Yesterday I passed a posh leather-good store in my home town, and in the shop window there were among other, generic leather bags a Birkin look-alike and two Kelly look-alikes. I was quite stunned to see the look-alikes in that particular shop, and I was also stunned to see that the not-Hermès bags were virtually identical to their Hermès counterparts. As I do not condone fakes et al. at all, I wanted to know if what I saw were indeed fakes. Are the Birkin and the Kelly shapes protected by copy-right laws? And if so, should I take a picture of the store window and send it to Hermès?