Category: Authentication


How to Identify Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags

  • Posted: May 12, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

With their massive popularity, Louis Vuitton bags have strong resale markets, which makes authenticity a huge topic. Over the years, we’ve received thousands of questions about authentication from our customers, so we designed this guide to answer the ones we hear most. Louis Vuitton bags have a number of key authenticity indicators that include date codes, materials, and craftsmanship. … Continue reading How to Identify Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags


How to Identify Authentic David Yurman Jewelry

  • Posted: April 3, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

David Yurman jewelry has reached fashion icon status, and these cable twisted classics are so popular that they’re impervious to trends. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and are perfect for everyday wear. With Yurman’s massive popularity, it makes sense that there are counterfeits out there. As with buying any pre-owned designer accessory, the … Continue reading How to Identify Authentic David Yurman Jewelry


How You Can Know The Difference Between Louis Vuitton Date Codes and Model Numbers

  • Posted: March 29, 2017
  • By: Nancy Roque

If you’re a Louis lover, you know that the stampings and different marks on LV bags can make or break the authenticity of your bag. That’s why so many people find it important to check up on the date codes from each of their bags, especially if they’re buying pre-loved pieces. However, people often mistake … Continue reading How You Can Know The Difference Between Louis Vuitton Date Codes and Model Numbers


A Beginners Guide to Diamond Grading

  • Posted: March 10, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

From a favorite pair of earrings to that momentous engagement ring, chances are that you’ll either purchase or own diamond jewelry in your lifetime. Everyone knows that diamonds are big investments, but most people don’t know why they’re so expensive. A diamond’s price is based on its grading, or quality evaluation, in which an appraiser looks at the 4Cs. … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Diamond Grading



A Quick Guide to Hermes Date Codes

  • Posted: September 16, 2016
  • By: Alex Camille

As one of the world’s most sought-after luxury handbag brands, Hermes has long battled counterfeiting. Date codes are often used by designer labels like Hermes to help thwart forgeries and to indicate the origins of their designs. Hermes was one of the earliest handbag manufacturers to adopt date codes. The codes are rendered as blind stamps, and are located in different spots depending … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Hermes Date Codes


A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers

  • Posted: August 15, 2016
  • By: Alex Camille

It goes without saying that Chanel’s Classic Flap Bag is one of fashion’s most iconic styles.  Soon after Karl Lagerfeld joined the label in the mid-1980’s, the bag debuted.  Designed with the modern woman in mind, the Classic Flap featured a more recognizable “CC” turn lock closure and leather woven straps.  Its popularity was nearly instantaneous, but … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers



RFID Technology Aids In War Against Counterfeits

  • Posted: March 22, 2016
  • By: Alex Camille

It’s been a seemingly unceasing battle, but the war between luxury labels and counterfeiters seems to finally be making strides thanks, in big part, to technology.  The technology to be exact is Radio Frequency Identification – or simply “RFID” for short. If you’re unfamiliar, RFID is comparable to a bar code.  However, unlike its predecessors … Continue reading RFID Technology Aids In War Against Counterfeits