If the Hermès resale market seems suddenly more flush in the near future, there might be a very good reason why: At the end of last week, a band of thieves filched 500 Hermès bags from a packaging and logistics facility outside Paris, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

The six thieves targeted the facility, CAMS in Le Plessis-Bouchard, because it had been contracted to package and transport the bags, and they chose a time to strike when the only person on the premises was the manager, whom they forced to load the bags onto their truck. Curiously, WWD also notes that the thieves were not visibly armed on surveillance footage. They are still at large.

The bags in question had individual values of up to 5,000 euros, or $5,354 at current exchange rate. That would seem to indicate that the stolen bags weren’t the brand’s most famous models–Birkins, for example, start at prices nearly twice that of the most expensive bag in the missing group.

This incident is the latest in a series of luxury goods robberies across the world, usually involving accessories, jewelry and timepieces that have rabid resale markets.

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shueaddict
shueaddict
7 years ago

Evil eBay is not just for Olivia Pope?

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
7 years ago

500??!!!!!

Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago

Only in France…

T Tara Bagnista
T Tara Bagnista
7 years ago

Inside job.

Jack Neill
Jack Neill
7 years ago

Where would they even sell these bags? With the tags anyone can pick them out in ebay or rakuten etc.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  Jack Neill

Asia

Averil
Averil
7 years ago

Even that is too low a price for the Constance or Kelly…

INSTAGRAM SHANNA_BRUCH
INSTAGRAM SHANNA_BRUCH
7 years ago
Reply to  Averil

maybe it’s just 6 crazy women who are obsessed with hermes XD “they steal to wear it, not to sell it”:P

Tristan
Tristan
7 years ago

Alternate Title: “5 Hermes bags stolen” lol

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  Tristan

I spit out my coffee on this comment! Ha

Joyll
Joyll
7 years ago

I own 2 Birkins & my fiancé & I just had a good laugh about this!!! But honestly, it was an inside job & the manager was in on it & they only took the bags that would not be most expensive & therefore not a big deal for Hermes & the French police/Interpol to fuss over! They know they’re all insured so….

Christine
Christine
7 years ago

Catch ‘m, hang ‘m and deport ‘m!

Sip the Diva
7 years ago

I hope they come to the DC area with them bwhwhahaha! Awww

Jamie Porterfield
Jamie Porterfield
7 years ago
Reply to  Sip the Diva

lol…hit me up and send one down to NC if they do ; )

Sip the Diva
7 years ago

I sure will for the price of following my blog 🙂

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