10/31/09 ARCHIVE: Authenticate This Hermes Bag

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thank you lovely. She gets great positive reviews in the Resellers' thread so I assumed it was safe to buy from her, plus many of the items she sells were posted in the Authentic Finds thread.
What's going on?
That 35cm Etoupe Birkin in question is no longer on TLP's website. I wonder if it's sold or Jean took it down because of authenticity issues.
Just want to say, even if a seller is recommended or has a great rep doesn't mean ALL of their items are authentic. You guys know that it's best to judge the bag, not the seller.

There are 11 posts about it. Not sure how you are searching but if you select Search from the bar at the top, select advanced search, put in the seller's name and select posts, they all come up.
Hello! I am new to this forum. Can members buy and sell on this forum?
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