.

By knowing the signs to look for in purchasing vintage bags online, you also feel more confident that your purchases are authentic. For example, with Chanel, their classic look is hard to miss with their signature interlocking letter Cs, their exquisite stitchery and hardware, and the quality look and feel of the bags.

Here are some additional tips to help you secure the perfect designer bag

· Do as much research on the handbag you want to purchase as you can. Personally visit high-end stores so you can see the handbag and become familiar with its features. That enables you to easily catch flaws that shout knockoff to an informed buyer.

· Look for design consistency. For example, all Chanel bags have signature styles that goes far beyond their trademark C’s. The font used is very specific and is rarely changed on Chanel Bags. Look closely at the fonts on bags you see in the stores and check to see if they match.

· The bag and stamp will always match the hardware. When a bag has gold hardware the Chanel stamp and bag will always be gold. If it’s silver, they will be silver, and so forth.

· You can also spot obvious design flaws. Check the logo and pay attention to spelling mistakes. Check that the lining and stitching match and also look for uneven stitching. Chanel originals are always very neatly stitched.

· Examine the bag’s zippers. New bags come with Lampo zippers. One side should be engraved "Chanel" and the other should have the Chanel logo. The pull of the zipper should match the rest of the bag and its hardware.

· Chanel bags come with authenticy cards, serial numbers, and dust bags. You can even check for authenticy with these by knowing what to look for on your bag. For example, the price tags are on white cards. If it is new with a tag, the price tag should be white with Chanel written in black. Fake bags have black price tags.

· The authenticity card is black with a gold rim and white writing. The gold on the card should have NO rainbow hue to it.

· Also, check to make sure the serial numbers match the cards and bag. When shopping online, most shops will let you know whether the card is included. Don’t dismiss a bag simply because it doesn’t have the card included. Not all bags are sold in the resale market with the card, as owners may have misplaced them. However, this in no way devalues a bag. The same goes for sleeper bags. While it is nice to have them, you are really purchasing the bag. Often times you can get a reduced rate on these bags. Just make sure the other features signify an authentic bag.

· In the description take notes of things such as bright shiny colors. Authentic bags will have soft leather or suede. Fakes tend to look and feel more like plastic.

When shopping online and adding to your collection, frequent stores that not only carry your favorite designer bags and shoes, but specialize in them as well. For example, Chanel is by far one of the most recognized handbags today. If you favor Chanel bags and shoes, then shop at stores that carry these fashions as their main products. By specializing in one or two fashions, the shop owners are more than likely to be experts in those fashion lines and will not only be able to offer the finest and latest styles, but carry a full line of accessories to match.

Here are a few more tips to make your online shopping more successful:

· Look for websites that have clear photos of the designer bags and shoes. Check for serial numbers, date codes, etc.

· Pay special attention to how the products are listed. You can get a true feel for a shop owner when you see honesty in their listings.

· Quality sites allow you to contact the owner easily. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or get more information on the fashions you want. Shop owners are normally very receptive to this as they too want you to find the perfect bag that meets your individual taste.

· Make sure the website you purchase from has a return policy and check exactly what that return policy includes. Pay with Paypal or a credit card for added protection.

· Get active online and join purse forums and other sites that provide fashion information.

Fortunately, today you can get great deals on the Internet. Whether it is last season’s styles for a few hundred less or a pre-owned bag in pristine condition, for sometimes a few thousand off, online shopping saves time and money.

It’s just critical to shop at quality shops known for their high standards. One such shop is Chanel & More located at the shops of Malleries. Stop by today to see what a difference quality makes.


Chanel Cambon Tote Images

The Cambon exists in a few styles. It is a big tote most the time so you can carry lots of things in it. These are totes are from the past few years.

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