Pictures

You are required to send pictures to our email for authentication services. Please read the appropriate sections below for required pictures and picture taking guidance.

Sections

  1. Taking Pictures
  2. Classic Flap Bag Pictures
  3. Reissue Flap Bag Pictures
  4. Classic Bags/Totes other than Classic Flaps
  5. All Other Styles of Bags
  6. Wallets
  7. CostumeJewelry
  8. Belts
  9. Shoes
  10. Ready-To-Wear (RTW)
  11. Items We Do Not Authenticate

Taking Pictures

To take a clear and close up pictures of the details, such as the hologram sticker/authenticity sticker, engraving on zippers, and Chanel/Made In France or Italy stamp/label, try this simple approach:

  1. set camera to macro setting (flower icon)
  2. turn off camera flash
  3. using direct natural light or flashlight, point directly to the object
  4. adjust lens to focus

Examples of items that require clear and close up pictures are:

  1. authenticity sticker/hologram sticker
  2. Chanel/Made In France or Italy stamp/label
  3. engravings on zipper slider/head, dangling pull/charm/medallion
  4. oval maker marker (plaque, etching, charm)
  5. engravings on tassel
  6. Chanel label, style/content label, and cleaning instruction label
  7. chain sewn to hem of jackets
  8. buttons
  9. lobster claw on costume jewelry

When taking pictures of the item (bag, wallet, etc.), point the camera directly to the item instead of in an angle to prevent distortion.

Be sure to size down each picture so that it does not exceed 1000 x 1000.

Classic Flap Bag Required Pictures

  1. front, back, and side/bottom views of bag
  2. a clear and close up picture of the CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side)
  3. a clear and close up picture of the back side of the CC turnknob showing the 2 screws and CHANEL/PARIS engraving
  4. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable
  5. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on snap closure button
  6. stitched CC logo, if applicable
  7. a clear and close up picture of the hologram sticker
  8. number side of authenticity card, if available

Reissue Flap Bags Required Pictures

  1. front, back, and side/bottom views of bag
  2. a clear and close up picture of the CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp
  3. a clear and close up picture of the back side of the mademoiselle lock showing the 2 screws
  4. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on the interior zipper head
  5. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on snap closure button
  6. stitched CC logo
  7. a clear and close up picture of the hologram sticker
  8. number side of authenticity, if available

Classic Bags/Totes other than Classic Flaps Required Pictures

  1. front, back, and side/bottom views of bag
  2. a clear and close up picture of the CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side)
  3. a clear and close up picture of the back side of the CC turnknob showing the 2 screws and CHANEL/PARIS engraving, if applicable
  4. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable
  5. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on snap closure button, if applicable
  6. a clear and close up picture of the hologram sticker
  7. number side of authenticity card, if available

All Other Styles of Bags Required Pictures

  1. front, back, and side/bottom views of bag
  2. a clear and close up picture of the CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp (note: in vintage bags, the MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY stamp is directly across the CHANEL stamp on the opposite side)
  3. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on the interior zipper head and hanging ornament, if applicable. If there is a zipper pull, we need photo of the CHANEL engraving on one side and CC engraving on the on the other side.
  4. a clear and close up picture of the back side/underside of the zipper head showing the engraving (LAMPO or CHANEL PARIS)
  5. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on snap button, if applicable
  6. a clear and close up picture of the hologram sticker
  7. a clear and close up picture of the tassel, hanging medallion or charm
  8. number side of authenticity card, if available

Wallets Required Pictures

  1. front, back, and interior views of wallet
  2. a clear and close up picture of the CHANEL stamp and MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY/SPAIN stamp (Note: MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY/SPAIN stamp is hidden)
  3. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on the interior pull, if applicable. Need the CHANEL engraving on one side and CC engraving on the other side.
  4. a clear and close up picture of the engraving on snap button
  5. a clear and close up picture of the hologram sticker

Costume Jewelry Required Pictures

  1. front and back views of jewelry
  2. a clear and close up picture of the oval etching, oval plaque, or oval charm showing the markings (CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE/ITALY, year/season). If there’s no oval plate, then please check for any other markings you can find.
  3. Chanel box with label, if applicable
  4. black tag with label showing the style number, year/season, etc, if applicable

Belts Required Pictures

  1. front and back side of belt
  2. a clear and close up picture of the markings on the back side of belt (if leather) showing the CHANEL/MADE IN FRANCE or ITALY stamp and EURO size
  3. a clear and close up picture of the oval etching, oval plaque, or oval charm, if applicable, showing the CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE or ITALY, year and season markings

Shoes Required Pictures

  1. front, side, and back views of shoes
  2. a clear and close up picture of the markings on the inner sole showing the CHANEL, MADE IN ITALY and CC logo
  3. a clear and close up picture of the botton sole showing the CC logo, MADE IN ITALY and EURO size markings
  4. a clear and close up picture of the Year/season and style number markings on the shoes, if applicable
  5. a clear and close up picture of the label on the box showing the year, season, style number and other code numbers, if applicable

Ready-To-Wear (RTW) Required Pictures

  1. front and back views of the RTW and the interior lining
  2. a clear and close up picture of the Chanel label, year/season/style number/size label (both front and back), and content label/cleaning instruction label sewn to the interior lining (NOTE: The serial number number on the both labels must match)
  3. a clear and close up picture of the chain sewn to the bottom hem, if applicable
  4. a clear and close up picture of the buttons, if applicable

Items We Do Not Authenticate

SUNGLASSES AND EYEGLASSES

We do not authenticate sunglasses and eyeglasses. Best to buy them from CHANEL boutiques, department stores, opticians or reputable authorized (online) retailers.

WATCHES

We do not authenticate watches. Best to buy them from Chanel boutiques, department stores, and other authorized retailers.