I've been a TPF member for just about a year now but just now checking out the hermes forum. Anyway, trying to become more knowledgeable about these bags and was checking out the celebrity pics and realize I have a fake birkin. About 3 years ago I was invitied to one of those partys which was in a store full of fake designer stuff. Now I've always been one to collect various designer items but still ended up purchasing 3 bags that night. This is before I joined this forum and didn't know better! One bag was a fake LV I got for myself. I just recently threw it out as looking at it now it was hideously fake! One bag I picked up as it was near xmas for my mom. She ended up giving it back to me as she only likes shoulder bags. I figured it must be some designer replica but didn't know what one. I just got it because it seemed like the perfect bag for work and was a different color, taupe that you don't see too much. Now that I see pics of hermes bags, I can't belive thats what it was, a FAKE birkin.