The world of fashion is often synonymous with the world of the absurd. Don’t think I don’t realize that, I certainly do, but this world is a where art meets dreams. Hermes constantly wows us with their gorgeous designs and many times we all turn to Hermes to be shocked with sticker prices. You would think the shock wears off over time, and it does, but never completely.
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You know what’s even better than a classic? A really good twist on what everyone expects. Hermes isn’t a brand that messes with tradition too eagerly, but when it does decide to switch things up, the end results are usually spectacular. (Not to mention well-implemented. The Hermes Atelier Sacs is a thing of beauty.) Lucky for Hermes lovers, the brand’s Fall 2012 collection contains two updated classics: The Hermes Kelly Ghillies, which features spectator trim for a menswear touch, and the Hermes Club Birkin, with a leather-trimmed web inset that calls to mind the season’s sporty trends.
Luxury brands are secretive beasts by nature; they need an air of mystery and wonderment in order to maintain the exclusivity that’s necessary for consumer interest. In the past few years, though, the Internet has blown the doors off some of the industry’s most important ateliers and provided consumers with a peek at the process by which their favorite bags are made.
From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the lesser-known products that the world’s biggest brands stock on their websites. From pencils to flasks to wine accouterments, Hermes has always excelled at these nifty little pieces, and the brand certainly has a following that’s dedicated enough to snap up whatever it is it manufactures in order to round out their collections.
I’m often first in line to make gentle fun of things like $700 Hermes wine-raters, but what the company does with some of its products is truly inspirational to those of us who love accessories and the craft that goes into making them. For every leather-covered non-mechanical pencil, there’s something like the Hermes Le Pegase Lumiere Shawl, a hand-adorned piece that mixes traditional artisanship with modern aesthetics so flawlessly that I almost don’t care what other silly things might lurk in some of the more overpriced corners of an Hermes boutique.
It’s no secret we are Hermes obsessed – and this month is proving to be a stellar month to shop the brand online. No matter where I click, Hermes bags are popping up everywhere on the web, and I for one could not be more thrilled. It is extremely difficult tracking down a coveted or rare Hermes bag or accessory. Now you can cut out the wait time and the hunt by relying on trusted sources who have put together the best Hermes items both old and new.
I am officially naming April the month of Hermes. No matter where I click, Hermes bags are popping up everywhere online, and I for one could not be more thrilled. As you all know, and probably many of you have felt similarly, being able to track down an Hermes bag or accessory of your choice is extremely hard. But with trusted sources putting together the best Hermes items both old and new, we can all own a piece (or ten) of Hermes heaven.
All by itself, an average Hermes Birkin can be a very difficult bag to get your hands on. An ostrich Birkin? Even harder. An ostrich Birkin from the closet of a star? Nearly impossible. An ostrich Hermes Birkin from Kelly Rutherford’s personal Hermes collection, which she also immortalized on film in an episode of Gossip Girl? Actually, that’s something that we can help you with.
We all know and love Moda Operandi as an exclusive website to pre-order runway looks before they ever hit stores, but the e-tailer offers more than you may realize. For one, it’s not a strict members-only club anymore; all shoppers are welcome. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, MO fleshes out its pre-sale schedule with some of the most gorgeous vintage around from time to time, and until April 3, that includes some of the most spectacular pre-owned and vintage Hermes bags on the Internet.
Every now and then, I like to dig through the Hermes website to find stuff I’ve never noticed before. The site has seemingly endless categories, some of which shuffle their contents quite regularly, and most of them hold something that’s bizarre in one way or another, whether it’s brand new or has been available for years. The Hermes Taillevent Notation Red Wine Rater is part of the latter group.