How to spot fake Hermès

Read how to authenticate Hèrmes products with Legit Check By Ch. Expert-written guides teaching you what to look for in a Hérmes item to know if it is a genuine or a counterfeit product.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Hermès

1. Handler


  • For an authentic Hermes bag, every stitch on the handle is angled at 18 degrees.


  • In fake Hermes bags, some stitches may be straight, while others are angled, deviating from the 18-degree angle requirement for authenticity.

2. Engraving


  • Authentic bags have thicker inscriptions with the same font-weight for all letters. There is also more distance between the letters, and they are not “glued” to each other.


  • Fake bags typically have thinner inscriptions, and the letters are too close to each other, giving them a “glued” appearance.

3. Sole


  • Authentic Hermes sandals have a “HERMES” text logo that is thinner and not overly thick.
  • The “37” number on genuine pairs is not too thick or bolded.
  • The “semelle cuir” and “MADE IN ITALY” text on authentic shoes look thinner.


  • Fake Hermes sandals often have a “HERMES” text logo that is too thick.
  • The “37” number on fake pairs may appear too thick and bolded.
  • The “semelle cuir” and “MADE IN ITALY” text on fake shoes may look thicker than on the authentic version.

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