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Amazing. I wanted to look for some Chanels soon, and this will help so much because I don't have a clue. That's so nice for taking the time. I love the girls here!
 

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I had read several of your post in this forum and I can say that your post can
be a very big help to all the members, you had put on every details we need
to know perfectly. Thanks!!!!!!
 

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I bought a Chanel and tried to authenticate it using all the steps mentioned. Everything is matching except it does not have the 2 numbers with a square in the middle.
Every thing else is ok, the hinge, the laser on the lense, the copyright, the size of the font.. all that is mentioned except the square thing.
Is it still authentic?

please help :)
 

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I have put together a guide to help you determine authenticity of Chanel sunglasses.

For starters, if a seller has only one photo on the auction, you will need to ask for the following to determine authenticity:

1) A photo of the inside of the right arm.
2) A photo of the inside of the left arm.
3) A photo of the hinge connecting the arm to the frames.
4) A photo of the serial number laser etched on the right lense. (older pairs have the serial number on the arm)
5) Is the word Chanel laser etched into the top of each lense? (this may not apply to older pairs)
6) A photo of the logo on the outside of each arm.

Authenticity can NOT be determined by just looking at a photo of the front of the glasses (unless they are horrible fakes and the logo & shape of the glasses are off).

The style number & color code of the glasses should be printed on the inside of the left arm. An example would be 5076-H (style number) 501/87 (color code).

If you are looking at the Mother of Pearl sunglasses (which seems to be the most popular request at this time) please check to make sure the style number and color code matches the list below. The style number & color code are as follows:

Black frame w/ black gradiant lense - 5076-H 501/87
Black frame w/ yellowish brown gradient lense - 5076-H 501/18
Tortoise frame w/ brown lenses - 5076-H 502/73
White Frame w/ smoke lenses - 5076-H 716/11
Pink frame w/ grey gradient lenses - 5076-H 671/11
Caramel frame w/ brown gradient lenses - 5076-H 538/18

This combination will be printed on the inside of the left arm. Make sure it matches with the glasses being advertised.

Here is an example of the inside of the left arm on a pair of fake White Chanel MOP sunglasses:


Take note that the font is wrong. However, the style number and color code are correct. Fakes can come with the correct combination printed on them! However, notice that the letter C in front of the color code is capitalized. The "C" should be lower case with a period after it. Also, the square between the 61 and 16 is too large. It should be small. See below for correct markings.

Here is a photo of the inside of the left arm of a REAL pair of black MOP sunglasses. The inside of the left arm should look like this:



Also, take a look at the inside hinge on the REAL pair. The hinge should have only one part that bends. It's hard to explain, but the real sunglasses have one hinge and not two. See photos for example:

Fake Hinge:


Real Hinge:


On the inside of the right arm, the world CHANEL should be printed. The copyright logo is before the word CHANEL and the registered trademark symbol is after. The words "MADE IN ITALY" should not be the same size as the word CHANEL. See photos below for reference:

Markings on real glasses:


Example of incorrect text on a pair of fakes:


The serial number of the glasses should be laser etched into the side of the right lense. Be aware that fakes now come with serial numbers etched on the lense! There should not be a space between the first two characters of the serial number and the remaining numbers. You can see what I am talking about in the picture of the fake pair.

Photo of FAKE glasses w/ serial number:


Photo of REAL glasses w/ serial number:


Thanks to Punkee1016 for providing photos of the fake sunglasses for our reference guide.

Hopefully, this information will help. If you are still unsure, feel free to post an auth check! :magwink
thank you for showing this. Now i know what to do when purchasing authentic designer brand sunglasses.
 

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Thank you for this!

Thank you so much for this! I just bought a really cute pair of chanel eyeglasses from Ebay. They had all sorts of pictures of the glasses (inside the arms of the frames, etc.) and I am no expert but I can usually tell when Chanel's are fake. But like you said they have really good fakes now! So I received them today, and they are better looking in person then in the picture and i wanted to make sure they were real! And this really helped me out! And I am so happy to report that they are real!!!! Thank goodness! I have a question though. Is there anyway that I could check the authenticity code somewhere, like is there a way to do that? If anyone knows please let me know! I am about 99% sure that they are real but I just want to be positive! Thank you again!
P.S. The only reason that I bought them off ebay is because I got such a good deal on them! They retailed at about $350.00 and I won them for $91.00! :woohoo
 

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Hello! I don't know if you are still checking this thread, but I own an authentic pair of the Mother of Pearl sunglasses- I know without a doubt that they are real because I purchased them myself when I was living in Paris directly from Chanel. My second set of numbers do not match any of those on your list- I have the black frames with a grey lenses and the numbers read "c.915/8G" Hope this helps for anyone else trying to verify their sunglasses with this particular frame/lens combination!
 

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Help I think I got burned?

I bought some "chanel" white sunglasses today. So far it's not looking so great =(.

1. There is no serial number in the lenses?
2. The numbers on the left arm are different from what you were describing I keep hoping they maybe older lol and that's why? These ones say

C. 101 C03 70 (SQUARE)20 117

Square meaning there is a square in between.

I can see the Chanel in the lenses on both sides just no serial number.

I can add a picture if needed? Help, thank you
 

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Question reference of serial number on Chanel glasses

Recently purchased a pair of Chanel Mother of Pearl sunglasses on Ebay.
From the pictures I've seen all looks like they are authentic, but, the seller did
say she's had the glasses for over four years and had the lenses replaced (not sure when). There is Chanel etched on each of the lenses but the serial number
is not. Could the serial number not have been etched on the replaced lenses?? Please help. Thanks!
 

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