I took #treatyoself a little too far. But, no, it's not an Hermès and I won't try to pass it off as one. I've been reading a lot on this this bag and there seems to be many strong opinions on it, but I love the design. The only thing I truly dislike about this bag is that I received it with some minor scratching on the hardware. But I'll probably ding it up more if I decide to keep it. And look, another pair of Loubs. Tsk tsk. Time to save.