If you follow us on Instagram and TikTok, you’ll know our latest series shares the bags we see in the wild, meaning bags we love being carried by people in different cities and places. It’s been one of the most enjoyable series for me, as I’ve spent years staring at the bags other people carry, and we’ve loved being able to talk to many people about the bags they are spotted carrying as well.

An Hermès Himalayan Duo

Hermes Himalaya Croc Kelly

This past Friday, Vlad and I were on set for a shoot for a selection of new Prada Bags that we’ll be sharing soon, and we needed to pop over to Miami Design District to return, grab a few items, and get some coffee. As I walked by the Dior store, a bag caught my eye. I did what felt like 23 double takes to realize that I was looking at an Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Kelly in the wild. What made it even more special was seeing that she was wearing matching Hermès Himalayan Oran Sandals and a really great Gucci skirt. I kept my distance but just kept looking. I’ve “seen” this bag so many times, but never casually being carried on a Friday. Sure, I’ve been to some pretty swanky events and have seen really great bags there, but there was something even rarer about this bag being used for a Friday shopping trip. I checked resale sites later and saw that the prices for this bag varied, but it would sell for around $200,000 or more on the resale market.

Hermes Matte Croc Birkin Blue 1

I walked to a different area and then noticed her friend walked up to join her, and she was carrying an absolutely stunning Matte Crocodile Birkin (our writer Notorious Pink thinks it was Matte Bleu Paon). On the resale market, this bag would probably sell for around $75,000. I stood in complete shock at these two women and their bags. Soon they were greeted and walked into the store to shop, and I just kept standing for what felt like an eternity smiling and being reminded that this is still something that I truly find great joy in.

What has been your most memorable or rarest bag sighting in the wild?

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Chris1011
Chris1011
21 days ago

Love the color of the crocodile Birkin. But that woman with the Himalayan (which to my eyes isn’t pretty), matchy-match sandals, purple(?) Gucci logo skirt and huge rock on her finger looks to me like a fashion victim trying to impress people. Nouveau riche.

Jim
Jim
21 days ago
Reply to  Chris1011

I love the vibe. If you’ve ever been to Asia you’ll notice women walk around with neon green Hermes bags that don’t match anything they’re wearing. It’s truly effortless for them. Some Asian billionaires have everything so they start collecting the (what to us seems like) most bizarre items and they don’t put much thought into it. I don’t think the outfit on this photo looks weird. It wouldn’t surprise me if she’s Asian because that’s something you’d see over there 🙂

Lulu
Lulu
21 days ago
Reply to  Chris1011

I don’t think so. That’s just her everyday get up! I don’t think she thinks more about than you or I putting on jeans and a t shirt.

TheHauteHedonist
TheHauteHedonist
20 days ago
Reply to  Lulu

Ageeed ! At this point in your Hermes collection , the last thing she is thinking about is trying to impress anyone …

CSK
CSK
21 days ago
Reply to  Lulu

Oh puleese! That ain’t no every day get up, hon. It’s a well thought out overkill for attention and drama.

Raven Espinosa
Raven Espinosa
21 days ago
Reply to  Chris1011

I agree. I think the whole outfit is hideous. I don’t care for the purse, shoes or skirt. I must be one of the few people in the world that does not like those bags. I prefer Chanel any day over Hermes.

Last edited 21 days ago by Raven Espinosa
Polo Princess
Polo Princess
21 days ago
Reply to  Chris1011

NOT AT ALL! What is wrong with having style! I love fashion and resent those who grabble to drag down those that can afford to wear any thing they want;, have great taste, and DO!

lalarey
lalarey
22 days ago

Chanel hula hoop bag. 65th and Madison Ave. The BIG one, which never officially went on sale. 2013. I may or may not have followed it for a block. . .

Lulu
Lulu
21 days ago
Reply to  lalarey

Doesn’t kris Jenner have that bag ?

Nan
Nan
20 days ago
Reply to  Lulu

She does, but maybe she was carrying it for the paparazzi. Then she handed it back to her assistant who gave it back to the stylist. (Idk what she does 😂).

Katy
Katy
22 days ago
Reply to  lalarey

I would/would not have done the same, but probably followed it more than a block! 😂

Thefashionableteacher
Thefashionableteacher
23 days ago

I saw a local socialite carrying an orange Birkin at the mall. She was wearing a track suit in the same color as the Birkin. She looked very effortless yet sophisticated even in her very casual outfit. I try to emulate that (minus the Birkin) look because I’m a casual person.

JolieS
JolieS
21 days ago

Believe the sandals are the Oasis model, not the Oran.

Polo Princess
Polo Princess
21 days ago

Being invited to Designer Kathy Hardwick’s (you know, trained Tom Ford) Park Avenue residence. She shared with me so many wonderful fashion tips and insights. She just reads of understated CLASS, It was really her year as she was the Mets 68 year fashion honoree. HER ins with all the design houses was awe inspiring. Then we got to Hermes!!! Well she just goes to Hermes Paris and of course the welcome mat must just about hit her on the head. She had special ordered Matte alligator 25cm and 30cm birkins in just about every color with a couple , basic color riding style jackets to match. In some of the jackets she ordered 34s and 36s . One jacket was too large for her and she asked if I wanted to try it on! But I was so nervous I declined. After looking at at least 10 matte alligator birkins , she then showed me her own design evening clutches in every color. Her Hermes bags and clothing were quick turn around all fall season that coming season. MY special order bags on the other hand would take a year, and my 25cm porocus
black croc with palladium hardware almost 3 well worth it years!

Terri
Terri
22 days ago

Def would be the Thom Browne Hector bag!! Much more rare than Himalayan Birkin/Kelly’s that I usually see in high-end malls.

microbagfiend
microbagfiend
16 days ago
Reply to  Terri

Had to look that one up but now I am adding the Hector slipppers onto my wishlist. So cute!

Michele
Michele
19 days ago

Not gonna lie- had to look that one up. I love it

Lisa
Lisa
21 days ago

I just purchased the L.V. duck bag from my Saks S.A. It’s just as quirky as the T.B. Hector bag. 😂

Michele
Michele
19 days ago
Reply to  Lisa

Oh my gosh! Love that!

psny15
psny15
21 days ago

Judith Leiber bags 💎💎💎💎💎

Suse
Suse
21 days ago

I once saw a Birkin Himalayan sitting on its chair at the beach restaurant of the Cheval Blanc / St. Barths. After lunch the couple went back to their beach chairs . I took a picture because I could not believe it and just looked for it . Still have it .

Lulu
Lulu
21 days ago
Reply to  Suse

I think that bag isn’t supposed to sun tan ! 🤣

Zade
Zade
21 days ago

Were they asian? Just guessing. Cause from where i’m from, this is not a rare sight 😮‍💨

Reba
Reba
21 days ago

I saw a Himalayan birkin and thought it was fake but later on I found out that it was a insta celeb here in Stockholm Sweden that owns it, so it was real.

Last edited 21 days ago by Reba
paul dune
paul dune
19 days ago
Reply to  Reba

Once saw a Himalayan birkin on the arm of a lady in St Moritz’s Switzerland weaing a floor lenght coat of sable.

Maddy
Maddy
21 days ago
Reply to  Reba

Eh…there are quite a few Insta “celebs” carrying super fakes, you could have seen a fake 🙈

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