Still in shock...my very first Hermes! **REVEAL**

k5ml3k

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I never thought I'd ever be on this side of tPF...this has a long story but a great ending...

I've been very selective when it comes with purchasing my bags esp my Chanel (Hermes was not something I thought I would ever have/could afford). Each one of my purchase was carefully thought out...the size, color, leather, hardware, but most importantly, the year. I wanted each bag to represent a special year/time in my life.

This year I got married and could not be happier! I wanted a Chanel boy bc it was the year I married my boy [emoji6] but when I got my black caviar boy bag, my heart didn't sing. It was the first bag purchase that I made from the boutique and I thought I would be ecstatic bc all my other ones were vintage. Unfortunately or fortunately, it wasn't love. Idk if it was bc I felt that the price was too high for what I was getting or if I just prefer the feel/look of vintage bags more. I was still contemplating about keeping the boy when this little girl came along. I just bought my Chanel medium flap (another one that I've been looking for for awhile now) from the seller when I saw this one. I was just going to some of her listings for fun and I could not believe my luck when I saw this one. I immediately inquired about it and when I saw more detailed pics of it, had it authenticated, etc I knew what I had to do.
 
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k5ml3k

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The year is 1985. The year my husband and I were born.

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The seller shipped it to the Leather Surgeons to get authenticated (I had it authenticated initially using the pics from the listing but sent the bag to them to get the authenticity certificate and for my peace of mind).
 
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k5ml3k

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It's size is 32, which to me was the perfect size (I wanted one that was larger than a 25 but smaller than 35).

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Plumeria233

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You had me at ✨32✨!:biggrin: Love your story already!❤ Cannot wait to see your new beauty!!

(Personally, as much as I have tried, I have not been able to warm-up to the Chanel Boy Bags. I started out with a jumbo classic flap and never looked back. :smile:)
 

k5ml3k

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It's color is burgundy with gold hardware, our wedding colors.

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The Leather Surgeons put it in their own dust bag but it actually came with its own huge Hermes dust bag and the seller threw in a small Hermes box too.

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Ladybaga

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Congratulations on your vintage kelly! Rouge H is GORGEOUS! The box leather has a beautiful patina! Thank you for sharing!