DD and I had 2 wonderful days in London, in between galleries and museums, we visited all four branches of Hermes, two I had never been to before, Sloane Street and Royal Exchange. The Sloane Street was still in the temporary shop, the original store will re-open the end of July I've been told. Also, Selfridges will have an instore Hermes from about the end of July. The Royal Exchange branch was the nicest, what a lovely place to shop and the staff were very friendly. I was really good, not spending, as I am saving for a Birkin. I saw some goegeous things though, in particular an etoupe Picotin with rose shocking lining - that combination was beautiful. I also saw a few Champs de Course large scarves but in Mousseline, they were stunning. The Bond Street store had a nice selection of small pochettes too. An American SA, Dorie, helped me look at earrings in the Harrods Hermes, saw a beautiful pair but they were too too expensive - I am learning to take things slow, lol. I couldn't come home empty-handed. A few weeks ago I was admiring a 'losange' mousseline scarf here on the forum, never seen one before but I decided to keep an eye out. In the last Hermes I visted, Royal Exchange, they had three and one was in my colour - a sort of old gold/bronze shade with a dark brown, almost a black hem and as they were so friendly here, I was glad to buy from them. The mousseline is so light, I think it will be nice for the summer although it is rather a wintry colour I have picked. It's a neat size and I'm not afraid of snagging it, most of the other mousseline scarves I have seen are large and there's a lot of material to deal with. It also comes in a sweet box, a new one for me, an oval box, similar to, but bigger than the twillie boxes. I modelled it on my Kelly below so you can see the logo in the centre of the scarf. DD also made her first major bag purchase. She has been saving her pocket money for 11 months now, not spent a penny of it, and put 100 pounds towards a tiny Dior bag. She said she had budgeted 10 pounds a month to spend on herself, so after 11 months, she was still under budget, wish I had her discipline, LOL. You can just about see her new Dior in the photo below. She is wearing it messenger style across her chest and under her jacket. There is a gold Lindy in the store window, we tried it on, looked great on DD but not so hot on me; I'm wide enough without the Lindy adding to my hips, LOL. We stayed in the Knightsbridge Millenium Hotel on Sloane Street and from our window, we could see the Sloane Street Hermes, also only 3 minutes walk from Harrods Hermes, good choice of location. It was a lovely mini-holiday, I could have bought a few nice things from Hermes but I am pleased with myself for hanging on to my money, hope my Birkin will come soon.