Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OMG ... Fake Hermès Collier de Chien!!

Look what I've found ... A few fake Hermès Collier de Chien (CDC) cuffs have made their way to eBay! Please be careful when buying CDC online.

What is collier de chien? Literally, it means "dog's collar" in English. CDC was first introduced in 1940s. It was born after a customer asked if there was an accessory that could be used to attach her dog's leash. She wanted free hands for shopping while looking chic at the same time. Then, Hermès came up with this CDC design.

Fake Hermès Collier de Chien #1
This is a fake CDC in black leather with silver-colored metal hardware. A few areas on the cuff have poor finishing. The best part is this CDC comes with all Hermès packaging.

A fake CDC do come with Hermès packaging

A more close-up picture of the CDC

Sorry, but the Hermès stamp is just wrong

Poor finishing on the edge

Fake Hermès Collier de Chien #2
Here is another version of fake CDC. This time it's in brown leather with silver-colored metal hardware.

This fake CDC comes with a dust bag

Interior view of the CDC

Blind stamp is not correct

Fake Hermès Collier de Chien #3
This is another fake CDC in black leather with gold-colored metal hardware.

The round ring looks too big

CDC from other angle

Full-view of the CDC

Closer view of the CDC

Picture of the interior

Incorrect blind stamp

Incorrect Hermès stamp

Fake Hermès Collier de Chien #4
Another fake CDC that comes with a (fake) store receipt. Remember that receipts do not prove authenticity of an item. You have to examine the item itself. Do not rely on receipts, dust bag, box, tags, etc.

Front view of CDC

Additonal pictures of the CDC

Yeah, even fake CDC comes with box and dust bag

Fake store receipt

Please examine the above pictures carefully before buying any collier de chien online. Don't fall into cheap prices.


  1. Having never seen one in real life, could u kindly explain or post
    How a real one looks like? Thanks
    I really tried to find out as I like to buy this but
    Don't know where to start telling fake from real

  2. @jennypies: the real Hermes CDC is very well-made and it's quite hard to explain the details by words. I'm not sure where you are located but it's best to purchase this item directly from Hermes stores. The real one in new condition costs more than US$1k and this is for normal leather. Exotic (i.e. lizard, croc or ostrich) CDCs will cost more.

  3. the problem is in SG there is none to see, otherwise i have no problems buying from there. i wanted a plain non exotics. but there isnt much choice for me and ...sigh.

  4. btw do you still have the white cdc in gold/silver hardware for sale? if so pls let me know!

  5. @jennypies: Yes, I know. The CDC stock at the boutique here is quite pathetic -_-. Even if there is any, most of the time it is reserved for regular customers. I will try to take pix of the real CDC so at least you know what it looks like. Frankly speaking, it is quite easy to tell the difference between the real and fake if you compare them side by side.

  6. hi, is there a way i can email you, i do need to seek your advice on something....

  7. Is there any way I can contact you to get some photos of a real CDC? I inherited one, and I believe it is real, but I want to confirm. It is a traditional black leather/ silver hardware version.

    Thank you in advance!

  8. @alexis: what's your e-mail address?

  9. hi! just same like alexis, can you send me the real photos of CDC? my mom just buy one, but im afraid, e=because it could be the fake one. thanks. or you just send to my e-mail address princessschamber @ gmail.c*m thankyou..

  10. Hi there, was wondering if you could send me some pics of the real CDC? I got one from my boss & I guess it´s not a fake one but really want to compare...this would be great! Thanks a gain!

  11. Hi,
    I recently purchase a CDC on Ebay, the owner claims, it has been with the family for more than 20 years. And it looks pretty will made to me, however i would like to find out whether it is authentic or not. please get in touch: retro.concept@gmail.com

    many thanks

  12. hy can I send you some CC bracelet pics. so you can tell me If it's auth.or not.

    Thnx your help.

  13. Hi, I recently get a new white/gold CDC from eBay,
    but I am not sure if it is a fake one or not,
    Can I send some pictures of it and can you do some simple verification for me??
    I will be very appreciate for your help,
    My email address is yoyoz41@gmail.com
    Thank you very much

  14. What should the Hermes stamp on the leather look like? I am looking at some items on Ebay now - any tips for me? One appears to have a credit card receipt from the Madison Avenue store...could I send you a link?

  15. Hello there! Would you mind helping me looking at a Hermes bracelet? I bid on it at eBay but now after reading your website I M not sure anymore.

    Can I email you the pictures?

    1. I don't do authentication. I'm sorry. You may want to approach Authenticate4U.com for professional advice.