Authentication Service

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

  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 PDF format) 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. However, if the item is a counterfeit, an explanation letter (in PDF format) will be sent to the owner.
  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 in case your item has been authenticated verbally by us, and you later need our Certificate of Authenticity  (for authentic item) or explanation letter (for counterfeit item). However, you need to purchase an upgrade within 30 days after verbal authentication.

Authentication Service Fee Schedule*

Brand Official Verbal
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

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

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 issued by us 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 (PDF Format)

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