7/3/09 ARCHIVE: Authenticate This Hermes Bag

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  1. #1 Jan 17, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
    This thread is for discussion on authenticity of Hermes bags.

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  2. Sorry. It's not an Hermes bag. (seller did say it's a Kelly style bag and didn't say it's Hermes) And bear in mind that there are scammers who will come out typically to justify that a bag looks such and such, because it's vintage. There are real lovely vintage H bags out there, but this is not one of them.

    Your question >> You can most certainly get a H bag redyed but the results may be dismal. And once it's done, Hermes craftsmen won't want to touch it again.

    Hope this helps.
  3. This is not an Authentic Hermes Kelly handbag- but as the description states- "Kelly Style":heart:

    Ms Sparkles- me hit the post button the same time!!
  4. Hey, I found this bag in a flea market. I can't find any official Hermes markings, but it does have the huge H on the front. There's a small gold seal on the inside, as well, but i cannot read it. I was wondering if it is a real Hermes, and if not what is it?

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  5. Thanks for your help mrssparkles!!
  6. Hello ladies,

    Please authenticate two bags below, thank you in advance...

    Item: Authentic Hermes Picotin Bag PM
    Listing number: 220344560096
    Seller: conworice
    Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220344560096
    Comments: I think this bag is very cute and love the color... do you think the price is reasonable and good for daily use??? I'm debating between Evelyan and this bag, help!!!

    Item: BJ 35cm Birkin
    Listing number:360123874031
    Seller: Sandiaexchange
    Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=360123874031
    Comments: I'm also looking at this bag, reputable seller but looks little beat up, is it authentic? ( I'm not questioning the seller, just making sure that the bag is authentic)
  7. One of the great things about this format is that you can plug in the listing number and see if it has already been discussed. This was discussed on the old authentication thread:


  8. #13 Jan 17, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
    Hi Gina,
    I don't know about the Picotin, but I recognize the seller's name and think he/she had a bag recently evaluated on the now archived thread. Someone else here will know or will be able to give you a useful opinion.
    The BJ Birkin is authentic and the seller is reputable but be sure you are OK with the wear (the handles in particular) and given this bag's markings, it is unclear whether it is eligible for "spa" services at H stores.
  9. There were some discussions about this seller this past summer, I can't remember the specifics, maybe if you go back to the archived thread you can find more, but I remember feeling very uneasy about some of the bags that were offered, am not feeling super comfortable with this one although others may feel differently; and I would probably not take a chance here. Just my opinion though.
  10. I first noticed this Picotin in Oct08. And this is a re-listing. I can't find anything that would suggest issues with its authenticity, except that my eyes picked up on the unlined interior of the bag. I have a Picotin in the exact same size, and yes, it's also unlined. This one is more 'furry' :shrugs:. And I can't suggest a reason why that may be so.

    The reseller also has a 25cm Birkin for sale. I looked at that. Makes me unsure about this seller.
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