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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Investing in Hermès

Investing in Hermès

Investing in anything always involves risk, however some investments are more of a “sure thing” than others and if you’re looking for somewhere to grow your money then it would be advisable to look at Hermès bags, and the Birkin in particular. A recent study published by Baghunter has proven this beyond doubt.  The company compared the performance of the S&P 500, Gold and the Hermès Birkin over a 35 year period and the results were startling.  The average annual return for the S&P 500 was 11.66% (nominal), 8.65% (real); for Gold the return was 1.9% and for the Hermès Birkin it was 14.2%. For the full report check out the Baghunter study, it makes very interesting...

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New Year = New bag!

New Year = New bag!

Happy New Year!  I know it’s still winter and in the UK the weather is dark and damp, but now that 2016 is here our thoughts are turning to spring.  One of the new colours from AW 2015/2016 was this pretty shade of pinky purple which is very accurately named as Glycine, or Wisteria in English.  We have a lovely 25cm Birkin in Glycine Evercolor with Palladium Hardware – the Evercolor leather is soft but holds its’ shape well which is great for this size bag.   If you like the 25cm size but prefer it in a Kelly then there is a gorgeous Rouge Pivoine Kelly in Taurillon Clemence leather with Gold Hardware – Rouge Pivoine provides a real burst of colour, it is a pink but with hints of watermelon and it will brighten up these dark days...

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Christmas Specials

Christmas Specials

If you’re looking for something to buy for the one you love (or yourself of course) then have a look at the lovely Hermes bags we have available right now. There are some truly amazing and rare Hermes bags out there right now; how about a Horseshoe stamp 2 tone Croc Kelly in Bordeaux and Sanguine?  We have one.   The elusive Arlequin Birkin in 6, yes 6 colours?  We have one of those too.    This Arlequin comes in Ultraviolet, Bleu Obscure, Bleu Lin, Etoupe, Etain and Gold and is quite possibly the last unworn Birkin of this type in the world,  only a few were made and it is an incredibly highly prized bag. If you like something a little more subtle then take a look at the  unusual Limited Edition Ghillies Birkin in Matte Alligator  In a combination...

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