If you’re a true bag lover, there’s nothing more exciting than flipping through the available pieces at a luxury auction. Sure, it’s fun to walk into a store and see what’s available, but when you’re shopping for vintage or pre-owned bags, the entire world opens up to you. Bags that are only available to longtime VIPs or that disappeared from store shelves season ago are suddenly at your fingertips, and there’s no better shopping rush than laying hands on something rare that you’ve been lusting after. Luckily for you, the Christie’s Vintage Couture Handbags and Accessories Auction is going on now through June 24. (more…)

If you’ve been following this strange story since the beginning, you know that LVMH, the luxury conglomerate that owns Louis Vuitton, has been in some hot water with European financial regulators lately over CEO Bernard Arnault’s covert maneuvers to acquire a significant portion of stock from one of his company’s biggest rivals, Hermes. Regulators from European financial agency AMF believe that some of those tactics may have been illegal, or at least not on the spirit of the law, and on Friday hit back at Hermes with quite the penalty: 10 million euros, the largest fine allowable by law. (more…)

Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev Run from Run DMC, was recently spotted carrying a hot red Hermes Constance Bag on her way in to the nail salon in LA. We saw Angela with this same bag at New York Fashion Week earlier this year – it’s always nice to see celebs getting some mileage out of their most covetable high-end bags. The Constance is, sadly, not available online, but you can shop a sampling of pre-owned and vintage Hermes bags, accessories and other wares at Portero.

Angela turns 26 this year, but she’s already designed a women’s shoe collection called Pastry, and most recently, Angela by Angela Simmons, her signature line of women’s wear, which I would describe as sexy, sporty, and quirky. There are hoodies, there are elbow patches, there are Peter Pan collars, and there are some seriously low-cut dress backs and trouser pants. It’s definitely worth taking a gander at.

Just when you thought that the one-of-a-kind, graffiti-clad Hermes Kelly Bag was the pièce de résistance of the Moda Operandi bunk boutique, the retailer has added a late contender to the game: this (also one-of-a-kind, also graffiti-clad) Hermes Birkin Bag, customized just for Moda by artist Travis W. Simon. When you see the finished product (after the jump), you won’t believe that the bag started out as a standard black Birkin from Heritage Auctions. (more…)

There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of an Hermes flash sale, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you today. Our friends at Rue La La are hosting a fabulous selection of pre-owned Hermes handbags for your shopping pleasure, and we’ve got your exclusive preview of the sale, which starts today at 11 a.m. That’s ten minutes from now, which is just enough time to check out our bright, spring-centric picks from among the sale’s many treasures.

Beyond just the standard Birkins and Kellys that we’ve all come to love from Hermes, Rue La La’s sale also features crossbodies, travel bags and accessories like wallets, watches and agendas. Whether you’re looking for a little bit of Hermes or a lot, Rue La La can help you out. Shop quickly, though – only one of each piece is available, and the sale runs for 72 hours only. Shop the full sale via Rue La La or check out our favorites from the selection below.


This Hermes Olive Green Jypsiere Bag makes a great everyday, seasonless handbag option. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Olive Green Leather Jypsiere

This never-carried Hermes Red Garance Clemence 35cm Leather Birkin Bag is both ladylike and casual. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Birkin Red Garance Leather 35cm

Want a bright everyday shoulder bag? You could do a lot worse than this Hermes Iris Epsom Leather Evelyne GM III. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Iris Epsom Leather Evelyne GM III

If you need just a little bit of Hermes in your life, the Hermes Green Togo Leather Agenda Cover can do that for you. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Green Togo Leather Agenda Cover

On the opposite end of the spectrum, this Hermes Orange H Togo Leather 45cm Steven Bag will get a whole lot of Hermes in your life. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Orange H Togo Leather 45cm Steven Bag

If you want something subtle without going with a traditional neutral, this Hermes Blue Swift Chamonix Leather 35cm Birkin Bag is the choice for you. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Blue Swift Chamonix Leather 35cm Birkin Bag

This Hermes Candy Green Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag is so bright that it almost feels refreshing. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Candy Green Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag

There’s something so rich and calming about the serious blue undertones in this Hermes Menthe Togo Leather 35cm Birkin Bag. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Menthe Togo Leather 35cm Birkin Bag

If the Birkin isn’t your bag, this elegant, spring-ready Hermes Rose Clemence 32cm Kelly Bag might be exactly what you’re looking for. Available via Rue La La.

Hermes Rose Clemence 32cm Kelly Bag 34-15

When it comes to the finest things in life, access is always an issue. Reservations at the best restaurants fill up weeks in advance, the best real estate flies off the market before a speck of dust can settle and the world’s best handbags are often sold out before they can even hit store shelves to be viewed by the public at large. When it comes to the intensely sought-after Hermes Birkin, which is quite literally the world’s most wanted handbag, that goes doubly. If you have no patience for waiting (or for playing maddening games with power-tripping sales associates), we’d like to offer an alternative: the incredible, triple-digit Birkin options available at Portero at any given moment.

Recently, a number of online retailers and flash sale have tried to pull off what Portero has been doing for the better part of a decade: connect Hermes-hungry online consumers with the collectors and resellers who have the bags that they want. With that time and experience in the marketplace, Portero can guarantee a uniquely vast selection, along with the authenticity of every piece it sells. That’s particularly important when dealing with Birkins, which can reach into the six figures for a piece with diamond-encrusted hardware.

We doubt that any Hermes collector will be able to browse through Portero’s diverse selection without seeing something she likes, but if you’ve got a particular piece in mind that still eludes you, Portero can help out with that too. All you have to do is contact the site and let them know about the object of your affections, and the team will work with their network of sources to track down exactly the piece you’ve been seeking. To get started, check out our favorite pieces from the Portero Birkin selection below, or shop over 100 Birkins via Portero. More of a Kelly or Evelyne girl? Portero has an amazing general Hermes section as well.


Hermes Red Geranium Matte Alligator 35cm Birkin Bag
$68,999 via Portero

Hermes Red Geranium Matte Alligator 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes One-of-a-Kind Tricolor Ostrich 30cm Horseshoe Birkin Bag
$59,999 via Portero

Hermes One-of-a-Kind Tricolor Ostrich 30cm Horseshoe Birkin Bag

Hermes Lime Soufre Epsom 30cm Birkin Bag
$24,500 via Portero

Hermès Lime Soufre Epsom 30cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Rouge Casaque Taurillion Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
$18,999 via Portero

Hermes Rouge Casaque Taurillion Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Mangue Orange Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag
$19,450 via Portero

Hermès Mangue Orange Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Matte Amethyst Crocodile 35cm Birkin Bag
$87,500 via Portero

Hermes Matte Amethyst Crocodile 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Menthe Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
$25,750 via Portero

Hermes Menthe Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Mykonos Matte Alligator 35cm Birkin Bag
$82,500 via Portero

Hermes Mykonos Matte Alligator 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Rose Jaipur Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
$20,000 via Portero

Hermes Rose Jaipur Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Tosca Togo 40cm Birkin Bag
$20,500 via Portero

Hermes Tosca Togo 40CM Birkin Bag

Hermes Limited Edition Celeste & Mykonos Candy Collection Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag
$21,999 via Portero

Hermes Limited Edition Celeste & Mykonos Candy Collection Epsom 35cm Birkin Bag

Hermes Vert Anis Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag
$59,500 via Portero

Hermes Vert Anis Porosus Crocodile Birkin 30 CM 34-15

We know you get a lot of Hermes bags on PurseBlog, but typically we show you the coveted Birkin. Today, I want to show you the just as well-known Hermes Kelly in a version you may have never seen before: with outside zipper pockets. This is the Hermes Kelly Lakis, and it first hit stores in 2006. The Kelly was the ladylike predecessor to the Birkin, with a single top handle that gives this structured purse a very high-end feel. Ladies who lunch love this bag, and the Hermes Kelly also comes in smaller sizes – perfect for a formal occasion where you’d still like to be able to fit things in your bag.

Of course, all Hermes bags come in different sizes and leather options, and if you choose a larger size in a grainy, thick leather (like togo or clemence), the Kelly becomes a little more casual. Adding two zip pockets really transforms the look, and that is precisely what the Kelly Lakis was introduced for. Not everyone who carries the Kelly wants a totally structured, box-shaped bag, and this version provides a sportier feel. It’s hard to track down, but I did see one pop up recently on Rue La La for $13,999.

Today’s post is a little different from our usual celeb features – the pic you see above is obviously an unnecessarily massive pile of Louis Vuitton luggage belonging to half of the Kardashian clan – Kris, Kourtney, Scott, Mason, baby Penelope, and their assorted handlers. After the jump, you’ll see pics of the whole gang fresh off a plane from NYC to London. Kourtney and Kris are carrying Hermes Birkins (Kourtney’s personal assistant and/or nanny appears to be holding hers while she wheels the stroller). Scott Disick is carrying what looks to be a Louis Vuitton Damiere Ebene Messenger Bag, though we can’t really see it well enough to ID it with the exact design name.

We were just ragging on Sarah Jessica Parker for committing the same offense just a few weeks ago. I mean, I like to have wardrobe options when I travel too, but this is just a ridiculous amount of luggage for what is likely to be just a few days’ jaunt in London, tops. If you’re looking to pick up a reasonable amount of LV for your own collection, you can shop a broad assortment of Louis Vuitton luggage on the company’s website.

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Last weekend Vlad and I took a little getaway with some friends, and on our way back into the city I saw an Hermes store out of the corner of my eye. I made Vlad whip the car around as soon as I laid eyes on the sign and we were in the parking lot before I knew it, much to Vlad’s dismay. The Hermes Manhasset‎ store was meant for me that day, and I decided I had to leave with a little something.

I ended up picking two bracelets, and I wanted to reveal my first in a different way. If you haven’t heard of Vine, it is a new app that allows you to shoot 6 second clips, and you can put it together in any way you’d like. My Ducky decided to unveil my new treasure, so sit back and enjoy as Ducky unwraps my box to reveal my Hermes Rivale Bracelet.

Also, if you are on Vine be sure to follow us, username: purseblog. (more…)

As much as people like to joke about her, Kim Kardashian ain’t no fool when it comes to fashion, and handbags in particular. Before she was famous for being famous, Kim was an LA stylist and boutique owner who frequently sold things from her own closet on eBay. Just because Kimmy’s now an internationally famous megastar who’s about to birth Kanye West’s child doesn’t mean that those wise resale instincts have gone by the wayside; Heritage Luxury Auctions’ upcoming Handbags and Luxury Accessories Signature Auction will include two bags from Kardashian’s ever-growing Hermes collection. (more…)

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