One of the most overlooked parts of an authentication process when it comes to designer clothing can be taking a closer look at the garment’s interior labels. Believe it or not, there are multiple things to look for on the interior tags and labels that can tell you whether or not you have your hands on the real deal. At Irvsrbl, we’ve had a number of authentic Chanel pieces come our way with their labels in tact and
The Brand Name Label
Aside from Chanel Sport pieces or other spin off lines, Chanel will generally only use black or white on their main interior tag that features the house’s signature logo. There are many variations of this label as it can change based on the type of garment it is featured on from swimwear to suit jackets. This label can also vary depending on the material, the size of the garment and the year in which it was made.
Observe the font and make sure that the proportions of each letter and the distance between them are equal. Some may also have ‘BOUTIQUE’ written underneath.
Below are some examples of authentic Chanel tags.
The Size, Season and Composition Labels
This tag is usually sewn onto the bottom of the first tag, written in black, white or a greyish font. There is usually a lot of information on this tag including the size, style/season numbers, where the garment was made and the composition. Due to the fact this label is sewn at two points onto the main Chanel label, it is not uncommon for this to be missing on vintage garments. The way this label is loosely attached is so that it can be easily removed for comfort reasons. If the size tag is missing, check the Chanel tag for two small holes where it may have been torn off.
If it is still attached, check that the font and lines are neat, even and properly aligned. Double check for any grammatical errors and compare it to our images below from several authentic Chanel pieces we have had in the past.
The Care Instructions Label
Alongside a logo tag and sizing tag, there may also be a label sewn along an inside seam with care instructions and the fabric composition printed on. Bear in mind that often these instructions could be included on the sizing tag instead. This is often the case on some vintage pieces and also delicate pieces like lingerie where an additional tag would be visible and unnecessary.