Glorious Green

Glorious Green

The most wanted shade in a Croc bag this year (and possibly forever) is the gorgeous Emerald Green.   The colour is incredibly hard to achieve on a Croc skin and the process takes up to three times longer than any other, making one of these bags exceptionally hard to find. Emerald gemstones have long fascinated people with their intense, radiant and brilliant colour, it’s considered to be the colour of life and for centuries the colour of beauty and constant love.  What could be more perfect than this translated to an Hermes Kelly Sellier?

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The Hermes Garden Party

The Hermes Garden Party

This great casual tote bag is becoming increasingly popular and for an Hermes bag  is a relatively “easy” buy and a great addition to your Hermes collection.  Available in all leather or a combination of leather and canvas the design is simple and clean yet it is instantly recognizable as an Hermes bag.   With a snap closure at the top the roomy interior expands by unbuttoning the sides for extra carrying capacity and is perfect for carrying all of your daily essentials in effortless style – we think it makes a fabulous “dress down” bag.

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There’s red and there’s Rouge Braise….

There’s red and there’s Rouge Braise….

This has to be the most striking of the reds that Hermes delivers – Rouge Braise, which translates literally to “red embers” is a fantastic bright red, sometimes referred to as Ferrari Red.  It’s a real head turner of a colour and will most certainly get you noticed!  Seen at its best in Shiny Crocodile, Lilac Blue have a gorgeous 35cm Birkin with Palladium Hardware.

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The rarest of the rare – the Hermes So Black Birkin

The rarest of the rare – the Hermes So Black Birkin

Lilac Blue are taking delivery any minute now of one of the rarest Hermes bags there is:-  a So Black Croc Birkin 35cm. This super gorgeous limited edition comes in all black leather, all black gloss-finished hardware, and will come to you wrapped in black tissue paper, a black box, and tied with a black  ribbon. No need to worry about choosing silver or gold hardware, everything about this bag is BLACK.    

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The Kelly bag – a work of art.

The Kelly bag – a work of art.

It’s a historical fact that the Kelly is so-named after Grace Kelly was pictured carrying one across her front to hide the signs of pregnancy in 1956.  Rumour has it that Grace first encountered Hermès products when starring in “To Catch A Thief” directed by Alfred Hitchcock – costume designer Edith Head was allowed to included Hermès accessories in the film – and a lifelong affair was sparked, although the “official” name change did not take place until the mid 1970′s. These beautiful bags as we know them now evolved originally from a plain bag used as a saddle carrier at the beginning of the 20th Century, and although the design has moved on since then, the techniques and skill involved in creating them remain...

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Do you long for an “Exotic” Hermès bag?

Do you long for an “Exotic” Hermès bag?

If you have yearned for an Hermes bag in one of their exotic skins – lizard, alligator, ostrich or crocodile – then have you considered buying a “preloved” bag? The market for preloved bags is buoyant but it’s still a great way of getting that exotic skin that you’ve always wanted – these iconic bags are hard to come by first time round, but every now and then a gem will come up on the radar and it could be the one for you.  Lilac Blue have several exotic skin bags available right now – a Kelly, two Birkins, a Kelly Cut and Kelly Pochette - take a look and let us know if you’re interested! Elephant Grey is a fantastically versatile colour and this 35cm Birkin in Matte Alligator with Palladium hardware is...

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Summer is here……

Three fabulous bags have recently arrived at Lilac Blue, just in time for some fun in the sun.   First up is the gorgeous Anenome.  New for 2014 this is a fresh and jewel like purple - teamed with a white or black outfit it gives a great pop of colour. If purple’s not your thing how about the just as bright Turquoise, another fabulous pop of colour in a glorious blue which sparks memories of hot sunny days by the sea? Finally – last but most definitely not least – is the zingy pink Rose Jaipur.  This is a really eye catching colour which works particularly well when worn against neutrals like navy, grey, black and white.  Let your bag do the talking……    

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