Feb 14, 2011

Stitching on a Birkin

Recently a woman claimed the number of stitches on a birkin handle (see area circle in white) must be 7, else the bag is a fake. Anyhoo, I thought the idea was silly so I had my friends count their bags. Yes, I am bored but I had to find out.
Anyhoo, I counted both 6 and 7 stitches on various handles so I can say the woman is not correct. To be honest, I really think it just depends on the craftperson making the bag on a particular day. Sometimes stitches can be smaller or larger; it is not an absolute as long as the quality of the bag is assured. This is my question to Hermes. Is it supposed to be 6 or 7 stitches?
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18 comments:

  1. Oh wow,who would have thought to count the stitching on the handle :P
    I agree with you, I think it depends on the craftperson. Still a very interesting post, thanks for sharing!

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    Aline
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  2. I just got the book Bringing Home The Birkin and I can't wait to read more about it :)

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  3. hahah, I love that you have enough friends with Birkins to be able to count! I want a Birkin!!!

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  4. Well at least you threw that myth out the window!

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  5. Interesting and now you know it's not true!

    p.s. I wonder if the same is true about the Kelly!

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  6. I don't believe that either. I think it depends on who's stitching.

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  7. Wow, I need to check my bag. Oh wait, I don't have one! I DO WISH THOUGH!!! :) I'm doing a giveaway on my blog if you are interested in a freebie do drop by!! Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

    www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

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  8. Love that you researched this.

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  9. I'd never heard that but then again I don't have these super nice bags hehe :)

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  10. I think any telling detail like that could be easily copied by a counterfeit. There is no reason why someone making a fake couldn't also put 7 stitches lol

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  11. We heard about the claim so wanted to find out to see if it was true.

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  12. Your blog is wonderful! A good mix of style, inspiration and good savvy info.
    A big hug from Milan, Italy....

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  13. I have worked in the past for some luxury labels and let me tell you.
    Some clients were very painful. I guess is the amount of money they spend they expect lot more from a Birkin
    Lee x

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  14. apparently it's 6 stitches for birkin 35, 7 stitches for 30 and 40 and 5 stitches for 25.

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  15. Anybody knows if the double stitching on the handles should be 3 or 2? I have read that it must be three but I saw an authentic Birkin 35 with two.

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