For consumers who are looking to buy a genuine Chanel bag from a reseller, my advice is be really careful with bags made after 2010, so 14 series above. Welcome to the era of super replicas.Read More
Authentication and counterfeiting are an arms race. Authenticators aim to diminish counterfeits but their biggest fear is their distinction; counterfeiters rely on authenticators to point out their mistakes, evolve and step up their own games.
It’s fascinating to see how counterfeiters are improving their technique and craftsmanship along side of authentication guides written by authenticators. Here below, I put excerpts of popular authentication articles side by side with corresponding detailed photos of fake and real bags and you can see for yourself that things are getting wild!Read More
Before blockchain or similar technologies go mainstream in anti-counterfeiting, the secondary market is facing unprecedented challenges from the latest wave of super replicas. Authentication by eye is at the verge of becoming obsolete.
Once upon a time, you can teach yourself to become an authenticator by just Googling. No matter how great a replica was made, the interior hologram sticker is usually the screaming tell-tale. If you have seen real ones, you can sleuth the fake out immediately.Read More