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us tick?

That’s simple, it’s authenticity. Shop luxury handbags with Authenticity Guarantee.

  • Professional authentication

    Professional
    authentication

  • Secure delivery

    Secure
    delivery

  • No extra cost to you

    No extra
    cost to you

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Authenticity Guarantee is independent from,
and not associated with, any brands sold on eBay.

Professional authentication

Professional authentication

Your handbag is verified by a team of professionally trained authenticators.

Secure delivery

Secure delivery

Your handbag is sent directly from the authenticator via two‑day, signature‑required delivery.

No extra cost to you

No extra cost to you

eBay covers all costs of the authentication process.

Shop with confidence

Shop with confidence

Multi‑point inspection
Authenticators verify dozens of inspection points, including packaging, handbag details and accessories.

Get what you ordered
The authenticators also verify your handbags against the seller’s listing description, so you’ll get exactly what you ordered.

Authenticity Guarantee card
Once verified as authentic, each handbag receives a unique authentication card with detailed information about the item.

How it works

  • step-1

    Look for handbags with the Authenticity Guarantee badge and make your purchase.

  • step-2

    The seller ships your handbag to the authenticator.

  • step-3

    Your handbag is verified through a multi‑point inspection and receives an NFC‑enabled card.

  • step-4

    The authenticator ships the handbag to you via two‑day, signature‑required delivery.

The Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags (“Authenticity Guarantee” or “Authenticity Guarantee for Handbags”) makes inspection and authentication services (“Services”) mandatory for certain items sold on eBay.co.uk. These Authenticity Guarantee Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to the Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags and Authenticity Guarantee Eligible Items detailed below sold and purchased on eBay.co.uk and sets out the terms on which eBay offers you access to and use of the Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags.

  1. Applicability of eBay User Agreement.

    The eBay.co.uk User Agreement, eBay’s User Privacy Notice and all policies posted on our sites (collectively, and as the same may be amended from time to time, “eBay’s Policies”) apply in addition to these Terms.

  2. Applicability of eBay’s Money Back Guarantee.

    eBay’s Money Back Guarantee covers items returned within the seller’s return window and items that satisfy the eligibility requirements and are not received, are not as described or that arrive damaged. Learn more about eBay Money Back Guarantee.

  3. Description of the Authenticity Guarantee Service.

    Upon the purchase of an Eligible Item (description in Section 6(a) below) on eBay.co.uk, the buyer automatically instructs eBay to initiate the Services. The item is then posted by the seller directly to an authentication facility for careful inspection of the item for authenticity and accuracy against the item listing. Upon confirmation of the item’s authenticity by authenticators, it is properly packaged and securely posted to the buyer. If the item's authenticity cannot be verified or the item is significantly not as described, a refund is issued to the buyer.

  4. Description of the Services.

    The Services are provided by our authentication team ("Authenticators") for Eligible Items purchased and delivered within the United Kingdom. Authenticators will inspect the item within two (2) business days of receipt at the facility and the authenticated item will then be sent to the buyer as soon as possible. This check will include inspection of the Handbag for authenticity, and for accuracy against the item listing.
    By purchasing an Eligible Item, you agree and acknowledge that you instruct eBay to direct the seller to send the Eligible Item to the Authenticators to perform the Services. By listing an Eligible Item for sale you agree and acknowledge that eBay will require you to send the Eligible Item to the Authenticators to perform the Services in accordance with the buyer’s instructions. More information about the Authenticators and Services may be found here.

  5. Authenticity Guarantee Programme Fees.

    The Services are provided at no cost to sellers and buyers for Authenticity Guarantee Eligible Items that are bought or sold on eBay.co.uk; however, eBay reserves the right to institute, alter or amend fees or costs associated with the Services, at any time, at eBay’s sole discretion.

  6. Eligibility.
    1. Item Eligibility.

      Only selected listings on eBay.co.uk are eligible for the Service. eBay may amend the eligibility requirements for Eligible Items, including, but not limited to category, and/or value of items and/or transactions.
      Although only selected items are eligible at the current time, the Authenticity Guarantee will be rapidly expanding. Check listings for the “Authenticity Guarantee” blue tick badge to see if items are included at this time.

      Eligible Items must satisfy the following conditions:

      1. Brands: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Mulberry, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Goyard, Burberry, Chloe, Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, MCM, and Salvatore Ferragamo
      2. Price: £500 and over, exclusive of postage
      3. Condition: New and Used UK items.
      4. Categories: Women’s Bags & Handbags, Men’s Bags (see below)
        • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories [11450] > Women [260010] > Women's Bags & Handbags [169291]
        • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories [11450] > Men [260012] > Men's Accessories [4250] > Bags [52357]

      The following items are not eligible for Authenticity Guarantee:

      1. Items not bearing the Authenticity Guarantee badge
      2. Bags listed in categories not named above
      3. Miscategorised items, e.g. other types of bag such as luggage
      4. Customised/personalised Handbags
      5. Items purchased using an offline payment method
      6. Listings that offer local pickup
      7. Items posted to P.O. Boxes

      Ineligible items will not be authenticated.

    2. Country Eligibility.

      The Authenticity Guarantee service on ebay.co.uk is available for buyers with a delivery address in the United Kingdom. eBay reserves the right to expand or limit the countries eligible for Authenticity Guarantee or the Services at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

  7. Party Roles
    1. Your Role as Seller.

      By listing an Eligible Item for sale on the eBay platform, you agree and acknowledge that eBay will require you to send the Eligible Item to the Authenticators to perform the Services in accordance with the buyer’s instructions and you authorise its inspection by the Authenticators subsequent to its purchase.

      Upon purchase, you are required to post the Eligible Item, using a shipping service with signature confirmation, to a facility located within the United Kingdom, as directed by eBay. Items must be sent to the facility individually unless part of a multi-item order. The cost of postage to the Authenticators is not covered by eBay.

      You acknowledge and agree that if the Authenticators cannot verify an item’s authenticity, a refund will be issued to the buyer and you shall cooperate with removing the item from marketplace circulation.

    2. Your Role as Buyer.

      By purchasing an Eligible Item on the eBay platform, you instruct eBay to direct the seller to send the Eligible Item to the Authenticators to perform the Services. You acknowledge and agree to inspection of the Eligible Item by the Authenticators prior to your receipt of the Eligible Item. In addition, if a return is requested, you acknowledge and agree to post the Eligible Item using a shipping service with signature confirmation to the Authenticators and the inspection of the Eligible Item before the return is processed or a refund is issued. More information on returns under the Authenticity Guarantee can be found here.

    3. Circumvention of Buyer and Seller Requirements.

      If buyer or seller circumvent or do not comply with Sections 7.a or 7.b of these Terms, or if buyer or seller violate or are found to be non-compliant with the Terms, eBay reserves the right to take immediate action such as, but not limited to, account restriction or suspension.

  8. Data Privacy.

    eBay's collection and processing of personal information in connection with the Authenticity Guarantee service is governed by the User Privacy Notice that applies to your use of the eBay.co.uk website or, as applicable, another eBay international site. For items purchased that qualify for the Authenticity Guarantee service, eBay will share your order information, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, and telephone number, with the Authenticators in order to perform the Services. By selling or purchasing an Eligible Item, you direct eBay to provide this order information to its affiliates, service providers, and other third parties (such as postage carriers and revenue authorities) as necessary to perform the Services.

  9. Lost, Damaged, or Items Not Delivered.

    Items that are lost or damaged during the Authenticity Guarantee process are protected by eBay's Money Back Guarantee, subject to the eMBG guidelines. eBay assumes the delivery risk from the Authentication Partner to the buyer and any items lost or damaged at the Authentication Partner facility. Items that are undeliverable or otherwise unclaimed after thirty (30) days will be considered abandoned and eBay reserves the right to donate or otherwise dispose of the item in our sole and absolute discretion.

  10. Service Updates and Discontinuation.

    eBay has the right to amend, suspend temporarily, and/or discontinue permanently, the Authenticity Guarantee.

What is Authenticity Guarantee?

eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee is a service designed to help buyers shop with confidence. Our authentication team physically inspect all eligible items before they are posted to buyers.

How does Authenticity Guarantee work?

It’s easy! Browse and shop eBay’s listings with the “Authenticity Guarantee” badge. When you buy an eligible item, the seller sends the item directly to a team of qualified, professional authenticators. The authenticator will thoroughly inspect and verify your item’s authenticity and accuracy against the item listing before it is posted to your address at checkout via fast, tracked, signature-required delivery, paid for by eBay!

Will I be charged a fee for Authenticity Guarantee?

No. Through the Authenticity Guarantee service, eBay covers the cost of authentication, as well as fast, tracked, signature-required delivery from the authentication facility to the buyer.

What items are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee?

Authenticity Guarantee is available for selected brands, in new or preowned condition, listed under the Women's Bags & Handbags or Men’s Bags categories, and sold for £500 or more via Fixed Price or Auction listings. You can identify eligible listings by looking for the blue Authenticity Guarantee tick in the search results or the top right of the item’s page.

The eligible brands for Authenticity Guarantee are Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Mulberry, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Goyard, Burberry, Chloe, Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, MCM, and Salvatore Ferragamo

Only items purchased on eBay.co.uk are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee. Items that post to a buyer address outside the UK are not eligible for the service at this time. Listings that offer only local pickup or items posted to P.O. Boxes will not be eligible for Authenticity Guarantee. Any item purchased using an offline payment method will not be eligible for Authenticity Guarantee.

For further details learn more about Authenticity Guarantee Terms & Conditions here.

What happens at the authentication facility?

Upon receiving the bag, the authenticator first confirms that the item and any brand papers are consistent with the listing title, description, and images. Then, they will perform a multi-point physical authentication inspection. Finally, the bag will receive a unique Authenticity Guarantee card.

Is there an Authenticity Guarantee card?

Yes, all items verified as authentic come with a card with details about the item, such as brand and model.

How does my Authenticity Guarantee card with NFC capabilities work?

Hold your Authenticity Guarantee card at the top of your NFC-enabled device until you receive a prompt. If the card does not automatically scan, download an NFC scanner app and try again. Once the card scans, tap to view detailed information about your handbag. Enjoy!

Who is providing the authentication services?

eBay’s team of professionally trained authenticators vet and verify each bag, using detailed, physical inspection and advanced technical equipment in a state-of-the-art facility.

How long will the authentication process take? How long until I get my item?

After you purchase your eligible bag, the seller is required to send the item to the authenticators who will process the item within two business days of receipt. Once authenticity is verified, as well as listing description accuracy, the item will be posted to you as soon as possible via fast, tracked, signature-required delivery.

How can I track the progress of my purchase?

The order status will be updated in your “My eBay” purchase history and in the View Order Details section. Delivery information can be seen on My eBay Purchase History. The authentication status can be seen on View Order Details. You will also receive an order update email when your item has been inspected as part of the Authenticity Guarantee service.

Is signature confirmation required upon delivery?

Yes.

Will I receive the original packaging with my purchase?

Yes, if the seller has included original packaging as described in the listing, all components will be sent to you.

What if the item does not pass inspection?

If the item’s authenticity cannot be verified or the item is not consistent with its listing, you will be notified and will be issued a full refund to your original payment method.

Where is my item being sent, and why is it not my address?

Your bag will first be sent to the authentication facility. Once verified, the authenticator will send your handbag to the address entered at checkout.

Can I return items purchased with Authenticity Guarantee?

You can return an item if the seller accepts returns, as stated in the listing, and the return takes place within the seller’s return window. In the unlikely event that the buyer receives an item that is not consistent with the listing, the item will be eligible for a return. In order for a refund to be processed, all returns must be sent to the authentication facility for verification (to check that the item is still in the same condition and has all relevant accessories, or that the item is not consistent with the listing) and re-authentication before the item is returned to the seller.

Learn more about eBay’s policy on condition of returned items here.

Does the eBay Money Back Guarantee protect authenticated items?

Authenticity Guarantee purchases are covered by eBay Money Back Guarantee when all other eligibility requirements are met. Learn more about eBay Money Back Guarantee policy.

How does the return process work?

If returns are offered on the listing of the item you purchased or the item isn’t as described, the item will first be sent to the authentication facility. Within two business days of receiving the item, the authenticator will inspect to confirm that the item returned matches the item originally sent to you by verifying the authenticity and condition including any original packaging or accessories (for clarity, this includes the item’s box where applicable). Once verified by the authenticator, it will be posted to the Seller and a refund will be processed. The Seller or Buyer (as defined by the listing) is responsible for postage costs to the authenticator, and eBay covers the postage cost to the Seller.

Why was the item sent back to me by the authenticator after I opened a return?

If the authenticator determines that the returned item is not the same item, is not in the same condition, or the security tag has been tampered with or removed, it will be sent back to you and the return will be closed.

Can I choose not to have my item authenticated?

No. eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee is a service designed to protect buyers and sellers.

Is Authenticity Guarantee associated with any brands sold on eBay?

No, the Authenticity Guarantee service is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of the brands sold on eBay.