Ladies & gentlemen, here is a very important blog for all of you Hermes lovers out there. This is possibly one of the most in-depth breakdowns of the different quality for Hermes replica bags ever posted by a replica website. We hope you enjoy!
We did not make these names up for the various grades, but we follow these names as they are what are commonly used by others. The names are actually misleading (more about that below!).
Also, please note that many other sellers will claim Best Hand-made or Imported Lather as being the best, but is simply not true and a mere marketing tactic to sell you something less than perfect at a very inflated price. Unfortunately we see it all the time, and it is not something we practice.
There are typically 3 different grades that we deal with, and they are (from best to least best):
1. Authentic Quality
2. Best Hand-made
3. Imported Leather
The Grades – A Full Breakdown:
Our Authentic Quality bags are truly authentic quality, indistinguishable from the authentic Hermes. However we would like to point out that authentic Hermes bags are all hand-made and because of this, even with authentic Hermes, there are variations. With an authentic Hermes, not all bags will look the same as the craftsman and craftsmanship could be different.
We have seen countless authentic Hermes and compared them to our Authentic Quality Hermes, and in some cases the authentic Hermes was of a lesser quality craftsmanship than our Authentic Quality Hermes!
We are pointing this out because we have had some instances where a customer will say “The bag you sent me does not look like my friend’s authentic Hermes!” – well ladies, there is no such thing as an identical bag when it comes to Hermes. Ok, now that has been said, on to the breakdown…
Authentic Quality is fully hand-made, inside and out. The leather is the same as authentic Hermes, and is sourced from the very same leather tannery as Hermes sources from, one is named HAAS and is in France, there is also one in Germany and one in Spain, but the one in France is the one our leathers are source from. As a side note, the Togo leather comes for Authentic Hermes comes from either HAAS or Germany, and the HAAS Togo is shiny, and the Germany tannery’s Togo is more dry and dull.
The stitching is identical, using saddle stitching and bees wax thread, the hardware is identical and the handles are identical. The handles on an authentic Hermes should be rounded and thick, some inferior Hermes do not copy the shape and thickness correctly, our Authentic Quality Hermes has perfect handles.
The lining is Chevre (goatskin) leather and there is a middle lining layer between the exterior and interior of the bag, which is also leather, just like the genuine.
The hardware finish is amazing with a near exact gold tone, sharp and crisp laser etching and a very high overall finish. On the subject of hardware, Hermes uses a 40% mix of precious metals to stainless steel, with all replica Hermes bags the hardware is plated (for gold) and for the palladium stainless steel is used and is finished to look near exact to the color and finish of palladium.
Yes we know, this name is so confusing! You would think this is the best Hermes right? Wrong… it is 2nd best! Why it is called “best”… we have no idea!
What we can say is that two different Makers make the Authentic Quality and the Best Hand-made Hermes bags, with both being incredibly good, the Authentic Quality Maker wins in terms of overall craftsmanship and closeness to the original, although there is next to nothing in it, and the Best Hand-made Hermes are our most popular Hermes, and get rave reviews!
Best Hand-made is of course fully hand-made, using authentic leathers. However the stitching is a bit different. They do use bees wax thread and same saddle stitching, but the stitch holes are slightly larger than they are on the
Authentic Quality bags. The interior is not made from Chevre, it is made from sheepskin which is a very soft leather, whereas authentic quality uses Chevre (goatskin) which is a tougher leather. On the subject of the middle lining layer, it is either made of fabric or non-existent for best hand-made. This is not noticeable however but does result in a slight weight variation (lighter).
The hardware is amazing but the finish is not quite as good as authentic quality, but there is little in it to the naked eye. Hermes uses a 40% mix of precious metals to stainless steel, with all replica Hermes bags the hardware is plated (for gold) and for the palladium stainless steel is used and is finished to look near exact to the color and finish of palladium.
Now this is also another case of a very misleading name for this grade of bag.
The leather is NOT imported, it is sourced here in China and the leather has been known to peel after a few months. The texture of the leather (for Togo & Clemence as examples) is machined onto the leather, and the whole bag is made by machine. Because of this they cannot use bees wax thread, so none of that is used and also the hardware is just steel, not gold plated or palladium plated or anything. These bags look good from a far, but are far from good (if you know your Hermes). Passable as authentic to the untrained eye only.
Well that is about it for this article. We hope you find this informative when making your decision in purchasing the perfect bag for you!