Authentication Service

With over 20 years of experience, we proudly offer our world-class authentication services to you at affordable prices. Our Certificates of Authenticity and dispute letters are accepted by PayPal, eBay, and credit card companies around the world. We currently offer two levels of authentication services:

  1. Official Authentication: Detailed pictures of the item must be submitted to our e-mail address (contact@drrunway.com) or our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/dr.runway). If the item is deemed authentic, the submitted pictures will be uploaded to our website. Individual Certificate of Authenticity in both JPG format for online viewing and PDF format for printing will also be issued and sent to the owner. Each Certificate of Authenticity displays a picture and detailed specifications of the item, as well as a unique QR code and web link which can be retrieved for verification purposes in the future.
  2. Verbal Authentication: Detailed pictures of the item must be submitted to our e-mail address (contact@drrunway.com) or our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/dr.runway). We will reply whether the item is deemed authentic or counterfeit.

We also provide an upgrade option ($20 fee) in case your item has been authenticated verbally by us, and you later need our Certificate of Authenticity. However, you need to purchase an upgrade within 30 days after verbal authentication.

If your item has previously been authenticated verbally or officially by us, you can also order our PVC Authenticity Certificate Card with the same thickness and size as credit cards for an additional cost of $50 including FREE shipping worldwide. Our Authenticity Certificate Cards are thick, tear and water proof, making them durable and long-lasting.

We can also issue a dispute letter on our company letterhead (in PDF format) in case your item is deemed counterfeit and you need solid proof. The fee for dispute letter issuance is $50.

Authentication Service Fee Schedule*

Brand Official Authentication Verbal Authentication
Hermes/Chanel Bags & Wallets on Chain $49
$29
Hermes/Chanel Small Leather Goods & Accessories $39
$19
All Other Brands $29
$9
Upgrade Fee (from Verbal to Official Authentication) $20
PVC Authenticity Certificate Card $50
Dispute Letter $50

*In rare cases where authenticity cannot be determined from the pictures, you will receive a full refund of the fee.

List of Brands

We authenticate most luxury brands, including (alphabetically): Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermes, Issey Miyake, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, MCM, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Roger Vivier, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Tod’s, Valentino Garavani, Versace

Disclaimer

Dr. Runway LLC is an independent authentication expert and is not affiliated with any brand. The opinions rendered by Dr. Runway LLC are based on the knowledge of luxury handbags and accessories from over twenty years of collecting, buying, and studying them. Dr. Runway LLC makes every effort to ensure that the opinions rendered by Dr. Runway LLC are accurate. Clients agree to release Dr. Runway LLC from any liability whatsoever, and to defend, indemnify and hold Dr. Runway LLC harmless from and against any loss, damage or claim, arising out of, based upon or resulting from any opinion rendered by Dr. Runway LLC with respect to luxury handbags and accessories.

Sample Certificate of Authenticity

Sample PVC Authenticity Certificate Card

Sample Dispute Letter

 Sample Pictures Acceptable for Authentication

Overall images of the bag, including front, back, left, right, bottom, and interior

Brand stamp and date code

Markings on hardware and/or leather