A discussion on desire, are Hermès bags worth it?

So many people are asking if Hermès bags are worth it?

The Haut à Courroies (HAC), the first bag made by Hermès. The year was 189, a full 109 years before mainstream audiences were introduced to the allure of the Hermès Birkin by Kim Cattrall as “Samantha Jones” in the episode “Coulda,

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Woulda, Shoulda” (SATC, 5th Aug 2001). We all learnt how seductive and desirable an original Hermès Birkin can be; and conversely how a counterfeit or fake will never satiate your desire. If you’re looking for your dream authentic 

The Haut à Courroies bag was made specifically for the needs of the brand's equestrian customers to assist them to carry riders' saddles. The popularity of this handbag encouraged Hermès to develop additional designs. The Sac à Dépchêches, a bag you’ll be surprised to know was renamed the now iconic Kelly, was first presented in 1935.

The Constance and Birkin were later introduced in 1959 and 1984, respectively. Hermès had dedicated themselves to the union of quality and function. This commitment is evident in every Hermès bag design. We remain enthralled by the original Hermès bags, and we are excited for the development of the Hermès bag collection.  We are seeing more and more pieces become increasingly desirable to our clients.  The seasonal releases provide amazing colour pops which will excite any wardrobe.


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These days the rise of trending social media interest in luxury brands particularly “quiet fashion” is making it increasingly difficult to find your dream bag.  Larger Hermès stores are now swamped with shoppers who are jumping on a trend. Many people ask if Hermès bags are cheaper in Paris? Retail prices are available, however the bags themselves are far more elusive. I recall an American influencer who visited the Hermès flagship store in Paris and was refused a bag as she hadn’t registered an appointment.  The Hermès Paris appointment system is over-subscribed, we have heard that there are now over 7,000 bag and leather-goods appointment requests per day. Winning the Lottery is sounding more likely.  This influencer later described how she followed one particular SA for over 2 hours around the store, with boyfriend in tow, trying to get the SA’s attention. We all have a dream Hermès bag we covet; we will all go to different lengths to get that bag. So often it is far easier to get your dream Hermès bag via a trusted reseller.

“We are of course all mortal to the allure of Hermès.”

I think we’ve all viewed content creator videos of Hermès shoppers who have accepted a stunning Hermès bag only to describe their disappointment that this bag is “not their first choice” in the hope of getting their desired bag sometime in the future.  There is no reason not to love any Hermès bag – they are all beautiful. With dominance of the Birkin and Kelly other styles are being second-rated, we believe that each bag is worthy of being in your collection.  Here we will discuss some of the different Hermès bags.


Hermès craftmanship is second to none, Hermès designs have clear references that transcend fleeting trends. Take the Picotin – a bucket bag with clear equestrian heritage, it is now a wardrobe essential. Our team love the seasonal releases, the pops of colour are incredible. Two of our favourites are the Hermès Picotin 18 Rouge Tomate PHW, and the Hermès Picotin 18 Framboise / Rouge sellier PHW. These bags are exciting pops of colour for every wardrobe.

hermes roulis shoulder bag an excellent option for those who do not want the hermes constance H closure

Another is the Hermès Roulis a bag that has been flying under the influencer radar. This is a stylish shoulder bag which our team love. The Hermès Roulis is nostalchic with a retro-futuristic feel. The Hermès Roulis is a shoulder bag which is comparable to the Hermès Constance.


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