Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hermes to open temporary Hamptons store for obscenely rich vacationers

Fancy getting your hands on an iconic Hermès Birkin handbag but without the bumper six-year waiting list? If so, pencil this date in your diary now: 19 November 2009. Because, in just a few weeks time auctioning specialists Christie’s will be holding a sale of Hermès handbags in London. A total of 66 lust-worthy bags, dating from the 60s to the present day, in an array of different colours, textures and sizes will be up for grabs. And what style savvy girl wouldn’t want one of those classics in her wardrobe? The auction will also have bundles of vintage jewellery up for sale – think brooches, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches and cigarette cases in gold, silver and enamel decorated with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and pearls. The jewellery includes vintage pieces by Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari and Piaget, to name a few.
The Christie’s South Kensington jewellery and handbag sale takes place on Thursday 19 November at 10.30 am at 85 Old Brompton Road, Kensington, London, SW7 3LD.
While their site brought many fun ideas and photos, the shopping was lacking. Yesterday when I found myself lost in the web world of Hermes I found they have extended the amount of leather handbags they have listed. And now you can buy one of my favorite everyday chic Hermes bags from their website, the Hermes Evelyne. I have always loved the Evelyne. The long shoulder strap makes this bag work well as a shoulder bag or cross-body bag. There is a perforated leather H plaque on the front of the bag. Many people that are thinking to delve into the world of Hermes but not sure where to start, this would be a good place. The price of the smaller size, the PM, is $2,450. While that is not inexpensive, for Hermes it is a very reasonable price for a leather handbag. There is also a GM version which is larger for $2,750. The leather is clemence which is super supple grained leather and will wear beautifully with time (same leather as my new black Birkin).

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