You don’t have to fall victim to sellers of replica Chanel products if you are careful. If a handbag with CHANEL or the CC Monogram on it is being advertised as "AAA quality" or as being of "mirror image quality," the bag is likely fake and is illegal.

Buying Chanel branded goods though an unauthorized dealer, especially online, carries a high risk of being sold a replica. Genuine Chanel products are distributed through company boutiques and authorized outlets only, most of which are listed at www.chanel.com.