There are two types of people in this world:
Sliver hardware lovers vs Gold hardware lovers
Personally, gold hardware is the K-I-N-G! Instead of the lighter shiny gold hardware Chanel launches in recent decades, I prefer those matte antique gold hardware to catch the vintage trend nowadays.
However, how about the true vintage style with 24K gold-plate ones? They would absolutely shine your way on the street!
Chanel used to coat 24K gold to make its gold hardware, on the CC lock, metal chain strap, grommets, etc. Pay attention on the CC lock on your Chanel bag, you will see a tiny stamp on it (usually at top left corner). The colour is different from the recent gold hardware.
See the difference?
The base of the hardware is silver-tone metal. So when the hardware colour faded or scratched, the silver metal surface will appear. Sadly, Chanel has stopped launching 24K gold-plated gold hardware since late 2008. If you are the same like me fell in love with 24K gold-plated hardware Chanel, you can still purchase pre-loved Chanel bags manufactured before 2008 through Coco Approved.
So? What to do next?
Keep an eye on our website or click here now www.cocoapproved.com/collections/new-arrival for new stocks! You might catch a vintage Chanel bag with 24K gold-plated hardware!