Those who know me know how much I love SYmode - I love it so much I have bought 8 bags from them via different sellers in 2020 alone (I have since sold 3 that didn't work out). In this post, I am going to review one of the latest addition to my SYmode collection, purchased from a rarely reviewed, but in my opinion hugely underrated SYmode seller, Non-TS DKBirkin ("DKB").
Disclaimer: I have not been asked by SYmode or DKB, or offered anything in return to write this review.
TLDR: I GASPED AND SWEAR WILL NEVER BUY AUTH HERMES PIECES ANYMORE!
(Disclaimer: Not asked by Miss K or offered anything in return to write this review)
Factory photos: N/A (I did not ask for it as I have been stalking her IG page for a while and trust her)
My photos: https://imgur.com/a/AXZpXT8
Seller name: Miss K
Seller contact info: WhatsApp +60 126594282 ; IG la_paris27
Factory: N/A (I did not ask for it as I have been stalking her IG page for a while and trust her)
Price of item: 1000 USD + 50 USD for shipping via FedEx
Payment method used: Transferwise
26/10 - Asked Miss K for a quotation for various bags (Hermes)
27/10 - Finally decided; payment made and she confirmed immediately
3/12 - Miss K updated me she needs 2 more weeks as they need to redo my bag because it did not pass her QC
15/12 - Received PSPs
16/12 – After back and forth discussion, I GL’ed the piece
17/12 – Miss K confirmed my address and arranged for shipping
18/12 – Received tracking information
20/12 - Received the bag
QUALITY – 9.5/10
Having already visited Hermes boutique to try Epsom leather and decided to go with it vs Togo; High quality Epsom leather with the right texture and finish, that is sturdy and not too dry without fufu smell but a bit thinner than what I remembered although not calloutable (-0.5)
Hardware tone matches the auth, with shiny finish
After months stalking Miss K’s IG account, I knew the quality would be amazing
With price significantly lower than Symode, I am super impressed with the quality
The overall shape and handle proportion look very much on point
Logo stamp is clean and located in the right spot, not too high and not too low
High quality lining in goat leather, just like the auth
Neat stitching, no loose threads
Good quality gold hardware, shiny and looks expensive, and covered with plastic seals
Bag came with feet protectors to protect the metal feet
ACCURACY - 9.5/10
Measurement on point (30 cm x 22 cm x 16 cm)
Overall shape of the bag and handles are true to the auth
Logo stamp is not that deep and visible could be the effect of the thinner Epsom leather (-0.25)
There is a pearling effect overall from the raised edges around the pins but not as pronounced as auth but not that noticeable (-0.25)
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