How To Spot Fake Hermes Birkin Bags – Real Vs Fake Hermes Birkin

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Wondering how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags? Then you are in the right place because we have prepared this article with the best and most detailed specifics you have to analyze in order to learn how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags.

In this guide, we will link real vs fake Hermes Birkin visual comparisons in order for you to understand what we mean whenever we will point out the flaws on the fake Hermes Birkin bag.

To put it shortly, the quickest way to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags is to inspect the interior “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” label. Every time, on the counterfeit Hermes Birkin bags, this printing on the interior label will be flawed due to the quality of the materials the replica Hermes manufacturers use.

Below the fake vs real Hermes Birkin bag images, we are going to explain the flaws on the fake Hermes bag, and so, you can easily compare any Birkin bag to our real vs fake Hermes bag images.

How to spot fake Hermes Birkin

Step 1: Real vs fake Hermes Birkin interior label

As we said previously, we consider the interior label to be the most reliable sign of a fake Hermes Birkin bag.

This is why we are going to inspect the interior label on the fake vs real Hermes Birkin bags as for the first step on our guide on how to spot fake Birkin bags.

how to spot fake hermes birkin

In the fake vs real Hermes Birkin bag images above, we have pointed out four main flaws on the counterfeit versions, and we have counted every flaw for you in order to understand this easier.

The first and second pointers

The first hand-emoji pointer is placed in order to show you how the fake Hermes Birkin bag has the french accent on the letter “E” in the “HERMES” text looking thicker and bigger than the accent found on the authentic bag. In other words, you’ll notice here a lack of precision on the counterfeit version.

On the other hand, the authentic Hermes Birkin bag has an accent on the letter “E” looking thinner and noticeably “slimmer” than the one on the replica Hermes Birkin.

The second pointer is placed on the letters “S” in the “HERMES” print, in order for you to see how the fake Hermes Birkin bag has font-weight and placement flaws.

In fact, the counterfeit Hermes Birkin bag has the letter “S” floating, due to the higher placement than the rest of the characters.

On the authentic Hermes Birkin bag, you will never see any floating letters, as every letter on the legit Hermes bag is placed at the same level.

Besides the placement of the letter “S” on the replica Hermes Birkin bag, you can also notice how the fake Hermes bag has the letter “S” looking too thick in the middle of the character, and at the top and the bottom, it looks thinner than the letter found on the authentic version.

The third pointer

In the real vs fake Hermes Birkin image above, we have pointed out at the third factor of the interior label that, on the fake Hermes bag the “PARIS” text appears to have a more boxy and square-ish shape than the shape of the authentic print.

Besides a slightly thinner font, the edges of the characters found on the fake version have sharp edges, as opposed to the smooth edges present on the genuine Hermes Birkin.

Now, I can hear what you might be thinking:

“How am I going to spot these flaws with the naked eye?”

I understand that these might be very high-precision specifics that are hard to spot — but it makes sense why this level of analysis is needed for one of the most prestigious bags on the market.

What I suggest is this: don’t try to spot these flaws with the naked eye unless you don’t have any other option. If possible, try taking a picture of these small details with your phone and place your phone next to your desktop, in an effort to compare the details.

This way, a side-by-side comparison (your item on your phone vs. our two versions on the tablet/laptop/desktop screen) might be more effective.

The fourth pointer

As for the fourth and the last pointer in the real vs fake Hermes Birkin image above, we’ve noticed how the replica Hermes Birkin bag has the “MADE IN FRANCE” print flawed too.

In fact, the counterfeit Hermes bag has the letters “F” and “R” in the “FRANCE” text improperly placed, as they make contact at the top of them.

The authentic Hermes Birkin’s bags (and not only on the “FRANCE” text but on every print) will never have its letters placed as the ones on the counterfeit Hermes Birkin bag.

Now that you know how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags by inspecting the interior label, let’s move on to the next step of the real vs fake Hermes Birkin guide.

Step 2: Check the stitching on the leather handler of your Hermes bag

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Hermes bags, we are going to move on the upper side of the Hermes bags, and we are going to check out the stitching on the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bags’ leather handler at the top.

real vs fake hermes birkin

In the fake vs real Hermes Birkin bag image above, we have pointed out how the replica Hermes bag has the stitching looking noticeably different than the stitching on the authentic Birkin bag.

In fact, the counterfeit Hermes Birkin has the stitches on the leather handler looking slightly thicker than the stitches on the authentic bags’ handler.

This flaw may be hard to spot on the fake Birkin bags some times, and that’s why we recommend you to refer to our fake vs real Hermes Birkin images every time you have to legit check the Birkin bag.

Stitching angles

This is perhaps the best way to spot fake vs real Hermes Birkin bags with the naked eye: pay attention to the angle of the stitches found on the handle.

Now, I won’t ask you to actually get measurements of the angle, to see whether it’s an 18° or a 14° angled thread. However, we can easily notice how, on the authentic bag, the threads are more or less constant when it comes to angle.

On the fake version of the bag, not only certain areas have invariable angles (see the circled areas), but at best, the stitches are not as tilted as the ones found on authentic bags.

With all of this being said for the second step, let’s move on to the third way on how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags.

Step 3: Inspect the label on the exterior side of your Hermes Birkin

As for the third step of our guide on how to legit check the Hermes Birkin bags, we are going to quickly inspect the label on the exterior side of the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bags.

As usual, let’s have a quick look at the Hermes Birkin fake vs real images in order to understand this easier.

hermes birkin fake vs real

As you can see in the Hermes Birkin bag fake vs real image above, we have pointed out at the stitching on the extra label on the exterior side of the real vs fake Hermes Birkins.

In fact, the usual stitching problem applies to the exterior label too: the stitching on the fake Hermes Birkin bag is thicker than the stitching on the legit Hermes bag.

Most of the time, when we talk about the stitches on the Hermes bag, it’s common that the fake Hermes Birkin’s stitching is thicker than the stitching on the authentic Hermes bags stitching.

We need to think about spotting flaws in what might look retrospectively as a very obvious method to identify counterfeits: replica manufacturers have to make compromises so as to save money and offer a cheaper alternative.

Yes, it’s true, fake manufacturers don’t have to pay for developing the brand, marketing, brick and mortar shops across the world etc — but they still need to provide a product that’s priced as low as possible. Why do we care about that? Manufacturing quality will be what will allow us to spot a counterfeit Hermes Birkin.

Step 4: Fake vs real Hermes Birkin bag hardware metal rectangular strap

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags, we are going to inspect the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bags’ hardware: the metal rectangular strap.

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As you can see in the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag image above, we have pointed out how the fake Hermes bag appears to have the negative inside the hardware quite… empty. On the other hand, the authentic bag presents more depth in this piece of the bag — a small detail that can help tremendously.

In order to understand the flaw on the fake Hermes Bag easier, we have zoomed in the picture on the side so you can see how the fake metal strap has its corners looking wider than the corners of the authentic Hermes bag.

On a side note, not specifically highlighted in the fake vs real Hermes Birkin picture above, as it’s not a very important tell, but can you spot the difference in finishes in the angles of the Hermes Birkin hardware? They look “sharper’ on the fake version, as opposed to the polished finishes on the authentic Hermes Birkin.

Step 5: Verify the boxy metal strap on your Hermes Birkin bag

Now that we were talking about the hardware found on the Birkin, let’s move on to the real vs fake Hermes Birkin example of the boxy metal strap.

fake vs real hermes birkin

Above, we have pointed out how, on the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag, the screws on the extremities of the fake Hermes Birkin bag appear to be curvier than the screws on the authentic Hermes bag.

Besides, we have also pointed out to the key in the middle of the boxy metal strap because on the fake Hermes Birkin bag, it is a lot shinier than the key on the authentic Hermes Birkin bag.

Step 6: Check the lock on your Hermes Birkin bag

For the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags, we are going to analyze the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bags’ locks.

hermes birkin real vs fake

In the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag images above, we have pointed out how the lock on the fake Hermes bag appears to have the stripes/lines on the left, right and the middle areas of the Hermes bag looking deeper than the stripes on the authentic Hermes bags’ lock.

Step 7: Fake vs real Hermes Birkin zipper

As for the seventh step of the guide on how to legit check any Hermes Birkin bag, we are going to inspect the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bags for the zipper’s “H” letter, which obviously, stands for Hermes.

hermes birkin legit check

In the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag images above, we have pointed out how the fake Hermes bag has its letter “H” at the ending area of the zipper at a different font-weight than the “H” shape of the authentic Hermes Birkin bag.

In fact, the fake Hermes Birkin bags’ “H” letter on the zipper appears to look all right until the right vertical leg of the letter, which is crooked and it is thinner than the rest of the shapes which form the letter “H”.

The authentic Hermes Birkin bags will always have the letter “H” on the zipper at the same font-weight all around the character.

Step 8: Examine the dust bags which contain your Hermes bag

For the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Hermes Birkin bags, we are going to leave the bag aside and look at the dust bags in which the Hermes bag comes in.

how to spot fake hermes birkin bags

In the real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag image above, we have pointed out how the counterfeit Hermes bag has a darker colour than the authentic Hermes bags’ colour.

In fact, the authentic Hermes bag is coloured cream to a very light brown, while the fake Hermes bag is coloured as a way darker brown.

How can I spot fake Hermes Birkin fast?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Hermes Birkin bag.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your bag. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake bag or original Hermes manufactured Birkin bag.

  1. Check the inner “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” tag. Most common, the fake Hermes Birkin bags will have the letters on different font-weights, improperly positioned and even connected
  2. Verify the stitching on the leather handler. Usually, the fake Hermes bags will have the stitches too thick on the handler
  3. Look at the exterior label on your Hermes Birkin. Mostly, the fake Herms Birkin bags will have the stitches looking way thicker and uneven compared to the legit Hermes bags
  4. Verify the rectangular metal strap on your Hermes Birkin bag. Most of the time, the fake Hermes Birkin bags will have the corners of the blank space in the middle of the metal strap looking too wide
  5. Check the boxy metal strap on your Hermes Birkin bag. Usually, the screws on the extremities of the Hermes bag will be too curvy, and the key in the middle will be too shiny
  6. Look at the lock of your Hermes Birkin bag. Most of the time, the counterfeit Hermes Birkin bag will have the stripes on the lock looking too deep
  7. Analyze the “H” shape on the zipper of your Hermes Birkin. Usually, the fake Hermes Birkin bags will have different font-weights for the letter “H” on the zipper
  8. Authenticate the dust bags of your Hermes Birkin bag. Mostly, the fake Hermes Birkin bags’ dust bags will be coloured too dark

Where can I get my Hermes Birkin bag authenticated? The Birkin authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Hermes Birkin bag, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Hermes Birkin bag and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Hermes Birkin bag is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Hermes Birkin bag legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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