So I returned the Bearn (long story)...

  1. I've already told this story, so I'm not going to repost it (but if you haven't seen it yet, please read the first post of "Defective Bearn?"). I got there early today, about a half hour after the store opened. I brought the Bearn with me and showed it to my SA, who greeted me. She took it upstairs to have it looked at. While she was there, I saw a gorgeous 40 cm HAC in vert anis togo. It was huge, and it was in the one color I said I wouldn't buy a bag in...but it was beautiful! I asked to see it, and of course, I looked for the price tag. I couldn't believe it! I'm not going to say it was cheap because I'm not a rich young lady, but it was $1K less than my Birkin! And the SA who took it out of the case for me said that it had been there for 5 days! My SA returns to tell me that the specialist said the nicks were not defects, but just part of the imperfections that come with goat leather and the dyeing process. She then said that if it bothered me, she would call other stores to find one. I looked at the HAC, then the Bearn, and I said, "Yes, the nicks do bother me, so can I return the Bearn and use it as a credit toward the HAC?" She said of course. Then they tried looking for a box for it (they didn't have one in that size), but they got the biggest one I could find for me to take home. So I walked out with 2 very huge Hermes shopping bags and my blue jean Birkin (an experience I've never had, even though this will be my 4th Hermes handbag!), and of course, with it being a Sat. in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive was packed! I must've looked crazy (and I was by myself, and I"m pretty petite, so I was totally weighed down), carrying these 3 bags about 5 blocks or so to my car. I didn't even bother going into Barneys, like I originally planned. I'll post pics as soon as I can.
  2. Great story and I'm so glad it turned out well! I cant wait for the pictures!
  3. Now that is a great Hermes story! Cannot wait to see pics of the HAC- that style is really growing on me! Congratulations, and so glad it all worked out for you!
  4. Vert anis is beautiful! Congratulations!
  5. Oh - how incredible! I can't believe the price of the HAC - do you mind telling us the total, just for referance?
    I'm dying for pics! Vert Anis togo is lovely!!!
  6. YAY! I'm glad you could use the credit towards your HAC ... it all turned out beautifully in the end.
  7. since when is the HAC available in size 40? anybody knows i thought it is 27,32,36,45.50,55,60
    40 sounds fab
    CONGRATS my dear fab bag (i assume :lol: ) nd gorgeous colour you know i love vert anis in togo :love: [​IMG]
  8. Oh my goodness! I am glad everything turned out good at the end.
    Please post pics!! Congrats again and enjoy all of them!!
  9. WOW! What a great story!!!! And all's well that ends well, too!!!!! Please post pics asap 'cause I'm a big, big fan of the HAC and would love to see yours, Pr1nc!!!!!

  10. that's a great story, please post pics so we can see!! i think the vert anis is a great color to add to your collection!!
  11. Wow!! What a happy ending. I can't wait to see your pictures.
  12. WOW!!!
    I can feel the rush just by reading your experience!!!
    Congratulations on your new bags~~
    Can't wait to see pictures!
  13. Thank you all for sharing my joy! :love: :yahoo:

    One of the SAs told me that it was a 40, so I just took his word for it, but if we measure the HAC like we do the Birkin (across the bottom on the front face?), then it's actually a 36.

    Here's the photo:

    BTW, my SA said that she'd still try calling around to see if she could find another Bearn exactly like the one I returned, so hopefully that'll happen!
  14. It was 6.4K US $, plus tax. I paid 7.4K for my Birkin.
  15. That is gorgeous!! Congratulations!!