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Authentication Guide: Chanel 2.55 Bag Classic Double Flap

By Bebefuzz

The Chanel 2.55 classic double flap in small / medium (9-10 inches) is probably the most counterfeited bag in the world! We've put together 6 quick tips that may help you avoid a fake!

2.55 double flap classic Chanel bag authentication guide

Above is an authentic Chanel! Gorgeous, right?

TIP 1: Look at the CC Clasp.

2.55 double flap classic Chanel bag cc crossing c logo hardware

The CC logo clasp on the 2.55 should look like the one on the top. Sometimes, it will be in silver, and sometimes it will be in gold. When it is in gold, it may have a hallmark to represent the gold plating on the hardware.

Fake CC logo clasps can be too skinny or too squat like the ones shown.

TIP 2: Quilting should be symmetrical and line up.

2.55 double flap classic Chanel back quilting

Craftsmanship on Chanel is impeccable. Quilting is always symmetrical, and quilting will always line up. See how the quilting on the pocket on the left (authentic) Chanel is aligned to the rest of the bag.

TIP 3: Inside leather should be structured.

inside 2.55 double flap classic Chanel bag

The inside will be made of leather that perfectly fits inside the bag. This means no wrinkling.

TIP 4: Sticker on the inside left corner.

All late 1980's and newer Chanel 2.55 double classic flap will always have a sticker on the left inside corner. Sometimes, stickers can be lost over time, but a sticky residue spot usually remains in this spot when this occurs. Please note that some fakes will have stickers as well. Read more about Chanel serial stickers here.

TIP 5: Hardware color always matches stamp color.

If the hardware is gold, the inside Chanel stamp will be gold. If the hardware is silver, the inside Chanel stamp will be silver.

TIP 6: Chanel serial card does not have a rainbow reflection.

Chanel fake real authentication card

An authentic Chanel serial card will never have a rainbow reflection on the border or number.

**Please note that these are quick tips and would be considered a beginner's authentication guide. While this will help weed out many counterfeits, more in-depth knowledge is utilized by experts to weed out the more convincing fakes.

Other articles that you might enjoy are: a basic Christian Louboutin authentication guide and How much is this Chanel mini bag worth.

Please note that this authentication guide is in reference to the classic double flap in small/medium (9 inch length) and medium/large (10 inch length). Most of the public oftentimes refers to this iconic bag as the 2.55. However, some only think of the 2.55 as the reissue bag.

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