Fake Check: This is how you recognize a real Chloé bag
Chloé always knew to create very special bags – as one of the biggest it bags of the 2000s, the Chloé Paddington was a huge hit and graced the pockets of stylics and celebrities worldwide. And even now, no one gets enough of the newer models from Clare Waight Keller – both the Chloé Drew and the Chloé Faye Bag have been at the top of the Must Have It Bags for some seasons and have a very special place in the hearts of all the pocket lovers , But refined design, outstanding quality and the corresponding prestige factor have their price, which unfortunately is not affordable for everyone. The “black sheep” of the fashion also know this and thus also supply fakes as far as the eye can see. Some of them are recognizable from a distance, but some people need a trained eye and a large amount of know-how.
We have gathered the most important points, tips and tricks for you, so you can get an original from the purchase of your Chloé bag and not become a victim of plagiarism:
Shape and size of Chloé bags
The latest Chloé models are very structured and have a particularly stable shape, which does not fall into itself or folds or kinks as soon as the bag is adjusted upright. Especially with the Faye Bag, this is a criterion, which betrays many plagiarism. The model is super-flat, but has the accordion-like structure, which divides the bag into two compartments, and an extremely careful processing of the leather a super stable counterfeits, but often save the effort. The result – the bag kicks in, loses its shape or just looks totally clumsy and cheap. So make always, if possible, the “stand test” or let you send appropriate photos (when you buy it online). Also check out the sizes of your favorite bag – the measurements can be found on both the official Chloé website and the most popular Chloé classics on Catchy’s. Often it is so that in plagiarism sizes are offered, in which there can be no real Chloé bag.
Material and color of Chloé bags
Chloé is known to use only the highest quality leather – it should always feel super soft and extra supple. If the leather looks too plastic, stiff or smells of glue or chemistry instead of leather, it is quite certainly a fake. Do you trust your instinct? Does the bag feel like a real luxury bag? Or could it be a cheap aftermath? Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to make a rule of thumb with Chloé bags. Finally, Chloé likes to make seasonal reinterpretations of popular pocket models, and the color palette is being expanded and new variations are emerging. For example, a careful research is recommended, for example via the official Chloé website, whether the desired pocket model is produced in color. However, there are bags in some standard colors and materials, so-called “permanent collection items” – these are also usually the ones that are falsified. If you know these and know how they look, you’re already on a safer side. So here again: research, research, research.
The inner lining of Chloé pockets
The Chloé Nile, Chloé Faye or Chloé Drew has no real inner lining – the inner life is made of roughened leather, which gives a pleasant, soft suede. For others, such as the Chloé Paddington or Chloé Lexa Bag, this is always soft and should never crackle. If the inner lining is too loose or too tight sewn, it does not speak for the authenticity of the supposed Chloé bag – with the originals it sits just perfect.
Brandstamp by Chloé Bags
At Chloé it is not a matter of giving a big logo, but letting the design speak for itself. Just love Chloé followers and appreciate the simplicity and restrained elegance. Nevertheless, the French fashion house sets decent brand stamps – be it on the leather of the bag as in the case of Chloé Faye or engraved on the hardware at the Chloé Drew. Since you should know exactly where you should find the brand stamp. Chloé Faye will never be “Chloé” on the ring or Chloé Drew on the leather flap. Is the brand stamp in the right place? Then you just have to make sure that it is absolutely straight, clean and relatively thin, is engraved / engraved, is placed in the middle and is written correctly, namely “Chloé” – the “C” as a capital letter; the rest is small with an Accent Aigu above the “e”. With the brand stamp on the outside of the bag is never a location, but inside you will find under the “Chloé” a “MADE IN ITALY” embossing – there Chloé bags are manufactured. But beware! Not all models also have a Chloé brand stamp inside – Chloé Paddington should only be found outside.
The seams of Chloé bags
Especially in the case of expensive designer bags, the demands on the quality of the processing are particularly high. And rightly so – the seams are absolutely straight, even and evenly balanced with branded bags like Chloé . Mostly, except for the design, it is in the same color as the leather of the bag and as far out as possible at the edges, so as to be as discreet as possible.
The hardware of Chloé bags
Is the hardware too easy? Exfoliated? Totally scratched? While small traces of wear on second hand bags are normal, the overall impression should remain luxurious. Otherwise, it is said, fingers away, because hardware at Chloé bags is absolutely high quality and would not even peel off after a few years. It is also important to make sure that the hardware of your pocket model is matt or glossy. While older models such as the Chloé Paddington tend to be used for matte metals, new models such as the Chloé Drew or Chloé Faye are decorated with shiny metal. If the luster / luster of your model does not correspond to the original, it is a plagiarism. Find out more about the color of the hardware – it is common to assume that the hardware of a designer case should always be monochrome (gold, silver, rose gold, …). Many, however, do not know that the details on the Chloé Faye are never monochrome: although the ring, chain and remaining hardware are gold-colored, the clasp hanging on the ring is silver-colored. Manufacturers of plagiarism often overlook such trifles, so it is always important to be informed in advance in order to avoid a possible purchase.
The zippers of Chloé bags
For every Chloé bag , all zippers should slide perfectly, go easily and be straight. Otherwise the same rules apply as with the hardware – the right color (eg the Chloé Faye Gold, the Chloé Paddington silver), a certain weight and a very noble look. Good to know – usually there is no brand (neither Chloé, nor a zipper mark like YKK) on the zipper.
The serial number, label, care instructions, authenticity card and dust bag of Chloé bags
Each Chloé bag has a serial number – often it is hidden in an inner bag or similar, so look for it well. This serial number should also correspond to that on the authenticity card. The card resembles the type of credit card, is white, relatively matte and has a “Chloé” lettering on the front with a black, small lettering underneath – “CARTE D’AUTHETICITÉ”. At the back of the card is a hologram – the same should be with the serial number in the bag. Also with a new Chloé pocket is a label, which is attached with a thread to the bag, thereby. It is round and carries also the Chloé lettering – here however “three-dimensional”. If you open it up, you’ll find the item number (at Chloé Faye, for example, it’s “3S1126-H2O”, the material composition, and “MADE IN ITALY” at the bottom), in a small, Envelope with a three-dimensional “Chloé” lettering, all of which comes in a retractable dust bag – this is white, again with the “Chloé” lettering, and has also a “MADE IN ITALY” label inside.
The price of Chloé bags
Ever seen a particularly lucrative pocket deal and thought “This is too good to be true!”? It is a pity, but unfortunately it is usually the same. While you want to find a cheap bargain, you should always keep in the back of your head, which will cost you a new pocket and which second hand prices are still realistic. So check out what’s going on directly on the Chloé website or other trustworthy sites like net-a-porter or mytheresa and compare the second hand prices of different providers selling your model. If a price is far below, you should consider the purchase twice. In general, the purchase of designer goods is always only at legitimate boutiques or onlineshops – at Catchys you will find a rich selection of second hand or sale deals for Chloé bags – all shops have been tested and offer authenticity guarantee and buyer protection.
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