Here is the article that many of you have been waiting for! The definitive article on the different grades of CC bags! Much in the same vein of our Hermes article, we will do our best to detail out the good points and the bad points of each level of quality, and provide pictures where necessary.
This article will serve to inform you all with absolute transparency and honesty, allowing you all to make informed decisions! We don’t know any other seller who does this, but we aim to give you all the very best! So without much further ado, here we go!
We have created new terms to define quality levels for CC bags available. As an example what other sellers call “best” or “best quality” we have renamed “decent quality” – to be a true reflection of the quality that it is and not to mislead people, especially people new to the replica game and not on the forums.
There are typically 3 different grades that we deal with, and they are (from best to least best):
1. Authentic Quality
2. Decent Quality – used to be called “best”, “best-quality”, “187 Factory”, “187 ____”, etc.
3. Medium Quality – used to be called “normal quality”
The Grades – A Full Breakdown:
Our Authentic Quality CC bags are truly authentic quality, with authentic leather sourced from same tannery that CC get their leathers from in France.
They are all hand-made (and a lot of the time made to order) so production time can take up to a few weeks. Well worth the wait however!
The hardware is identical, with the gold hardware being copper underneath (meaning you never have to worry if the gold fades or tarnishes, as the metal underneath is copper). The hardware is thick and heavy which goes the same for any Authentic Quality CC bag with a chain, and the CC lock is nice and thick as per genuine.
The shape is perfect and as an example the Authentic Quality CC Jumbo has a rounded bottom like the authentic, instead of a square bottom (like most others). In all honesty the Authentic Quality Classic Flap is about 1/2 inch taller than the genuine, but apart from that the rest is Authentic Quality.
The stitching is impeccable. The Maker who makes the Authentic Quality bags invested a huge amount of money in buying a German made stitching machine to produce the finest stitching out there.
Here are the best Authentic Quality CC bags in our opinion:
e. Maxi – Not very popular in the Chinese market as it is large, so the Maker doesn’t readily stock them, but can be made to order
There are a lot of customers who have been misled by other sellers (especially on the forums) that the best Maker of CC bags is from a Maker called the “187 factory”. This name comes from the serial number the Maker uses on the sticker he puts on his bags.
The truth of the matter is that the 187 factory CC bags are most definitely NOT authentic quality, far from it.
The leather is not authentic CC leather. This means that there are leather issues where sometimes the leather looks too thin, or thick, or flat, or not textured enough, or too shiny and is rarely on point.
The chain is not heavy enough, the color of the hardware is not thick enough, the lining is regularly wrinkled, sometimes the shape is off and the quality is so-so. We regularly have to send these bags back before sending our customers PSP pics, as we strive to give our customers perfection and so if they want to buy Decent Quality bags, we do our best to make sure they are the best Decent Quality bags available.
Having said all of that, these bags are good for their price. If someone knows about CC they may be able to spot it as a replica and our honest opinion is that Decent Quality bags are about 70% close to genuine.
So far away from authentic, the leather is local and made in China. Anyone who knows Chanel well can see the shape is slightly off, with stiff leather. The hardware is heavy though and the stitching is ok, but we don’t suggest buying gold hardware in Medium Quality as it is stainless steel underneath and the gold plating is not thick.
However they are very cheap so they are a good entry level bag if you want to test how you like a bag or if you have a tight budget or don’t come into contact with people who knows anything about Chanel.
Well that is about it for this article. We hope you find this informative when making your decision in purchasing the perfect bag for you!