A GUIDE TO HERMÈS BIRKIN BAG AUTHENTICATION

No handbag has been counterfeited more times than the Hermès Birkin bag.On the market, they can be difficult for a novice to recognize. Hermès’ branding and craftsmanship evolve over the years, making it hard to keep tabs on the growing database of house identifiers. And with every Hermès bag hand-produced, each one is suspect to its own little idiosyncrasies.There’s a theory that many counterfeiters will always intentionally leave a discrepancy, in order to maintain the value of the originals. Whether that’s true or not, there are many subtle codes that betray a poser, even despite its efforts to fit in.

BODY

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– The authentic Hermès Birkin bag can stand upright on its own.

– The handles shouldn’t collapse.

– The clochette will feel substantial, and be crafted from one piece of leather, not two. Its shape will remain quite flat, even with keys placed inside.

– The colour of the leather will correspond to an Hermès colour chart. Hermès have a finite number of shades produced in their tanneries, and a variation from these indicates a fake.

– On inspection of fakes in person, the colour can sometimes feel like a layer sitting atop the leather, like paint. An authentic will have the dye fully imbued into its leather.

STITCHING

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– Stitching will never be crooked or misaligned, yet be mindful that too-perfect stitching can betray machine work as opposed to hand craftsmanship (fake alert).

– Authentic Birkins have a very slight contour indented above the seaming of the top edge of the bag.

– Stitching on the dust bag should have narrow margins.

HEAT STAMP

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– The “Hermès Paris Made in France” logo stamp can be found centered at the top edge of the bag, very close to the stitching.

– Counterfeiters sometimes place the stamp too low.

– They can also miss the grave accent on the second “e” of “Hermès”, or misuse an acute, circumflex or macron accent in its place.

– The Hermès heat stamp is always in a natural, gold or silver colour to correspond to its hardware.

– It is not embossed into the leather. Its textural effect is closer to printing.

– The text is perfectly centered, evenly spaced and lined.

– Each letter is fully formed, not speckled, even on a heavily grained leather.

BLIND STAMP

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– The date of production is indicated by the blind stamp, which features a letter of the alphabet to represent a year. Letters without a shape correspond to the years 1945-70. Letters encased in a circle are circa 1971-96. A square represents 1997 onward. Note that 2015 is stamped with the letter T without an enclosing square, and 2016 editions have an X without a square.

– A code formed of numbers and/or letters is pressed near the blind stamp to indicate its atelier.

– The blind stamp is intended to be a very subtle marking. Many counterfeiters emboss too hard, creating a heavy stamp.

– Note that some Hermès Birkin bags don’t have a blind stamp. Hermès readily accept Birkin bags for servicing without blind stamps.

 

 

Hermès Curious Decisions with Its Pre-Fall 2018 Runway Bags

I think you all know what it means when someone says a bag looks Hermès-inspired. The vast majority of brands have produced a bag that fits that description at some point in the past five years or so, and the bags usually aped the Birkin or Kelly’s structure or hardware in some way. For Pre-Fall 2018, though, Hermès has done a curious thing: debut a new bag that, if I saw it out of context, I’d assume it was from a different brand trying to evoke an Hermès-y feeling in shoppers.

The bag is a big, somewhat bulky top-handle satchel, which has a top flap and turnlock, just like the Kelly and Birkin. This one doesn’t look as well-edited or sophisticated as those bags, though. Hermès bags usually look refined before all else, and this one looks like a less expensive brand’s stab at recreating that look. I’m sure it will be beautifully finished in person, but on the screen, it doesn’t evoke that same sense of quality.

The collection’s other big debut, though, is far more successful at capturing that singular Hermès aesthetic. It’s a tightly designed saddle bag, with a structured look and a beautiful basketweave hardware piece at its closure. It’s pure Hermès and will undoubtedly be popular among the brand’s fans who want a shoulder bag a little less formal than the Constance. Check out all the photos from the runway below.

Life’s More Than A Beach With Replica Hermes

I’ve seen so many celebrities doing this, and most times I am fine with a designer bag being used as a gym duffel or a beach bag, however, when it comes to REALLY expensive bags, like Hermes handbags, that’s where I draw the line. Like, are you really that rich that you can afford to not care about a handbag that is worth thousands of dollars!? I really would like to know how that feels for just a second. I honestly have a hard time ruining something that costs $20, especially if it’s an accessory! I really hope that some the Hermes designer handbags that I see on the beach in these photos are replica Hermes handbags.

If you thought that I wouldn’t have a post for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, then I guess you don’t know me very well! Yes, Kim and Kanye tied the knot recently, and I don’t think there is a person on earth (who follows celebrity news) that didn’t know that. Their first photos have finally been released (you can check one out below this post) and I have to say that I am quite surprised at the conservative wedding dress! Good for you? Well, in any case, good luck to the newly weds! Let’s also take a look at some recent photos of a couple of Kardashian sisters (with their Hermes handbags, of course) leading up to the big day. I love me some Hermes Bags, and these ladies know how to do Hermes designer bagsin style!

These Hermes bags are just a few in the long line of designer Hermes handbags that the Kardashians own. I wish I could wake up everyday and had the hard task of deciding which Hermes bag I would wear that day. I mean, wouldn’t we all? However this isn’t the case and I just don’t have that option.