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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More investment advice!

More investment advice!

The idea of using something other than stocks and shares, property or gold for investment purposes has become positively main stream this days.  When once we looked no further than these classic investments, people searching for a good return are venturing further afield, in particular looking at luxury items such handbags whose value reliably increases even during times of economic trouble.  The status symbol of the Hermes bag, its limited availability and the quality of every piece means that they are always in demand which in turn means that their value is on an upward curve.  Henry Bodkin, writing in The Daily Telegraph recently expands on this theory here. 

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How to Choose an Investment Piece

How to Choose an Investment Piece

If you have decided on making an investment in a handbag, the next issue will be how best to buy a piece, and where. Our advice is spend time and money in an Hermes boutique, dress and accessorise to impress, and be prepared to return every day for a week. Or two or three weeks. And be aware that if you do get the chance to buy a Birkin or Kelly, you will be given one option only; you cannot choose your colour or leather. Should you declare the bag unsuitable for you, there is little likelihood of being offered another model in. So the alternative is to buy from a well reputed reseller or auction house. When choosing the ideal investment, the first consideration should be the timelessness of the piece. You need a size and a model that is always going to be...

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The Handbag as an Investment

The Handbag as an Investment

February 2017 Last year in Miami a handbag sold for $298,000 (approximately £205,000).  A simple handbag.  Hailed as the most expensive handbag ever to sell, it was a Hermes Birkin made in bright red shiny crocodile with white gold straps encrusted with 10 carats of diamonds.    It was purchased in 2008 for half the price but never worn.    What was once considered an attractive accessory has turned into one of the world’s most lucrative investments.     Even ten years into the phenomenon, the trend continues to amaze people. There are a number of reasons for the phenomenon.   If you consider other relatively new investment vehicles – wine, watches, and classic cars – they are all now accepted as alternative investment pieces, and are...

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