Lovely Preloved

Lovely Preloved

If you want to be the proud owner of one of the most coveted fashion accessories of modern times but simply don’t have the patience to join long waiting lists or the budget that is sometimes required to acquire a new Hermes Birkin or Kelly, then do consider looking at the Preloved market.  There are of course a number of unscrupulous sellers who are keen to part you from your money and will try hard to persuade you that their bag is genuine – generally, the old adage of “if it looks too good to be true, then it is too good to be true” applies. Lilac Blue is a well regarded source for genuine Hermes Birkins and Kellys: we have been supplying these elusive bags to a highly prestigious global clientele around the globe since 2005 and we also...

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Decisions, decisions.

Decisions, decisions.

Lilac Blue have recently offered for sale two gorgeous Birkins – one in Bleu Abysse, the other in Brighton Blue – both in shiny Porosus Croc and both with Silver Hardware so how do you choose between them?  Well, size is probably the major factor with the Bleu Abysse in 30cm and the Brighton Blue in 35cm but once that decision is made the choice comes down to the two very different blues.  Have a look at these two colour swatches (courtesy of Spotted Fashion) to help you make your mind up. Bleu Abysse is a truly rich dark blue, it changes from almost black to a more navy blue in the bright light and is an incredibly versatile shade.  If you normally carry a black bag but are looking for a bit of a change, but nothing too dramatic then consider this...

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Summertime blues?

Summertime blues?

Summer is nearly over in the UK, although the weather we’ve been having recently completely disproves that – it’s been a fabulous couple of weeks with blue sky and almost wall to wall sunshine. I blogged earlier about colours for autumn, but for those of you who are hanging on to the idea of summer we’ve some beautiful bags available to stretch the season.  This gorgeous Kelly Flag in Epsom Leather combines Bleu Thalassa, a crisp sea blue, with sharp Blanc – the two colours work beautifully together on this bag and just shout out “summer”.  If you’d rather a block colour, then how about Bleu Izmir?  A classic turquoise reminiscent of sparkling swimming pools and warm seas – currently we have a 25cm Birkin...

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Is the Toolbox a classic in the making?

Is the Toolbox a classic in the making?

If you don’t want to wait for a Birkin or Kelly, or just want a different bag for different occasions then do consider the Hermès Toolbox.  Some people are certain that’s it’s a classic in the making – here at Lilac Blue we’re not so sure, but it is still a fabulous bag, lovely to look at and eminently practical too. First introduced for the Fall/Winter 2010 collection it is available in three sizes, 20cm W x 21cm H x 15cm D; 26cm W x 25cm H x 18cm D; 33cm W x 37cm H x 23cm D, three different leathers (Swift, Evercolour and Nilocitus Crocodile), and a good selection of colours, including Orange, Rubis, Gold, Feu, Etoupe and various blues.  The bag is designed to give you several different looks – it can be carried by hand...

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery….

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery….

It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, however there are exceptions to the rule! We have recently come across a company based in Munich also calling itself Lilac Blue, using a similar typeface and colour scheme, and coincidentally selling Hermes handbags.   PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS COMPANY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CONNECTION WITH LILAC BLUE LONDON AND WE DO NOT ENDORSE THEM OR THEIR PRODUCTS IN ANY WAY.     The original is the best, and that is us: Lilac Blue London Ltd Rembrandt House 5 Vigo Street London W1S 3HB +44 (0)845 224 8876

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Looking ahead to Autumn

Looking ahead to Autumn

I know the skies are still blue and the sun is still shining (mostly!), and that some of you have yet to go on holiday, but here in the UK it feels like autumn is slowly creeping up on us.  The mornings are a little fresher, the air a little damper and if you’re up and about early there’s that indefinable scent of autumn drifting around.  A new season brings a change of bags, moving away from the bright blues, yellows and pinks towards something a little more subdued and toned down to match the falling leaves and changing light. There are some great colours around which are particularly good for this time of year – Saffron, Malachite, Feu, Etoupe, Gold, Olive Green and Ebene to name but a few – take a look at our new website and let us...

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Small Bag, Big Impact – the Tiny Birkin

Small Bag, Big Impact – the Tiny Birkin

These gorgeous little bags were only produced by Hermes for a very short time in 2012 and as a result are extremely rare and hugely sought after. So rare that as I write this, one of the two bags that we have has been snapped up before we’ve even had time to tell you about it.  If you were after one in eye popping lime then I’m afraid it’s too late BUT we do have another in Feu – a brighter shade of the classic Hermes orange with a little more red in it  – which will help you stand out from the crowd.  They may be small (14.5 cm x 9 cm x 3.5 cm), but they are perfectly formed and certainly have room for your handbag...

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