Feb 24, 2010

Current Lust: Hermes Evelyne GM

Hermes prices ain't so bad after all.... Doesn't this just sound wrong? Anyway, I do have a point to make. After looking at various designer bags in the last few years, I am constantly amazed and no longer shocked at the ticket prices. It seems any bag of decent substance is around $2000 or up. With this being said, a gal pal recently got a really cute Chanel red tote which is stylish but classic for $2900. I feel faint looking at the price. Yes, Chanel just had another price increase. Rude, uh....For quite a few years now, I have been looking at the Hermes Evelyne bag but have always stopped because of the price. However, I am beginning to look at the Evelyne in a different light after gal pal's red Chanel tote. If Chanel is charging $2900 for a stylish seasonal tote then I don't feel so bad about a $2800 classic bag which I know I will use for years. I can imagine wearing this bag cross-body or taking the strap off and replace with a scarf for a shorter stylish look.

1. Evelyne III Large 12x 13 x 3 inch $2800
2. Jige Clutch 11.25 x 12 x 2.5 inch $2500 --- I also like the clutch but don't know if I will get much use. However, I have a feeling I will.....
3. Jypsiere Messenger 34cm/37cm $7600/$8100 --- This is cute but pricey. Lots of thinking and gold coins needed. A gal pal wore it short with a scarf instead of the strap which is absolutely adorable.
4. Picotin Lock Bag 8.25 x 8.6 x 6.7 inch $2475 --- Another gal pal got this. But, it is too cute for my taste.

I know style and taste are totally relative. For me, I don't mind paying for classic bags but it is hard for me to pay too much for fun bags. What about you?

*Closeup and inside details here.

images all via Hermes

18 comments:

  1. I love the 3rd one. Gorgeous!

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  2. I like the Picotin Lock Bag. I wouldn't say it's too cute though... I see it as the kind f bag that can be "dressed" up or down, depending on what you pair it with outfit wise. I also like teh cluch because of how understated it is - perfect for daily use!

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  3. I love Hermes. And you're right about their "reasonable" prices. Compared to Chanel, they're practically bargain basement.

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  4. How did I manage to like the MOST expensive bag here. Ugh might as well get a Birkin! I like the versatility of the Evelyne strap, but not the H - I'm just not a logo girl (also why I'd prob do reissue vd. classic line for Chanel).

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  5. I love the Evelyne too... and I was looking at the dimensions and it suited my preference for large bags. I am like you, I will pay for quality bags but I won't splurge on fun bags. And given a choice between shoes and bags, I'll choose the latter without having second thoughts.

    Does the Evelyne come in any other colors? xoxo

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  6. I'm a sucker for all things equestrian so i've always been an Hermes gal, though I can't handle the super-label-y pieces. I'd take one of these bags any day :-)

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  7. The clutch is so nice. =D I rather plunk down big bucks for a classic bag rather than a fun one too.

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  8. I fell in love with that messenger when I first saw it in Harper's Bazaar. It's a gorgeous, classic bag.

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  9. I love the blue clutch! I'm all for spending money on quality bags but I wouldn't spent that much on anything! The most I would pay for a bag would be $300.00! xxoxoxoxoxo

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  10. Totally want the blue clutch. But $2,500 for a clutch? Eh!

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  11. If you use something a lot and it's well-made and can stand the test of time, why not?? I've always secretly had a thing for Hermes bags. They are true luxury... Not sure I can pull off a Birkin, but I saw the cutest one at a baby shower today. Small and blue. If I were to buy one of those for myself, I would make sure it was in an understated color... Probably black... with silver hardware.

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  12. I am definitely willing to spend more on pieces that I know I will use for years!

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