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How to spot a real vs fake Chanel sunglasses

How to Tell if Chanel Sunglasses Are Fake or Authentic

Telling the difference between an authentic and original Chanel sunglasses is probably easier than you think. As a fashion writer and personal stylist, I’ll show you how to make sure you’re buying an authentic Chanel sunglasses and how to tell the fakes from the knock-offs in no time. Purchasing a pair of original Chanel sunglasses is very important because the cheap knockoffs don’t provide any kind of protection. They’re simply darkly tinted glasses, which cause more harm than good to your eyes (You should also note that UV protection has nothing to do with the colour of the lens).. Under the shade or in low light conditions, your pupils dilate to let more light in, and they do so under these glasses as well. But since there’s no UV protection of any kind, you’re actually exposed to more harmful UV radiation than ever, and are at risk of several eye disorders with regular use and can cause injuries in some cases. Wearing a fake can often be worse for your eyes than wearing nothing at all.

1: Chanel Etching
Authentic Chanel sunglasses have a ‘Chanel’ etched on the nose bridge or the lens. Compare the size and font carefully. The etching should be very clean and of high quality but definitely not painted. You can actually feel the etching when you run your finger across. The circular logo should be next to the “C” and also next to the “L”.
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2: The Retail Box
Authentic Chanel sunglasses come in a neatly packaged Chanel branded retail box. Inspect the logo and font and ensure it matches one used officially by Chanel. Sometimes the prints on the fakes are made with very low quality dyes that they might seem to give out a little bit of a gasoline odour with you smell them and they rub off easily. The real ones look sturdy.Some of the older models may vary in colour and style. Be aware that genuine packaging can accompany counterfeit sunglasses.
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3: The Carry Case and Dust Cloth
Chanel sunglasses are accompanied by a dust cloth featuring the Chanel logo. Check that the logo is consistent with the official Chanel logo especially the spelling. Some fakes often replace the letter “C” with an inconspicuous “G”. Also ensure the case has a high quality finish. The carry case should feature the Tom Ford Chanel logo also. Sometimes the prints on the fakes are made with very low quality dyes that they might seem to give out a little bit of a gasoline odour with you smell them and they rub off easily.
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4: Serial Number
The lens is also where Chanel place a unique serial number  providing authentication of your glassses and authentic Chanel sunglasses feature this serial number etched into the right lens. The code consists letters and numbers with no spaces between the characters. Check that the etching is clear and straight. Some previous models might not feature this number.
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5 Left Temple 
The inside left temple arm of Chanel sunglasses features the model number and sizing details. Again check for any errors in font size, spacing or alignment. A model number followed by a colour code and frame measurement. The model number is usually 4 digit followed by a letter indicating the arm detailing. The colour number is preceded by a lower case ‘c’ then usually 3-4 digits followed by 1-2 more digits and/or letters.

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6: Guarantee Card
New Chanel sunglasses are accompanied by a Chanel guarantee card and booklet. The card features space for details about the sunglasses and retailer. Some of the previous models may differ.

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7: Retail Box Label
The retail box label details manufacturer information and a bar code. Check, where applicable, it matches the same details on your sunglasses.
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5 responses to “How to spot a real vs fake Chanel sunglasses”

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  2. I also bought mine from Ebay. I lean towards thinking they are not the original ones. I want to take them to Nordstrom and compare.

  3. I bought pair from e bay the bijou collection and since there is no box it is hard to tell
    I has all the right numbers And serial number and soft pouch
    is there any way to figure the serial number like you can in LV? Also anything specific about the pouch?

  4. Did chanel have frames made in china?.i picked up a pair of sunglasses at an estate sale they say9430 uv400 ce on left ear piece and made in china on the right ear piece.

    • Hi Lynne, thanks a lot for your post and contributions.
      If you are trying to validate the autheticity of your chanel glasses then you should watch out for four groups of numbers on the frames. They all are line a line…all chanel sunglasses are made it Italy…it should say so on the sunglass…(made in Italy CE, numbers, chanel sign in a tiny sqaure. most chanel sunglasses are $400+. every sunglasses comes with a sunglasses case and a black box, a guarantee card. You probably won’t have these accessories since there are not brand new shades. But, regardless, the inside left temple arm of Chanel sunglasses features the model number and sizing details. Again check for any errors in font size, spacing or alignment. A model number followed by a colour code and frame measurement. The model number is usually 4 digit followed by a letter indicating the arm detailing. The colour number is preceded by a lower case ‘c’ then usually 3-4 digits followed by 1-2 more digits and/or letters.

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