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Luxury consignment with NSE

Luxury consignment with NSE

Luxury consignment with NSE is a win for everyone

 Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to clean out your closets and get organized? We can help with that. North Shore Exchange is an upscale resale boutique. When you sell with us, not only do you benefit from the sale of your item, but so do charities supporting women and children. We give 100% of our profits back to local organizations.

Our boutique stores feature women’s fashion, shoes, bags, and jewelry. And uniquely, we also offer decorative items for the home, including furniture.

For now let’s focus on consigning upscale women’s bags. Some of our best sellers are Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. We also accept many other designer, high-quality purses, totes, crossbodies, and more.

Our pricing team knows how to evaluate all designer merchandise. You may wonder how you can tell if an item is authentic. Below is some information about authenticating two popular designers.

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The popularity and ever-growing value of these bags make vintage Chanel authentication essential.

Authentication is a challenge as increasingly sophisticated knockoffs flood the market. However, if you look closely, you’ll see that several key details can only be found on authentic vintage Chanel bags:

Stitching: Authentic Chanel bags have meticulous, even, and tight stitching, typically between 10-12 stitches per inch. Every diamond in the pattern should line up perfectly with those above and below it. Loose or irregular stitches and uneven diamonds are clear signs of counterfeit bags.

Logo: On vintage Chanel bags with the interlocking CC logo, the letters should be three-dimensional, symmetrical, and truly interlocked, with the right-hand C in front of the left C at the top and behind it at the bottom.

Hardware: Vintage Chanel bags crafted before 2008 featured 24-karat gold. There should be no signs of chipping or flaking.

Serial Numbers: Since the late 1980s, authentic Chanel bags have a serial number sticker inside the bag. The number should match the authenticity card that came with the bag. (Starting in 2021, Chanel replaced the serial hologram and authenticity card with a microchip.)

Leather & Materials: Chanel uses premium quality lambskin, caviar leather, and the finest tweeds and fabrics. The texture should feel luxurious, and the bag should maintain its structure.

Interior Stamp: The heat stamp inside the bag should be crisp and clear, reading only “CHANEL” and “Made in France” or “Made in Italy.” If the stamp is blurred or reads “Made in Paris,” you have a counterfeit.

Expert Chanel authentications review many more tiny details, the points listed above will help you verify that your bag is genuine.


Louis Vuitton.

Authentication of a Louis Vuitton bag requires a detailed examination of its features. Here's what you should focus on:

The Monogram Pattern: The monogram pattern on Louis Vuitton bags is symmetrical and perfectly aligned. The LV logo should appear upright on both sides of the bag, and shouldn't be cut off by the seams or edges.

The Stitching: The stitching on Louis Vuitton bags is consistent and precise. There should be the same number of stitches on similar sections across the bag. For instance, the stitch count on the handle tabs should match.

The Hardware: The hardware on Louis Vuitton bags is of high quality. Zippers should glide smoothly, and the metal should not show signs of tarnishing or discoloration.

The Interior: The interior lining of a Louis Vuitton bag varies based on the style and collection, but it should feel luxurious and fit perfectly inside the bag. There should be no loose threads or irregular stitching.

The Date Code: Authentic Louis Vuitton bags have date codes that indicate when and where they were made. The format of the date code varies based on the year of manufacture, but it typically includes a combination of letters and numbers.

To see these designer bags and much more, visit one of our three North Shore Exchange stores or shop with us online. Thank you for being an important part of our mission.