Last January, Hermès increased prices in the US market, so we’ve been on the lookout for information on a potential 2016 increase. As of right now, the intel we’re receiving from Hermès shoppers via their sales associates is there’s no increase coming for the US that anyone knows of. However, the same can’t be said for eurozone Europe; earlier this week, a price increase went into effect for countries using the Euro.
Hermès is working to align global prices so that they match across markets and theirs little incentive to shop outside your home market. Though it would be easier for us to track and share, price increases do not happen at the same time globally, and when and if there’s an increase they are not uniform in terms of percentages across product categories. As of right now, Hermès’s January 5th price increase has affected only countries that use the Euro; the UK is not included and there are rumors that there won’t be an increase there because of the strength of the British pound.
Percentage-wise, our Forum members have reported increases on bags ranging from 3.7% to as much as 11%, depending on material and style. Here’s the old and new prices on a few items that I gathered from the thread on the PurseForum:
Birkin 30 Togo: €6750 to €7000
Birkin 35 Togo: €7400 to €7800
Birkin 35 Epsom: now €7550
Birkin 35 Himalaya: €43,300 to €48,100
Himalayan Crocodile Birkin 30cm: €36,500 to €42,100
Himalayan Crocodile Birkin 35cm: €43,300 to €48,100
Kelly Cut in Swift: €3650 to €3850
Jypsiere 28 in Clemence: €5460 to €5600
Twillys: €135 to €140
Clic Clac Bracelet (medium size): €545 to €565
Jumping Boots: €1800 to €1900
Liberty Flat Shoes: €570 to €590