10/31/09 ARCHIVE: Authenticate This Hermes Bag

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My personal belief is that all newly minted blue jean and etoupe Birkins (with gold getting there too) are best bought directly from the store, unless you (1) know your reseller and (2) you can be assured that the bag was purchased by him or her personally from the store. No middlemen. Sorry to have to say this; but I just can't be confident vouching for authenticity on those sorts of bags any more. It's gotten that bad out there.
 
My personal belief is that all newly minted blue jean and etoupe Birkins (with gold getting there too) are best bought directly from the store, unless you (1) know your reseller and (2) you can be assured that the bag was purchased by him or her personally from the store. No middlemen. Sorry to have to say this; but I just can't be confident vouching for authenticity on those sorts of bags any more. It's gotten that bad out there.

The fakes have gotten much better. They are obviously buying authentic bags and taking them apart and studying them very carefully, but certain things can not be faked and that is what we can look for. It is not easy!
 
Hi suzi, welcome to the forum, please repost using format posted in page 1 of this thread, also ensure all requested (sharp & large close-up) pictures are included.

ladies pls help. what do you thing about this Birkin bag?
************F6A35]I asked the seller to post more pics especially from inside and the stamp of the craftsmen and he/she did it in few hours. Can you pls authenticate this? Thanks a lot.[/COLOR]
http://cgi.ebay.de/original-Hermes-...taschen?hash=item19b743cbec************F6A35] [/COLOR]
 
Item: Hermes Birkin black, Togo leather, 30cm, gold hardware
Listing number:
Seller: segelnragazza ( 1724
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Link: http://cgi.ebay.de/original-Hermes-...ires_Taschen_Damentaschen?hash=item19b743cbec
Comments: there is something I have seen on Ebay today . I am already in contact with the seller and she/he answered my question in few hours and posted more pics I asked for. Can you have a closer look if you do not mind?
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Item: Hermes Birkin black, Togo leather, 30cm, gold hardware
Listing number:
Seller: segelnragazza ( 1724
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) 100%

Link: http://cgi.ebay.de/original-Hermes-...ires_Taschen_Damentaschen?hash=item19b743cbec
Comments: there is something I have seen on Ebay today . I am already in contact with the seller and she/he answered my question in few hours and posted more pics I asked for. Can you have a closer look if you do not mind?
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Not authentic.
 
Hi, can anyone help to authenticate these bags ? Thanks very much in advance !!

Item: AUTH HERMES MINI BOLIDE BAG OSTRICH BLUE ROI RARE! HTF
Listing number: 110444081617
Seller: loveallbags
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-HERMES-MIN...H_Handbags?hash=item19b6faf1d1#ht_2606wt_1167

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Item: AUTH RARE HERMES BIRKIN 30CM NATURELLE SABLE OSTRICH NB
Listing number: 130336306158
Seller: loveallbags
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-RARE-HERME...H_Handbags?hash=item1e58a633ee#ht_2425wt_1167
 
Hi, can anyone help to authenticate these bags ? Thanks very much in advance !!

Item: AUTH HERMES MINI BOLIDE BAG OSTRICH BLUE ROI RARE! HTF
Listing number: 110444081617
Seller: loveallbags
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-HERMES-MIN...H_Handbags?hash=item19b6faf1d1#ht_2606wt_1167

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Item: AUTH RARE HERMES BIRKIN 30CM NATURELLE SABLE OSTRICH NB
Listing number: 130336306158
Seller: loveallbags
Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-RARE-HERME...H_Handbags?hash=item1e58a633ee#ht_2425wt_1167

Both are authentic from a reputable seller.
 
Item: Hermes Birkin black, Togo leather, 30cm, gold hardware
Listing number:
Seller: segelnragazza ( 1724
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) 100%

Link: http://cgi.ebay.de/original-Hermes-...ires_Taschen_Damentaschen?hash=item19b743cbec
Comments: there is something I have seen on Ebay today . I am already in contact with the seller and she/he answered my question in few hours and posted more pics I asked for. Can you have a closer look if you do not mind?
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100% fake.
 
Syd, I think this is not authentic.

Ladies of the Purse Forum and in particular Grace Kelly – Let me say two things right off the bat: (1) I am the owner of the 35cm Etoupe Birkin that Sydspy posted for authentication, and that Grace Kelly so ungraciously indicated was not real; and (2) I am an attorney living and practicing in the Boston area. In my profession I live and die by my ethics and reputation.

I love the Hermes brand and I have been loyal to it. I buy and use nothing fake. If I cannot buy the real thing, I wait and I save for the day that I can. I work damned hard to afford my Hermes bags. I personally purchased the Etoupe Birkin at the Boston Hermes store on May 12, 2008 for $8,300 from a Sales Associate that I have purchased no fewer than 10 bags from (including two other Birkins). I am known by all of the Sale Associates in the Boston store and I have certainly carried the bag into the store on numerous occasions. The bag was specially ordered for me by the Sales Associate and was still in shrink-wrap when she brought it out to me for inspection. I don’t know what else could make the bag more real.

That a person would so unceremoniously classify another person’s property as being fake is appalling. Hermes bags are mythic in their quality and status and are thus, by definition, prone to being copied. We all know that. There are plenty of unscrupulous people out there looking to make a quick buck from the uninformed. I for one have always appreciated the fact that I could turn to the “Authentic This Hermes Bag” thread to see if I bag I was interested in on Ebay or from a consigner’s website was real or not. However, now that I am on the other side of the denouncement, I am not quite so appreciative, or happy. At the end of the day, whether I sell my Etoupe Birkin does not matter. There are fates worse than owning another Birkin bag. But, what I cannot stand for is the doubt that has circled around tLP.

As an aside, were we not as a community admonished to read Jag’s thread of October 22, 2009 about civility. The Purse Forum is supposed to be a fun place to go to learn, communicate and yes ogle other people’s pretty handbags. This was not supposed to be a place were nameless, faceless people get to cyber-bully and ruin hard won reputations. If you have not read Jag’s thread, I implore you to do so. G—save us all from purported experts. I for one feel a little bit like Alice in Wonderland who fell down that rabbit hole.

With respect,
BostonSkygirl18, Esq.
 
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