Hermès is the luxury fashion brand which all others look up to. The pinnacle of high fashion and a master at captivating the fashion world’s attention, the designer is a colossal part of fashion and the industry’s history. Hermès is renowned for its silk scarves and luxury equestrian gear however in modern times has become most famous for its handbags. The luxury fashion house is responsible for the most famous handbag of all time - the Hermès Birkin. The Birkin is a certified super bag not bound by trends and seasons like it’s fellow handbag styles. Upon release, it helped Hermès consolidate its place at the top of the fashion food chain and the style, along with the designer, has been revered ever since. Other popular bag designs from the fashion house include the famous Kelly bag as well as the popular Evelyn and Constance styles. Hermès’ entire range, from its ready-to-wear looks and leather accessories, to its jewellery and watches, offers the house’s exquisite craftsmanship and the best quality available in fashion.
Thierry Hermès started his eponymous in 1837 as a Paris harness workshop selling equestrian gear to European nobility. Here, Hermès became a respected saddler artisan, earning the recognition of the Paris elite. In 1880, the Hermès workshop moved to 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, the site of the brand’s flagship store today. At the end of the 19th century, Hermès released its first ever bag named the Haut a Courroies. The large top handle design was a personal bag designed to be carried by hand and help riders travel with horse saddles and riding boots. It is a predecessor of the famous Kelly bag. The functionality and quality of the beautifully crafted leather style paved the way for the house’s plethora of modern day iconic bag designs. Hermès was considerably quicker to launch apparel than other leather goods companies. In the 1920s, Hermès launched women’s clothing, followed by the debut of the now iconic Hermès silk scarf in the 1930s and the release of perfume for sale in the 1950s. Over the course of the 20th century, the brand established a series of Hermès signatures, including the iconic Hermès orange box.
A huge driving force behind the luxury resale market is consumers’ desire for pre-ownedHermès bags. The fashion house has managed to create an intense demand for Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags, not only due to restricted levels of production but, crucially, making it incredibly hard for customers to buy these styles even when there are products available. Hermès previously implemented long waiting lists which left eager customers waiting years to purchase a bag but now the brand operates on the policy that a customer must wait to be offered a bag by the brand. The process of buying a Hermès Birkin or Kelly remains incredibly enigmatic so the best method of obtaining one will vary depending on who you ask.
This difficulty has of course led to a burgeoning Hermès consignment market with usedHermès handbags among the highest searched for luxury resale items, particularly used Birkin bags. Pre-lovedHermès retail has erupted into a dominant force within the luxury fashion industry in just a few short years. UsedHermès Birkin bags have proved an extremely wise financial investment, with Birkins recently dubbed a better investment than gold due to regular price increases from Hermès and the ever growing demand. The investment potential of both pre-owned Birkin bags and Kelly bags is especially true for limited edition, rare and vintage styles. These speciality pieces hold a tremendous amount of allure. One such piece is CSD’s customised Alec Monopoly bag which is one of only two made in the world.
Any array of other usedHermès bags have caught the attention of the pre-ownedHermès market. The beloved Hermès Garden Party tote is the perfect work bag and one of the few designs to not be crafted predominately from leather. Also popular for pre-owned luxury retail is the Evelyne. The crossbody design features the classic H motif front and centre and is a fan favourite to buy in vivid hues, such as the popular yellow colour.
The choice of Hermès coloursand materials is famously extensive. The latest colour and material releases always attract immense attention from fashion fanatics and are read about by devotees of the Hermès brand. Each new collection sees a new cohort of colours and leathers, from classics like Epsom leather to exotic versions like ostrich and reptile skins. Routine colour options are always varied but favourites include rose hues, such as Rose Sakura and Rose Azalee, and bright green shades, such as Vert Menthe and Bambou.
To this day, Hermès ready-to-wear features the same attention to detail and legendary craftsmanship as the brand’s popular leather accessories. Sharp tailoring and exquisite outerwear are some of the most popular pieces. The brand also offers shoes as well as menswear and more. These growing sectors of the business are ones to watch. Hermès silk scarves remain a brand staple, with the intricate patterns amazing clients and vintage styles proving popular usedHermès pieces.
Jewellery is another facet of the extensive Hermès business. Hermès bracelets, rings and accessories are charming tokens of the iconic brand and continue to be sold alongside the likes of pre-ownedHermès Birkin and Kelly bags on the pre-lovedHermès market. Statement bracelets, such as the Collier de Chein and Enamel Wide Clic Clac styles are set to become almost as popular as used Birkin bags and are a great way to buy into the Hermès brand.
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