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Product Authenticity

Product authenticity

 

At MONLUX we count with a highly trained in-house team of experts to verify the authenticity and the condition of all the luxury products we sell.  The evaluation process is unique with its own mix of assessment criteria and differs according to the category of the product to ensure that only 100% authentic items are put on sale.

"Authenticating an item involves delving deep into the heritage of a brand, via its craftsmanship techniques. It can occasionally be difficult dating a contemporary piece, when its stylistic features have remained so faithful to the house’s DNA over the years. For example a Gucci clutch bag from the 70s with a similar floral motif to the ones that appear in the present-day collections". 

Each item is evaluated based on the following combination of hallmarks, hardware, stitching, symmetry, material, craftsmanship, stamping, codes, hologram stickers, and packaging. Our authenticators also check if the items have been modified or amended (e.g., aftermarket diamonds, replaced batteries, repaired bags, etc.)

Here are some of the important areas of our authentication process:

  • Date code
  • Hallmark Details
  • Hardware
  • Soles
  • Authenticity Cards and Information Booklets
  • Brand, Care and Composition label
  • Decoration Details
  • Amendments Made by Sellers 

Once the authenticity is confirmed and validated by our experts; all luxury products are sent for cleaning before inserting them on sale in our online-shop www.monlux.ch.