Chanel Serial Number Guide

Vintage luxury pieces come with history. In attempt to limit counterfeits, Chanel first began manufacturing handbags and accessories with serial number stickers in 1986. Used as a benchmark of authenticity, Chanel handbags come with authenticity cards embossed with a serial number. This number corresponds to the year or years in which the bag was produced. Though it is an in-house system that only a few are privy to, namely employees, the serial number printed on each bag is specific to the bag itself.