Entrupy Launches Support For Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

Entrupy is pleased to announce that we have launched material support for Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite.

Entrupy Support Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite was launched in 2008 and the black and grey pattern was to mark the 120th anniversary of the canvas. Damier Graphite is only available in men's accessories and leather goods.

Adding authentication support for Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite now gives resale companies an opportunity to now branch out into men's leather goods.

Our complete brand and material support list:

Chanel - All Materials

Céline - All Materials

Fendi - All Materials

Gucci - All Materials

Hermès - Select Styles

Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas - Damier Azur - Damier Ebene - Damier Graphite - Epi - Vernis

Prada = Saffiano Leather

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Entrupy Launches Brand Support For Fendi

Entrupy is pleased to announce that we have launched brand support for Fendi handbags and small accessories.

Entrupy Launches Brand Support For Fendi

 

Founded in 1925 in Rome, Fendi is renowned for it's fur and fur accessories but Sarah Jessica Parker brought attention to the Fendi Baguette when she portrayed Carrie Bradshaw in Sex In The City.

With the launch of the Peekaboo series in 2013, Fendi up their handbag game with hidden "face" in their iconic bags. Not to be outdone, the Baguette which is equally as alluring became yet a gain a a staple in all fashionistas closets.

Authentications will initially be under review (60 minutes) and will be priced along with the other brands we support (excluding Hermès).

Adding Fendi to the list of brands supported has enabled resale companies to brand out into yet another luxury brand that they may have shied away from in the past. Below is our complete list to date:

Chanel - All Materials

Céline - All Materials

Fendi - All Materials

Gucci - All Materials

Hermès - Select Styles

Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas - Damier Azur - Damier Ebene - Epi - Vernis

Prada = Saffiano Leather

To learn more about Entrupy or to sign up, please click here.

 

 

Entrupy Launches Hermès Brand Support

Hermès Handbag Authentication

 

Today is a landmark day for us at Entrupy. We have spent over a year gathering decades worth of data, speaking with various European experts, creating brand specific algorithms and photographing hundreds of Hermès items. We are very proud and excited to announce authentication support for all Hermès leather goods. Hermès is one of the most exclusive brands in the world, with resale prices of $8,000 on up. Its items are some of the most difficult to authenticate, so you want to make sure what you're purchasing is, indeed, authentic.

Some things to note about Hermès:

- Results for Hermès will take up to 24 hours. It's a unique brand with lots of unique features and workmanship on almost every single item. The older the bags get, the more techniques we need to use to determine authenticity. This takes time, but not more than 24 hours. We still offer our guarantee on the result, and therefore need to be watchful of the algorithms and their efficacy in the early stages. 

- Support covers Hermès bags and wallets made of all leathers, except exotic skins.  Also, support will not include canvas items at this time.

- Pricing for Hermès is different. These aren't voluminously available in the market like other brands, and the process of building a knowledge base has been slower and more expensive.

 

Entrupy Hermes Authentication Pricing

Fun fact! Hermès uses over 25 different leathers on its handbags and normally uses either a gold or palladium finish on its hardware. Hermès will use other rare finishes to its hardware, but only for custom bags and very unique items.

Entrupy Brands Supported:

Céline - All

Chanel - All

Gucci - All

Hermès - All

Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebène, Damier Azur, Epi Leather, Monogram Vernis Leather

Prada - Saffiano Leather

 

Fun Fact: The most expensive Hermès item sold was a Birkin made from Himalayan Crocodile, and finished with white gold and 245 diamonds. It was purchased for $300,168 by an anonymous buyer at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong in 2016.

How do we detect fakes?

Image: Cartoonstock

Image: Cartoonstock

Counterfeiting is a murky business. Obviously, counterfeiters are in business to make profits off the back of well established brands. The more insulting aspect of counterfeiting is how they use cheap and often harmful ingredients to make knockoffs. Yes, even handbags aren't spared. I have personally seen numerous bags painted with harmful levels of lead content. Imagine that, lead constantly rubbing against your skin every time you tote that Louis Vuitton Speedy that you bought in China-Town.

We have spent the past 4 years at Entrupy researching counterfeits of all kinds. This research has led us down dangerous paths sometimes, but we're happy to keep doing this to ensure that consumers and businesses don't suffer. 

One part of our research is purchasing a variety of fake luxury goods. We've got an arsenal of fake handbags along with jewelry, shoes, sneakers, jerseys and anything else that's mass replicated. Many of these items are complete garbage, but some of them are amazing. Here's an example of one we recently received:

Hermès Garden Party MM

Imagine seeing this listing on a marketplace with the word "authentic" plastered all over the title and description. Arguably, these types of bags are regularly sold everywhere. It's close to impossible to determine what's fake and what's not, because they've gotten so good! Even physically, we couldn't really tell that they were fake, until we utilized the technology we have created on it. That's when the differences started to really show; at a highly magnified level not visible to a naked eye. We made easy work of this bag and off it goes (into our DB!). Rest assured, you aren't going to be finding this bag on any marketplace! This is why we buy fakes - so our customers and bag-lovers don't! 

Enter Entrupy. We have essentially automated the process of detecting differences between authentics and fakes at a highly magnified level. Our Machine Learning (*shudder*...AI!) algorithms have been trained using a massive database that has taken us almost 2 years to build. This database has a good balance of authentics and a wide diversity of fakes across all styles of the top 20 brands. That's what allows us to know, historically, what the quality metrics of legit brands are vs. how differently the fakes are made. Over 1000s of items, these patterns become stronger and more apparent, which leads to better learning and higher accuracy (even if the "material" has come from the brand itself). Similar to how an expert authenticator would've gotten better with years of practice. We've just crunched that into a tiny device!

We continue working to build and maintain our massive database of authentics and fakes - in fact, with every authentication that is performed by our customers, the resulting goes through our  ‘feedback loop’ to continually improve the authentication process. This Hermès bag is another addition, in line with our soon to be released brand. Keep watching this space.