Discover the World’s Most Coveted Handbags

Discover the World’s Most Coveted Handbags

During London Fashion Week Lilac Blue London will be hosting a fabulous event at the Belgraves Hotel, Chesham Place, London SW1 8HQ which should be a “must visit” for all Hermes fans. From Sunday 20th September until Tuesday 22nd September there will be the opportunity to see (and buy) some fabulous bags and we would love you to join us if you can.  We will be hosting private tea parties on all days and in the evening of Monday, 21st September there will be a champagne reception featuring experts talking about “Vintage Bags: The Fashion and It’s Allure” and “How to Tell a Real From a Fake”.  In addition Rocky Mazzilli from YearZeroLondon will be demonstrating his amazing art of customisation – have a look at his...

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The Hermès Birkin Sellier 40

The Hermès Birkin Sellier 40

Earlier this year you may remember seeing some press coverage on a new “pared down” look for the Hermès Birkin.  Well if you snapped up one of these you may well have landed yourself with a major investment as word on the street (and in the store) is that Hermès have ceased production of this particular bag and are unsure as to whether any more will be made. Opinions were divided as to whether this was a truely fabulous new bag or a ploy from Hermès to encourage those customers who want every version of the iconic bag to dip into their pockets again.  Either way it was certainly different – Hermès leather design director Couli Jobert set out to  “to create an essential design without clutter” and consequently removed the famous...

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Record Breaking Birkin

Record Breaking Birkin

On June 1st at a Christie’s Auction in Hong Kong a new high was set for an Hermes bag.  The magic figure of $222,928 (US dollars) was for a 35cm Fuschia  Birkin in Shiny Porosus Crocodile  with 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware.  This beats the previous highest price of $203,150 for a Birkin,  a 30cm Rouge H in Shiny Croc, again with the 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware, sold by Heritage Auctions in December 2011. The identity of the buyer of the Fuschia Birkin is unknown and likely to remain so, but looking through the results of the sale it’s obvious that there is more than one individual happy to spend six figures on an Hermes bag. These figures are taken from the Christie’s website, amounts are in USD: 35cm Fuschia Birkin in...

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Malachite

Malachite

A couple of seasons ago Hermes introduced a new green to their colour palette – Malachite.  It’s a gorgeous green shade, with a hint of blue and is great in any leather.   Malachite is a mineral which gets its colour from the copper it contains, it was well known to ancient Egyptians and was popular with Greeks  and Romans for jewellery and ornaments as it was believed to ward off the “evil eye”. Who knows whether those at Hermes who developed the colour had this in mind when they named it Malachite, but it’s a wonderful shade nonetheless.  At Lilac Blue we have three completely different options in Malachite – a cute 30cm Birkin in soft Taurillon Clemence, a rare 35cm Birkin in Shiny Croc and a gorgeous 40cm Kelly. If...

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Beautiful Bordeaux

Beautiful Bordeaux

Much loved by Victoria Beckham, the Bordeaux Birkin is both stunning and elusive.   Only available in Crocodile these Birkins don’t appear often and as a result are usually snapped up pretty quickly.  Lilac Blue have this gorgeous 35cm bag available in Shiny Crocodile with Gold Hardware – a classic combination which will never date.  If you’re too late for this bag then we also have another Shiny Croc Birkin, this time in beautiful Cassis, a colour fast becoming as desirable as the...

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The Shadow Birkin

The Shadow Birkin

When the Jean Paul Gaultier designed Shadow Birkin first appeared in 2009 there were a lot of Hermes followers who were less than impressed – it really didn’t hit the spot for many Birkin buyers.  However we all seem to have moved on a bit since then and it’s now becoming a real collectors item with prices moving steadily higher. The initial concept did seem a bit strange – how could you possibly have a Birkin without the hardware?  How would it work – and more importantly how would it look?  JPG explained to Harpers Bazaar that his “idea was to work around the trompe l’oeil concept with the Birkin” and that “the flap, straps, and clochette seem to have been chiseled in the raw material, the result of...

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The Mini Kelly

The Mini Kelly

The 20cm Kelly, known more often as the Mini Kelly is a rare beast these days.  There were never that many made in the first place and now they are no longer in production their desirability has increased, and keeps on increasing. These cute little bags are perfect for evenings out and have room for all your party essentials, so they’re not just beautiful to look at they’re practical too!  Feast your eyes on these three vintage beauties; Bleu Saphire in Shiny Alligator, Black & Red in Imperial Suede or Black Box studded with Gold.     FacebookTwitterPinterest

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