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How to Identify Authentic David Yurman Jewelry: Updated

| By: Tiffany Perez

David Yurman jewelry has reached fashion icon status, and these cable twisted classics are so popular that they're impervious to trends. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and are perfect for everyday wear. With Yurman's massive popularity, it makes sense that there are counterfeits out there. As with buying any pre-owned designer accessory, the best way to know that you're getting a good deal is to educate yourself and (of course) only buy from sellers who have authenticity guarantees. We are committed to educating fashion consumers about authenticity, and, as part of our ongoing efforts, we have compiled this short...

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A Quick Guide to Authentic Louis Vuitton Date Codes: Updated

| By: Tiffany Perez

Did you know that you can learn about a Louis Vuitton bags history by looking at its date code? It is the key to finding out when and where a piece was manufactured. A date code is also one of the many aspects that we look at during our authentication process. One of the most helpful ways to determine whether a Louis Vuitton bag is authentic is verifying the date code because unlike other brands such as Chanel, LV bags do not come with authenticity cards. Louis Vuitton has been incorporating date codes in almost every bag, wallet, shoe style, and small leather piece since the early...

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A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers: Updated

| By: Tiffany Perez

It goes without saying that Chanel's Classic Flap Bag is one of fashion's most iconic styles. Soon after Karl Lagerfeld joined the label in the mid-1980's, the bag debuted. Designed with the modern woman in mind, the Classic Flap featured a more recognizable "CC" turn-lock closure and leather woven straps. Its popularity was nearly instantaneous, but along with the fame came counterfeiting concerns. In attempt to limit counterfeits, Chanel first began manufacturing handbags and accessories with serial number stickers in 1986. Used as a benchmark of authenticity, these serial numbers are attached to the interiors of Chanel pieces and indicate when a piece was manufactured. Each of...

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How to Identify Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags

| By: Ali-Amb Split

With their massive popularity, Louis Vuitton bags have strong resale markets, which makes authenticity a huge topic. Over the years, we’ve received thousands of questions about authentication from our customers, so we designed this guide to answer the ones we hear the most. Louis Vuitton bags have a number of key authenticity indicators that include date codes, materials, and craftsmanship. This guide was designed to give a brief overview of all of them. As with any authenticity guideline, there are always exceptions, but here are some key points to look at when determining whether or not your Louis Vuitton bag is real.   Louis Vuitton Date...

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