The Hermès Handbag Thread

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  1. laboheme

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    I'm not 100% sure if I still want the Birkin. I'm a bit fed up with all of the fakes *and* the super-righteous anti-fake patrol. Maybe both groups should be left on an island together?

    On another site someone was accused of posting a fake HAC?? Is there even such a thing?! This is getting sad on both sides. If it's not being offered for sale, IMO the witch hunt & blazing torches should end there.

    On the same site a snarky member ..(and I mean s/he was a 'member' in the body part sense) once hinted that my Hermes bags were fakes because my photos were too small.:rolleyes:

    I used to think it was harsh when I'd read here about 'The Psycho Forum' but lately, I'm starting to wonder a bit.:blink:
     
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  2. LondonSam

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    I cant believe that you are waiting for over a year for a strap!!! I think maybe the stores get them in and have people waiting for them. A long time to wait.
    If you have a dark green birkin with virbatro (sp) yours is defo real, it is a unique beauty. To be honest, I have no idea what is a fake or isnt, if it is posted and the owner says it is real, I would have no idea. kwim
    I think I know the thread you mean ref HAC that was very odd.

    I do know that people have good luck at FSH, so esp with family in France that would be a way to go.

    I am waiting for a black birkin, I returned one with Pall, now waiting for gold hardware.
     
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    You know what I find really scary, is the fact that the fakes are getting too good, some resellers are finding it hard to tell the difference, I really want to tell the newbies to buy from the H store direct, that way it is 100% real.
     
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    Update! I apologise for not posting pics of my new Kelly as promised way back in October but the poor thing has been beset by problems since I bought her. I will be collecting her from the FSH spa tomorrow afternoon and hope that this will be the end of her problems. She's already visited the spa but the problem - small traces of glue from manufacture - persisted, fresh marks appearing and the old ones returning after their removal.

    I would love a new JPG shoulder birkin!

    Overrall the experience rather put me off the joy of Hermes. I have been assured that this is a problem relating to "K" stamp bags and that bags produced last year and this are free of this problem. I was kind of shocked to be given a bag that I was waiting for for 6 months only to find out that she was actually manufactured in 2007 - the previous year! I already have a "K" stamped bag and this had the same problem but it was not nearly so obvious or extreme and I have yet to take her into the spa. However, I do currently have an etoupe togo Birkin 35 cm on order which should arrive anytime from Feb through to July! I placed the original order in Jan 08. I shall refuse it if its a K stamp though!
     
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    I hope it gets sorted so the marks dont reappear. I would be surprised if they give you a K stamp for your Etoupe when it comes. It will be M surely.
     
  6. laboheme

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    I love black with ghw! Which leather?

    Yes, I'm hoping for an FSH miracle...esp. since I want something basic (Fjord, Box, Togo) and sadly more easily counterfeited this time. The reseller would have to be sterling...and even then I'm not sure I want to have a shred of doubt.

    I do see a funny relationship between the replica makers and the fakebusting holy rollers. It's as if the increased scrutiny & paranoia (over bags of all things) has driven the fakesters to new heights so to speak. It would be funnier if there weren't so much money involved. Also, I'm not entirely convinced about the tales of children making fake birkins and kellys either but that's another subject...

    On to something upbeat: I do remember seeing a dark green vibrato 35 in the 'finds' thread over there. It was amazing. Mine is an Ebene Box and Vib combi.

    ...Here is some purse porn to liven the thread ~

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    Nice huge juicy and graphic, no?

    ...Here's a tiny, pitiful group pic.

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  7. LondonSam

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    I remember your bag it is the one I meant, sorry for getting the dark green mixed with Ebene box - Box is lush!!! On a side note: judging by the posts you get when you post, I feel you are really well liked, you have been missed on there. It would be great if the regulars came back!

    Fingers crossed I get my hands on a black clemence leather with GHW. I would be so happy, I have an etoupe and barenia so far. Then I truly feel I would be finished because lets face it, I cannot carry on, I would be divorced!Lol!

    Defo consider getting it from H direct, the price would be about same, no doubt, no wondering.

    One of the mods made a really good point, all a faker has to do is go to H and buy the item and they will fake away.

    I cannot see the pics you posted, it is my laptop! Here is a link to a site in Japan that sells birkin, lots of eye candy!

    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/brandkan/c/0000000102/?p=3&type=all
     
  8. laboheme

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    Does anyone have the 24/24 bag (or any upclose boutique encounters w/one)?

    It's masculine but I have a crush on it. It's probably more for my lifestyle than another Birkin or Kelly too.

    It also reminds me a bit of the Chloe Betty Bags.:ninja::p
     
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    Thank LS... I still pop in from time to time but I wish it could be a bit more relaxed & fun over there.

    I'm getting reacquainted here also for the total looks, style & fashion ideas etc. On the whole ppl here seem less label-centric and more about final effect. ..More adventurous, etc.

    I did love ILML there tho'.

    LOL about the divorce thing...yes, I think I have about one or two bags left in my marriage contract as well. The scarves are much easier to smuggle in unnoticed.:innocent::lol:

    eta: I'm liking etoupe lately. I have a graphite kelly that goes with almost everything and etoupe strikes me as a similarly flexible color.
     
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    laboheme - I totally sympathise with your experiences on the "other" forum. I read the stuff but rarely post. Sometimes it all gets too serious. I especially enjoy reading some of the more vomit inducing posts detailing the need to cultivate and nuture your "H" relationship by sending little thank you notes to your SA and acquiring "rainbows" of matching leather post-it holders!

    LondonSam - black clemence GHW combo is too die for (obviously not literally though lol!)

    laboheme - FSH is typically very warm with walk-ins and out-of-towners, its not at all frowned upon to ask the SA straight up if they have the birkin your after - even if she doesn't have your colour sometimes there will be others that she may suggest. You can also make a reservation too providing you can return in person to collect it.
     
  11. laboheme

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    Grill: I guess I don't have the SA-courting temperament either. So glad I'm not alone. :lol: ...Bah, Thank you notes and rainbows indeed. ... & don't forget the home-baked goods!

    At this point, after waiting an eternity for this canvas-leather strap, the cookies I'd bring would probably be dosed with LSD.[​IMG][​IMG]

    I do like the tea sets & some other Hermes items but I can't see buying things I'm not in love with just to 'get in good' or show-off. More power to those with the patience/tenacity/etc..:heart:

    eta: thanks for the FSH info too! I am really leaning towards waiting for the trip. I've read that the 24 sur 24 bags are mostly in non-US shops too?
     
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    that is not pitiful ; they are fabulous!
    I think I have the same shoes you have on in your photo also.
     
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    great to see some action on this thread

    I would love to see a photo of her closet with them all on display
     
  14. laboheme

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    Thanks BLL!!:heart:^_^

    Yes, our shoes... so cute but I really thought they'd be a lot more comfortable! It's taking forever for me to break them in. I haven't been wearing them enough but still..arrggh. They're better now but I still wouldn't grab them if I planned on walking very far.
     
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    Thanks Grill and Laboheme!
    Your collection is drool worthy, I really like your vib and Kelly.

    If you compare me to some H fans, I have a tiny collection 2 H bags, 2 scarf rings and scarves and some scent, belts and twillys - planning on getting a bangle, I would not want to feel I have to buy things in order to get a bag, I suppose based on where we are, we have a slightly easier struggle than others.
     
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    Oh, BLL, yours and Ozzy Rouge H Birkins are the reason after my black, I am going to plot to get a rouge H clemence 40 or 35cm most probably just in time for the olympics in 2012, I am not kidding!
     
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    Hello all! Have not posted here in years! I do come and lurk every once and a while. Grill, you hit is right on the nose! All that stuff really is vomit inducing! How can they take themselves so seriously?

    Laboheme, your collection is simply lovely! Why is it taking so long to have a strap made? Didn't you write a thank you note and bring candy to your SA? :lol: That is emblematic of what is ridiculous with this company. Make them wait and they will think it is worth even more!
     
  18. cameo

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    Laboheme, it took almost two years for my canvas strap to come in. I ordered it the day I bought the bag. It seemed simple enough, black croc tabs, and an extra long strap. Oh well, it got here.^_^

    Grill, I have those same annoying white dots all over a togo bag. It drives me nuts. I was thinking about bringing it in this week. I'm not looking forward to being without it if it's such a nightmare to fix.

    Hi Jane, nice to see you and your sense of humor!
     
  19. Grill

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    Hi Cameo et al.

    I'm kind of p'ed off at the mo with the old H. I picked up my graphite clemence kelly just last week and while in the store it looked pretty much pristine, when I got it back I was so peeved to still see traces of the original glue mark! Its such an annoyance that after 2 spa visits its still not perfect... I called and said I would wait a little to see if the marks grew worse and return with it a little later. I hate the fact that its not perfect and its not my fault - I only bought the bag in Sept and have only carried it a handful of times at most!

    I really sympathise with you Cameo - these marks however small are irritating! I am also concerned that all the rubbing to remove the marks will somehow ruin the grain of the leather.
     
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    Grill you have every right to be peeved. At this price point, one does not expect to see glue marks! They must be more obvious because of the dark color of the leather. Are these the same marks in the same place that keep coming back? For better or worse, I am the adventurous type and I would try a product on the bag called GOO BE GONE. It is used to remove sticky stuff from any surface without harming the surface. Available at grocery stores here in US. That or even some
    Meltonian
    lotion on a Q-tip to try and remove. I don't think it is a question of rubbing the leather very hard, but more of dissolving the residue of the glue on the leather. Just a thought...


    Hi Cameo! (JT waving)
     

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