Does your handbag need a little care and attention?

Does your handbag need a little care and attention?

No matter how hard we try to keep our bags in as new condition it is inevitable that with use marks, stains and general wear and tear happen.  Whilst often these blemishes are barely visible and of course do not affect the enjoyment of the bag it’s always nice to have your bag looking as good as the day you first wore it.  Over the last few years Lilac Blue London staff have often been asked if they can repair, restore or clean bags and and now we are pleased to offer our Handbag Cleaning Service. The package includes full cleaning of the bag (inside and out), polishing of hardware to remove scratches, colour correcting where necessary and the addition of protection to the surface to prevent staining.  We also offer a restoration service which includes...

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Finishing touches

Finishing touches

The “Season” is in full swing, we’re in the middle of Royal Ascot; Wimbledon and Henley Regatta are next and there are Polo tournaments taking place on a regular basis.  For all these events the actual sport is only part of the occasion – it’s all about seeing and being seen and what you wear is of paramount importance.  Many outfits are months in the planning and the time and effort taken into getting the look exactly right is huge. To complement your outfit, we here at Lilac Blue London would suggest that an Hermes bag is the ideal finishing touch.  For example this stunning Vintage Kelly in Cognac Ostrich which made its debut at a Cartier Day at the Guards Polo Club and has only been worn 3 other times – it’s a...

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The amazing Himalaya.

The amazing Himalaya.

Yet another record breaking Hermes bag – this time it’s a Himalaya Birkin with 18K white gold and diamond hardware, recently sold by Christie’s Hong Kong for over $300,000.  The sale marked the 30th Anniversary of Christie’s in Asia and featured 30 prestigious lots chosen to represent the most significant and important pieces in their respective categories, the bag in question. So what is it about the Himalaya Birkins and the even rarer Kellies that make them so desirable?  Well in the main it is a combination of their exclusivity, (very few are made each year and the exact number remains shrouded in mystery), their beauty, the craftsmanship and their investment value.  What’s not to like about something that only very few...

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How hard is it to get hold of an Hermes bag?

How hard is it to get hold of an Hermes bag?

Well, according to this article in the Mail Online, it’s practically impossible, but that’s not really news to most of us. As Hermes fans know, in order to purchase from an Hermes store you need to build up a relationship with the sales assistant and be a consistent buyer of other Hermes items – scarves, belts, wallets etc – and then you may just be offered something.   The bags offered are not necessarily what you thought you wanted but the sensible Hermes buyer should never dismiss such an offer out of hand, you may never be asked again! Where then might you buy your Hermes bag?  Lilac Blue London is a long standing and respected retailer of luxury bags and accessories with all our goods guaranteed to be authentic.  We guide clients...

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The Record Breaking Diamond Birkin

The Record Breaking Diamond Birkin

Word has reached us of a new record breaking price for an Hermes Birkin…..not just any Birkin though, this one is something special.  The bag in question was a 35cm Rouge Braise in Shiny Porosus Crocodile with, and here’s the reason for the amazing price, 18 carat white gold hardware encrusted with pavé diamonds, at a total weight of more than ten carats.  The price this beauty reached was $298,000 US dollars (that’s over £200,000) and over $75,000 more than the $222,928 achieved at the Christies auction in Hong Kong for a Fuschia Crocodile Birkin. Lilac Blue have available for sale another of these magnificent bags, a 35cm Black Porosus Crocodile Birkin with the same 18 carat white gold hardware and pavé diamonds.  It’s a...

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Hermes Contour Birkin and Kelly

Hermes Contour Birkin and Kelly

As ever Hermes manages to come up with a new design twist for their bags which are always simple and without fail stunning.  New to the podium for Autumn Winter 2015/2016 and just coming into general circulation now is the Contour bag – at first sight it looks no different from a standard bag however closer investigation shows that the resin seals are in a contrasting colour creating the beautiful and subtle effect for which Hermes is renowned. So far we have only seen Rouge H with the resin in Bleu Indigo and Bleu Indigo with Rouge H resin and although there are no signs that Hermes are planning to introduce other colour combinations you never know.  In Epsom Leather only and currently available in 30cm and 35cm Birkins and 25cm, 28cm and 32cm Kelly...

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It’s all in the name!

It’s all in the name!

Isn’t it interesting how the name of something can completely change your perception of it?  We have available an absolutely stunning Kelly Mini Pochette in Tangerine Ostrich with Gold Hardware –  would it sound so alluring if it were merely named “Orange”?  I think not!  Tangerine conjurs up images of exotic blue skies, warm sun and summer days, whereas plain “orange” doesn’t really bring anything particular to my mind.   The power of suggestion is an amazing thing is it not? We absolutely love this beautiful bag, it’s a real rarity and such a wow colour – feast your...

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