Chanel Serial Code Calculator / Authenticator

Are you curious about how to read a Chanel date code (also known as an authenticity code or serial code)? Use this tool to learn when your bag was made and how to authenticate the serial sticker!

Notice: When buying bags on the pre-loved market, make sure the details provided by the seller match the details of the product code, and that the sticker on the bag matches the authentication card. Product code validation is only one of many methods you should use to determine authentication, and does not on its own validate a handbag. Seek the opinion of a professional when in doubt. This site does not guarantee accuracy of results.

The calculator was last updated January 2021.

Chanel serial codes are less user-friendly to read than a brand like Louis Vuitton. While we can't specify factory location and week of manufacturing, here is a general overview guide of when your bag was produced based on the serial code:

Product Years by Series

The first few numbers in the serial code represent a series, and a season when the bag was created.

For additional characteristics, enter you bag's date code (or one of the entries below) in the above calculator. The results will display other items to look out for, such as holographic marks on the sticks, and additional authenticity features.

  • 2020: 30XXXXXX
  • 2019: 27XXXXXX, 28XXXXXX, 29XXXXXX
  • 2018-2019: 26XXXXXX
  • 2018: 25XXXXXX
  • 2017-2018: 24XXXXXX
  • 2017: 23XXXXXX
  • 2016-2017: 22XXXXXX
  • 2015-2016: 21XXXXXX
  • 2014-2015: 20XXXXXX
  • 2014: 19XXXXXX
  • 2013-2014: 18XXXXXX
  • 2012-2013: 17XXXXXX
  • 2012: 16XXXXXX
  • 2011: 15XXXXXX
  • 2010-2011: 14XXXXXX
  • 2009-2010: 13XXXXXX
  • 2008-2009: 12XXXXXX
  • 2006-2008: 11XXXXXX
  • 2005-2006: 10XXXXXX
  • 2004-2005: 9XXXXXX
  • 2003-2004: 8XXXXXX
  • 2002-2003: 7XXXXXX
  • 2000-2002: 6XXXXXX
  • 1997-1999: 5XXXXXX
  • 1996-1997: 4XXXXXX
  • 1994-1996: 3XXXXXX
  • 1991-1994: 2XXXXXX
  • 1989-1991: 1XXXXXX
  • 1986-1988: 0XXXXXX

Learn more about Chanel's history with this great book.

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