It's been one of the most lusted-after 'It' bags since it mades its Spring 2012 debut: the Chanel Boy bag is everywhere, but it's not exactly cheap.
Buying second-hand can be a great option for those of us who can't afford the $6,000+ price tag but buying elsewhere outside of a Chanel boutique can create problems; in-demand items often attract a plethora of imitations.
So how can you tell a fake from the real deal? Luxury consignment retailer (and easily a fashion worshipers best friend if not best kept secret), The Real Real, showed exactly how you can tell in an Instagram post recently, priding themselves on providing 100% authenticated goods.
"On the underside of the flap on the Chanel Boy Bag, you'll see that the lock has four six-sided star screws," they wrote. "If you see flat-head screws, this is a surefire way to tell if your bag is fake. Vintage Chanel Classic Flaps will have flat-head screws, but Chanel transitioned to a proprietary screw before the Boy Bag was in production."
Definitely useful information there.