How To Authenticate Hermes Handbags And Accessories

Hermes and especially the Birkin is the holy grail of handbags so can believe it’s replicated and usually horribly! The guides below will teach you what to look for when shopping resale from handbags, jewelry, scarfs and more.

 

Jane’s Finds – In depth Hermes Leather guide

The RealReal –  Birkin authentication guide with video

Spot Fake Handbags – Generic in depth Hermes handbag authentication guide

The RealReal: Generic quick authentication of Hermes, Chanel and Gucci bags in a video with Lynn Yeager (watch just for her, she’s fabulous)

Yoogis Closet – Hermes authentication guide including blind stamp guide

Purse Blog – Hermes Birkin authentication guide

Lollipuff – How to authenticate Hermes Birkin handbags

Lollipuf – Hermes handbag dating stamp authentication guide

Lollipuff – Hermes leather and fabric guide

Baghunter – Generic authentication guide for Hermes Birkin

Baghunter – Basic text only, short paragraph Hermes and Chanel authentication guide

Guide – Hermes leather

Guide – Hermes colors

Spotted Fashion – Hermes date stamp authentication guide

The Vintage Contessa – Older (2012) detailed Hermes Birkin authentication guide

Vintage Contessa – Hermes leather used by Hermes alphabetically from A – C

Vintage Contessa – Hermes leathers used by Hermes alphabetically from D – G

 

Bag Bible – Visual Hermes Birkin authentication guide

Purse Bop – 2016, Where to find the Hermes authenticity stamp

Simply Birkin – Text Hermes Birkin authentication guide

Bags of Luxury – Short and sweet Hermes Birkin authentication guide

Wondermika – In depth Hermes Birkin authentication guide

 

Jewelry

The RealReal – Hermes Clic Clac bracelet

True Facet – Hermes bracelet authentication guide

The RealReal – Hermes Collier De Chien bracelet

Lollipuff – Hermes Clic Clac authentication guide, great photos

 

Clothing

Bellatory – Men’s Hermes tie authentication guide

 

Scarves

Piwigo.Hermesscarf.com – This is the largest database of scarves I have found, with photos. Complete reference library

Shop E Dropoff – Hermes scarf authentication guide with photos

Sassy Me – Older (2011) Hermes scarf authentication guide with photos

ELuxe Magazine – Detailed guide for authenticating Hermes scarves

 

Belts

Cameron James Mind – Older Hermes Constance belt authentication guide

Lollipuff – Hermes Constance belt authentication guide

Fake Black – Hermes Constance belt authentication guide – good photos
General Hermes Guides

Bags Of Luxury – General guides of all things Hermes

 

From Wikipedia:

Hermès International S.A., Hermes of Paris, or simply Hermès is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewellery, watches and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski is the creative director. Read more…..

From Wikipedia:

The Birkin bag is a personal accessory of luggage or a tote by Hermès that is handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin. The bag is currently in fashion as a symbol of wealth due to its high price and use by celebrities.

Its prices range from £7,500 to £100,000 (US$11,550 to US$150,000). Costs escalate according to the type of leather and if exotic skins were used. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, creating artificial scarcity and exclusivity. Small versions (25 cm) may be considered a handbag or purse. Read more….