Welcome to Étinceler Authentications – Your one stop Chanel Handbag Authentication Service. Our mission is to provide personal authentication services and assistance in answering authenticity questions for Chanel handbags, wallets, ready-to-wear, shoes, costume jewelry, and other accessories.  We provide written statements of authenticity (non-authenticity) for submission to PayPal, eBay, credit card and USPS for disputes or fraud claims. We also provide email authentications for sellers wishing to have their items authenticated before listing on eBay, websites, second hand and consignment shops.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2021 – We will be closing down Etinceler Authentications permanently effective March 31, 2021.  It has been a great pleasure servicing the community of purse and accessories fans since 2010.  What started as a hobby in the Purse Forum authenticating Chanel handbags for its members resulted in a great opportunity to help people on a professional level.  We regret that we are retiring from this business.  The last day to request for service is March 20, 2021.  All new requests made after this date will be refunded less the transaction fee that PayPal retains.

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Upcoming Holidays

We are closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, President’s Day (Lincoln and Washington), Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

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Bags and Items We No Longer Authenticate via Email / Photos Only

****We no longer provide email authentication for the following bags from the from the 15 million series (serial number 15000000) and beyond due to the proliferation of Super Fakes circulating on the internet and secondary market (only physical inspection of these bags are available for additional fees):

– All iconic classic flaps (mini, small, medium/large, jumbo, and maxi), including chevrons

– Reissue flaps of all sizes

– GST and PST

– Wallets and Wallet On Chains

– Entire Boy collection and Gabrielle collection

We do not authenticate Sunglasses, Glasses, and Watches.

What are Super Fakes? Super Fakes are counterfeit bags and accessories that are almost perfected by the counterfeiters and are very difficult or almost impossible to authenticate online based on pictures alone. The only proper way to authenticate Super Fakes is through physical inspection where we can feel and smell the material. For these bags, we can only do physical inspection. See pricing below for physical inspection. However, physical inspection is not always possible or convenient to do. We can only do physical inspection for U.S. clients.

Some limited edition bags are very highly counterfeited and we may not be able to authenticate them via email /photos only.

***Note:  For costume jewelry – if there is no signature plaque or etching, we cannot authenticate them.

******If we need to refund you because we are unable to authenticate your item with photos, we will refund you the amount you paid less the PayPal fees that PayPal keeps as their transaction fees.  There is no exception to this.

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Be aware that a seller on Craigslist Los Angeles is selling fake Chanel bags and has altered our Certificate of Authenticity to sell her fake bags. If you are a potential buyer or bought a bag from Craigslist Los Angeles, please contact us to verify the certificate. We never issued a Certificate of Authenticity to this Seller for the fake bags listed. The seller altered our Certificates to sell these fake bags: black quilted Le Boy flap with silver tone hardware, hot pink quilted Le Boy flap with silver tone hardware, gold quilted Le Boy flap with silver tone hardware, beige patent leather classic flap bag with gold tone hardware, black patent leather classic flap bag with gold tone hardware and others. We have alerted the police department.

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