How do I know if my Hermes scarf is authentic?

The scarves will be lightweight and silky in feel and will always hold shape.

  1. Print. Possibly the easiest checkpoint to spot a fake Hermès scarf is the print quality.
  2. Artist’s Signature.
  3. Neatly Rolled Edges.
  4. Care tag.
  5. Packaging.

Do all Hermes scarves have a title?

The general rule is that a Hermès scarf should have an artist’s signature, a copyright symbol and a title, which is usually lettered in tune with the design. There are exceptions to the title rule…and SOME GENUINE SCARVES SHOW NO TITLE. Hermes have been producing their 90cm square silk scarves since 1937.

What makes a Hermes scarf valuable?

This vintage Hermes scarf from the 1940s era is a rare collectible that has been kept in beautiful condition except for a small worn area. This example is proof that Hermes products hold their value over time. Some of them even increase in value if they are protected from the effects of wear and fading from sunlight.

Which Hermes scarves are rare?

Another highly sought after artist is Xavier de Poret. Unlike his American counter part, his scarves are considered very rare. Famous for his pencil drawings, five of his carrés (Les Levriers Greyhunds and Mesanges to name just two), out of a group of nearly 30, are widely considered the “rarest” of Hermès scarves.

Who designs Hermes scarves?

While Hermès works with many artists, only one is American: Kermit Oliver. Since the 1980s, Oliver has designed a number of scarves for the brand, including the Hermès “Madison Avenue” Silk Twill Scarf 90cm.

Do Hermes scarves hold their value?

The value of a Hermes scarf is often determined by the scarcity of that particular printing. However, if you have a limited edition scarf in good condition, that piece is likely to gain value over the years.

How many Hermes scarf designs?

More than 2,000 Hermès scarf designs exist, though not all have yet been produced. The first was created in 1937, based on a woodblock drawing by Robert Dumas, a Hermès family member.

What is the most popular Hermes scarf?

Brides de gala
The most popular designs have been reissued several times, including one of Hermes’ best loved, the “Brides de gala” scarf, which was a Hugo Grygkar creation. “One of Hermes’ most iconic scarves, this design has been reinvented endlessly since its creation in 1957,” according to the Hermes website.

Do you remove tag from coat sleeve?

Often there is a small tag on the sleeve with the name the brand printed. Sometimes it is held by plastic tags, and sometimes hand-stitched with cotton threads. This tag needs to be removed before wear. The stitching on these tags on the sleeves are usually quite tight, so be very careful when you are taking it off.

What to look for in a Hermes scarf?

These are the details you need to look for to determine the authenticity of an Hermès scarf. This goes for all Hermés silk scarves, otherwise known as le carré. The Hermès carré scarves include the 90×90 model, the Hermès 45×45 bandana size scarf, and the twilly. Here, we use an authentic Hermès 90×90 carré scarf to illustrate.

Where is the horse drawn carriage on a Hermes box?

Hermès’s horse-drawn carriage logo will be at the center of the box top, with “Hermès / Paris” below it. Counterfeit boxes are known to be shiny and lightweight, so beware of those.

What makes a scarf look like a counterfeit?

Due to the painstaking nature of this process, one artisan may only roll the edges of seven scarves in a single day. If a scarf has a machine-stitched edge, an overlock stitch or anything besides a hand-rolled edge, it’s an indicator that the item is counterfeit.