The Definitive Guide On Chanel Date Codes

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If you want to start collecting branded bags, or if you just want to own one, authenticity is an important factor. And to avoid getting an inauthentic bag, you need to know what to look for. In this post, we write about the things you need to know when buying a Chanel bag.

 

  1. Do Chanel Bags Have Date Codes?

Did you know that Authentic Chanel bags from the mid 1980s come with authenticity cards and co-ordinating interior stickers?

 These authenticity cards are embossed with a serial number which matches the interior sticker. The sticker is placed around the inside of the handbag’s interior lining. The serial number sticker has Chanel logos covered by a clear tape with hologram security features.

Chanel codes 

2. What Does a Chanel Date Code Mean?

 The date codes, sometimes referred to as authenticity codes or serial codes, on Chanel handbags consist of serial numbers that correspond to time periods during which the bags were manufactured and these are particularly important. Not only because it will help you with the authentication, but they'll also give you an estimation on the age of the bag, allowing you to better equip yourself prior to your purchase of a second hand Chanel bag.

The first number of a date code will indicate which year the bag was made in, starting in 1984 with 0. Date codes starting with a single digit number are seven digits long while date codes starting at 10 and up are eight digits long. A nine-digit serial number is a clear indication of inauthenticity.

Chanel codes 

 

Serial Number
Year Manufactured
 Picture of Serial Number Sticker
17XXXXXX 2012 to 2013
Chanel code 2012 to 2013
19XXXXXX 2014
Chanel code 2014
12XXXXXX 2008 to 2009 
Chanel code 2008 to 2009
6XXXXXX
2000 to 2002
Chanel code 2000 to 2002
1XXXXXX
1989 to 1991
Chanel code 1989 to 1991
6XXXXXX 2000 to 2002
Chanel code 2000 to 2002
12XXXXXX
2008 to 2009 
Chanel code 2008 to 2009
23XXXXXX 2016 to 2017
Chanel code 2016 to 2017
20XXXXXX 2014 to 2015
Chanel code 2014 to 2015
16XXXXXX 2012
Chanel code 2012
11XXXXXX 2006 to 2008
Chanel code 2006 to 2008
18XXXXXX 2013 to 2014
Chanel code 2013 to 2014
19XXXXXX 2014
Chanel code 2014
21XXXXXX 2015 to 2016
Chanel code 2015 to 2016
13XXXXXX 2009 to 2010
Chanel code 2009 to 2010
16XXXXXX 2012
Chanel code 2012
10XXXXXX 2005 to 2006
Chanel code 2005 to 2006
13XXXXXX 2009 to 2010
Chanel code 2009 to 2010
12XXXXXX 2008 to 2009
Chanel code 2008 to 2009
16XXXXXX 2012
Chanel code 2012
17XXXXXX 2012 to 2013
Chanel code 2012 to 2013
24XXXXXX 2017 to 2018
Chanel code 2017 to 2018
12XXXXXX 2008 to 2009
Chanel code 2008 to 2009
4XXXXXX 1996 to 1997
Chanel code 1996 to 1997
0XXXXXX 1986 to 1988
Chanel code 1986 to 1988
24XXXXXX 2017 to 2018 
Chanel code 2017 to 2018
21XXXXXX 2015 to 2016
Chanel code 2015 t o 2016
12XXXXXX 2008 to 2009 
Chanel code 2008 to 2009
15XXXXXX 2011
Chanel code 2011

 

3. How To Authenticate A Chanel Handbag In Simple Steps

When it comes to serial codes, note that Chanel codes initially had seven digits. Then the codes started with a ten and at one point, was composed of eight-digit numbers and even zeroes.

 Here is a short checklist to help you determine your Chanel bag’s authenticity:

 

  • The CC lock: The CC lock always has the right C overlapping the left C at the top and the left C overlapping the right C at the bottom.

    Chanel authentic
  • The Cs: The widths of each C are equal and they must also match the width of the gap between them.
  • The Screws: On the lock of the purse, it must have flat head screws or allen screws.

    Chanel authentic

  • The Leather: The leather is usually a lambskin, calfskin, both smooth and crinkled or a grained calfskin called Caviar. Patent leather is another common leather used in select styles.
  • The Stitches: Chanel handbags have a very high stitch count per inch, usually 11 stitches per side of a diamond.
    Chanel authentic
  • The Logo: The high quality logo should be embossed into the leather and not just sit on it, the width of the logo is 3.3 cm.

    Chanel authentic

  • The Chain Straps: The chain straps in a Chanel bag will be a bit heavier than an inauthentic bag.


    Chanel authentic


 Some of the items on the checklist are best left for the experts to check and confirm for authenticity, but it does help to know them yourself.

It is important to note that some serial number stickers may be missing already or become detached from handbags. This doesn’t automatically mean that your bag is inauthentic. Even when a Chanel handbag is missing these items, it can most certainly still be totally authentic.Chanel authentic

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