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A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers

| 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 purse made its debut. 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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What Color Purse is the Most Versatile?

| By: Tiffany Perez

Do you ever have a hard time matching your purses to your outfit? Sometimes you just don't have the right shade to match the tone of your top or pants and it can be extremely frustrating. There are colors out there that you wouldn't even think could match your outfit, but they can genuinely add a fun pop to the end result. When you add a pop of color, such as red, even your t-shirt and jean combination can become more modern, youthful, and trendy. Some of these hues may seem obvious, but there are other colors that you wouldn't believe could...

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7 Gift Ideas to Surprise Mom

| By: Tiffany Perez

It's that time of the year again – the one day specifically dedicated to showing our maternal parents, guardians, aunts, grandparents, and more some love and appreciation with memorable gifts they will love. This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 9th and that leaves just the right amount of time to get that perfect gift before time runs out!  Rather than surprising them with a perfume or that three-wick candle they have a few of already, take it another step and make your gift the most talked about amongst their peers. Topped off with flowers and a card, that extra push of their...

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How to Identify Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags

| By: Tiffany Perez

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. At Couture USA, our authenticators are heavily trained to authenticate Louis Vuitton and many other brands. This guide was designed to give a brief overview of each of those categories. As with any authenticity guideline, there are always exceptions, but here are some key points to...

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15 Bags Your Collection Craves

| By: Tiffany Perez

Luxury lovers everywhere know that there are quite a few handbags every fashionista must have in their closet. Never mind the colors and materials, but with every designer brand, there are bags you absolutely must have in your collection. These are coined as quintessential investment pieces or even just coveted bags that never lose their style. Whatever the reason, handbag enthusiasts should absolutely always have these unforgettable accessories at the ready. Here at Couture, we know what bags are worth the cut and why you must always have one in your collection. Many are familiar household names like the Louis Vuitton...

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