The Hermes Constance – still going strong after all these years

The Hermes Constance – still going strong after all these years

At almost 60 years old, you’d think that the Hermes Constance handbags design might look a little out of date, or  old fashioned but no, it’s still going strong and is going through a surge in popularity.  Over the last two years rumours of it being discontinued have abounded, (as they have for the famous Himalaya Birkin handbag), but instead of it being discontinued, we are seeing more models of it being designed and released.  Favoured by Jackie Onassis back in the 1960’s, the Hermes Constance can be seen carried by actress Diane Kruger, the socialite Nicky Hilton and the former Mrs Abramovich, Dasha Zhukova amongst several others. The simple and elegant design of the Hermes Constance features the iconic H clasp on the front flap, and a...

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The Mini Bolide – The Perfect Introduction to Hermes?

The Mini Bolide – The Perfect Introduction to Hermes?

A lot of people are intimidated by the idea of buying the better known Hermes Birkin or Kelly bag, but there are other beautiful bags too which are the perfect introduction to the brand.  Amanda Mull has written a blog on the Purse Forum singing the praises of the Mini Bolide – The Mini Bolide.  If you think you like the look of this little bag then we have TWO available here at Lilac Blue London.  One in bright and summery Orange Poppy, and the other in Fauve. If you’d like to know more about either of these lovely bags then get in touch via +44 (0)845 224 8876 for more...

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The Kelly Picnic – Good enough to eat?

The Kelly Picnic – Good enough to eat?

I was researching material for our Instagram feed recently – Lilac Blue London – and came across these fabulous images from an Hermes campaign created to celebrate their new Kelly Picnic. The Limited Edition Kelly Picnic, a typically quirky Hermes design is, if you are unfamiliar with it, a twist on the traditional picnic hamper.  The body of the bag is made from woven wicker whilst the flap is made from Barenia leather; the Palladium hardware and closure is the same as that of any Kelly.  Although I don’t recommend you actually use it as a picnic basket, it’s still a great bag and adds a little fun to a summery outfit – if you can find one that is! ...

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Lilac Blue London introduces a new line – Llora

2018 is our 10-year handbag anniversary! We sold our first Hermès bag in 2008.  And we’ve now been in Mayfair for 8 years. So we thought, finally, it is time we found a new brand worthy of your attention.  We have chosen Llora handbags. Llora handbags is a Singaporean brand creating exquisite crocodile handbags and clutches.  The craftsmanship is just beautiful, the designs exciting and elegant.  The brand has a core following in the Far East, opened in the United States in October, and has just arrived in London this month. The designer, Ling Fu, born in Indonesia and based in Singapore, spends 6-8 months painstakingly perfecting each model prior to manufacture. The crocodile skins are bought in Asia and the bags manufactured in Italy, and she has...

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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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