We can take a bag apart to see if it’s authentic. Checking from photos is really a blunt tool by comparison – Gerry Gallagher, Leather Surgeons
US based Leather Surgeons are the world’s leading authority on Chanel handbag authentication. Why? Because unlike other authenticators, Gerry Gallagher & his artisans have repaired or restored over 200,000 of the world’s most coveted Chanel handbags and accessories. With a lifetime experience and continued passion Gerry is the person to turn to for anyone serious about Chanel authentication.
Vintage Heirloom are UK & EU agents for Leather Surgeons. Because we regularly bulk ship we are cheaper than if you send yourself.
FEE - £100 - Includes authentication & certificate, shipping & customs duties
020 8579 2937
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Please expect a 2 week turnaround for shipping & customs clearance.
WHAT IF MY BAG IS A FAKE?
Fake bags would be returned to the customer. An admin and shipping fee of £25 would apply.
CAN I SEND DIRECTLY TO LEATHER SURGEONS?
Yes of course. However you will have to pay your own shipping & custom charges. Because we bulk ship we get a better rate.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M NOT HAPPY WITH THE RESULT?
Leather surgeons are passionate about designer bag restoration. With hundreds of thousands of happy customers including royalty and celebrities you are in good hands.
But please bear in mind results can vary depending on how damaged your bag is. We will always consult you before beginning any repair, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Bags are repaired at the owners risk.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BAG GOES MISSING?
We ship tracked with DHL Express the world’s largest logistics company. We have never had any packages go missing. Please note we send our own bags without insurance to reduce the customs costs using the Outward processing relief OPR scheme. In the extremely unlikely event of loss DHL would not provide compensation if our package went missing. We can post your bag with supplementary insurance up to any value you like, but as you can see below the costs are extremely high:
£1000 declared value of bag
Outbound – US customs duty: £90
Inbound – UK customs duty & VAT: £248
Shipping costs: £25 outward £25 return
Total cost of shipping excluding repair: £388. Please note the insurance cost rises as the value of the item increases.