How prices have changed

AirMess

shack in the woods
Nov 28, 2006
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No kidding about price changes, talk about policy changes as well! When I used to buy items in the saddle department, the SAs are always asking me if I need a bag, as I carried a briefcase then, I never care too much about their bags. Back then, you could order whatever you want, now you have to have a *relationship* with an SA :rolleyes:

Yeah, I am dreading the price hike coming next year, :sad:.
 

Encore Hermes

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O.G.
Aug 6, 2007
25,888
544
villa di como
From the Forbes 400 Personal Finance List (other years on line)
The Cost Of Living Extremely Well Index lists a Hermes Kelly Bag comparison:
1976 Kelly Bag Calfskin Rigid 28 centimeters Price 550.US
2001 Kelly Bag Calfskin Rigid 28 centimeters Price 4700.US
Change adjusted for inflation 1976-2001 176.3%
annual change adjusted for inflation 1976-2001 4.1%

I'm trying to remember what I carried in 1976? I think it was ugly brown tooled leather:yucky: with painted flowers:yucky::yucky:
 

Kelly_Birkin

Bolduc Ribbon Girl
O.G.
Apr 30, 2007
6,514
3
USA
Encore Hermes, Wow!! Too bad I was just a little kid in 1976.

SunnyFreckles, I'm sure you will...just keep on saving.
Don't give up on acquiring your dream bag.
 

Encore Hermes

·...¸><((((º>·´¯`·.
O.G.
Aug 6, 2007
25,888
544
villa di como
From the Forbes 400 Personal Finance List (other years on line)
The Cost Of Living Extremely Well Index lists a Hermes Kelly Bag comparison:
1976 Kelly Bag Calfskin Rigid 28 centimeters Price 550.US
2001 Kelly Bag Calfskin Rigid 28 centimeters Price 4700.US
Change adjusted for inflation 1976-2001 176.3%
annual change adjusted for inflation 1976-2001 4.1%

I'm trying to remember what I carried in 1976? I think it was ugly brown tooled leather:yucky: with painted flowers:yucky::yucky:
I think I found it for 9.99$
 

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jennifleur

It's Pompom time!!
Feb 22, 2006
1,527
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OuterSpace
Wow wow wow and OUCH!
I think I'm going to go cuddle my birkins now!

This is yet another reason to feel super lucky to have my coveted bags and accessories.
 
Apr 12, 2006
4,975
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No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane
Seriously. If oil is hitting $100. Why shouldn't Hermes? In fact Chanel will be having a price increase pretty soon, or has it already?

Given the looming price increase, does it mean that we need to stock up on Hermes and other brand names? Hahaha, just being naughty!
:tup::yes::confused1::P:yahoo:
Yeah Chanel already had the price increase. I was looking at getting the medallion tote and realized it is now $1800 as opposed to $1650. :rolleyes:
 

artemisa

O.G.
Apr 29, 2006
660
3
Ouch!! There goes my kelly expectations... the more the prices raise, the less opportunities for me to have one.

It's sad!
 

birkincurious

Member
Sep 18, 2006
309
6
I think in 2002 the starting price for a kelly was $3600. I remember being in the Mad Ave store and some girl who was a model or something paid just over $4,000 in cash for a Birkin. I dont' remember the size or skin but it was her second Birkin.

I was in Harrod's in London in January 2003 and they have a lovely light colored kelly for 2000 pounds (back when the pound wasn't sooo high). I couldn't afford it then but with the tax back it would have been cheap by today's standards. Ugh! Hey, if we could all have bought real estate in NYC 15 years ago we'd all be really rich by now. Can't do a thing about it.
 

birkincurious

Member
Sep 18, 2006
309
6
I think in 2002 the starting price for a kelly was $3600. I remember being in the Mad Ave store and some girl who was a model or something paid just over $4,000 in cash for a Birkin. I dont' remember the size or skin but it was her second Birkin.

I was in Harrod's in London in January 2003 and they had a lovely light colored kelly for 2000 pounds (back when the pound wasn't sooo high). I couldn't afford it then but with the tax back it would have been cheap by today's standards. Ugh! Hey, if we could all have bought real estate in NYC 15 years ago we'd all be really rich by now. Can't do a thing about it.