At what age, your First Hermes???

  1. Just out of curiousity, I'm wondering what is the usual age when you received or purchased your first Hermes item. Can you be too young or old to start? I'm 22, no one I know has ever heard of this brand, but I've been super exposed by this board. Now I'm feeling like I should have a Hermes something to show for my 2 decades. Is it ridiculous to be wanting such a luxury item when I've not even fully graduated yet? Am I putting too much pressure on myself??
     
  2. Don't feel pressured. There's no way I could have afforded Hermes in my 20's (except for a scarf or maybe bracelet). I'm in my 30's and still feel like it's a lot of my hard earned money for a bag...but I know it'll be worth it!
     
  3. Yes- you are putting too much pressure on yourself! While there is no perfect age to acquire this amazing bag, there is no need to feel like you HAVE to have one, especially when you are so young. You have many years to enjoy designer handbags. I am 32, and am now finally ready to take the plunge. Obviously, you must do what is right for you! And if your circumsances permit you to enjoy one of these bags now, then enjoy every minute of it!
     
  4. Hmmm.. I just turned 27 when I bought my 1st Hermes piece. Consider it, a b'day present to myself :love: This was December last year.

    I wasn't planning at what age I should have this or that bag, I think that comes naturally, at least for me. My life is already busy as it is to plan for which bags to buy at what age, etc. For me, if I like a bag, I'd buy it, if I don't like it then I won't buy. Simple as that.

    If you like Hermes and you have the money, I see no reason why you can't buy. Don't listen to other ppl telling you that you're too young, etc. You should buy what you want and what you can afford, pronto! :idea:
     
  5. ^^ITA, I'm 28 and just got my first Hermes piece, as an early bday gift to myself. However, buy what you can afford because I don't think it is worth it to be in debt over luxury items.
     
  6. It depends on what you are thinking about with regards to your first Hermes. Hermes does sell handbags besides Kellys and Birkins. My personal favorites are the Whitebus and the La. Those bags are still thousands of dollars (starting at $4,000).

    I didn't actually start to splurge on designer handbags until after I had "set up house" so to speak. I think it's really about having the means to afford such things.

    You shouldn't put any pressure on yourself to own something so expensive, especially if you have other priorities such as graduating college, starting a career, buying a house, etc.
     
  7. Nobody's too young or too old for Hermes. It's just a matter of preference and personal taste. If you have the means and you really fell in love with an item from Hermes, then go get it. Now, if it's only "you have to have one", I suggest that you think about it more.

    I bought my first Hermes item when I was 26. It was pochette scarf. I didn't buy Hermes bags until now that I'm 30. That's because I was more into trendy designer bags before. I think my taste in bags has changed and now I'm loving Hermes bags.

    In any case, you can still put your name on a waiting list for a Birkin or Kelly if you like. Since it might take a while before you get the bag, you have time to think about it if it's really the style for you.
     
  8. Im 36, I have never owned a Birkin. Fortunately for my bank account, its a bag I will ever want.
     
  9. I got my first bag when I was 29, about to turn 30.

    Some of the adorable and youthful bags are the Eveylne and Picotin - these make wonderful first H bags and are under $2k. :smile:
     
  10. I received my first Hermes item (enamel bracelet) when I was 31. But you are never too old or too young! :lol:
     
  11. I just turned 23 and am equally fascinated by the birkin! I think it's great that I know for sure I want a birkin, and I have the time to save up for it and it'll be worth the wait when I finally get mine
     
  12. I don't think you should feel like you need to have one just because everyone else has one. You should keep in mind that the PF members don't represent the general population. I don't mean this in a negative way. What I mean is that the population here is skewed--either wealthier or less stingy than the general population.

    I'm 25 and I don't have a Birkin/Kelly, but I can afford it if I want (I don't mean it in a snobby way). I just don't feel that it's the right time for me to get the bag yet. People will look at me weird if I bring it to work, and it will probably affect me negatively. My work schedule will be so hectic (>90hrs work/wk) that I probably won't have much time to use the bag outside of work.

    However, if you have the occasion to use the bag and can afford it, then I don't see why not. You just need to know your priorities in life. For now, it seems like studying & graduating is most important from your post.
     
  13. i'm 16 right now, and i'm thinking i may want a birkin or kelly as my high school graduation gift (i'm a junior, so that's a little bit of time from now). but although i love the bag, i'm not sure if it'll be my style at 17. i guess i'll just have to wait and see.
     
  14. I'm 26 and I just got my first Hermes Kelly 2 months ago as a wedding present (I just happen to receive it about a year after I got married...LOL.)

    I don't think it's so much the age but one's style as well as the finances that affect an Hermes bag purchase. If you can afford it, like the design, and feel that it goes with your style, then why not splurge??

    Because until recently, I had NEVER had any feelings for Hermes anything. I think at one point, I just realized I didn't like the styles I used to like before, and started to fell in love with individual items..

    I had all of a sudden grown out of CD, Chloe, Ballenciaga, MarcJacobs, Chanel!! The bags don't appeal to me anymore.. so weird...And lately I just lost interest in LV....

    All I can think about is my next Hermes bag! LOL
     
  15. I'm right with 'ya, Joanna.