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Our experience guides on Authenticity among luxury vintage designer accessories from the early 1950s to the 1990s, with some few contemporary examples. We want to share our knowledge and experience and fight altogether global counterfeit.


Mulberry Bags: watch out for serials

Years and years of experience brought us several non-genuine items, which have all been sent back to their sender. Here is a list of serial references I would strongly suggest to avoid, when purchasing Mulberry bags online or at consignment stores

Hermès Authentication: Blind Stamps and Year References

Hermès leather items should have a blind stamp. Here is a brief guide to understanding how to authenticate a Hermès bag.

Fendi authentication: what to look for on vintage bags

An experience guide on what to look for and how when dealing with a Fendi vintage bag or accessory.

Yves Saint Laurent authentication: what to look for, on vintage bags

what to look for when it comes to purchasing a vintage Yves Saint Laurent bag

Balenciaga: zippers and serials

A quick look on how to read Balenciaga serial numbers, how the zippers should look… and a little more.

Bottega Veneta: codes and labels

A quick post on what to look for when it comes to choosing a Bottega Veneta vintage bag, and how to read internal labels and product codes and serials.

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