How to spot a fake Birkin? For a few years I’ve been entertaining the idea of getting myself a Birkin. This is exactly how I want it to look like along with the Twilly (image via Emilie Clarke). My friend says it’s a waste of money (you might agree) but I’m really a one bag woman. I’ve sold all my Chanel bags and I’m down to my Pradas. The more I think about the Birkin, the more I long for it. But for those who are in pursuit of the Birkin, the queen of all bags, know it isn’t that easy. Sure, there are lots of online shops selling authentic and fake. And if I’m going to spend $20,000 on a bag, I want to touch it, smell it, adore it! So consignment would be next option if Hermes keeps telling me to sign up in that waiting list which doesn’t really exist. I’ve also seen fake Birkins which use the same Togo leather and handsewn but never to perfection. Yes, you can tell. If you’re you’re hunting for your Birkin in consignment shops, here are some tips you might want to remember. Good luck!
Fake Birkin bags are cheap because they are mass produced so the stitching will always be bad to average. A real Birkin is handmade by an artisan. Look at how the stitching is at a perfect angle. The stamp on the authentic Hermes is also clean despite the rough surface. The stamp on the fake Hermes is just messy.
Check the engraving. An authentic Hermes will have extremely thin yet super clean engraving. A fake will have a fat engraving which can sometimes be clean.
Good luck on your hunt! I’ll be sure to update you if I find my dream bag.
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