Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Would you buy a Birkin if you could afford the money and weren't as attached to the funds for it? A Birkin runs about $8k-$11k, starting out. If you could only have one handbag, would you buy it?
Some ladies (and gents) opt for the versatility of the Louis Vuitton handbag lines. But they are becoming more common than when they first launched their multicolour campaign in 2002/2003. So, some ladies might even own a handful of Louis Vuitton handbags/wallets (but those actually may amount to the cost of 1 Birkin!).
Looking forward to hearing more!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
- learn if the item is in the same country you are in
- know where the item is currently located and is shipped from
- calculate the shipping cost
- estimate the time of delivery
- find out what kinds of shipping methods you can use
- investigate if you need to pay customs duty or papers for exotic leather
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Article | Reports: Victoria Beckham owns about 100 Hermes Birkin bags worth more than $2 million | New York Daily News | May 19, 2009
Looks like Victoria Beckham loves the 'posh' life.
The Birkin bag, named after actressJane Birkin and designed by French fashion house Hermes, usually starts around $7,500. However, the prices can sometimes hit six figures when the bag is made from more exotic materials.
And Ms. Beckham appears to like those exotic bags. She has been seen carrying the pink ostrich skin and black crocodile versions. She also owns the Silver Himalayan style, which comes with a three carat diamond and is worth about $120,000, the Daily Mail reports.
The Birkin bag is generally considered a good investment. It is a bag that holds its value well, and sometimes increases in value.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
- Does the seller have a long history on eBay?
- Has the seller sold Birkin bags before?
- Is the seller buying and selling luxury goods?
Friday, May 15, 2009
What about the Holy Grail of investment purses, the Hermes Birkin bag? We've seen Birkins make big numbers at auctions and they are hot sellers at consignment stores. Victoria Beckham reportedly owns more than 100 of the hard-to-obtain bags. And the recent book "Bringing Home The Birkin" tells the story of a man who made a living obtaining the hard-to-get bags and then selling them to customers interesting in jumping the famous waiting list.
Blume says that if you bought a bag, one of the more modest models, for around $7,000 in 2007 you could likely resell it at a resale boutique for around $8,300 but you would then have to pay a cut to the shop leaving you with about $6,000.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The pricey status bag known as the Birkin starts at $7,500 and is sold in limited numbers, much to the chagrin of wealthy style mavens and their over-extended sisters around the world. The Hermès bag, which is the theme of a new book by a local author, is often seen adorning the arm of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Holmes, Sofia Coppola, and Nicole Richie.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- Does the seller have enough feedback to make you feel confident?
- Does the seller have good feedback?
- Has the seller got feedback with complaints about 'fakes' of 'scams'?
- Have other buyers complained about "item not received"?
- Has the seller got feedback with complaints about "item not as described"?
The number of designers and designer houses that offer all sorts of products in clothes, perfume and other markets is pretty impressive. And the list is growing. One of such groups is Hermes, Paris. They offer wonderful collections in different areas but lately they have become well-known thanks to their Hermes Birkin bags. Jane Birkin bags that are offered under the mark Hermes have grown in popularity but they also have Hermes Kelly bags and several others.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"When I see other women carrying a Birkin in a color that I want, I get bag envy," says the 32-year-old chief executive of luxury retail Web site savoir-faire.com. "The more you can't have something, the more you want it."
Monday, May 11, 2009
Article | Hermès Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35cm Pelouse | BryanBoy.com
As someone who is obsessed with fashion, I (try to) understand why some pieces cost they way they do: exclusivity, fine attention to details, luxurious materials, impeccable tailoring, exquisite craftsmanship, so on and so forth.
Now. I love Hermès and all but I have never, ever, EVER seen anything as outrageous as THIS in my entire life. Ladies and gays, meet the US$97,000 (NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR) crocodile Hermès Birkin bag.
OK I lied. I think I saw a croc Birkin up for auction at Doyle New York a long, long time ago for much less than that but it has diamonds in it.
I know it's crocodile and yes, I know it's an Hermès Birkin, but come on.
Why do I find the price point outrageous other than the fact that it doesn't even have precious stones in it?
I dunno, just think of what one could do with $97,000.
I, knowing that I probably would NEVER have the chance to know what it's like to have 97 grand in this lifetime (ok... ninety seven cents, yes), would probably:
- buy a gorgeous, well-endowed husband from the Baltics
- adopt six kids of different nationality and colour
- buy a pick up truck
- buy a whopping 41 acres of land in the glorious, exotic American town of Houlton, Maine (where gay marriage is now allowed) for the bargain price of US$19,800
- buy a horse named Lily
- buy a dog named Fifi
- buy a cat named Pipi
- buy a naked houseboy named Kiki.
I betcha my brown ass I'd still have plenty of change left.
After a year, I'll sell the whole lot (husband, kids, house and pets) on eBay and I'd prolly get triple or quadruple my investment.
Enough daydreaming. Ninety seven thousand dollars? You've got to be kidding me.
Whoa! Sellers of fake Birkins...beware! According to WWD, a former employee of Hermès Taiwan has been ordered by Taiwan’s newly formed Intellectual Property Court to pay the French luxury goods house $7.5 million for the alleged sale of four fake Birkin bags. Even though Birkin's retail for about $16,000 this is a serious fine!
Defendant Joyce Lee, worked for Hermès from 1998 and 2000, and later began flying to Paris to purchase bags for her own customers. Later, Lee allegedly passed off fake bags as real ones to her customers. Allegedly Lee used her previous position to gain credibility with her customers and then sold the counterfeit items for even higher prices than genuine bags.
In December 2006, Hermès Paris sued Lee for trademark infringement, and she was found guilty in April 2008. A civil suit was subsequently filed in Taiwan’s new Intellectual Property Court. The $7.5 million fine is the largest award ever for trademark infringement.