Nov 8, 2010

Hermes Garden Party in Leather

When it comes to buying clothing and accessories, I am a true believer of buying classic pieces, especially if a gal has to spend an arm and a leg for something. Of course, when I saw gal pal's new conquest, I can't help but admire the classic silhouette and buttery soft leather. Of course the workmanship is truly Hermes quality.  At first glance, the Garden Party in taupe is quite boring. But, the shape and color are truly versatile and functional. I can image myself using this until I am 80. I had wanted one in denim blue but now I wanted the same bag above.
There is an inside pocket to store wallet and valuables. Canvas version is about $1500 while leather will run close to $3000. To be honest, I thought prices for both materials are quite high but they will only go higher.  I am trying to convince myself that the leather Garden Party is a classic and I will have lots of use for it in the years to come. This way, cost per wear will be lower, right?! Is this a classic or too plain for you?

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33 comments:

  1. it's simple but oh so classic! great pick. xx

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  2. I love it. It's a classic hobo bag in a timeless color, true that, but it's this kind of classic that will look very trendy every few years - I feel like the trend for those comes and goes.

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  3. wauw love it!!

    have a great week :)

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  4. You are right about buying quality --not quantity - it last a life time and always in style.

    A very savvy thing to do and a gorgeous handbag.

    cheers,
    joanny

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  5. It IS pricey, but I'm getting the distinct impression this was love at first sight for you, and when you love something that much, and it's a classic to boot, I think you'll get a lot of use out of it.

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  6. I do love it, but I would say no. The design while classic, is somewhat unstructured and lacks the oomph (for me). But I am biased and am more of a structured bag gal.

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  7. There is no question that it is absolutely stunning; but the price is just horrible - too rich for me!! :P

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  8. Too plain for me but if you love it, go for it!

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  9. You can definitely tell the leather is high quality, even in a photograph. The Birkin is still my fav classic bag though, nothing can beat it for me.

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  10. I'm a believer in buying quality, but I think there are other bags that for the $3K price tag will be a little more eye-catching. Not trendy, just less "plain".

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  11. id also go for classic pieces! :) they can be used over andd over again! thats a nice pick hun!


    Missy S The Thrifty wishful-Fashionista

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  12. It's nice, but I just couldn't spend that kind of money on something I could get much cheaper. I like more bling for my money!

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  13. Hi my dear-hope you are keeping well and I do love the bag, the colour is great and its certainly a classic investment piece!! x

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous bag, darling!
    A classic for sure!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. soo pretty. but wow i won't even spend $600 on a canvas gucci bag let alone $1500 on one! lol

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  16. This is a very savvy purchase, dear. Buttery caramel. Not too plain at all. Let's you play with other accessories and outfits!

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  17. I think I am in love. It is not plain at all.

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  18. I don't find this to be boring in the least- I bought a similarly-colored bag recently, and I find that it's a nice touch to an outfit to carry this color. Wear it in good health :)

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  19. That's such a beautiful piece. I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of it :-)

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  20. I love it... a classic indeed. This is the kind of bag which can be handed down to the next generation. Honestly, I was just in the Hermes online site just before I went to your blog. xoxo

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  21. Ouch...that is quite a price tag BUT it's such a timeless style and it great quality. If I win the lottery maybe ;)

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  22. So true!
    the price will increase, that's HERMES for us~

    xo

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  23. Definitely a classic. It's gorgeous =D

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  24. this is the perfect classic handbag. love the color, shape and size!

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  25. You're buying quality AND a classic.

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  26. With Hermes pieces, I have to convince myself I will use them until I am 80 then my to-be daughter will take over to spend that type of money. : )

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  27. your bag is sooo beautiful!! love the color too!!!

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  28. This is definitely one classic piece to get, love it!

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  29. Have you already bought the GP in Etoupe? Is it work for everyday bag? And the color great in matching with clothes?
    I am going to buy one, but deciding between Gold, Etoupe and Red? And afraid the strap will be too short to wear over shoulder.

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