Our Authentication Process


Each product we accept is put through a multiple-point, brand-specific authentication process. Over the years, we've built up a lot of expertise (and data) about various brands... and our reputation in the community is vital to our success. Only items that are backed by our full confidence in legitimacy and authenticity are accepted.






We inspect all handbags for the appropriate date codes, serial tags and hologram stickers, ensuring that all handbags pass our specific authenticity tests before they are entered in our system for sale.  




We use 10x binocular microscopes and loupes to inspect items, along with gem-specific instrumentation to determine the natural or synthetic origin of each piece.  Additionally, we leverage the expertise of jewelers in our local community to ensure accuracy on weight, value and market price.






We inspect all clothing for designer labels, condition and fashion trends.  No items will ever be placed on the floor that are unclean, missing buttons, have holes, ragged or fashion dated.

Furniture & Home Accessories


All our furniture and home accessory items go through extensive research for designer identification and quality.  We leverage many different sources to perform side by side comparisons in order to provide as much detail as possible on each piece.  Ensuring for our customers they have everything they need to make an informed quality purchase.




North Shore Exchange does not accept fake or counterfeit merchandise of any kind. If we suspect that a submitted consignment item is inauthentic, we will first contact the consignor for proof of purchase. If there is still further doubt about the item’s authenticity, we return the item to the owner.

Please note, brands sold are not partnered or affiliated with North Shore Exchange.


For questions regarding authenticity or how we authenticate, we encourage you to email us at contact@northshoreexchange.org.