You can’t go wrong with Hermes for Valentine’s day.

You can’t go wrong with Hermes for Valentine’s day.

Here’s some ideas for Valentine’s day, whether you are Mr Right but you have no idea of what to buy or you’ve simply forgotten that Valentine’s day is today … either way, have a look at Lilac Blue London latest showcase at the Dorchester. You can’t go wrong with these iconic Hermes items: this birkin 25cm goes with everything in the classic colour etoupe (and especially with the Hermes watch just above with its bracelet in matching colour!) But if you want to go for jewellery, what don’t choose that Collier de chien in black, another famous Hermes item… The mini black Vespa and parchment Kelly cut are also good options with colours very easy to wear. And if you are still not sure, why don’t you go with this idem belt: it’s...

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The Handbag as an Investment

The Handbag as an Investment

February 2017 Last year in Miami a handbag sold for $298,000 (approximately £205,000).  A simple handbag.  Hailed as the most expensive handbag ever to sell, it was a Hermes Birkin made in bright red shiny crocodile with white gold straps encrusted with 10 carats of diamonds.    It was purchased in 2008 for half the price but never worn.    What was once considered an attractive accessory has turned into one of the world’s most lucrative investments.     Even ten years into the phenomenon, the trend continues to amaze people. There are a number of reasons for the phenomenon.   If you consider other relatively new investment vehicles – wine, watches, and classic cars – they are all now accepted as alternative investment pieces, and are...

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A Kelly in a shop window?!

A Kelly in a shop window?!

We always keep a keen eye on Hermes shop windows, and walking passed the Bond Street store the other evening, I was amazed to see a Kelly in the shop window – what a rare sight!   It would definitely surprise me to find one in an actual shop so even more in the vitrine! Then I realised what really caught my eye was the minimalism of the display: it looked so empty, almost unfinished, with just a couple of shoes, a sport bag… And the Kelly.   I thought of the Hermes shop window in Dubai: very colourful and lively, but with almost no Hermes items in it.  When I went back to Paris last weekend,  I went to Hermes rue de Sèvres and again, I noticed that their vitrines were very abstract, with some artistic display and no products at all…which is a huge...

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Lilac Blue London at the Dorchester.

Lilac Blue London at the Dorchester.

With Christmas coming soon, why not go to The Dorchester Hotel for an enchanting afternoon tea, with live Christmas carols on weekends and their giant gingerbread cake?           We have chosen one of the most elegant five-star hotels in London to showcase some of our Hermes bags and accessories.  But if you can’t make it by Christmas, don’t worry, we will be there for a while… but the cake might be...

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Birkin price update.

Birkin price update.

Look what we found on this amazing handbags blog: the latest prices of the iconic Hermes Birkin handbag! According to www.purseblog.com, these are the last updated prices from July 2016, depending on the size and the leather. They also give prices in Japan and the USA but trying to follow up on the ones in British Pounds is hard enough with all the fluctuations since the Brexit referendum! Both Hermes consumers and resellers are fascinated by these rate changes as it means that one day, Birkins might be cheaper in British Pounds and the following day, they might actually be cheaper in Euros. Hermes will update their prices in January 2017, as they do each year, but meanwhile, we will have to be quite assiduous on the exchange rates… Let’s just hope France does...

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10 Reasons to buy an Hermes Bag.

10 Reasons to buy an Hermes Bag.

We’ve known for a long time that Hermes bags are a great investment, both as part of your wardrobe and financially and it’s great to see that the PurseForum bloggers feel the same – here they give 10 Reasons as to why an Hermes bag is such a good buy.  

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New to Lilac Blue

New to Lilac Blue

If you’re looking for an Hermes Birkin or Kelly but don’t have the time to browse through all our pages we have introduced a new feature to make life easier.  We now have a “New Arrivals” page where all the newly available bags will be listed so you can see bags new to Lilac Blue London in one place.  The bags will still be listed in the usual place so if you do prefer to look through all our pages then you won’t miss out.

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