Handbag Review: Gold Fjord Birkin 35cm worn by Anne Hathaway

Handbag Review: Gold Fjord Birkin 35cm worn by Anne Hathaway

We bought this bag from a British businessman, and examined it in the dimly lit Starbucks on London’s Holland Park Avenue – these were the early days before our Mayfair showroom.  I opened the box and looked at the bag, accepting his word that it was brand spanking new, but once we had bought it and received the receipt from Hermes it was clear the bag was already 3 years old. Oh the silly novices that we were!! It had not, however been worn and was the first officially pre-loved bag we had ever bought. So a great bag with which to start our reviews. And also, and we are excited about this: this bag was used by Anne Hathaway when filming the new “Dirty Rotten Scroundrels” in Autumn 2017. It has become one of my favourite Birkins: because the...

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Looking forward to Spring

Looking forward to Spring

Why not cheer yourselves up on these long winter days with thoughts of new bags and new colours for next season?   Hermes have introduced a lovely soft yellow shade called Ambre and another fabulous pink – Magnolia – alongside the re-issue of a couple of old favourites and some more recent colours.  As ever blue features heavily in the palette with Bleu Brighton, Celeste, Azur, Bleu Saphir and Bleu de Malte all making a reappearance, whilst Toffee and Cardamome join Ambre. Other colours available include the newer Rose Pourpre & Gris Asphalte, Rouge Casaque, Capucine and Beton so there’s plenty to choose from, although sadly there are no greens this time. We have been unable to source a reliable image for Ambre (as soon as we find one...

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A piece of Hollywood history

A piece of Hollywood history

Christie’s Paris have recently held one of their renowned Handbag & Accessories Auctions and the results show that the allure of the Hermes bag has not diminished one bit, even in these more uncertain economic times.  If you buy an Hermes bag, not only are you making a sound financial investment but you also possess an item that is both beautiful and usable – what’s not to like? The Times and other newspapers picked up on the sale, mostly due to the inclusion of a Mini Kelly once worn by none other than Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor.  Made in 1991, the Yellow Mini Kelly in Courchevel leather with Gold Hardware was originally sold in the “Collection of Elizabeth Taylor” sale in New York in December 2011 for $20,000.  This...

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Barenia Faubourg

Barenia Faubourg

It’s not often that Hermes treats us to a new leather so we’re thrilled to see that they have refreshed the much loved Barenia and launched it as Barenia Faubourg for this Autumn and Winter – and hopefully beyond. Barenia Faubourg still carries the delicious smell of the original Barenia, and Hermes assure us that it will develop the same patina as before, thank goodness.  The main difference is that the leather has more of a grain to it and looks similar to Togo and Taurillon Clemence – the scratch resistant properties of Barenia are said to have been retained too so as far as we can see there’s no reason not to love Barenia Faubourg! Lilac Blue London have a 35cm Birkin in Fauve Barenia Faubourg with Palladium Hardware –...

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Red is the Colour!

Red is the Colour!

  Reading the fashion pages in the newspaper at the weekend, it seems that red is all the rage this autumn. Vogue feature red in their Autumn/Winter 2017 Trend Guide so it must be true! The favoured shade appears to be scarlet but if that’s a bit too much for you then don’t worry, Hermes will have the right one – take a look at our Red Colour Swatch page for inspiration and guidance.

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Hermes Colours

Hermes Colours

The range of colours that Hermes produces is without doubt huge.  Over the years they have introduced a multitude of beautiful shades and we have, over the last few months, been collating as many as we could find so that anyone looking for a Birkin or Kelly, or indeed any other Hermes bag, can use these swatches for inspiration and guidance. Hermes Colour Swatches It is impossible to list every colour and leather combination, and some of these colours are no longer available or not currently in production, however hopefully the swatches we have put together will give you some ideas and if you would like any help then do get in touch. Please bear in mind that colours will differ from screen to...

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How to buy a Birkin from an Hermes store.

How to buy a Birkin from an Hermes store.

Over at the Purse Blog they’ve put together a great piece on how to maximise your chances of buying an Hermes bag directly from the store.  Read the full article HERE and good luck!

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