2 posts tagged with hermes lindy

hermes crocodile lindy
Hermes Crocodile Lindy

I have gone back and forth on the decision of the Hermes Lindy. The fact is, I love the bag but was not sure it is for me. My SA has had me try it on before and as I have been speaking with my SA we have realized that my next purchase should be a Lindy. The Hermes Lindy has become a house favorite as it offers a more casual feel with every sophisticated touch Hermes is known for. The Lindy features a double sided compartment for ease of separation and use, along with a center that collapses in while being carried. Last week in Saks Vlad and I saw a woman wearing a casual sundress paired with a Graphite Lindy. Everything about her outfit and look was perfect, and the Lindy truly finished it off! While I meticulously pick which color is good for me, I still have a dream Lindy, my holy-grail of Lindy’s. The Hermes Crocodile Lindy is what I call 100% drool worthy. Matte crocodile from the house of Hermes is divine, as it ages it develops the perfect gloss. The Lindy above is graphite 30 Lindy in ultra-supple matte niloticus crocodile. I can not control my love of the handbag when I see it, for every part of me wants it. But the closest I will get to that bag now is in my dreams, because the price is out of my budget. So while I carefully pick my next Hermes bag purchase, I will continue to yearn for the ‘too-expensive-right-now’ Hermes Crocodile Lindy. The price of leather Lindy’s range in the $5,000’s while the price of the Crocodile Lindy, well, as much as I want to know I also don’t want to know. Inquire at your local Hermes boutique.

I just confirmed price of the Hermes Crocodile Lindy is $22,700. Precisely as I expected, out of my budget!

hermes valencia spain

While in Spain a few weeks ago, my mom and I popped into Hermes Valencia. The store was in a beautiful area and there were beautiful bags sitting on the shelves begging me to take them home. There was the 25 cm Birkin in Etoupe, the baby, who was incredibly chic and cute. The Kelly’s were more vast and even more stunning, including a 40 cm Kelly in Rose Dragee with Swift leather. And while I loved the bag, my mom fell head over heels for it. Her heart was set on this bag, 100%. We took it out, she tried it on, she stood in front of the mirror. I was playing with the 30 cm Black Croc Birkin, but my mom was not having any of that, the Rose Dragee had her heart. Personally a Hermes Lindy or Kelly Longue in Rose Dragee would get my vote; but not my mom, the 40 cm Kelly was perfect. The problem was the price. It is not that we went into it thinking anything from Hermes is inexpensive, it is that the exchange rate is so horrible for the US Dollar versus the Euro. The 40 cm Kelly cost 6500 Euro. A whopping 10,036 US Dollars. Obscene, right? What happened to the times of traveling to Europe and finding deals? We realized that almost every English speaker we heard was from England, not the US. The economy in the US is definitely in a slump and the dollar is very weak, which means less Americans traveling abroad and meant that we left Hermes Valencia empty handed.

Have you felt the effect of the weak dollar on your travels? (more…)