Meet our authentication experts
Since 2009, Vestiaire Collective has been the leader in luxury authentication. Authentication offers fascinating insight into the history of fashion and the craftsmanship involved in production. See what a few of our 50+ authentication experts have to say about their work.
Victoire Boyer Chammard, Head of Authentication
“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 70’s with a similar floral motif to the ones that appear in the present-day collections.”
Fabrice Guéroux, Watch Expert
“Assessing contemporary timepieces requires a rigorous and methodical process. For a collector's item, such as a Rolex Daytona from 1968 or an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak from 1972, I use careful techniques that leave absolutely no margin for error — familiarity with the heritage of famous brands and a real passion for watchmaking.”
Morgane Peyrin, Jewelry Expert
“Checking jewelry is a meticulous process, which differs depending on whether it’s a piece from a premium brand and you have a hallmark to work with. When jewelry is unbranded, we’ll examine the metal and stones to determine whether they are consistent with the period from which the piece is believed to date. When it comes to premium branded jewelry, we take every last detail into account, from the clarity of the stones to the quality of the setting and the hallmark of the manufacturer.”