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People Are Returning Birkin Bags Because They Smell Like Weed

Somewhere, Snoop Dogg is shaking his head.

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Which is why it was especially heartbreaking for some recent buyers, who had to return their bags after complaining that their coveted Birkins smelled like weed.

Hermès blames the weed smell on a batch of "badly tanned" leather.

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In most cases, they say, the leather is perfectly fine. But when exposed to warm temperatures or direct sunlight, the leather emits a skunky smell. A source told Page Six, "The bags are being sent back to Paris as nobody knows quite how to deal with this embarrassing situation.”

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