I won an auction for a Beautiful Hermes Chocolate brown matte Croc and had it for 2 years and NEVER knew it was a FAKE! I have 2 Birkins, 1 Kelly and 1 Noir Crocodile Niloticus and have had them for 6 years. It looked EXACTLY like my Noir Croc and I couldn't even tell. I took my Noir Croc in to have serviced and decided to take my Chocolate just for the heck of it and now I find out that it wasn't a real Hermes I don't know how they made it so well it fooled even me. I will only buy from the Boutiques now. That was the first and LAST time for meush: So ladies beware!