5 Myths About the Hermès Birkin, Debunked

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NO OTHER DESIGNER BAG HAS AS MUCH LORE AROUND ITS ACQUISITION—OR AS MANY MISCONCEPTIONS

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Hermès Grooming Bag In Khaki

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While not many of us can hold claim to owning horses (and by horses I mean the actual magnificent beasts and not anything from My Little Pony), this is one bag many of us sure wouldn’t mind owning for ourselves. Simply known as the Grooming Bag, part of Hermès’ equestrian line that’s focused on bags one would use whilst tending to their horses (again, I’m referring to the real four-legged animals), I can also see this bag used by both men and women. Besides being available in this stunning shade ofKhaki, it comes with multiple compartments as well.

For starters, there’s the main compartment that comes with a zip pocket and a removable inside pouch that’s also machine-washable. Then there is the additional pair of side pockets (one on each side of the bag) that’s a huge bonus. Made of hard-wearing, water-resistant canvas, the bag, which sports a pair of short top handles, also comes with additional shoulder sling that’s also removable, which all is all is just jaw-droppingly awesome as far as I’m concerned.

Guys can use the bag, which comes printed with the words ‘Hermes Sellier Paris’ printed across it, as an everyday tote great for the gym or quick weekend getaways; the girls can also do the same and/or use it as a diaper bag that’s frankly not too girly-girl, meaning their menfolk will no longer have excuses when asked to help out when baby is out and about.

Priced at USD1975 (which is around SGD2260 after conversion), the only information I’m lacking on this beauty is its actual size, its price in Singapore and if it is even available here. Which just means one thing. I’ll be popping down to Hermès Liat Towers tomorrow, so wish me (and my wallet) luck.

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RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN BUY AN HERMÈS CARDBOARD BOX WITH UNKNOWN CONTENTS FOR $11,500

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If I told you that Hermès is offering an $11,500 one-of-a-kind piece that even hardcore Birkin addicts are having trouble justifying, would you believe me? $11,500 is barely more expensive than a baseline leather Birkin, after all–it’s a number that frequent Hermès shoppers wouldn’t be shocked by. Difficult to believe, right? Especially from a brand whose customers are known for their appreciation of exclusivity. What if I told you that the prospective buyer wouldn’t be told what they’re purchasing before it landed in their hot little hands? Suddenly, it all makes sense.

Hermès has been running a program called Petit h Surprise since mid-2015, in which customers order monthly mystery boxes from its website with no clue what’s inside them. In the past, the boxes have included things like leather charms and small scarves from the brand’s Petite h line, which uses material scraps from the manufacture of the brand’s other accessories to make whimsical, relatively inexpensive trinkets. Usually, the boxes sell out relatively quickly, and thankfully for the curious among us, they’re fully refundable if you don’t like what you got.

The mid-March boxes include two one-of-a-kind releases, though, along with a less expensive box that Hermès made available like normal. The least expensive box sold out, but the two one-of-a-kind options, at $4,525 and$11,500, respectively, are still available. On our PurseForum, Hermès fans have jokingly put out a call for a kind soul with a high credit limit to order one of them and let the group know what it is. As of now, that request has not been fulfilled–both boxes are still available on the brand’s website.

It’s difficult to speculate what either option might be–Hermès has a vast product line, and much of its wares are extremely expensive. Both product descriptions indicate the contents of the boxes are appropriate for both women and men, so it’s somewhat unlikely that either is a bag, even though both prices would be appropriate for one of the brand’s purses.

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Hermes Reports Lowest Growth in Six Years

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From this week’s news, it looks like the BEAR chasing the rest of the luxury industry is hot on the heels of Hermes too…
(Read: Bear Market for Bags)

The company’s growth in its home market over the last 3 months was significantly lower than the previous two quarters, largely the result of decreased consumer activity following the horrificterrorist attack in Paris: 1% vs 8% and 10% respectively. Hermes had originally targeted 10% global growth in 2016 but with these numbers out of France, that seems almost impossible. While handbag sales in large foreign markets like China remain strong, sales of lower priced accessories and scarves were down 7% last quarter. Hermes shares dropped over 5% on the news, the largest intraday drop since December 2014. Revenue in the quarter grew at the slowest rate in six years.

What’s fascinating to me is how little control luxury brands like Hermes can exert over their success in today’s economy. In a fully globalized world, they blow in the wind just like other less prestigious brands. A decade ago, Hermes seemed immune from the vicissitudes of the global economy. Although that is no longer the case, Hermes does have one distinct advantage the others don’t: legacy. No brand is more respected or loved. How it leans on this storied history to propel growth in the upcoming years is the million dollar question…

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For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook: Golden Hour Getaway

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“Golden Hour Getaway” perfectly sums up the For Love & Lemons holiday 2015 lookbook, so the brand couldn’t have chosen a better title. The hauntingly lovely Siberian model Vika Falileeva sported the newest looks, perfectly embodying the target ‘70s vibe the brand wished to portray.

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For Love & Lemons really dug deep into the ‘70s for their new looks, and didn’t stop with the garments, but ran full-on with the styling as well. Some of the garments are a breath of fresh air, with their nod to the culture and fashion, while the hair and accessorizing seems to be pulled straight from the fashion era and stuck on a modern woman. This transition didn’t quite work, and seemed to lack the bridge that would have connected Seventies and modern day fashion trends.

There are some great things being one with the dresses, however. The brand stayed true to their holiday getaway theme, as many of their garments are perfect for a cozy get-together or holiday party. And, of course, the lovely Vika breathed life into the dresses. This addition of her unique on-camera personality added a new dimension to the lookbook.

The For Love & Lemons holiday 2015 dresses are distinctly feminine, as can be expected with the Seventies inspiration, making for an interesting holiday collection. When you think of free-flowing dresses, you’re often inclined to think of the warm, breezy months, but For Love & Lemons has reinvented that idea and gone outside the box to create these light and airy garments for the cold months.

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

The vast use of prints and colors is the most striking aspect about this simple lookbook. The fabrics even appeared luxe at times, with the perfectly heavy appearance and crisp prints. The white lace dress is one of the most appealing pieces featured, because it portrays the youth and spirit the collection is trying to achieve. But that could just as easily be said about the other dresses in the collection. There is no real misstep with the dresses, and for that we can appreciate the work put into the portrayal. That, along with the casting of Vika Falileeva, was the ultimate saving grace of this lookbook as a whole.

The footwear shown in the photoshoot is hit or miss in this case. The boots were spot on for the time of the year, but the incorporation of socks and sandals erred on the side of cliché. This is a look that doesn’t have much ground in the fashion industry, as it’s a look that can’t be taken too seriously. There’s a childish quality that’s a step below youthful and into the adolescent realm. It’s clear the designers had a vision and a set goal in mind, but the execution could have been taken to a more mature level. This would have helped maintain a level where the line could have been taken a bit more seriously.

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

For Love & Lemons Holiday 2015 Lookbook

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HERMES BLACK TOOLBOX BAG

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You know what they say about Hermes – you gotta pay a pretty penny just so you could savor the whole bag experience. The Hermes Black Toolbox Bag isn’t any different because it’s such a winner when it comes to versatility and style (hefty price tag aside). If it’s a chic tote you’re aiming for, then you gotta have this sister! It’s a fully functional piece that’s sure to keep you excited every time you wear it. Nothing less for the woman who takes it all.

The Toolbox Bag is a great all-around companion for the woman-on-the go – aside from being roomy and spacious inside, it has three big pockets which give you ease in organization. This double top handle even has a removable and adjustable shoulder strap which allows you to wear it however you desire – carry it with your hands, on your shoulders or as a pretty crossbody depending on what your outfit calls for. It’s that easy!

Measuring 10’ x 10’ x 7’ inches, you can catch your very own Black Toolbox Bag for $8,650 USD via Hermes e-store. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!

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