Hermes Quality.... a step up from LV?

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pmptrading

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Hello,
I have always believed the following....
LV is the Rolex of handbags.....
Hermes is the Patek Philippe of handbags......

Opinions please.....

Is Hermes a big step up from LV?
 

ValleyO

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Hermes quality is excellent, but that doesn't mean LV's is bad by default. Both companies have their share of popped stitches, defective hardware, and other faults. Overall though, I'd say both houses have a stronger tradition of quality than say Gucci, Prada, Dior, etc. In post-purchase care though, Hermes has a leg up because they can recondition their bags' leather, whereas LV can only fully replace the leather trim or restitch the bag.
 
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hermes is more than a step up. Its not to say that LV is bad. Its not its very very good --Hermes is just in a league of its own
 

Diorelli

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Hmm..not just a step up. Maybe a ladder up? Not that LV is bad but H leather and workmanship IMO is unmatched.
 

mooks

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LV is mass produced on machines, not always a bad thing, whereas Hermes is handmade by craftsmen hence the vast quantity and price differences
 

rox_rocks

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no comparison...not comparing apples to apples (kwim?)

both have their merits, but may appeal to different people at certain stages in their lives :flowers:

cheers!
 

archangel

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I think both houses are steeped in craftsmanship and offer "bespoke" services.

LV targets the entire gamut of the population - and has products for almost every level of the population/customer base and can cater to the mass market without necessarily alienating/antagonizing its VIP customer (who go for the bespoke services/trunks and high end bags). This is somewhat of a mean feat in itself.
Hermes is more exclusive in its branding (although that seems to be changing somewhat) and the public image is not one to cater to "mass market".

My sense is that at the high end of LV versus Hermes, the quality will be there at both houses
 

Sycomore

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cool question, before knowing about Hermes I tought LV quality was the best, I don't really know why Hermes is many many steps ahead from LV, like some posters say, I would really like to know.
 
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