Knowledge is your best source when looking for an authentic Chloe. The photos presented here are an extension of our "Chloe - Buying Authentic Requires Research - Guide I." If you have others you would like us to publish, feel free to contact us.
The fake Chloe Paddington on the left had nice soft squishy leather but it was stuffed for the photos. The different in weight was noticiable. The key felt unsubstantial and light.
Above - The rolled leather handles showed a significant difference. You can actually see a rope-type insert on the left handle. Authentic Chloe handbags have the insert wrapped nicely in the same leather the on the strap. The cord is covered (wrapped) in the leather. Ask the seller for a closeup photo of the underside of the handle on their bag
Above - Locks on Chloe handbags scratch easily and the color also rubs off as they are only plated. However, note the placement of the keyhole to the front of the lock. The fake on the left is upside down. In addition, the stitching on an authentic Chloe Paddington lock will be slightly diagonal and is thicker than the fake on the left.
Above - The Chloe embossed logo isn't even centered under the logo plate on the left fake. The embossing is very deep and prominent on the fake. The authentic is centered and on this one it isn't very prominent.
The presence of a tag inside, the direction of the numbers, the font size, dots or dashes are not a good indication of a replica vs. fake. They vary even within seasons.
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