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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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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Constance “On A Summer Day”

The Constance may be one of Hermes oldest designs but this summer a new Special Edition has been revealed and it’a amazing! An illustrator and designer, Nigel Peake originally trained as an architect and it certainly shows in this fabulous bag.  Look closely and you’ll find buildings and trees in this multicolour Constance.  The same design has also appeared on selected RTW items and silk pieces but in our opinion it’s on this bag that it has the most impact.           If you love the design but prefer something a little less bright then don’t worry – it’s also available in Black, on Black with Black...

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