Just last week a friend of mine purchased a Birkin bag from an online dealer. After fawning over her glorious purchase, she mentioned seeing another one that she was considering but didn’t end up buying it because she was skeptical of its authenticity. She sent me the web address and I took a quick look at it, I also felt leery of its authenticity and agreed (for many reasons). How could a very reputable large online reseller sell a fake Hermes bag? Since Hermes clients are willing to pay a premium for these types of items, what exactly are their credentials and how could something like this slip by?
Lets take a closer look at the two locks above. One is real and the other is not. Can you tell which one is and isn’t?