HOW WE AUTHENTICATE
Luxury pieces are an investment.
WE TAKE THE RISK OUT OF YOUR INVESTMENT BY ENSURING EACH AND EVERY ITEM WE SELL IS GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
Each item in our inventory undergoes a laborious, multi-point examination process by our in-house authentication. We may from time-to-time outsource certain items to a third party authentication house. We only accept pieces that are backed by our complete confidence in genuine authenticity. Therefore, if we cannot authenticate it we do not sell it.
Our process for authentication begins with a comprehensive inspection done by hand. We inspect workmanship, materials, details, logos, tags, hologram, labels, stickers, date and/or serial codes, and determine the time period each item is from. In-depth research is then performed on each item’s brand and style, which includes comparisons and critical examination of the following components outlined below:
Luxury pieces are constructed with some of the world's finest materials. We work with and cross-check a wide variety of leathers, furs, and exotic skins, such as mink, sable, crocodile, python, and dozens more.
Authentic designer pieces are known for fine workmanship. Logos, prints, stitching and quilting are closely examined and compared to ensure they match up with the designers' standards for quality and craftsmanship. For example, when examining Chanel bags, we look for consistent and precise stitching alignment as one identifier of authenticity.
We examine for evidence that any hardware used is accurate in weight and color. Fonts and markings are all triple-checked under magnification for accuracy. We confirm proper measurements of the item, and how the lining should look for each style of bag. Each designer uses details that are unique to their brand.