How To Read A Chanel Tag?


Recently, we received a question from our community, asking: ‘How to read a Chanel tag’. I thought it might worth pointing out. The Chanel tag has an important role in identifying the authenticity of the bag. You see, the date of birth of your Chanel bag is scripted on it and if it doesn’t relate to the seller’s story, you will instantly know it’s fake.

11P: represents the collection of the Chanel bags
08 represents 2008
09 represents 2009
10 represents 2010
11 represents 2011
12 represents 2012
And so on…

P represents Printemp or spring
A represents Autumn collection
S represents Summer collection
V represents Continuous line
C represents Cruis collection

In our example, 11P means 2011 Printemp/Spring collection.

A50271 (the first part): This is the style code of the bag
More style codes:
A35200 – Chanel Mini Flap
A35731 – Chanel East West Flap
A0113 – Chanel Small Flap
A0112 – Chanel Medium Flap
A28600 – Chanel Jump Flap
A47600 – Chanel Maxi Flap
A37586 – Chanel 2.55 Reissue Size 225
A37587 – Chanel 2.55 Reissue Size 226
A37590 – Chanel 2.55 Reissue size 227
A32342 – Chanel Timeless Clutch in Caviar
A20994 – Chanel Petite Shopping Tote
A18004 – Chanel Petite Timeless Tote
A20995 – Chanel Grand Shopping Tote
A01804 – Chanel Medallion Tote
A15206 – Chanel Cerf Tote
A15206 – Chanel WOC

Can you find yours?

Y00929 second part: This is the second part of the style number; suffix. Indicate which number production of the bag it is.

10800: The color number of your bag. In our case: Dark white.

NSZ: No size (one size fits all).

3872626884626: Barcodes used for inventory.

I hope this clear it all. If you a question, please post them in the comment.


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  • Francie


    Does this tag look legit?

    August 5, 2020
  • Alessia Vintage-United


    Hi guys, very useful post thank you. I have a question. At the moment they are selling collection labeled 18K. I dont see this in your list. What is K means. Thanks in advance. Alessia

    September 27, 2018
  • Quan


    Here’s one more. Says it was purchased it july 2016

    May 11, 2018
  • Quan


    Can you tell me if this is authentic or not? The owner refused to give me more pictures.

    May 11, 2018
  • Darlene Smith


    Hi, I have channel bag I bought back in 2011. What can you tell me about my channel bag and how much is it worth right now? It is lightly used. Question if I lost my card where it has a serial number at where can I get one and find one at for my purse I bought?

    November 18, 2017

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