Warning: Fake Hermes Birkin Resellers!

This is truly another sad day for thebaghag, as she had to break some very bad news to a very nice pregnant *yes, pregnant!!* lady who came to have her “Hermes” camel birkin authenticated.

I have met this wonderful lady on several occasions, but it’s actually her first time to pass by Tresorie. She wanted to ask for my opinion about an “Hermes” birkin that she had been able to “bag” through someone here in the Philippines (yes, not even on the internet overseas!). She said, originally, the seller had asked for US$15,000 for it, since birkins really come high and at a premium– I mean, no waitlist and all, but price is high– that’s a given. Anyway, she apparently managed to haggle the price down to US$8,700 so she took the chance and gave a downpayment for the bag.

She brought the bag in for me to see after she had read my blog about that fake black “Hermes” birkin and that scammer of a website that was Haley’s (which by the way, still operates! They probably mix authentics and fakes). She said she had reservations about the camel birkin after having read my blog, so she wanted me to see it.

Here is the birkin. I can tell you firsthand that bag was quite proportioned in person. You wouldn’t even think something was “off” at first glance. But when I saw the “Hermes” brand plate on the belt, I already had an inkling that the bag was fake. Here are more photos of the bag.1. Hermes belt “catchers” are not ridged. This particular one looked shoddy (and there was a small bit of plastic stuck on the edge too!!).
2. The clochette would never have a key ring like that. Clochettes of Hermes bags have keys attached straight to the leather band themselves.

There were some leftover gum “fibers” on the bag!

Authentic Hermes birkins would never show adhesive residue.And they’d never use that kind of smooth, soft leather on the interior lining.

The stamping “Hermes Paris Made in France” looked like it was made of foil– this is the very same type of stamping that was used on the fake black birkin I reported about before. And the metal plate was also exactly the same as that black birkin in the past. It looked like it was poured from a mold which said Hermes_Paris.

Even the key of the fake camel birkin was all wrong– but if you didn’t know what to look for, then you would’ve easily overlooked it. As in, very easily overlooked this detail.

And the clincher? This photo would say it all. That’s not the lining of an Hermes birkin, especially not an authentic Hermes camel togo leather birkin.This bag was really a VERY, VERY good fake Hermes birkin. If you don’t know the finer details of an Hermes birkin, you too, could’ve been duped. 🙁 It was very disheartening for me to see the look on this pregnant mom’s face when I told her that the bag was a fake Hermes. Shame on the reseller if she had knowingly sold a fake *faux* Hermes birkin to this very nice woman. For heaven’s sake, she is pregnant! 🙁 🙁 It’s just as bad as the first time a fake Hermes birkin got bought on the internet by someone I know. This can be a very traumatic experience.

I want to stress this again– if you want to buy an Hermes birkin, make sure you KNOW who you are buying the bag from, and that the reseller (he/she) won’t just “disappear” on you after he/she sold you the bag. Do your research well. Don’t get duped into buying a very expensive fake. Remember, when you knowingly buy a fake Hermes Birkin, you are supporting terrorism and child labor. Buyers beware.

xx,
Mrs.T

18 Comments
  1. hi, mrs. T!

    that’s HORRIBLE! did she say where she first saw the bag – online at ebay or a multiply site? or a reseller boutique?

  2. Oh my.. that’s sad! Did you notice that a lot of people are now toting Balenciagas, Chanels, Goyards and some Hermes’? *sigh* I just hope they’re all carrying the real thing…

  3. That’s just so sad. There’s always karma, Mrs.T and I hope that person who sold that fake bag to the pregnant lady get karma.

  4. Another very sad incident…
    I was victimized too before w/ fake LV’s … I was depressed but this one is very unforgivable! Imagine US$8,000++ scam!!!
    Tell her we support her and we pray that she gets her money back…

    MPR

  5. I hope that lady will still be in a position to recover whatever she has paid. I feel so bad for her. That seller should be exposed, much like Haley’s, so other persons can be warned. Anyway, it is a fact that the bag sold is fake so there should be nothing libelous about exposing that person.

  6. Hi hags,
    At this time, the owner of that faux H birkin has requested not to release the information about the seller. It’s also to protect her from that seller. I would’ve wanted to reveal information but I respect the owner too. She is going through a very hard time, so I think me posting about the incident is good enough for now. Bottom line is, really please everyone, be very careful who you deal with when it comes to high ticket items, may it be online, or face to face with sellers here in Manila. I don’t want to have to report a third incident. And again, faux Hermes birkins are becoming increasingly difficult to determine now because they are VERY good copies. Like I said, an untrained eye would not have been able to determine authenticity of the birkin above at first glance. It’s really so deceiving.

  7. oh dear, how horrible! designer bag copies have improved tremendously over the years in terms of quality, and its distribution reach has likewise expanded making these goods easily accessible, but what is really terrifying is how much people are willing to fork over to carry a ‘copy’. And as long as there are customers, there will be manufacturers.

  8. sana she reported it to the nbi and had some sort of entrapment operation? Like maybe pretend she’s buying another bag? Dapat sa ganyan kinukulong. seriously. that’s just so bad.

  9. What a very expensive and painful lesson for the preggy lady. I hope she’ll be able to recover her dp from the seller.

    Speaking of Hermes,Mrs.T when will we get to see what’s inside the H orange bag you brought home from Japan?

  10. That’s so horrible…I thought nothing could be worse than your earlier faux Hermes expose, but if I recall correctly, this one cost more than the Haley’s bag.

    I guess it can’t be overemphasized how important it is to know whom you’re dealing with when buying something outside of the actual boutique (By the way, was the seller of this faux Hermes informed that the bag was fake, or did this seller just “disappear”?)

  11. this is so sad! maybe it’s better to wait for the real thing and spend a bit more than actually spend so much for a fake one.

    but thanks for pointing out the details. i’m not a bag expert and the things you pointed out are very helpful.

  12. dear Ms.T.

    can u show us what a real Hermes birkin looks like outside and inside.and its details so we would know which is fake and which is not. im scared that this might happen to other people including me as well Tks.

  13. Hags: Update, the seller of the bag is unable to get money back from the original owner of the bag hence unable to refund money back to the victim. It’s real sad. Anyway,for the last comment poster (anonymous), please refer back to my old post about the fake vs real birkin. I have been advised by a few bag forum members not to post detailed photos of the real Hermes birkin because it could be used by manufacturers to better their fake Hermes birkins.

    Again, hope everyone learns from this painful lesson. It’s not easy to hear someone who gets scammed, but this should really be a wakeup call for those who dont do research when buying a bag. KNOW YOUR SELLER, please. Save yourself thousands of pesos and dollars!

  14. based from the last pic, it’s really fake…. just look at the zipper/zipper pull…. nakababa cia, which means it’s fake. dapat left and right lang. never naitataas or naibababa

    wawa naman the girl =(

  15. Hi, I just discovered your blog…are there a lot of fake Hermes belts on eBay as well? How can I tell before I purchase one?

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