Thank you for the insight. I know that the smaller stores work that way but I always wondered if Madison works that way because it's so big. I got the impression that H boots are "like butter". Sounds wonderful!!!My impression is that SAs prefer it when you buy from several different departments so if you like the boots, get the boots! I tried on a pair of ankle boots and they were like wearing butter.
Thanks Vigee!! You have such amazing taste - I've seen both your boots and your Kelly - simply stunning! Perhaps the boots purchase will be on the day of our meet up!My vote is for the new jumping boots and the new Kelly, jyyanks
I have the jumping boots and a K35 in etain and love them both so much
Thank you so much. It won't be until October but I will definitely post a reveal!If you will use the boots more, then I'd say go for the boots! Especially since you live in an area where the winters are cold! There's always room for GP later(and you already have an LV Neverfull). Can't wait to see what you decide! ❤️👍
Thank you for your insight. I was also considering the Fendi moto (I think you have a pair) but given a choice, it would be riding boots first and then moto bootsJ, get the boots. They are amazing and you are lucky to have thin calves to fit. You will not regret it -- they are so chic, dressed up or down.
So true!!! Classic is key and you're right - GP can come latersin vergüenza;27423393 said:Boots and Kelly!! Both are gorgeous Hermes classics that you won't ever tire of. All the more so since you live in the NE and can use the boots often. I would kill for a pair but they don't fit my calves.
The GP is always available later if you should want one.
These boots are beautiful! I know what you mean about rising prices. I've been admiring too but have yet to pull the trigger.In the penalty box for the next while. Been dreaming if the jumping boots for a while now... And the longer I wait the more expensive it gets each year! Until I am free from ban island I purchased the givenchy shark tooth riding boot as an alternative for half the price? View attachment 2756594 Hopefully I can get my hands on the brown riding boots before January.
Good luck and hopefully you will decide on a new H bag soon!
Elliesaurus - you hit the nail on the head. You're right - the GP is more about reach and reminding my SA that I want a Kelly. I love boots. I have tons but haven't found the perfect pair of riding boots. If I can find a pair of Jumping boots that fit and look great, I would probably stop buying boots every season!!! Thank you for your insight and your honesty. Sometimes, someone else needs to say it for me to realize the truth!
Thanks Piyo!! It's so easy to be diverted, especially when seeing all the lovely reveals on this forum. Even worse is when I step foot in a store because I will easily get diverted Staying focused is great advice!I vote for the GP only bc I m more of a bag person and not so much on shoes, also bc I dunno how to take care of my shoes so they will only last a couple years max. Being someone who used to work in Fin, I just see more value since I think a H bag can last a lifetime.
As for K vs PG, I just think you may get more uses out of a K, and can hold more things. I always remind myself to stay focused on my HG and not get diverted altho it is nearly impossible with H! ��
LOL! Luckily my husband doesn't ever visit tpf so he can't hold me to this statementRe: the bolded part - my DH sure wishes that were true when it comes to my spending! Haha
I saw in a different post that you shop at Madison and I think it's different from the other stores because of how the different departments are broken out (that's my home base too). I try to tell myself that there's only so many leather goods I can get in a year and hopefully my SA recognizes that too! So far, it's been working out for me. Hope you get some awesome boots this year and a Kelly to match next year!
Excellent advice and one I need to follow. As you said, it IS hard. There are times when I have the money but not the item or the item comes up and I have no $$ (more the later than the former). Hoping I can stay on ban island, save my $$ and then buy what I love. I'm leaning towards boots and Kelly, now I just need to cross my fingers and hope I can get both. Etain Kelly is one of my choices and as you know, I love my Halzan. I get so many compliments and no one knows it's an H. I couldn't be happier with it. Good luck to you as well - I hope you find what you're looking for.for me:
boots instead of GP. GP isn't really my thing.
Kelly instead of passe guide.
Be patient & wait - it will certainly pay off. When it rains it pours especially in my case. I've had soooo many H frustrations - bag available no funds, funds available no bags. But this year i scored huge! 1 B parchemin 35 (i forced myself to buy it bec i'm dying for a 35), then a month later came kelly bleu de malte epsom phw sellier and canopee b35 togo phw - in one day!
so now i'm patiently waiting for an etain kelly and a bambou TB. also thinking about the halzan and / or bourlingue.
good luck and hope my loooong post helped.