I've read multiple times on the forum the phrase (and its variations): "With the price increases I might as well buy Hermes" or "I'll just save a little more for Hermes" and I wonder why? (No, really, am honestly curious.) Hermes has a completely different aesthetic than Chanel does. It seems strange that these two seem somehow interchangeable to so many of you... I love both brands (although I am not willing to do a song and dance for a Birkin, which is why I don't have one!) but in my mind I see them as completely different. Because a Hermes bag and a Chanel bag may be similiarly priced would not make me automatically choose the Hermes. I am just curious... maybe you gals can explicate!