At Dora Maar, we believe that the definition of luxury truly starts with the craftsmanship of each piece.  We celebrate the time and artistry that has gone into the creation of a luxury item. Upholding the heritage of luxury is at the cornerstone of Dora Maar and as such we pride ourselves on having one of the most in-depth and rigorous authentication processes. We guarantee that all items sold, send and receive on Dora Maar are authentic and genuine luxury pieces. 

Inspection Process

We physically receive each item consigned by our muses in our studio to undergo a thorough authentication process before any piece is listed for sale. Each item goes through a multi-step inspection process by members of our team, which includes a trained panel of fashion authenticators and historians (including our founder, who received a masters in costume studies from NYU!). We inspect all goods for appropriate brand markings, date codes, serial tags and hologram stickers. 

Our  authentication process is unique to Dora Maar and independent of any brands. Brands on our site are not involved in the authentication of the products being sold, and none of the brands sold assume any responsibility for any products purchased from or through the website. Brands sold on our site are not partnered or affiliated with Dora Maar in any manner. However, we will fully cooperate with brands and state and federal agencies seeking to track down the source of stolen or counterfeit items, which includes revealing the contact information of consignors submitting counterfeit goods.

Fake and Counterfeit Goods

Dora Maar has a zero tolerance policy for fake or counterfeit merchandise. If we suspect, for any reason, that a submitted item is not authentic, we will contact the consignor asking for further proof of purchase to establish the authenticity. Items that Dora Maar determines are fake will be immediately removed from Dora Maar’s inventory.


To learn more about the team behind our authentication process, read our DoMa Canvas interview, Authentication is not a science, it's an art, with Dora Maar's Luxury and Evaluation Partner, Alexander Saady.