French Law 1544 of 29 October 2007 strengthens the prohibition of the sale of counterfeit goods. Also concerned about the preservation of French heritage, we are actively fighting against the sale of counterfeit accompanying our customers in the detection of articles contrary to the expertise of the luxury houses.

Since many years, the luxury brands like Hermes or Louis Vuitton and others became dominating fashion brands in the world with famous and iconics handbags. Nowadays, we can say that these luxury handbags and accessories become timeless pieces. We always think to explain the importance of intellectual property rights and the protection of the brand value. So, we are more and more worried when, with the explosion of the e-commerce, the luxury preowned market become so flooded with counterfeits Hermès handbags. As more and more clients began contacting us to make authentification to avoid troubles, we decided to do the best to « fight » fake market. Many resellers are not official and it can be very complicated transferring funds if anything goes wrong. MODE IN LUXE is formally and officially registered. 

Through our company MODE IN LUXE, we fight the counterfeit market. We assist a lot of buyers and sellers with authenticating luxury Handbags and Accessories, as well as helping a lot of resellers take down the fake and counterfeit bags. We also alert potential buyers that the seller of a specific bag is selling a fake. We believe that everyone has the right to own an Hermès Birkin Handbag without having troubles or being stressful to obtain one. We must secure the market. We can provide an opinion about the bag’s condition with a 100% satisfaction and guarantee. Our location in Paris is a important advantage as we are surrounded by some of the best experts in the field right here in our beautiful city.

We are honored that MODE IN LUXE was the first French company to be present on the 3 greatest reputable international luxury resale marketplace which are 1STDIBS, Malleries and Portero. Access to these platforms is regulated and subject to strict control for several months (6 to 12 months) and is authorized only for professional merchant who can prove high experience and confirmed expertise skills. Moreover, we are Hermès Expert for famous auctions houses Paddle 8 & Auctionata and we source regularly collector pieces for Christie's Auction House for their annual sale "Handbags".

To avoid many inconveniences, we make assessment all of your luxury items on which you would have a doubt and we will provide you a certificate of authenticity. We specify that the M.I. PARIS - MODE IN LUXE is an independent expert specializing in Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton brands. The opinion given is from our professional expertise and it is based on our knowledge of luxury handbags and accessories from over ten years of collecting, buying, selling and studying them. Only professional experienced like us with a thousand bags handled and checked could be considered as expert. Time and bags seen on our own hands are the best professional environment to base luxury knowledges. We are as Fashion Antique dealers ! 

Assessment fees

•   Luxury handbag (except Hermès) : 80 euros 

•   Hermès leather handbag : 150 euros 

•   Hermès exotic skin handbag: 380 euros 

•   Watches : 250 euros 

•   Luxury accessories : 50 euros 

•   Fashion clothes : 50 euros  - Haute Couture  : 150 euros