How To Spot A Fake Chanel 2.55 Bag From Scammers?


It really baffles me that fake Chanel handbags are sold everywhere online. It’s so easy to search for fake Chanel bags and have them pop up on eBay. Most of them look exactly like the authentic Chanel bags. However, don’t be tricked. The only place you can buy an authentic, brand new Chanel bag with a %100 guarantee is from a Chanel boutique.

Scammers have tried their hardest to replicate the authentic Chanel bags, but they will never come close to real thing. The production process of a Chanel bag is extremely costly, so it’s less likely for scammers to do it right. This is the reason why scam artists don’t put much effort into the designing the bags just like the real ones. All they are after is a quick buck, and making the bag cheaper contributes to that, if the bags actually sell.

Is It Worth It to Pay $2,000 For a Fake Chanel Bag Online?
Really, is it? Are there any downsides? Well, you could end up paying $2,000 for a fake bag. Or, you could consider purchasing a secondhand Chanel handbag. The problem with that route is that there is a possibility that you could still purchase a fake. If you do purchase happen to purchase one, and the Chanel boutique cannot identify it then it is, indeed, a fake bag. That would be the worst feeling knowing you paid thousands of dollars on a Chanel bag that is not authentic.

So, I guess, purchasing Chanel on the internet is not the way to go. If you’re already set on spending thousands of dollars on a handbag why not save a few more thousands for the guarantee of purchasing a fresh, brand new Chanel 2.55 reissue bag. But if you really insist on purchasing a Chanel 2.55 Reissue Bag online here a few tips to consider.

Is Your Chanel 2.55 Reissue Bag Real?
One thing to consider is that fake Chanel bags can never be a complete replica of the real bags. Why? Because Chanel’s creation and production process is one of a kind, and it’s extremely costly. When buying online, NEVER rely on the pictures.

1) If the price is pretty low on the bag, then it’s most likely too good to be true. The Chanel 2.55 Reissue is a pretty expensive bag. My two year old bag, that I paid $2,500 for, can easily be sold to a consignment store for about $3,000? So, why would anyone in their right mind sell their authentic Chanel 2.55 for $500 on eBay?

2) Before making the transaction, ask for the card of authenticity. This is only a little extra reassurance that you’re walking into a legit purchase. If the seller cannot produce the card then the bag is most likely fake. However, still be vigilant if the card is produced. There are some crafty scammers out there who also make replicas of the authenticity cards. Usually the fake cards have a gold trimming around the edges, so be on the lookout.

3) Ask the seller for the serial number. One the scammers haven’t figured out is how the Chanel serial numbers work. If the seller refuses to provide you with the serial number then the bag is most likely fake. If the seller does provide you with the serial number double check it with the list below.

The serial numbers indicate when a Chanel 2.55 Reissue is being created. Here’s how to test the seller.

Try to match the serial number with the year of the initial purchase that the seller provides you with. If they tell you that the bag was bought this year, but provide you with a 5XXXXXX digit number then he/she is lying. The only Chanel bags with that type of digit were produced from 1997 to 1999.


Final, Most Important Tip
This tip is for all of those who actually go through with purchasing a Chanel bag online. If you have purchased a fake bag, get your money refunded. I know this may seem impossible, but it’s not. If you bought your bag with a credit card, then everything should be just fine.

Credit card companies take fraud very seriously. If you called and told them about your situation it would be easy for you to file for a refund. I actually know from personal experience. There have been a few times where I purchased fake bags online, and within a few days I received the refund.

Credit cards are the best way to purchase online because the companies investigate the matter immediately. Paypal is an okay choice, but they aren’t too vigilant like credit card companies. So always be mindful to use your credit card when purchasing, but that doesn’t mean walk blindly into an online purchase.


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  1. liz sans November 14, 2017 Reply


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  3. liz sans November 14, 2017 Reply

    The hologram matches the card

  4. liz sans November 14, 2017 Reply

    here is another pic

  5. liz sans November 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi i just bought a bag from consignment store Love my bag, a chanel 2.55 227. I compared it with my jumbo caviar classic and the inside hardware is a bit different, the hologram does match the card, but the bag feels much lighter. They guaranteed authenticity. i am sending pic of what worries me. The double CC looks different than the caviar, but the classic looks different then the reissue, right? from the hologram and card the bag is from 2009

  6. sarah October 13, 2017 Reply

    is this real or fake? please tell me. I bought it for 5700

  7. sarah October 13, 2017 Reply

    is this real or fake? please tell me

  8. Gene August 8, 2017 Reply

    this bag

  9. Gene August 8, 2017 Reply

    2.55 – 2005

  10. Gene August 8, 2017 Reply

    I just want to know if the bag is real or fake
    i bought chanel reisssue 2.55 but i wonder how is it possible that the hologram start with the number 8 when the bag is 2005?
    I hope you can help me

    • Lily August 11, 2017 Reply

      If the hologram doesn’t match, then its fake. But don’t jump into conclusion yet, because the hologram only says the manufacturer date and it’s quite near to the purchase date. You need to check other parts as well like the leather, the asymmetrical quilting that’s in line, the CC logo etc…

  11. Anonymous August 8, 2017 Reply

    Hello i just wanna know if the bag is real or fake

  12. Lolita December 5, 2016 Reply


  13. Lavinia October 9, 2016 Reply

    So sorry , i dont know how to add more pictures.

  14. Lavinia October 9, 2016 Reply

    Hello. I m so happy for finding so many info about chanel bag. I m new on site and looking to buy my first chanel bag. 🙂
    i m a lover but i dont know to much about chanel. I just find one yesterday, a friend wanna sell it, but i dont know if is real or a fake. I would love if someone can help me becouse even if i read many things about a real or a fake i still dont see the diffrence.

    Thank you so much for any sugesttion.

    • Nathalie October 13, 2016 Reply

      Hi Lavinia, if she is selling you a fake bag, then she isn’t good friend. What price will you be buying this bag?

  15. AJ3 December 26, 2014 Reply

    I’m scared to ask. Is this a real 2.55 Chanel Reissue from 2005?

    The stitching is only 6 on one side of the diamond (thought it was supposed to be 10)?

    The lining is flush.

    It is maroon on the inside, but there’s an imprint of 2.55 – 2005, with the two CC’s, the right one is over nd under the left one.

    On the other side it has Chanel, and right under it Made In France.

    It has gold hardware, and it is embossed in gold.

    Serial number is 8 digits, starting with the numbers 10.

    No authenticity card.

    Problem? The embossing of Chanel, and Made in France is all on one side, and opposite of the 2.55 – 2005.


    • AJ3 December 26, 2014 Reply

      I may have found my answer. The 2005 is the first reissue of this purse, 50 year anniversary. I believe it may be the only one where the embossing was on the opposite side.

      Can you verify /confirm this information?

      Thank you. Merry Christmas.

    • Melissa December 26, 2014 Reply

      Where did you purchase this bag? Do you have a picture of the quilted stitch?

  16. sheilla November 7, 2014 Reply

    ID nummer 13297126
    chanel flap bag 2.55

    can you tell me if this one is authentic or a fake?

    • QQ November 8, 2014 Reply

      Hard to see, but I can recognize the CC on the front, there’s something wrong with it

  17. lene September 9, 2013 Reply

    Would you be able to tell me if this chanel bag is authentic? How do I send you pictures?

    • Alex September 9, 2013 Reply

      Hi Iene, please upload them on the forum: forum.bragmybag.com at the Chanel section.

  18. Bach April 16, 2013 Reply
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      sassy.bag April 16, 2013 Reply

      Hi Bach, can you post this and the pictures in the Chanel section of the forum.

  19. Anonymous April 16, 2013 Reply

    Can someone let me know does it look authentic?


  20. Shrn March 3, 2013 Reply

    do you think this one is real? http://jpegbay.com/gallery/002143340-5.html#5 i already bought it and don’t know whether i should send it back..

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      sassy.bag March 3, 2013 Reply

      From my perspective the pictures are really detailed and looks real. And it has even pictures on the areas where the bag have been damaged, so look like an honest seller. Did it includes the authenticity card, dustbag, receipt and everything? And what price did you paid for?

      P.S. why do you want to send it bag? Don’t like the color? or because it’s pre-owned?…

  21. Laura December 3, 2012 Reply

    Sassy what should I do, I want to buy a used 2.55 reissue online, but there are so many sellers, prices and I am confused which one is authentic

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      sassy.bag December 8, 2012 Reply

      I think it is best for you to buy in a cosignment store, it hard to judge 2.55 reissue on the internet just based on pictures. If you do buy one, you should pay with credit card.

      ALso try to verify the bag based on the instructions on this article.

  22. Sidney November 27, 2012 Reply

    This was so helpful, thank you. I am almost finishing a purchase on Ebay. many thanks!

  23. lin-21 November 3, 2012 Reply

    My friend got a Chanel from another friend, she thought it was real, showed her friends and family. wore is about 1/2 year up until she went into the chanel boutique and she sa told her it was fake. it is not eazy to see the diff. besides sa’s

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      sassy.bag November 3, 2012 Reply

      holyyy!!!, that was pretty embrassing. So how did it end?

      • lin-21 November 4, 2012 Reply

        hi sassy. she was really upset and haven’t worn the bag anymore, maybe she threw it away. but she still angry at her friend, and for good reason, i do the same

  24. Lauren22 November 2, 2012 Reply

    Who would wanna buy fake bags? the bags doesn’t even look authentic.

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      sassy.bag November 2, 2012 Reply

      no, but most bags sold online looks real on the pictures. The pictures could be fake, taken somewhere on the internet and then when u actually purchase the bag, they are going to send you the fake one, sometimes with all serial numbers match, but no one can tip the handmancraft of Chanel, so by looking at details you will find out whether it is real or not!

  25. kikiz November 2, 2012 Reply

    I saw a girl walking with a fake chanel bag, it was pretty obvious. i would feel ashamed wearing one. if I have no money, i would rather buy LV

    • Author
      sassy.bag November 2, 2012 Reply

      I dont think anyone would like to buy fake bags. if the girls could they would buy the real one, but they are just too expensive for them. Still, it is doesn’t oke to buy fake bags.


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