Date09/30/14

How to Date Your Vintage Chanel Bag

Date09/30/14
Vintage Chanel Double Flap Bag

Vintage Chanel Double Flap Bag at Rice and Beans Vintage

Have you ever wondered the age of your Chanel bag is?  The Vintage Fashion Guide is here to help!  Learn How to date vintage Chanel bags with us.

Chanel started placing serial numbers in their handbags in 1986.  These bags were also accompanied by an authenticity card with the matching serial number.

Authentic Chanel Authenticity Card

Tip: Authenticity Card helps find the age of your Chanel bag

Although the way the stickers appear have changed over the years, Chanel has continued using the serial numbers to this day.  Many bags have lost their stickers and matching cards over the years so please note that just because your vintage bag doesn’t have a serial number does not mean it is not authentic.  Alternatively just because your bag has a serial sticker does not make it real!  Buying from a reputable trusted seller is so important so you always know the age of your Chanel bag.  Please make sure your bag has been authenticated by both the in house authenticator as well as a second authentication service .

Here are the serial codes and corresponding dates.

 

Pre 1986 -      No Serial Numbers

1986-1988 –    7 digit serial number sticker starting with a 0 – Example 0xxxxxx

1989-1991  –    7 digit serial number sticker starting with 1 – Example 1xxxxxx

1991-1994 –    7 digit serial number starting with 2 – Example 2xxxxxx

1994-1996 –   7 digit serial number starting with 3 – Example 3xxxxxx

1996-1997 –    7  digit serial number starting with 4 – Example 4xxxxxx

1997-1999 –    7 digit serial number starting with 5 – Example 5xxxxxx

2000-2002 –   7 digit serial number starting with 6 – Example 6xxxxxx

2002-2003 –   7 digit serial number starting with 7 – Example 7xxxxxx

2003-2004 –   7 digit serial number starting with 8 – Example 8xxxxxx

2004-2005 –   7 digit serial number starting with 9 – Example 9xxxxxx

2005-2006 –   8 digit serial number starting with 10 – Example 10xxxxxx

and so on…..

A few examples of Authentic Serial Stickers:

 

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

Authentic Vintage Chanel Serial Sticker

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