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favorhermes

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Sep 15, 2007
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which colors, leathers, color combos ...etc are the hardest to come by? I am always wondering if I pass on something if I will ever be able to find it again. Does anyone know which H items you should not pass on?


Obviously most of this is subjective but I would love to know what you ladies would not be able to say no to.
 

lee217

O.G.
Oct 3, 2007
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Simple as it sounds, any perfect black Birkin or black Kelly. Although not uncommon, they're the ones that always sell in a flash, especially in box or togo. Other bags, even popular browns may sit for a day or so, but blink and black is gone. If u see it, grab it.
 

jedimaster

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Dec 21, 2006
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which colors, leathers, color combos ...etc are the hardest to come by? I am always wondering if I pass on something if I will ever be able to find it again. Does anyone know which H items you should not pass on?


Obviously most of this is subjective but I would love to know what you ladies would not be able to say no to.
Even the things that some would tell you are easy to come by - a 31 cm blue jean mou bolide for instance - can involve quite a wait if its not in the store at the moment you decide you want it. A bag is there, and then, its not. All of these bags have some degree of uniqueness - this particular togo birkin may not be exactly like the next "identical" one. So my advice is - if you see something that you like and can see yourself using, ask yourself if you would regret it if you did not buy it and then (1) it was 6 months before you found another one; (2) a year before you found another one; (3) it was discontinued and you never found another one. If the answer is: yes yes and yes - or even no yes and yes - then buy it. Also ask yourself (this is my favorite decision making question by the way): if something else came along that was "better" somehow - color, size, hardware, style, whatever - would regret going with this particular bag. If the answer is yes, then pass.

I hope this helps.

I should get a commission for this.
 

Kelly_Birkin

Bolduc Ribbon Girl
O.G.
Apr 30, 2007
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USA
jedimaster, thank you for the great and helpful advice. I'll keep this in mind while I keep saving for my dream Bolide. :smile:
 

Grands Fonds

Alive and Kicking
May 29, 2006
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Even the things that some would tell you are easy to come by - a 31 cm blue jean mou bolide for instance - can involve quite a wait if its not in the store at the moment you decide you want it. A bag is there, and then, its not. All of these bags have some degree of uniqueness - this particular togo birkin may not be exactly like the next "identical" one. So my advice is - if you see something that you like and can see yourself using, ask yourself if you would regret it if you did not buy it and then (1) it was 6 months before you found another one; (2) a year before you found another one; (3) it was discontinued and you never found another one. If the answer is: yes yes and yes - or even no yes and yes - then buy it. Also ask yourself (this is my favorite decision making question by the way): if something else came along that was "better" somehow - color, size, hardware, style, whatever - would regret going with this particular bag. If the answer is yes, then pass.

I hope this helps.

I should get a commission for this.

LMAO - I totally agree...on the advice AND the commission!
 

elizabethk

Workin' on my tan!
Jul 25, 2006
4,595
6
USA
Porc leather or Phoque, Seal, and I have been looking for a McPherson, nearly a year and can't find one. It's a bolide with a bottom compartment added on to house shoes. Correct me if I'm wrong......
 

Sammyjoe

O.G.
Apr 19, 2007
8,707
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London UK
For me Barenia, I would pay around £2k over the store price, but would not like to pay £4k plus over the asking price.x
 

jedimaster

O.G.
Dec 21, 2006
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Yep! Jedi gives the BEST advice:flowers:

Thank you for your kind words, PGN, GrandsFonds and KellyBirkin! Your complements came just at the right time for me - I am in the midst of doing another book proposal (my second book) which will basically be advice (not about buying bags however). I was just thinking, "Who am I to give advice?"

Fortunately I have a great editor so my books are not rife with mispellings and missing words as my posts on the forum seem to be :smile:

I guess sometimes I think faster than I type.