Are Chanel Bags From France or Italy?


If you ever find a sticker in a Chanel bag that reads: ‘made in China’, then immediately back off. There are no Chanel bags made in China, that doesn’t exist (well, maybe not yet and if it does, you will be the first to hear from us). Originally, Chanel bags are only made in France. It expanded to Italy. And today, we even find Chanel bags made in Spain.

If you really want ‘the best of the best’, just buy a Chanel bag made in France. It’s like eating your cake right out of the oven, still hot and fresh. Yummie!

But is there a different in quality between made in France and Italy? Some people around the world travel hours to Paris, just to get their Chanel dream bag. With its strong and extended history, buying Chanel in Paris is the ultimate experience. The quality of made-in-France bags are impeccable.

A lot of designer brands has settled their production in Italy, that’s because there is a large supply of skilled craftsman available. There is no doubt that Chanel bags, made in Italy, holds the same quality as made in France.

But more importantly, you should buy your dream bag as soon as Chanel has stock. You have no power in negotiation if the SA doesn’t have your dream bag in stock.


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  1. SC September 19, 2015 Reply

    Can you help me to see if my chanel boy is real?

  2. d September 9, 2015 Reply

    can you please check this listing out on ebay. chanel large zip around wallet listed by: nillawaferdang

    (hoping the website worlds for you tho)

  3. Jiggaman August 14, 2015 Reply

    Well, if on the bag says “made in Italy” you can be sure it was made in China and only the final “touch” was added in Italy. The whole industry is as fake as it can be. Only Burrbery officialy admited that they moved production to China. Other producers are using loop holes to decive customers that their products where made in Europe, when in fact, most of it is made in China.

  4. melanie July 15, 2015 Reply

    I just bought a CHANEL CAVIAR PETITE TOTE in EBAY, I don’t if is real, but I pay a lot money, I hope is real!

  5. Salski July 13, 2015 Reply


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  7. Salski July 13, 2015 Reply

    More photos

  8. Salski July 13, 2015 Reply

    Please help me identify this vintage chanel camera bag. Is it real or fake? Than you already

  9. Eva June 17, 2015 Reply


  10. Eva June 17, 2015 Reply

    I have also another pic!

  11. Eva June 17, 2015 Reply

    Can someone please tell me if this one is real or not? And if it’s not, can you see that is fake? I got also a card, but don’t know if that can mean that it’s real.

  12. Len June 2, 2015 Reply

    Hello hello! Can someone confirm that this is an authentic coin purse? If authentic, what’s the history of it if any?

    • Cynthia June 3, 2015 Reply

      is this your coin purse? I have actually my doubts, but the pic is not really clear.

  13. Anonymous May 9, 2015 Reply

    Can someone tell me if that’s a vintae authentic one or more likely a fake? i found this one but i’m quite not sure since i found similar ones with a smaller CC tho ANd usually these camera bags were made in italy but this one has a gold plate made in france in it…?

  14. Lauren Behn April 14, 2015 Reply

    I have a “Uniform” chanel bag I just recieved and I believe it to be fake…it says made in Romania?
    To my knowledge they are not made in Romania…just France and Italy..
    Can you clarify for me? Also nothing matching up for stitching and the chains are so flimsy unlike my Grand shopper I own..

    • Cynthia April 15, 2015 Reply

      I can verify, Chanel bags are made in Paris, Italy and Spain.

    • Cynthia April 15, 2015 Reply

      Where did you buy it? And was it new?

  15. Delray March 20, 2015 Reply

    I have a Chanel handbag made in France. It has a serial number inside this handbag in a small plastic enclosure beginning with 939. This handbag zips on both sides. On side zips with a tassel on one side.

  16. kewi March 20, 2015 Reply

    my chanel bag is made in italy! thanks for this post! also my serial number starts with a 20… does that mean its made in 2015? Thanks

  17. Sarah March 17, 2015 Reply

    Here’s a photo of the inside.

  18. Sarah March 17, 2015 Reply

    I have a vintage Chanel purse I am interested in selling but I want to be sure it is authentic. It is made in France with no serial number. I attached a photo of the outside but the attachment button only lets me choose one, so I will post again with a pic of the inside. Thank you.

  19. Dinah March 3, 2015 Reply

    Please help me authenticate this WOC, please….

    • CC March 3, 2015 Reply

      Hi Dinah, can you post a picture?

  20. lychee January 31, 2015 Reply

    Hi there are so many chanels on ebay from Japan. Are they real?
    And this is the seller that I was looking at:

    • CC February 1, 2015 Reply

      When its too good to be true, then it usually is. The price is far too low, given the condition of the bag. I am leaning toward more: ‘its not authentic’.

      Lychee, please upload images instead of links and the name of Ebay users, we do not want to promote any sellers, especially those that sell counterfeit designer products.

  21. Anonymous January 26, 2015 Reply

    I bought chanel woc lambskin#20..made in italy..from online shop. she gave me a receipt from printemps paris. i count the stitching on the bag..there are only 9 stitches per inch. now i am worry it fake.

    • CC January 26, 2015 Reply

      Please upload pics

  22. ray January 19, 2015 Reply

    Hey I have a chanel purse that says made in Spain but has fake chains on it

    • CC January 19, 2015 Reply

      Did you buy it second hand?

  23. Julie Meloury December 19, 2014 Reply

    I have a made in france has no serial number that i can find but everything else is saying its real ,there is a # on the magnetic clasp is that it?

    • Melissa December 20, 2014 Reply

      Do you have a picture? You can upload it here on the comment section

  24. Scarlett November 22, 2014 Reply

    I buy my new chanel double flap jumbo in ghw made in france but it does not have gold hallmark or stamp on cc turnlock idk why i feel sad is it authentic or what !!??

    • LL November 23, 2014 Reply

      Did you buy it at an authentic Chanel boutique? and when did you buy it?

  25. Bogdanian October 27, 2014 Reply

    Hi, i own a very old vintage golden chain Chanel purse made in France and i would need someone experienced to take a look at it. It looks amazing but i don’t see any serial number on it and i would like to state its authenticity. My email is / Thank youu

    • Alex October 28, 2014 Reply

      Hi Bogdanian, if you put your email here, you will get spammed like crazy. We removed it, but you can upload your bag to, perhaps someone in the community will take a look.

    • Anonymous January 24, 2015 Reply

      vintage items do not have serial numbers ,so if your item is old then it s authentic ,oldies are goldies :)

  26. Katia September 4, 2014 Reply

    Hi! My chanel bag said made in spain, the code number is also the same but the button says CHANEL Paris, and the zipper don’t have any logo my Chanel still remains authentic? Can someone help me!!!

    • Alex September 7, 2014 Reply

      Omg, where did you buy it and what Chanel bag is it? Generally, some Chanel bags are made in Spain

      • Katia September 8, 2014 Reply

        Hi, Alex I buy it in Panama city , my Chanel is A blue silver Chain. Where can I send a picture of the chanel.

        • Katia September 8, 2014 Reply

          Coco Chanel A33814 blue pattern silver chain

          • Alex September 9, 2014

            This is a Chanel WOC with reissue clasp =)

        • Alex September 9, 2014 Reply

          Please send to our email, the email is here:, I need to check what kind of bag it is first, its easier to recognize an classic/iconic bag. But did you buy it new from a Chanel boutique?

  27. sav August 18, 2014 Reply


    I bought chanel earrings on ebay but they have the ones that are made in Italy are they genuine, I’m just very weary.

    can you please let me if there is a difference between Italy or france.

    • Alex August 21, 2014 Reply

      Hi Sav, usually for the Chanel earrings, there are not much differences. The same with bags.

    • Anonymous January 24, 2015 Reply

      be careful lots of china work are made in italy ,tell me the number with the stump 14,9 or 7?

  28. Narina August 3, 2014 Reply

    Can WOC Chanel ‘Made in Paris’? Thank you.

    • Alex August 3, 2014 Reply

      Hi Narina, yes it can. That’s why you are paying the premium price =P

  29. Rose March 12, 2014 Reply

    so I’m not scammed…can the ‘made in france’ be printed in gold lettering or is there an actual sewn on label?

    • Alex March 14, 2014 Reply

      Hi Rose, usually its printed in gold lettering, what do you mean by sewn?

  30. Cherlyn November 20, 2013 Reply

    I bought my second boy bag from a reseller and it says made in Italy. My first boy says made in France. Are the boy bags made in Italy as well?

    • Alex November 20, 2013 Reply

      Chanel bags are made in France, Italy and even Spain as well.

    • Lindsay August 22, 2014 Reply

      Yes +_+ most of my Chanel flaps are made in France but I just purchased a medium orange Chanel boy this week from the Madison ave Chanel store at nyc… it says italy LOL +_+

  31. ROSAS August 6, 2013 Reply

    Hi. Could you guys help me authenticate some Chanel bag? Thanks

  32. ROSAS August 6, 2013 Reply

    HI there! Would you guys kindly help me authenticate these Chanel bags? I have little knowledge on Chanel, but more of an expert when it comes LV. Thanks

    Craiglist Chanel 1

    Craiglist Chanel 2

    • Alex August 7, 2013 Reply

      Hi Rosas, please post the image and the question in the forum, instead of a link in the comment sections.

  33. Lisa July 29, 2013 Reply

    Hi so happy I found your site. Please help I bought a Chanel bag from an estate sale. The leather feels very real. I even took it to a leather appraiser and he said the leather was real. But I am still not sure if real. It has no serial number on bottom but from what I have read on internet old channel bags didn’t. Also whats throwing me off is that the little label says made in Paris. Its all black even the cc emblem I can send you pics if you like I have a feeling it’s a very vintage chanel bag. Please help thank you.

    • Alex July 31, 2013 Reply

      Hi Lisa, can you post a couple of close-up pictures on our forums.

      Especially photos from the exterior (leather and stitches), interior/logos. And also the price you paid and tell us what comes with the bag (like authenticity card….)

    • Deedee June 4, 2015 Reply

      Did you ever get a resolution on this bag? Was it authentic?

  34. CC Crave Fan July 25, 2013 Reply

    I own a vintage chanel lambskin 2.55 flap bag.

    It has a small marking on the front CC logo but does not has the “made in france” on the other side.

    Serial number starts with 3.

    Is there a chance it might be a fake?

    • Alex July 28, 2013 Reply

      How old is the vintage? Can you post it on the forum. Chanel 2.55 reissue has been changed through the years, it doesn’t necessary mean it’s fake. Can you also count the stitches? Chanel has 10+ stitches per inch.

  35. sassy April 5, 2013 Reply

    I owned 10 Chanel’s purses and all brought from Bergdorf Goodman, Chanel boutique and Neiman Marcus. My bags One made in France and 9 made in Italy. I don’t have one that was made in Spain. If you in fact bought your bags at a well known name department store then you should not worry if it is a fake.

  36. Liemsgarden December 7, 2012 Reply

    it depends on what chanel bag we are talking about. There is always a small label on the bags and it tells where the bag is made. If it is made in France, then it probably come from a Chanel factory in a little town on the north side of Paris.

  37. Stephany Tong December 4, 2012 Reply

    I have a Chanel bag from spain too

  38. PAM November 29, 2012 Reply

    Aren’t authentic Chanel bags only made in France?!

    • Author
      sassy.bag November 29, 2012 Reply

      No no, some Chanel handbags are made in other countries. They can come from Italy or even SPAIN, but DEF. not from China. Did you check the ‘made in…’ tag on your chanel bag?

  39. cutie-sara November 2, 2012 Reply

    All of my chanels are made in france

  40. Fashion1212 November 2, 2012 Reply

    I have a Chanel made in Spain, does anyone knows something about that?

    • Author
      sassy.bag November 2, 2012 Reply

      I know girls who have bought authentic Chanel products made from spain. So Chanel from Spain is still authentic, which bag did you bought?


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