Chanel Fake ? or Good?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Label Q & A' started by steve w, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. steve w

    steve w Registered Guest

    Is this perhaps a fake? The dress is very well made - metal buttons - satin silk lining etc.. but the label looks odd and there are no other Chanel markings or labels on the dress.

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  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    The VFG doesn't authenticate items... however, there are a lot of danger signals on this one - the biggest being the two size fonts on the label.
  3. steve w

    steve w Registered Guest

    Thanks Jonathan - Yes that was my concern as the label did seem odd ..
  4. modamuzesi

    modamuzesi Registered Guest

    Before fashion industry globalized, it was not unusual for a small boutique or a seamstress to be named after a French couturier, in countries where French designers were not available. I have seen similar labels from Middle East, South America and Asia. Usually, intension was not fool people or fake the couture house, but to use a "posh" name. Whether calling it "authentic" or "not authentic" is a bigger discussion. Also, as the VFG doesn't authenticate items, I think it's safe to say it's NOT related to the House of Chanel founded by Coco Chanel.

    I think it's an interesting piece.
  5. steve w

    steve w Registered Guest

    Thank you I appreciate the insight - I am in two minds what to do with it in terms of reselling - my first instinct was to throw it away but it is an interesting dress and very well made ...
  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

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