Jil Sander is an Italian-based fashion house founded by Heidemarie Jiline Sander. The brand started as a boutique when in 1968 Sander opened a store in her native Hamburg. After much success in the 90s, the Prada group acquired the label in 1999. In 2021 the OTB group bought the brand. This guide will equip you to identify and authenticate Jill Sander pieces through the minimalist brand's unique product codes, and care label and neck tag designs.
JIL SANDER SERIAL NUMBERS
Jil Sander serial numbers and product codes can provide us with integral information about a piece. Identifying what a garment is – and the year and season of its release – equips sellers with the knowledge for accurate pricing. It also helps consumers when authenticating real vs fake Jil Sander items, allowing them to match their pieces to runway imagery.
The brand identifier numbers ( the RN number and CA number) for Jil Sander are RN 104642 and CA 3476.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE YEAR AND SEASON FOR JIL SANDER
Jil Sander has used a variety of neck tags and care labels throughout the years which are integral for identifying the year and season of the garment.
On the most common Jil Sander labels, and for the majority of post-2000 Jil Sander, the year and season can be found as part of the product code below the RN serial number. This begins with the year in full followed by either a 1 for Spring Summer or a 2 for Autumn Winter.
From 2013 onwards some labels feature the full year followed by I for Inverno (Winter), and E for Estate (Summer).
HOW TO IDENTIFY JIL SANDER LINES
Jil Sander Mainline features the classic minimalist Futura 2 Extra Bold Jil Sander type logo on neck tags and care labels.
Since 2009, Jil Sander x Uniqlo have been in collaboration. Their collaborative label is named +J, developed whilst Sander held the post of creative director between 2009 and AW2011. Neck tags and care labels with the +J branding are easy identifiers. Following her departure from the highstreet brand, +J was revived for AW2020, SS2021 and AW2022. The line seeks to promote “thoughtfulness, accessibility, and high-quality pieces” reads the Uniqlo +J about page. Its important to note that +J isn't affiliated with the Jil Sander brand, but the designer herself.
For the Autumn Winter 2021 season, Jil Sander x Arc'teryx collaborated. This collaboration is easily identifiable by the Arc'teryx branding on the neck tag.
Jil Sander Indulgence began in 2021 when the OTB (Only The Brave) group acquired the brand. Jil Sander Indulgence is a womenswear collection characterised by simplified forms and luxury fabrics.
HOW TO AUTHENTICATE JIL SANDER
Jil Sander is known to be counterfeited and to be sure on the authenticity of any Jil Sander item, we would recommend using a service like LegitGrails who specialise in Jil Sander authentication.
WHERE TO BUY JIL SANDER
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