A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Fake Hermès Birkin bags sold to Asian tourists: 10 suspects face jail or fines, including former employees of luxury brand

  • French police uncovered counterfeiting ring that sold fake Hermès Birkin bags to tourists in Paris and clients in Hong Kong, a court in Paris hears
  • Seven ex-Hermès workers made the bags using crocodile skins from an Italian supplier, and zips and other components smuggled out of Hermès workshops

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A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
A rare Hermès handbag during an auction preview. Seven former Hermès employees, and three masterminds, face sentencing by a Paris court for their roles in a counterfeiting ring that sold fake Birkin bags to Asian tourists in France and clients in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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