Authenticate This HERMÈS Accessory

  1. #1 Feb 28, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 15, 2015
    This thread is for discussion on authenticity of Hermes Accessories - small leather goods such as wallets, leather pouches and coin holders, and leather bracelets such as the Collier de Chien (CDC) and double tour. Because they are mostly machine made and heavily counterfeited, we do not authenticate belts (straps and buckles), metal jewellery or items such as scarf rings.

    NOTE: The PurseForum requests that only members with an extensive knowledge of the brand and authenticating who have over 500 posts participate as authenticators in this AT thread. The moderators reserve the right to remove authentications that do not meet these requirements.

    Rules for posting in this thread:
    This is a free service. Our authenticators are volunteers providing their opinions, and who desire to keep counterfeiters and dishonest sellers from profiting from their trade, and to help buyers find authentic items.
    Authenticators are not required to answer all posts and, for various reasons, some may not be answered.

    Reasons why some requests may not be answered:
    It is the preference of the authenticators on this thread not to give authentication to members who buy and resell bags.
    It is also the preference of the authenticators to comment on current, not closed, auctions and sales, and to give authentication to members who post in a range of threads, not just requesting free authentication for designer items.
    We will not authenticate for those who post photos only and cannot provide link to a live online auction/sale.
    If your request is not answered here, for whatever reasons, professional authentication services are available outside of PF.


    Steps to take before you request:

    1. SEARCH.
    Someone may have asked about this item already.

    Search the Hermes Forum from our main Hermes Forum page using the search box at the top far right of the screen that says “search this Forum” . Select the option “posts” and type the name of the seller.
    OR
    If the item has been asked about and you want to search for it later, highlight the name of the seller and an icon with a magnifying glass is shown. Click and you will see results for the seller in all tPF Forums.

    2. FORMAT.We use a format because it helps keep track of the requests. If you do not follow format your post may not be answered.

    Format for auctions found on eBay or other auction sites:
    Item: (Copy from listing)
    Listing number: (Copy from Listing)
    Seller: (Copy from listing)
    Link: (Copy from listing)
    Comments if any: Put any special comments you have here.

    Format for sales from sites of professional sellers:
    Item: (Copy from Sellers site)
    Listing number is applicable: (Copy from Sellers site)
    Seller: (name of the seller, eg. Malleries)
    Link: (Copy from Sellers site)
    Comments if any: Special comments here

    Format for private sales - PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT AUTHENTICATE THESE WITHOUT A VALID ONLINE LINK TO A SALE OF SOME KIND; PICTURES ONLY ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.

    PICTURES: All these pictures are required for all authentications.

    - All relevant views of item
    - Hardware with any Hermes markings
    - Craftsman stamp
    - Hermes stamp and stitching (if the latter is present on the item)
    - Clear pictures of inside and outside of item

    Pictures should be clear, taken straight on, not an an angle, in good light and with the macro function of the camera.

    If the pictures are inadequate, authenticators may skip your request. For more information on how to post photos. visit this thread:
    Posting Photos

    OTHER NEXT STEPS BEFORE YOU MAKE A REQUEST:
    Zero Feedback: Authenticators will always tell you to avoid a seller with no feedback. Do not bother asking.
    Check Feedback: Check the seller's feedback. Have they built up a quick bunch of positives for unrelated, perhaps inexpensive items? Have they sold Hermes or luxury goods before?
    Price: Is the price very very low compared to what the item should sell for? No one is going to sell an authentic item for pennies on the dollar unless condition is very, very poor (dollars, pounds, etc.). If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
    Pictures: Are pictures blurry, taken from very far away or do they obscure details? A good seller will do whatever it takes to provide good, clear photos and solid information to prospective buyers.

    OTHER THINGS TO DO:
    3. Do a search here and on Google for the seller name. Often, you will find other things they have sold and other feedback that helps provide a fuller picture of the seller.

    4. Take a good look at any feedback for luxury goods - unfortunately, shill bidding does take place on eBay (meaning that sellers have friends bid on things for them and even buy them to create a false positive selling picture or increase price).

    5. Use sites like http://www.toolhaus.org to see what negative feedback may have been left for a seller in the past (and what negatives they have left)
    6. Check their prior sales on eBay - often, the same bag turns up again and again, making it less likely to be authentic.


    REMEMBER:
    • Please use the REPORT function [​IMG] button to alert the mods to a troll or to rudeness on the boards. Ignore the poster until a mod can intervene.
    • Always be respectful when you post and treat others as you expect to be treated. This is an open thread and everyone is welcome to participate.
    • Please allow at least twelve hours before you repost your request. If the auction is ending soon, you may say so in your comments. Remember, we are just like you, and get on the PF when we have time, so please be patient.
    • Do NOT PM an authenticator or moderator to request authentication.
    • If you wish to reasearch a particular seller, please do it here.
    • Please refer to our reference section for general questions about Hermes. Finally, do not submit requests for something that is obviously a fake, e.g. the item says it is a replica, or a $200 Birkin.
    AN IMPORTANT WORD ON FEEDBACK
    Take a moment to read Authenticator Perigord's great post on feedback.
    Remember!!!A seller with Zero (0) or low feedback is a RED FLAG :sos:

    Reminder Avoid Drama! This thread should be ON TOPIC at all times. After multiple warnings to stay on topic/avoid drama, you may be removed.


    Disclaimer

    All Authenticate This threads on tPF are meant to provide assistance to shoppers who are uncertain about the legitimacy and authenticity of designer goods. The evaluations posted by tPF's members are only opinions that stem from personal experiences as shoppers and collectors. They are not legally binding or professional authentications and are not to be treated as such.

    For questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the forum administration via the forum's contact form
     
  2. Thanks so much lovely64. I didn't realised!! I'll check with the seller .
     

  3. Thank you for your request. Please refer to the new authentication policies in the first post. Due to the huge number of counterfeit belts and the difficulties authenticating them, belts will no longer be authenticated here.

    That said, you have done the right thing by buying from a seller with a good reputation and long Hermes experience, including experience selling belts. It is my belief, when looking at often-counterfeited items, that confidence in a seller is an important element.
     

  4. :ty: I tried to do that. I trust TPF so much & I figured that with this seller selling Hermes for so long TPFers would've shut them down if they were selling fakes. :boxing::police: :nono:

    The feedback is good & this seller has a long history. I have learned a lot from my fellow fashionistas. :p

    :ty: :hugs:
     

  5. :ty: :hugs:
     
  6. Thank you!! :yahoo::yahoo:
     
  7. #13 Feb 29, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  8. Hi, can you help me authenticate this? thank you!!

    Format for private sales:
    Item: 32MM EPSOM blue/red
    Seller: a friend, not very close...
    History: bought it from a professional reseller
    Pictures:

    thank you~~!!~!~!~
     
    photo belt.JPG
  9. Sorry, we don't authenticate belts.