Blog — Serial Numbers

A Quick Guide to Authentic Gucci Serial Numbers

| By: Tiffany Perez

The House of Gucci has a famed and storied history of producing some of the finest bags in the luxury market and Guccio Gucci understood the value and the craftsmanship of his brand. Every bag was labeled, even very early Gucci items are labeled and identified as Gucci. However, through the years, the labels exact text and font have varied and consistently went through changes until the current label format was adopted.   Although labels started early on, most early Gucci pieces that were produced in the 1950’s began to include the model number or also known as the "Brev" number. This model number however was not consistent and many bags ended up...

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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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