Hermes is a fashion house steeped in history and tradition. Family-owned for five generations, the label is a symbol of class worldwide. From beginnings in saddlery and fine equestrian leather goods, Hermes today are best known for their handbags as well as a range of other superior items. They have certainly come a long way in the last two centuries.
And Today, Hermes sells one silk scarf every 20 seconds and the Birkin bag has the longest waiting list for an accessory today. Hermes has 240 stores. The Famous clients of Hermes include Madonna, Elle MacPherson, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore.
Hermès bags are the most iconic and exclusive handbags in the world, celebrated and renowned for their supreme elegance and craftsmanship. We often talk about ‘investment pieces’, the things that will supposedly see you through a lifetime of wardrobe crises. The French fashion house’s Kelly style is in fact the true investment bag. Each bag takes artisans up to 25 hours to make and it’s unfortunately as hard to get hold of as a Birkin.
Penelope Blanckaert, head of fashion and Hermès vintage at Artcurial, said: “When you buy a Hermès bag, you’re buying something timeless”.
Given the name ‘Kelly Bag’ in 1977, the Hermes Kelly Bags have a rich history. This gorgeous piece is a symbol of elegance and is certainly one of the most sleek and classy designs in the fashion industry. Similar to the Birkin Bag in terms of space and simplicity, the Kelly Bag is a fabulous accessory that differs only in the way of its single leather handle which some may prefer over double handles.
The Hermes Herbag Zip is known as the Kelly Bag’s twin sister. Its sleek design closely resembles the Kelly, however the Herbag Zip features a different closure and a handy shoulder strap for ease of use. The front and back also feature separate styles and designs for a very luxurious and enticing look.
One of the most important considerations when purchasing an investment bag is the color and Limited edition bags are an interesting prospect as they provide an excellent opportunity for investment, but only if the right styles are chosen.
Despite its unwavering popularity, most ladieswho care to own a Birkin are aware that it’s not an off-the-shelf sort of purchase. Seen everywhere, known by everyone, yet nowhere to be found—the Birkin is a professional when it comes to playing hard to get. One needs to be patient as each bag takes a total of 18 to 20 hours to make by a single craftsperson. So, if the past three decades are any indication, the Birkin isn’t going away anytime soon, and the satisfaction when you finally own the most exclusive bag in the world is sure to be worth the wait.