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How do you know if Chanel sunglasses are real?

Authenticating Chanel sunglasses can be difficult, as counterfeit products can often closely mimic genuine ones in appearance. The French fashion house Chanel began manufacturing sunglasses in 1910 when top designer Gabrielle Chanel launched a range of ready-to-wear clothes for women. She opened Paris and the House of Chanel brand quickly gained a reputation for style and sophistication. Her clothes and fashion accessories were snapped up by celebrities and soon became synonymous with quality, luxury and elegance.

Today Chanel is a renowned luxury eyewear brand with its distinctive Chanel logo of inverted and intertwined letter Cs. Bold frames and large lenses are the hallmark of Chanel sunglasses. Chanel has more than 200 stores and boutiques in cities as diverse as London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York and is famous for its perfumes, handbags, and sunglasses.

Fake Chanel glasses can be difficult to distinguish from real Chanel profucts. However, there are a few methods you can use to ensure Chanel sunglasses are authentic:

  Purchase from authorised retailers:To ensure authenticity, it's best to buy Chanel sunglasses from authorised retailers such as official Chanel boutiques or reputable department stores. This eliminates the risk of purchasing counterfeit products.

  Check the quality and craftsmanship: Authentic Chanel sunglasses are typically made with high-quality materials and exhibit precise workmanship. Look for clean and flawless stitching, well-aligned Chanel logos etched into the lenses/temples, and sturdy construction with scratch-resistant lenses.

  Look for the logo and branding: The Chanel logo should be finely engraved or embossed, not printed. Ensure that the logo is centred, properly aligned, and not blurry or faded. It's also advisable to check for the presence of the interlocking CC logo, a signature Chanel symbol.

  Check the packaging and accessories: Authentic Chanel sunglasses come with high-quality packaging with a Chanel logo on the box, dust bag, and authenticity card. The box should have a clear, legible barcode. Additionally, authentic Chanel sunglasses often come with a cleaning cloth and an information booklet.

  Examine the serial Number and authenticity card: Some Chanel sunglasses have a serial number engraved on the inside of the temple arm or etched into the right lens. Verify that the serial number is easy to read and matches the one on the authenticity card provided with the sunglasses.

  Be wary of price discrepancies: If the price seems too good to be true or significantly lower than the retail price, it may be an indication of counterfeit merchandise. Chanel sunglasses are known for their luxury status and typically come with a corresponding price tag.

Talk to the experts

If you are uncertain about the authenticity of your Chanel sunglasses, it's advisable to seek assistance from an authorised Chanel retailer or expert who can examine the sunglasses in person to provide a definitive assessment. Avoid being scammed with fake Chanel sunglasses by checking all the packaging and materials, verifying Chanel logos, seeking out the serial number and making sure you are purchasing them from a reputable dealer.

Here at AlphaOmega, we use genuine replacement parts and high-quality materials for our repairs, ensuring that Chanel glasses repairs are as good as new.

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