bababebi's authentication service provides opinions of authenticity on Hermès handbags and wallets.

Contact

Clients request their needed service on the contact page of this website. bababebi will send a reply that outlines terms and applicable fees, provides a payment link and lists the pictures needed to undertake the authentication.

Payment

Payment of the corresponding fee for a bababebi service is made in advance of picture evaluation and is made in US dollars through PayPal.

Authentication

bababebi’s work is based on the examination of pictures submitted by bababebi’s client of various parts of the item to be authenticated. These pictures are then analyzed by bababebi and compared with pictures of similar details of both authentic and counterfeit items from bababebi’s extensive reference library.

Pictures

Pictures should be large size, taken in natural light and be in focus. Sample pictures and instructions for taking pictures of all models of handbags are available and clients are encouraged to request these in advance. If there is a link to the item online, it should be included. No refund of fees is given if satisfactory pictures cannot be provided during the authentication process.

Certificates of Opinion

bababebi’s opinions of authenticity are issued in a certificate on bababebi’s letterhead and delivered in pdf form by email. As of May 2019, all certificates contain a unique QR code. Clients are encouraged to check that the codes are linked to the bababebi’s website. There are two forms of opinion:

  • Long opinion: it states that the item is either “Authentic” or “Not Authentic” in bababebi’s opinion. It is not intended for dispute purposes.
    Long opinions of authentic items describe model, size, leather, color, and year of manufacture. They show a picture of the item and the identification stamp.
    Long opinions of not authentic items list aspects that are inconsistent with authenticity and show a picture of the item and the identification stamp.
  • Short opinion: it states that the item is either “Authentic” or “Not Authentic” in bababebi’s opinion. It shows a picture of the item and the identification stamp. No additional item description or information is included. It is not intended for reselling or dispute purposes.

Turnaround time

  • Within 24 working hours after receipt of satisfactory pictures and payment of fees.
  • Two-hour rush service is available by prior arrangement at double the applicable fee.