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Hermès Retail vs Resale – Why the Big Difference?

Decoding the Economics of Desire.

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The price of a Hermès bag is outrageous.

There, I’ve said it (well…printed it. Published it, in fact).

This is something I have known to be true for many years. You know it, too. Everyone does. This is not a secret. This does not keep us from lusting after the bags. This doesn’t stop anyone from wanting them, coveting them, and buying them as frequently as their conscience and their wallet will allow.

The heart wants what it wants, in this as in all things. The prices for just about everything are on a perpetually upward trajectory, each at its own speed.

What will be the limit? Is there a point beyond which demand will drop?

Basic economic theory dictates that there must be such a point, but we do not seem to have reached it yet.

Hermes Birkin Green
Prices continue to increase, but so does demand.

Hermès defies gravity: higher prices seem to create only more demand.

We know this to be true because we have a secondary market essentially overlaid on top of the primary one: resale in luxury goods, which used to be a never-the-twain-shall-meet proposition, now has a share of the primary market for brand-new items.

The share of this market consists most often of either:

  • entry-level clients who cannot purchase what they want at a boutique, or
  • more experienced clients who do not want to wait for what they want to purchase.1

The Concept of “Pre-Spend”

These secondary market goods – and note that an important underlying assumption here is that these items are authentic – are not only the same as the primary market items: they are, in fact, the same exact items being sold for a second time by the primary purchaser, often through a resale intermediary.

The intermediary is usually an established retailer specializing in secondary market goods, optimally with a good reputation for both procuring authentic items and well-organized transactions.

Of course, a funny thing happens between the primary retail sale and the secondary one: a measurable jump in price.

The Many Hermes Bags of the VIP Opening 17
Many factors determine a bag’s desirability and price on the secondary market.

Depending upon the condition of the bag and the perceived demand for its specifications, this jump can vary anywhere from 25% to over 500% of the original retail price. Only in the topsy-turvy world of Hermès can paying the full retail price be considered a relative bargain!

For the most in-demand bags – back in the day, that was the Birkin and the Kelly2 – there has always been a jump in price for secondary market sales simply due to the difficulty in obtaining a bag from the primary market: perhaps 30 years ago there was empirically less worldwide demand for Birkins and Kellys overall, but there were also far fewer craftspeople to produce them and boutiques to purchase them from.

The increased proliferation of Hermès’ multi-metièr sales tactics created a clientele that came to understand that these bags were more likely to be offered to valued clients: initially, a somewhat nebulous concept involving a certain amount of financial commitment to the brand. This is now understood to mean those who make purchases from various departments (not just leather) and usually spend more than a nominal amount when doing so.

This has put further pressure on the secondary market prices: a Birkin costs whatever a Birkin costs, but there is the added real (but never specified) cost of being offered the Birkin to begin with. This has come to be known as pre-spend3: what amount a given client spends on other items before being offered their desired bag.

Hermes Accessories
Looking to snag your Holy Grail? Spend on accessories and other items first.

Therefore, the client is not only spending some outrageous sum on a bag: they are spending additional sums to even be offered the bag.

Yes, they are buying other items, so they are not spending these additional amounts without getting anything in return, but it is understood that if they did not make those purchases, the bag would likely not be offered.

The Right Amount of Pre-Spend?

The amount that one needs to spend at Hermès to be offered a desired bag rests on several factors, none of which are usually expressed to the client. These factors can include:

  • the desirability of the bag, including how popular its specifications are;
  • the length and depth of the client’s relationship with Hermès, with the boutique and/or Sales Associate; and
  • the other items purchased by the client.

Varying Degrees of Desirability

Not all Hermès bags are difficult to get, and demand varies even within the Birkin and Kelly lines.

This demand can vary due to the specific attributes of a given bag, including size, color, leather, and style (I will go into greater depth on this topic in an upcoming article).

Some of this is based on current trends.

For example, for the past several years, small bags have generally been in greater demand than large bags: Mini Kellys are extremely popular, while there is much less demand for 35cm and 40cm bags.

Mini Kelly
Mini Kellys remain notoriously difficult to track down.

Other factors are Hermès-specific, such as the popularity of particular colors and leathers.

The Client’s Relationship with Hermès

Hermès values the corporate-client relationship where clients usually work with the same individual Sales Associate (“SA”). Over time the SA comes to know the client’s tastes and perhaps can even anticipate what the client will like from among the newest offerings.

Of course, this makes sales from the various departments relatively easier, which draws the client further in, reinforcing the sales relationship and establishing a cycle where the client begins to feel something of a loyalty (not necessarily exclusive) towards the brand and continues to seek more products on a consistent (although not necessarily a frequent) basis.

It has been said that some departments – such as ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, and housewares – are more likely to trigger a bag offer than others. This is probably true, bearing in mind that these departments also have most of the highest-priced items, making it easy to spend a lot very quickly.

There is, of course, no exact amount of pre-spend that will determine whether a client is offered a bag: it varies from client to client (and all of this can go completely out the window on an extremely lucky day for a new client, as has been known to happen on occasion) and boutique to boutique.

The Many Hermes Bags of the VIP Opening 8
Your dream bag comes with a pre-spend worth of Twillys to accessorize it.

Some stores have many high-spending clients competing for the same bags, which will make this amount higher.

During COVID, bags were relatively easy to get, with a pre-spend of 1 to 1.5x (that is, from the same amount to one and a half times the cost of the bag) until demand started to build.

Now, however, pre-spend can be even 5x (five times the cost of the bag).

Comparing Primary vs. Secondary Market Prices

When clients are spending anywhere from 1x to 5x – from $10,000 to $50,000, or even more – to be offered a $10,000 bag, the secondary market prices don’t seem quite as disproportionate, do they?

This pre-spend also serves as a test of the market before Hermès conducts a price increase, demonstrating the likelihood that higher prices will still be met with consistent demand.

In terms of actual prices, consider the following current retail (primary market) vs resale secondary prices. We have considered current listings on Fashionphile and recent sales at Christie’s Auctions and The Real Real.

Note in the chart below that the year listed is the year that the bag was produced (and presumably sold on the primary market) and that each secondary market seller has their own methods of determining condition.

Fashionphile uses Giftable, New, Excellent, and Very Good; The Real Real uses Pristine, Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair.

Since we are focusing on the price disparity for new items, the relevant listings are of the Brand-New-in-Box variety, which would be Giftable / New / Pristine and possibly Excellent. A few from the Very Good category were included when there was nothing else available, further demonstrating much higher resale values even for used items.

BagPrices
2022
2023
2024
FashionphileChristie’s AuctionsThe Real Real
Kelly 25 Togo Retourne$10,500
$10,900
$11,300
Giftable
2023, Gris Neve GHW, $28,875

Excellent
2023, Gris Neve GHW, $28,875
2022, Etain PHW, $20,160
2021, Framboise GHW, $13,860
Pristine
2023, Orange Minium PHW, $26,000
Etoupe GHW, $24,000
2022, Black GHW, $25,000

Excellent
Gold PHW, $21,850
Etain GHW, $23,500
Kelly 25 Epsom Sellier$10,600
$11,300
$11,800
Giftable
2023, Etoupe GHW, $30,445
2022, Rouge Casaque GHW, $23,620

Excellent
2023, Celeste PHW, $31,495
2022, Rouge Casaque PHW, $26,200
Vert Jade GHW, $26,245
2022, Vert Fizz PHW, $25,200Pristine
2023, Gris Pale GHW, $27,000
Mauve Pale PHW, $25,650
Gold PHW, $26,000

Excellent
2023, Gold GHW, $26,000
Gold PHW, $22,800
Mauve Pale PHW, $23,750
Kelly 28 Togo Retourne$10,600
$11,300
$12,000
Excellent 
2022, Bleu Royal PHW, $22,575
2022, Mushroom GHW, $27,720
2021, Gold GHW, $18,900
Excellent
2023, Gris Perle GHW, $20,700
Sable GHW, $20,900
Kelly 28 Epsom Sellier$11,200
$11,800
$12,500
Excellent 
2021, Black GHW, $20,995
Black PHW, $23,625
2022, Gold GHW, $27,720
2021, Bleu Brume PHW $27,720
Pristine
2023, Gold GHW $23,750
Kelly Mini Epsom$8,250
$8,700
$9,400
New
2023, Black GHW $37,795

Excellent 
2022, Gold GHW, $28,555
Gold PHW, $28,140
Nata GHW, $25,195
Nata PHW, $29,395
Mauve Pale PHW, $28,345
2022, Black GHW, $27,720
Orange PHW, $27,720
2021, 5P Pink PHW, $30,240
Excellent
2023, Black GHW, $29,500
Gold GHW, $29,500, $29,200
Etoupe GHW, $28,000
Gold PHW, $27,500
Vert Fizz PHW, $28,000
Kelly Mini Chevre$8,550
$9,450
$10,100
Excellent
2023, Limoncello PHW, $29,395
Etoupe GHW, $30,445
2022, Jaune Bourgeon PHW, $26,035
Vert Fizz PHW, $27,295
Pristine – Asking 
2023, Vert Fizz PHW, $25,200

Excellent – Asking
2022, Brique PHW, $24,700
Kelly Mini Alligator$28,500
$31,500
$36,700
Giftable 
2023, Beton PHW, $79,795
2022, Gris Neve PHW, $67,195

Excellent
2022, Beton GHW, $82,945
Very Good
2021, Bleu Zellige PHW, $60,000
Kelly Elan ChevreN/A
$8,900
$9,250*
Giftable
2023
Black PHW, $22,045

Excellent
2023, Black GHW, $27,295
Excellent – Asking 
2023, Black GHW, $22,000
Birkin 25 Togo$10,100
$10,400
$11,400
Giftable
2023, Black GHW $34,645
Gris Neve GHW $30,445
Etoupe GHW $31,495
2021, Etoupe PHW $28,795

Excellent
2023, Vert Comics PHW, $26,245
Gold GHW, $32,290
Gold PHW, $27,875
Etoupe PHW, $31,450
Etoupe GHW, $29,920
Beige Marfa PHW, $26,455
Gris Neve PHW, $21,250
2022, Black GHW, $28,500
Gold PHW, $30,400
Chai PHW, $24,320
Vert Cypress GHW, $22,995
2021, Etain GHW, $22,680
Etoupe GHW, $30,240
2022, Cassis PHW, $15,120
Pristine
2023, Gris Pale GHW $29,000
Etoupe GHW $27,500
Black GHW $26,000

Excellent
2023, Chai GHW $25,000
Etoupe GHW $27,000
Etoupe PHW $28,000
Gold GHW $26,000
Gold PHW $25,650
Gris Neve GHW $30,000
2022, Etain GHW $20,900

Very Good
Ebene GHW $27,000
Birkin 30 Togo$11,200
$11,600
$12,500
Giftable
2023, Gris Neve GHW, $25,885
Gris Neve PHW, $20,120
Vert Yucca PHW, $24,145
2022, Craie GHW, $28,345

New 
2023, Gris Meyer GHW, $24,995

Excellent
2023, Craie GHW, $24,100
Etoupe PHW, $23,620
Mushroom GHW, $29,500

2022, Black GHW, $26,245
Gold GHW, $20,475
Gris Meyer PHW, $23,935
2022, Nata GHW, $25,200
Gris Meyer GHW, $23,940
2021, Bleu Nuit PHW, $20,160
Pristine
2023, Mushroom PHW $26,000

Excellent
2023, Etoupe GHW, $25,000
Etoupe PHW, $24,000
Vert Yucca GHW, $23,000
Gris Neve GHW, $23,000

2022, Black GHW, $21,000
Constance 18 Epsom$7,950
$8,750
$8,950
Giftable
2023, Gold GHW, $18,850
Vert Fizz GHW, $12,595
Graphite GHW, $13,645

Excellent
2022, Etain PHW, $17,855
Rouge Venetien GHW, $16,750
Gold PHW, $15,745
Nata PHW, $14,170
Etoupe PHW, $18,850
2022, Gris Meyer PHW, $12,600
2021, 5P Pink PHW, $13,860
Excellent
2023, Nata GHW $14,000

Very Good
2023, Etoupe GHW, $13,000
Black GHW, $13,000
Constance 18 Chevre$9,200
$10,000
$10,400
Giftable
2023, Jaune Bourgeon PHW, $12,595

Excellent
2023, Menthe PHW, $12,805
Mauve Pale RGHW, $13,950

2022, Bleu Electrique PHW, $13,960
Mauve Pale RGHW, $13,950
Mauve Sylvestre RGHW, $13,950
2022, Mauve Sylvestre RGHW, $11,340
2021, Rose Texas PHW, $11,970
Excellent
2023, Mauve Pale RGHW, $13,050
Constance 24 Epsom$9,600
$9,900
$10,800
Excellent
2023, Gold GHW $18,895
Orange PHW $16,795

2022, Etoupe GHW $15,535
Gold GHW $18,995 
Rose Confetti PHW $14,695 
Vert Cypress PHW $13,225
2022, Mauve Sylvestre RGHW, $17,640

2021, Mauve Sylvestre RGHW, $12,600
Excellent – Asking
2023, Vert Fizz PHW, $17,100
2022, Gris Meyer GHW, $18,050
Lindy Mini Clemence$6,400
$6,650
$7,300
Giftable
2023, Bleu Pale GHW, $12,280

New
2023, New White GHW, $10,075

Excellent
2023, Vert Comics PHW, $9,570
Sun PHW, $12,550
Bleu Pale GHW, $12,070
Etoupe GHW, $11,860
2022, Lime PHW, $10,080
2021, Rose Shocking PHW, $10,080
Jaune de Naples PHW, $12,600
Pristine
2022, Trench GHW $9800

Excellent
2023, Black GHW, $9,950
Feu GHW, $10,500

2022, Mauve Sylvestre PHW, $8,500

Lindy Mini Swift$6,800
$7,100
$7,750
Excellent
2022, Rose Sakura PHW, $9,445
Nata GHW, $10,495
2021, Rose Sakura PHW, $9,450Pristine
2022, Trench GHW $12,000
Mauve Sylvestre PHW $8,091
Jypsiere Mini EvercolorN/A
$7,300
$8,100
Giftable 
2023, Vert Comics PHW, $8,360
Beton GHW $10,160

2022, Bleu France PHW, $10,495
Excellent
2023, Black GHW On Hold $8,450
2022, Beton PHW $9,500
Evelyne TPM 16 Clemence$1,900
$2,050
$2,200

Giftable
2023, New White PHW $4405, $4,195
Biscuit PHW $4,185, $4,060

Excellent 
2023, Craie GHW, $4,615
Orange PHW, $4,195
Gris Neve PHW,  $3,565
2022, Nata GHW, $3,276
Bleu France GHW, $4,410

2021, Black PHW, $3,780
Craie GHW, $4,410
Pristine
2023, Vermillion PHW, $3,900

Excellent
2023, Black GHW, $4,050
Gold PHW, $3,700
Nata GHW, $3,150
Rose Texas PHW, $3,150

2022, Gold PHW, $3,500 
Mauve Sylvestre PHW, $3,200
Even with Hermès’ high prices, there is a huge increase in cost for new bags on the secondary market.

As you can see above, even though Hermès’ prices are high to begin with, the secondary market prices are significantly higher for the most popular sizes and styles.

For example, the 2023 Black Mini Kelly in Epsom, listed on Fashionphile as New, has a current listed price of $37,795 when the primary market retail price for the bag was $8,700: this secondary market listing is more than 4x the retail price!

Even the completed recent sale at The Real Real, in Excellent (not Pristine) condition for $29,500, is still hovering near 3 1/2 times the retail price. Other popular styles yield similar results, including the 25cm Kellys and Birkins in Togo leather, which seem to sell for around 3x retail price (with variations based on color and/or hardware).

Interestingly, 18cm Constance yields about 1 1/2 – 2 x if the bag is in Epsom; Chevre bags don’t do quite as well (closer to 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 x), and a surprise winner is the adorable Evelyne TPM, which can yield more than 2x for a brand new bag, especially in light colors such as New White and Craie.


  1. This article does not even contemplate the market for used Hermès items, which is itself substantial. ↩︎
  2. The Constance didn’t really have any resale traction until about 10-15 years ago.
    I recall 17 or 18 years ago, my sister-in-law’s elegant mother having some difficulty letting go of a mint-conditioned Black Crocodile Constance (Porosus) for essentially the current retail price of an Epsom Constance.
    How I weep! ↩︎
  3. I suppose the term pre-spend is really a very factual and unromantic way to look at the entire purveyor-client relationship, as though the pre-spend purchases are mere prologue to what really matters, which is the acquisition of the bag; I don’t know what proportion of Hermès’ clients feel that way, although I’m sure plenty do.

    I see the relationship a bit more like a dance, with each partner having their steps to take in relation to the other, but then again, my problem has never been meeting any sort of “pre-spend” amount, whatever it may be (I personally have no idea, and I may be one of the very few clients who has never bothered to calculate their pre-spend), because I’m a sucker for so many things, from scarves to shoes to ready-to-wear. ↩︎
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Barbay
Barbay
5 months ago

Anyone else feels like they no longer enjoy wearing their Hermès Birkin? I was so thrilled to buy my first B in Paris in 2000. Today, with all the “Real” housewives and other Kim Ks of the world, it’s become a nouveau riche staple. Very much like the Cartier Love bracelet… Maybe I have just outgrown these styles?

#1SnobbyB
#1SnobbyB
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

It’s sad that you let *others* influence what *you* love to wear! I can’t imagine you care about what others think of you 😉 (Or I’m wrong!!!) I’ll keep wearing my Hermès Kelly until the day I die!

Shana
Shana
5 months ago
Reply to  #1SnobbyB

Your screen names says it all.

E. G.
E. G.
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

Agree. There are more and more quiet luxury bags like Moreau, Faure Le Page, Moynat, the Row, Celine, Gabriella Hearst. So beautifully crafted using wonderful leathers and style. And after my last experience in an Hermes boutique where an SA handed me a pair of dirty cotton gloves to don prior to touching a purse….I’m not so quick to rush back there even to peruse the scarves.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

ABSOLUTELY. Social media flexers and tacky celebs have driven the brand into the ground. I don’t want to sell, but I rarely carry a Birkin anymore. It’s also not safe to carry.

Holly
Holly
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

If wearing your Birkin is dependent on how exclusive you feel, then perhaps its worth trying to reflect on why that is vs blaming external sources…?

Barbay
Barbay
5 months ago
Reply to  Holly

I think you’re missing my point entirely. It’s quite the reverse. In my humble opinion, Birkins have completely lost what some may describe as “quiet luxury” nowadays. In the 1990s, this bag used to be somewhat under the radar but now with social media and reality tv, it’s everywhere all the time. People give you looks when you walk around with a Birkin—and I don’t enjoy that feeling at all. I don’t need to ever feel “exclusive” by the way. I’m a very secured and happy person who’s enjoying her last few years on this blue planet. 🙂

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

Could not agree more. I started my collection in the 1980s, when you could easily get whatever you wanted, or place a special order. You didn’t have to grovel or even get to know a salesperson . It’s a bad joke now. It’s the FRENZY and overexposure surrounding the bags now,,not the bags themselves. It’s a HUGE turn off to me.

Memphis
Memphis
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

I don’t feel this way about my bags. I don’t play attention to what “celebrities” carrying or even if the bag is oversaturated in the market. I carry what I love and wear it wherever & whenever. Yes, some people notice what I carry and I’ve been stopped and asked “Oh, is that a Birkin, Kelly, L.V., Dior, etc.”, but I don’t like to talk about my bags because to me it’s just a bag, no matter the Designer or bag. I buy only because I like quality bags and carry them for that reason alone. It has nothing to do with any perceived status, etc. and I know some people think that, but it’s not, and never has been, like that for me. It’s interesting to me how or why people think that way about bags or the person wearing them. I don’t understand it.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Memphis

I do pay attention because I detest what celebrity culture has become, and I do not want to be associated with it or the attention that a B bag gets. If that makes me a snob or perceived as “insecure”, so be it. Birkin culture is veering dangerously close to tackiness. The bag is also unsafe to carry in large cities. Why? because every Jill and Joe Six Pack now knows what it is.

Many younger commenters here may not remember a time when Hermès was a brand that was virtually unknown in the US. We old school Hermès customers remember very well, and we are are moving on from the brand.

Memphis
Memphis
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlotte

Yes, you may be moving on, but there are many other new customers that will eagerly take your place. In fact, according to my Hermes S.A. that is their target market. I’ve been an Hermes customer for over 20 years & don’t notice or give a shit what these so called celebrities carry? I couldn’t tell you who is or isn’t a celebrity because I don’t care or pay attention. Why should I or anyone else? It’s all so superficial and silly to try and emulate someone else.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Memphis

I am perfectly aware that Hermès must target a younger clientele. Good for them, and good for me, as I am a stockholder in the company but still won’t be buying any more bags.

Memphis
Memphis
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlotte

You are a stockholder in Hermes? I put my money in high tech companies, but maybe I should explore Hermes, too. If their stock is doing well I’m in. Thx for the tip!

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Memphis

Wouldn’t buy it now. It’s way overvalued at the moment.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlotte

…And for me, that makes over 40 years as a H customer. Now, THAT’s old school.

Anon
Anon
5 months ago
Reply to  Barbay

Some people are easily triggered. Totally get what you mean, I feel this way about a lot of the items I own. On the lookout for new and unique designs or less popular ones from the leading brands. Watched Expats on Prime the other day and Nicole Kidman’s Loewe Flamenco tote looked really nice.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago
Reply to  Anon

I am loving Valextra and Peter Nitz in Zurich.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago

FWIW, no matter what Hermès call you, we are Hermès customers, not clients. Companies who have clients have a very specific fiduciary and legal responsibility towards those they represent, i.e. attorneys, real estate agents, or tax accountants. “Client” just sounds loftier, so luxury brands like to use it.

Kate
Kate
5 months ago

I just got offered from an Hermes store a mini Kelly tricolor which was produced in 2022 (u stamp). How can that be? Does this mean nobody wanted this one? So it’s a left over? Have you experienced that or heard anything like that before? Thx

Memphis
Memphis
5 months ago
Reply to  Kate

I’ve been on the waiting list for this for a long time. Maybe it was recently purchased and is a store return? That’s happened with me before. If you want this bag you should grab it. Or, if you change your mind you can sell it for a huge profit on FP. It’s in very high demand.

Terri
Terri
5 months ago

Thank you for such an informative article.
The resale price of H in Japan is exuberant, although the Yen is currently quite weak.
The term ‘pre-spend’ makes sense, and many of my friend jokingly uses the term ‘tag-alongs’!

JocelynKL
JocelynKL
5 months ago

Fashionphile buys Hermes for pennies, always well below retail, and then marks up the bags ridiculously high.

Annabella
Annabella
5 months ago

Interesting that there is a pre-spend in the US, I find it rather money grabbing and vulgar to be honest. This is definitely not the case in every country H is located in.
I personally would not feel comfortable wearing one out at this price point, way to scared of someone trying to steal it.

hello_its_me
hello_its_me
4 months ago
Reply to  Annabella

This is their business model and it is definitely working. Look at their stocks, they are valued at more than 200B.

Becky
Becky
5 months ago
Reply to  Annabella

It is very much vulgar, but I’d be interested to see how money-grabbing it really is. Would they make more money if they supplied the demand, rather than creating more demand by offering little supply? I know they’ve driven away my business more than a few times because their practices were just too shady.

Reed1
Reed1
5 months ago

Everyone (influencers) has one or two or five. Hermes is going to crash and burn with the over saturation of these handbags.

Charlotte
Charlotte
5 months ago

Hermès most recent move (that was easy to see coming) is to send 35 cm Birkins roaring down the runway for their latest collection. YES! They’re Baaaaack. Butm, let’s spend a few years convincing women that Barbie bags are worth WAY more than bigger bags. SMH.

Becky
Becky
5 months ago

What really irks me is when Hermes dramatically gasps and pearl-clutches over theses “secondary-retail markets.” Don’t get mad over something you created. You aren’t allowed to so stupid as to not realized this was going to happen, so stop faking moral outrage over it.
If they would just accept peoples’ money without insisting customers jump through hoops just to buy an item, it would take up a lot less energy on both sides, and they wouldn’t have this issue.

If I want an item badly enough, I’m willing to spend 5x to someone who isn’t going to insist I go through years of a song and dance first. I have a lot more money than I do energy for that sort of crap.

Ivory
Ivory
4 months ago

I understand the fatigue around the Birkin or Kelly but why should that stop anyone from liking the pieces from the brand? It’s your style at the end of the day and Hermès makes other items that are very much under the radar (the non-Avalon blanket home textiles for example).