There was also some sort of white paint or glue on the top edge of the Birkin. At first, I thought it was paper, so I tried to scratch it off. After trying and trying to remove the substance, I finally succeeded, but took a chunk out of the leather as a result. Annoying! Speaking of the leather, it is not nearly as soft or supple as I hoped it would be. I have an authentic Birkin for comparison, and this replica is hard to the touch and very stiff. The bag is rigid and feels like canvas.
The attention to detail is pretty good -Joy did a great job with the "Hermes - Paris" engraving on the metal plate - however, the stamped letters on the bag's strap are crooked and look unprofessional. I finally decided that the bag is NOT worth $200, and emailed Joy with a request to send it back.
Overall, I would give the whole experience a 5/10. I've used Joy in the past and like their products, bu not this time. Their Birkin needs a lot of work, and I would advise looking elsewhere for ."