The authentication opinions of bababebi are issued in writing and delivered in email PDF format on bababebi watermarked letterhead. They state whether the item is authentic or not authentic. bababebi issues three forms of authentication certificates:

Form #1:

  • Is a one-page certificate.

  • Includes date of manufacture and identification of leather and color.

  • Shows identification pictures of item and stamps.

  • Lists the non-compliant issues if the item is not authentic.

  • Turnaround time is approximately 24 hours (depending on time zones) from receipt of satisfactory pictures and payment of fees.  Express service, 2 hours, is available by prior arrangement for a 100% premium.

Form #2:

  • Is approximately 5 pages long.

  • Includes date of manufacture and identification of leather and color.

  • Shows identification pictures of item and stamps.

  • Comments on the principal characteristics of the item like shape, stitching, hardware and stamps, and includes several picture examples.

  • Turnaround time is approximately 48 hours (depending on time zones) from receipt of satisfactory pictures and payment of fees. Express service, 12 hours, is available by prior arrangement for a 100% premium.

Form #3:

  • Is approximately 10 pages long.

  • Includes date of manufacture and identification of leather and color.

  • Shows identification pictures of item and stamps.

  • Comments on all relevant details of the item like shape, stitching, stamps, hardware engraving, zippers, lock, keys and feet, and includes detailed picture examples.

  • Turnaround time is approximately 72 hours (depending on time zones) from receipt of satisfactory pictures and payment of fees. Express service, 24 hours, is available by prior arrangement for a 100% premium.

Client Pictures

The opinions in the certificates of authenticity are based on pictures of the item supplied by the client. Pictures must be taken in large size, good light and be in focus. A list of required pictures and sample pictures for all models of handbags and accessories that bababebi authenticates are available. Clients are encouraged to request them in advance. If there is an auction link to the item, it should be included. No refund of fees is given if satisfactory pictures cannot be provided during the authentication process.

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. Clients that do not have a PayPal account can receive from bababebi a payment request that is payable with any credit card. In certain circumstances payment can be made by wire transfer.