A Message from Chanel

Chanel has made it a top priority to stop the sale of fake products. To this end Chanel constantly monitors the internet and auction sites and takes action where appropriate including but not limited to filing civil lawsuits and lodging criminal complaints against counterfeiters. The site once appearing on this domain name is such an example of where Chanel has had to take action to protect consumers from being taken advantage of by individuals selling fake Chanel.

Chanel took action against the operator of this domain, who also ran other domains offering fake Chanel for sale, and on April 22, 2010 a judge entered a judgment ordering the sites and their owners to stop selling fake Chanel and transferred the ownership of the domains to Chanel to prevent them from being misused again in the future.

About fake Chanel

When you see the name Chanel or the famous CC monogram on a handbag or wallet that should be enough for you to know that what you are about to buy had been made with care to the highest standards but unfortunately some try and take advantage of Chanel’s well earned reputation for excellence to deceive people and sell fake, cheap handbags. These unscrupulous individuals put the Chanel name and marks upon greatly inferior bags and wallets which advertised online as being of “mirror image quality” or “7 star fakes” but their quality level is nowhere near Chanel’s. While these bags may look like a good deal on the internet when it arrives at your door that deal won’t see so good. Immediately upon taking the fake handbag out of the box you will see that it does not have the feel or look of real Chanel. Whereas all real Chanel products are made with the highest quality materials and with careful craftsmanship the only care with which fake bags are made is to make them as cheaply as possible.


This disregard for quality in these fake bags quickly becomes apparent as stitched seams come undone, colors rub off and fade, linings tare and handles become frayed. The good deal you think you got quickly turns into a nightmare as you no longer want to be seen in public with the fake bag you just bought. While Chanel stands behind the quality of their work often you will find it impossible to return your fake Chanel handbag to the site where you bought it from after being disappointed by its quality.

Buying a fake Chanel handbag online also comes with other risks than just wasting your money. Since selling fake Chanel is already a crime it should be unsurprising that many of those selling fake Chanel are also involved in other crimes as well such as identity theft and not delivering goods that have been paid for.

How can I tell if something is replica Chanel?

While Chanel cannot give out the exact details on how to tell genuine Chanel products apart from replicas because that information would be used by counterfeiters to further mislead people there are ways that you can protect yourself. If a product bearing the Chanel name or CC monogram is advertised as being of “AAA” or “7 star” quality, the product is fake and is illegal.

Above all if the deal is too good to be true you are probably being sold a Chanel replica handbag. The only way that you can be certain that you are buying a real Chanel product is to buy it from an authorized Chanel retailer. When you buy from an unauthorized dealer you could be buying a counterfeit.

As much as Chanel would like to help the victims of counterfeiting, Chanel cannot get back money that was paid to a counterfeiter or repair counterfeit products. Chanel regularly sues counterfeiters. In this way, Chanel is helping existing and future victims of counterfeiting.