How Super Can Superfake Birkins Be?

A Hermes Birkin Croc bag being burned in the name of art.

Most hand bag lovers are aware of the site Purse Forum where dedicated purse fans dish out about all the intricacies linked to designer handbag shopping. Now there’s also an acknowledged sense of snobbery many sense while perusing these forums where certain forum members adopt a holier-than-thou attitude simply because they own designer items. I was surprised to find that they actually mentioned that one of their Closet Confessional confessors purchases fake handbags and, as you may have guessed, this caused quite a stir on the post’s comments.

The comments ranged from acceptance of the fact that designers cannot really differentiate between superfake bags and their authentic counterparts to accusations of replica bag manufacturing being linked to terrorism (a claim that has been debunked in the past). The following comments were ones I particularly enjoyed and agreed with:

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Can You Spot A Fake Hermès Birkin? A Guide to Authentic vs Replica Hermès Birkin Bags

Can you tell which Birkin is fake and which one is real?

Many people are afraid to buy a fake Hermès Birkin bag, both knowingly or unknowingly. Considering these bags can run up to the $100s of thousands (especially if they are exotic leather editions) it makes sense to KNOW your Hermès before you embark upon the re-seller market to make sure you don’t get cheated by a seller. Even if you are looking for a fake it is important to know what key aspects of the bag are important to get a good knockoff vs. a piece of junk.  In this article I will be comparing my replica Hermès Birkin (which I previously reviewed here) to an authentic Birkin in the same model. Please note that the replica being used to compare to the authentic bag is a super fake so the quality is very high – your average fake bag will not be as good! At the end of the article I will reveal which bag is fake! Put on your detective glasses and try to spot the fake to see if you know your Hermès authentication as well as you do!

  1. Slouchiness is not necessarily a sign that your bag is either fake or real!

Before I begin to go through key things to pay attention to when looking at a fake vs. real Birkin, I would like to note that you do not need to pay attention to the slouchiness of the bags. This is not a sign that will indicate whether the bag you are examining is fake or real. The bags featured both are made with Togo leather however the difference is that one bag is brand new, thus the leather is still quite stiff and so the shape of the bag is also more stiff. However as your Togo leather Birkin ages the bag naturally becomes more slouchy and this is part of the look of the Togo leather that many Hermès fans love, while some others prefer to keep the shape of the bag stiff and opt for other leathers which are better at keeping the shape! Look below at a well aged authentic Birkin in Togo leather to see how the slouchiness tends to look. If your brand new Hermès bag’s shape is really out of whack however this is a sign that your bag is most likely fake since the bag should have a clean shape when it is new!

As you can see the leather on this bag has slouched quite a bit – it is a natural part of an aging Togo leather Hermès Birkin.

2. Take a look at the stamping of the Hermès logo.

An authentic bag’s stamp should be clean and uniform, however on fake bags the stamp usually looks unclean – a.k.a spotty and irregular. Take a look at the stamps on both bags, as pictured below, to see which looks better/worse.

Which bag has better stamping?

3. Take a look at the stitching.

Hermès stitching should be done on a slant – not a straight line. If you see the stitching on your bag is done in a straight manner the bag is 100% fake. This is probably the easiest thing to look at to weed out a very bad fake. Keep in mind however that if the threading is slanted, this does not mean that is 100% real, since many replica manufacturers are aware of this and stitch their bags accordingly. As you can see both bags pictured in this article feature slanted stitching.

4. Take a look at the hardware.

The font of the Hermès stamp on the hardware should be thin and elegant. If you notice a boxy or thick font the bag is definitely fake! Additionally the letters should not be too far apart on the stamping.

5. Take a look at the inside strap of the bag!

The strap’s cutout should be done nice and cleanly, and the threading should continue to be clean. Additionally you should see some numbers engraved into the inside of the strap. These refer to the production run in which the bag was produced. If there are no numbers the bag you have is definitely a fake!

6. Take a look at the leather of the bag!

The leather on a Hermès bag should be rich and feel buttery smooth – especially if it is a Togo leather bag. You can use your basic instincts when judging the leather – it should be smooth to the touch and feel luxurious – these bags are pricey for a reason after all!

So do you think you’ve guessed it? Which bag did you think was real, and which did you think was fake? Well time for the grand reveal… the bag on the right is fake! The bag on the left is real. Did you guess right or were you confused? Well if you were confused don’t feel to bad since as I mentioned earlier the fake being compared to the original in this article is a superfake or counter quality replica which means it is the best of the best when it comes to knockoffs. It’s hard for authentication experts to judge it to be fake, let alone the average consumer! Leave a comment below letting me know how accurate your authentication skills were!


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Perfect Hermes Birkin Replica Review


As you all know I have been a handbag lover for many years (since my teens) but I have never thought about owning a Hermes bag. Why? Because it is extremely expensive and puts a dent in most people’s budgets. I mean if you think about it, you can get about 10-15 Louis Vuitton bags for the sticker price of 1 Hermes – that’s pretty crazy considering Louis Vuitton is already a fairly pricey luxury brand itself.

But the desire of owning a Hermes didn’t fade away as time went by, on the contrary, it got stronger. Finally, one day, I decided I have to get one, and a knockoff version would be the best solution to my dilemma. However, finding the perfect replica of a designer bag can be a daunting task – especially if you’re trying to replicate an iconic brand like Hermes. What’s even more intimidating is its hefty price tag that often leaves me thinking ‘no way!’

Well folks, good news: I have found possibly the best source for Hermes replicas ever! It is a website called Perfect Hermes, which came recommended by a blog reader Jess in an email. (A shoutout to Jess!)

To be honest, I was being hesitated, because it still required a pretty big investment (high-grade replica Hermes bags are always over $1000). Of course, there are plenty of cheaper sources on the internet, but why spend money on some barely satisfactory bags just to save a few hundred bucks? So I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a 25cm Birkin (I love the smaller Hermes pieces). I bought this bag around 3 months ago when I decided to splurge on my summer haul (I scooped up about 5 new bags during this shopping spree).

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After weeks of researching and comparing, I was convinced Perfect Hermes would be a perfect choice. Here are the three main reasons that I value the most.

  • Customer Service – I care a lot about customer service because I believe that if a company takes care of its customers then it likely takes pride in the quality of its products. Since this was my first purchase on this website, I was a little nervous, so I asked a lot of questions through their email. The seller answered my questions very professionally and patiently, and most notably, they sent me videos and photos showing me the process of making their bags by hand, which fascinated me. After numerous email exchanges, my worries finally dissipated.
  • Custom Made – They offer a personalized selection of sizes, colors, and leathers. There are four sizes that you can choose according to your daily needs. And for colors, the site says they can recreate any official Hermes color as long as their stock permits. The best part is they offer more than 10 leather options, you can even email them to request a unique and stylish bag made with exotic materials like alligator, croc, or ostrich. I always feel invested in the purchase since I get to decide how I want the product to look.
  • Quality(Last but NOT Least) – From the website, the company states they only produce 50 bags a month since they use Hermes’ original hand-sewn method to make the bags. It was really nice to see how much dedication they show to the process of making the bags. As for the leather, they assured me they only use imported leather from France.


I purchased my Birkin in a natural tan color with gold hardware and contrasting white stitching. Seeing my fake Hermes put me in a state of awe – I couldn’t believe how high-quality its texture was! In terms of hardware, it may not be real gold but still provides amazing precision with the anodizing. I compared it side by side with one from my friend Michelle’s authentic collection. Not even our eagle eyes could spot differences between mine and a genuine Birkin…check out these stunning pics for yourself if you don’t believe me!

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I also went on the consignment site 1st Dibs and searched for a Hermes Birkin in a similar contrast stitch color and found it to be sewn with much less care than my replica. I found this shocking since the bag is going for $16,606 on their site and I paid $1400 for my Birkin 25 which is 1/10 of their price.

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I often see authentication guides calling out fakes for their sketchy stitching but clearly, it seems that the authentic manufacturing standards are hell-bent on perfectly straight stitching either. I will do a more detailed fake vs. real Hermes comparison shortly to compare my knock-off Hermes bag side by side with an original.


For me, the answer is yes, I can’t tell you how I’m amazed by the quality of my fake Hermes. The leather used for my handbag feels just as luxurious and smooth as authentic Hermes leather. I am especially pleased with the stitching as I mentioned above, the handles feel strong and comfortable to carry and the zipper is also quite smooth despite all the times I have needed to open/close it.

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Not only that, but because I chose the smallest size (Birkin 25), it’s lightweight but roomy enough, which means I can carry all my belongings around effortlessly no matter how far I have to go. You can feel that they have taken every aspect of quality into consideration when making my Birkin, from the stitching to the zippers and handles, to make sure it can withstand daily wear and tear.

Although it is expensive for replicas, it is definitely worth it because for those bags that are cheaper, you can quickly find out in comparison that they are made of faux leather. It’s nice to know that I have a stylish leather piece in my wardrobe that won’t break the bank.


Overall this Hermes Birkin replica was a great deal for the price and is holding up very well. The supple leather stands out and I think you are getting an excellent replica for the price being charged. It arrived in classic Hermes gift wrapping with an extra special bow, plus they used DHL shipping which was free of charge. Since every order is custom made, they took about 2 weeks to make the bag and then the shipping took about another week.

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Working with this company was relatively easy – they took a deposit to kick things off, followed up with pictures of the finished product and when I approved it they promptly sent me tracking info. It was a fairly smooth transaction minus the fact that my DHL tracking number changed midway through causing some alarm on my end. So if you’ve been considering getting a konckoff Hermes handbag, they are worth considering.

That’s it, folks! We’ve reached the end of this blog. I hope you guys have found something useful or entertaining. If you have any thoughts, comments, or questions, now is the time to leave them. It would be great to hear from you – what do you think of my replica Hermes? Have you ever bought a replica before? Any other suggestions or feedback on my blogs? I am all ears! Thanks so much for taking the time to have a look through, and feel free to pop back anytime for more!

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