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Construction Of The Chanel Jacket:

Construction Of The Chanel Jacket:

Coco Chanel constructed her designs in able to provide clothes that simplified choice, offered women comfort and understated elegance which liberated the female body. Chanel described the idea behind the iconic jacket and how it "enables women to move with ease, to not feel like they’re in a cost...
Chanel Jackets: Buttons, Trim & Lining, Chain

Chanel Jackets: Buttons, Trim & Lining, Chain

BUTTONS: All buttons were made to be functional as well as decorative, often designed to look like jewellery. They will either show a CC-logo, the brandname, or another Chanel signature like a Camélia flower or a lion's head, which originated from her star sign; Leo. Today Chanel works with butto...
Chanel Jackets: Pockets & Labels

Chanel Jackets: Pockets & Labels

POCKETS: Chanel's suits always included real pockets. Most jackets have four pockets, two breast pockets and two lower at the waist. These pockets were created for Mademoiselle’s own practical needs – one pocket to hold her lipstick, one for her scissors, one for her cigarettes etc.  Pocket deta...
How to Date a Louis Vuitton

How to Date a Louis Vuitton

Up until this year (2021) Louis Vuitton has used date codes in its bags since the early 80s. Please note these are not authenticity codes but identify where and when the bag was made and do contribute to assisting in the authentication process.    France: A0, A1, A2, AA, AAS (special order), AH,...
How to Spot a Fake Fendi

How to Spot a Fake Fendi

The Fendi Zucca print is having a real resurgence of popularity at present but like all of the luxury branded bags Fendi are copied far and wide and you have to have a keen eye to spot the difference.  Post 2004 Fendi introduced the hologram sticker for bags. These stickers are extremely detailed...
How to Spot a Fake Chanel

How to Spot a Fake Chanel

A Chanel bag is a great investment with prices for a Medium Classic Flap bag increasing by 72% between 2010 and 2015. However, if you don’t have the money to buy one from Chanel direct then how do you know what you are getting is the real deal. When you think designer copies, Chanel handbags are ...