How to buy a genuine Hermes Birkin bag

How to buy a genuine Hermes Birkin bag.

How do you know that your Hermes Birkin Bag is genuine?

Here are the signs to look for:

The price is right – Hermes Birkin bags usually go up in value, provided that they are in good shape. No Hermes bag will ever be sold for less than 50% of its original price.

You can’t always tell if a Hermes Birkin bag is Fake by the price.

Because of having the price high for the fake Hermes Birkin bags they sell, customers think they are getting the real thing.

A lot of people have come to realise that an authentic Hermes Birkin bag is going to be expensive so when they see a web site that sells very cheap Hermes Birkin bags they have come to know it’s a fake Hermes Birkin bag. So by these crafty web sites that sell fake Hermes Birkin bags know by having the price high it can be very deceiving!

Craftsmanship – Hermes Birkin bags are handmade by expert craftsmen. The finished product is a work of art. If your Hermes Birkin bag has any flaw, you should question its pedigree.

Since we know an authentic Hermes Birkin bag is all hand stitched, and then it is easy to see that a Hermes Birkin bag with stitches that are out of line is probably fake. It is easy when using a sewing machine and rapidly putting down hundreds of stitches, to have some areas come out irregular. But a Hermes Birkin bag is not made with a sewing machine, so every stitch is exact, meaning every stitch is scrutinized, and carefully sewn in, one by one. Thus the hand sewn stitch lines should be nearly perfect on the Hermes Birkin bag. And if anything looks sloppy, then it is most likely a fake Hermes Birkin bag.

The stamp Hermes Logo Your Hermes Birkin bag should have “Hermès Paris, Made in France” stamped in the front face under the tap.

The Hermes Birkin emblem should be engraved rather than embossed. Engraved means that the letters are actually lower than the surface on which they are pressed into.

Embossed means that the letters are raised off the surface a tiny bit higher than level. Look at the hardware on the straps. If you do not see engraved logos, it is most likely a fake. Hermes engraves their emblem onto the strap hardware.

The Hermes zipper tag – The interior leather zipper tag on the s Hermes Birkin bag hould be parallel with the zipper hardware.

An authentic Hermes Birkin bag zipper pull should not flop down, or hang down at a 90 degree angle from the zipper line. An authentic Hermes Birkin bag zipper pull should remain parallel to the zipper line. A hanging zipper pull is always a red flag. The zipper mechanism on a Hermes Birkin bag itself is a high quality design, one that is set up to lock (or hold) the zipper pull in a parallel position. This keeps the zipper pull from dangling around and remaining stiff and in place on the Hermes Birkin bag.

Hermes Hardware – Authentic Hermes Birkin bag hardware or metal accents on their Hermes bags should always be a genuine precious metal. Because of this, the metal on the Hermes Birkin bag is heavier than a normal metal accent found on a less premium handbag brand. The use of precious metals also means that the metal on an authentic Hermes Birkin bag will not tarnish. Always check the quality of the metal on the Hermes bag, if it feels light and of low quality, then that should raise an automatic red flag.

Hermes bag metals:

* 24K plated gold

* Silver palladium

* Ruthenium [Burnished]

* Guilloche [Diamond cut pattern HW palladium]

The Hermes mark – Your Hermes Birkin bag should have the craftsman’s mark indicating the date of creation located under the belt. The Hermes Birkin bags condition should reflect the age of the Hermes Birkin bag.

Hermes bag date codes: Always check the date stamp located under the Hermes Birkin strap, and make sure that the date on the Hermes Birkin strap is consistent with what the seller is presenting. Hermes uses letters in alphabetical order to date the Hermes bag.

Hermes Birkin bag, Hermes Kelly bag, leather info:

The feel of superior leather cannot be reproduced using cheaper materials.

Leather: Hermes Birkin utilizes both textured and smooth leather styles. Common Hermes Birkin bag leather is Togo [textured calf leather (also scratch resistant)]. For smoother leathers, Hermes uses goat leather and more exotic like croc etc.

Some Common Hermes leathers:

* Togo {calf]

* Ogo

* Clemence

* Natural Barenia

* Chevre [goat]

* Box [smooth,shiny]

* Chamonix

If you find a Birkin bag you are thinking of buying but have even the slightest doubt as to its authenticity don’t rush into purchasing the Hermes bag. There is plenty of help out there online such as forums where you can get a second opinion. Take your time don’t rush into anything and then when you do go ahead with your purchase you will be rewarded with a beautiful authentic Hermes Birkin Bag.


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