The Birkin Hermes bag, designed by a company that has become a fashion icon, Hermes, debuted in the 1960s. The Birkin Hermes bag received its name and inspiration from a British model, Jane Birkin. Purchasing the Birkin Hermes bag can often cost more than the typical $6,000 retail price. Buyers sometimes remain on a Hermes waiting list for years. Due to the exclusivity and high cost of the Birkin Hermes bag, many fake Birkin Hermes have flooded the marketplace. Some knock-offs Birkin Hermes can closely resemble the real thing. Comparing an authentic Birkin Hermes and a fake side-by-side Birkin Hermes is the easiest way to determine authenticity of the Birkin Hermes. Photos of actual Birkin Hermes can be of assistance.
Research Birkin Hermes through images online, catalogs or by observing a confirmed authentic Birkin Hermes. This will familiarize you with the Birkin Hermes look, feel, and even smell of an authentic Birkin Hermes bag and make it easier to discern a fake Birkin Hermes.
2 Check the integrity and general form of the Hermes Birkin bag. An authentic Hermes Birkin will have sharp, clean lines and creases while a fake Hermes Birkin will have bulges and appear lumpy around the edges.
3 Check the linings on the interior of the Hermes Birkin bag. Quality Hermes Birkin bags, such as the Hermes Birkin, will have clean seams without frayed edges, loose seams or protruding pieces of thread.
4 Research the Hermes Birkin stamp that is present on the Hermes Birkin bag. Compare to the Hermes Birkin handbag you are trying to identify the Hermes Birkin as fake or real handbag. The stamp, if authentic Hermes Birkin bag, should be clearly legible while a fake Hermes Birkin handbag will appear , spotty or unclear.
5 Research the lettering present on the hardware of the Hermes Birkin and refer your findings to the lettering on the hardware of the Hermes Birkin handbag in question. An authentic Hermes Birkin will look delicate and intricate but clear. A fake Hermes Birkin handbags engraving will have a more chiseled look with wider lettering and fonts.
6 Check all spelling on all printings on the Hermes Birkin handbag, including any tags on the Hermes Birkin bag, engravings or stamps. Be sure that the words and brands are spelled correctly on the Hermes Birkin handbag. An example would be if “Birkin” were spelled “Berkin,” that would be a giveaway that the Hermes Birkin handbag is fake and make sure ” Hermes ” is spelt correctly on the Hermes Birkin handbag.
7 Investigate the interior cut out of the strap on the Hermes Birkin handbag and compare it to your research. The seam on a Hermes Birkin will be clean and even while a fake Hermes Birkin will be rough and frayed.