This post is dedicated to all those many Chanel lovers that have questions about refurbishment.
For starters, the estimated repair time is four to six weeks. Chanel sends the bag to the repair manufacturer, and once the repairs are done, the bag is shipped back to Chanel. When sending your bag off to get repaired, you don’t have to worry about providing your box or authenticity card—just the bag is all you need.
If your bag just so happens to be fake, the manufacturer will return it unrepaired. Authenticity is proven once the bag arrives at the repair manufacturer. The price to have your bag repaired is $265, but if the bag only has small damages then the price is lower.
What Can be Fixed on Chanel Bags?
Well, almost everything on a Chanel bag can be fixed. It varies from each model. For example, the jumbo bag chains, the ‘CC’ logos, and buckles can all be repaired or even changed. If you want silver hardware instead of gold, the repair manufacturer can do that for you. However, you must be mindful that new hardware doesn’t necessarily make your bag look as good as new.
What Can’t be Fixed on Chanel Bags?
The leather is probably the most difficult thing to repair on a Chanel bag. Scratches from wear and tear over time cannot go away. Once your leather is damaged, then it’s damaged for good. There is some minor work that can be done, but your leather surface will never look like new again.
Another thing that can’t be completely repaired on a Chanel bag is the lining. There is no actual service that Chanel provides for this. However, if you’re willing to take a risk, you could always go to your local cobbler or leather smith. Personally, I’m not too fond of using outside services for my Chanel bags.
I fear that they might hurt my bag rather than help it. I’d rather pay Chanel a little extra to have the security that my bag is in the right hands.