There is no doubt about the fact that the Birkin bag is one of the most expensive purses on the globe. It is the crème de la crème of all bags. All fashion conscious women would do about anything to be the proud owners of such a beautiful and luxurious handbag, but just a few are so lucky as to enjoy having a Birkin in their wardrobe.
At the moment there are so many Hermes Birkin bags out there that you simply cannot comprehend how such an elitist accessory can be at the reach of so many women. The truth is that it isn’t. More than half of them are fakes, but how can we tell the difference between an original Hermes and a replica? Well, there are a few things that make it obvious which bag is authentic and which one isn’t. You do not have to be an expert to identify these differences. You simply need to be informed so keep reading and soon you too will be able to spot a fake Hermes Togo Birkin 30.
The price is the first clue. A Birkin literally costs a fortune. It is an exclusivist bag and it is not the kind of product that a regular person could ever afford. Do not trust offers that seem too good to be true. Such a thing does not exist in the Hermes world. Believe it or not, used Birkin purses cost as much as the new ones and this is because these bags are exclusive products, handmade and not anyone has the privilege to find one available.
An original Birking Togo 30 will be manufactured from the finest leather and this will also influence the whole appearance and feel of the bag. To begin with, this specific leather is both smooth and firm, and it should have large grains-like texture. On a replica the leather or leather wannabe is not as smooth and firm, and the texture resembles to very small grains. Even the smell of the superior quality leather used on a real Birkin is particularly refined. A replica bag smells dreadful due to the chemicals used to process, smoothen and polish the leather. Lastly, the quality of the leather also influences the shape of the bag and of the handles. The high quality leather used on the original Birkin makes the bag stand firm and pronounced. The purse does not slouch or bulge at all regardless of its position.
A Hermes Birkin is a very detailed bag and every small aspect of its design makes it unique. The stitching is no exception. On a Birkin the stitches will always be neat and tight. You will never find any loose threads. And do not forget that all Birkin bags are handmade and not produced by machines. Because of this important fact the stitching is saddle stitching which means that the stitches cross back and forth.
All Hermes Birkin Togo 30 have a stamp on their belt-like part and this stamp indicates two things: the age and this is marked by a letter in a square and the artisan’s ID formed by a series of digits and letters. These stamps should be neat and hard. Their legibility is perfect. On a replica these are not clearly stamped on the leather and the letters and numbers tend to be faint and weak. You can barely read them.
The Hermes Logo is always positioned on the front part of a Birkin and it is written in a neat and clear font. This logo will always say “Hermes Paris” on the first row and “Made in France” on the second one. On an original bag this text must be clear and highly legible. It will never be irregular, smudged nor be influenced by the texture of the leather.
The engraving on the hardware such as on the padlock and pull piece of the zipper, will always be thin and clear. Usually, fake Birkins tend to have a thicker and deeper type of engraving. Also, while studying the hardware take a very good look at the quality of the metal used and at the craftsmanship and polishing. Original Hermes bags use exceptional and very refined metals. These are carefully manufactured by specialized artisans and are flawlessly polished. Needless to say, the hardware on an authentic Birking Togo 30 will always look perfect.
All Hermes bags come with a dust bag. This means that there should always be a dust bag with a new Hermes Birkin Togo 30. Do not believe and accept anything different. Hermes pays very much attention to the dust bag as well. It needs to be made from a very good quality material and must have a high, neat and even number of stitches. It is available in light beige or in orange color and has a dark brown Hermes logo on it. Most replica dust bags come in a grey color and are stamped with a burgundy color Hermes logo. Additionally, the drawstring needs to be brown and made out of 100% cotton.
So before buying a Hermes Togo Birking 30 stop for a moment and analyze all these very important details. Make a short and quick comparison and see if the bag checks out as an original Hermes or not. Be a smart shopper and make sure that you purchase a beautiful Birkin bag that will compliment your outfits and make you look sensational each time you go out.