What bags have you turned down in 2006?

koukanamiya

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Just wondering what bags have you ladies turned down from Hermes (excluding resellers and eBay) this year and why? I guess I'll start first, but my list is pretty short and they are all from DIFFERENT stores.

Orange Ostrich Birkin 30cm - Reason: not fuchsia ostrich
Cobalt Blue Ostrich HAC 28cm - Reason: ex-SA said I couldn't buy my dream bag if I bought this one
Black Glazed Porosus Diamond Birkin 35cm - Reason: not fuchsia and too expensive (don't know why they bothered to ask)
Gold Togo Birkin 30cm - Reason: not fuchsia ostrich
Fuchsia Ostrich Retourne Kelly 28cm - Reason: retourne
Fuchsia Ostrich Sellier Kelly 32cm - Reason: too big
Fuchsia Ostrich Sellier Kelly 25cm - Reason: too small
Fuchsia Ostrich Trim 37cm - Reason: too big
Fuchsia Ostrich Trim 24cm - Reason: too small
Fuchsia Ostrich Bolide 27cm - Reason: too small
Fuchsia Ostrich Bolide 31cm - Reason: sat on the shelf for over a year and not in shrinkwrap, made me paranoid
Rouge Vif Ostrich Bolide 31cm - Reason: not fuchsia ostrich
Violet Shiny Lizard JPG Kelly Clutch - Reason: not fuchsia lizard
Ficelle Shiny Lizard JPG Kelly Clutch - Reason: not fuchsia lizard
Beige Shiny Lizard Sellier Kelly 25cm - Reason: not fuchsia lizard and too small
Fuchsia Lizard Mini Constance - Reason: did not need a Constance
Black Box Calf Sellier Kelly 32cm - Reason: not fuchsia ostrich, and size too big

Actually, looking at this list is making me feel bad. I mean, it would seem to me that some of my SAs are at least TRYING to get something, yet I turned them down because they were exact to what I wanted ... But I can't help it, if I'm spending that much on a bag, I have to LOVE it ...
 

pr1nc355

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Let's see. I'm sure I can't get them all, even though I've bought quite a few bags in one year:shame:

Vermillon togo Kelly 35 cm-I knew I was getting a vermillon Birkin soon after (it'll be ordered in Feb.)
Blue jean togo Birkin 35 cm (even though I got a clemence one 3 weeks later)-didn't have the $ at the time (but I miraculously got a huge raise in time to buy the clemence one)
vert anis togo 32 cm Kelly-already had 3 Kellys at the time
cognac ostrich 32 cm Kelly-too much $ for me to spend at the time
blue jean ostrich 35 cm Birkin-didn't like the way the color looked in ostrich
potiron togo 25 cm Birkin-too small
gold togo 25 cm Birkin-too small
white epsom PM Paris-Bombay-scared to carry white bags
graphite clemence 37 cm Bolide-still waiting for the perfect Bolide
 

koukanamiya

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I don't feel as bad now ... Phew!!! But it's hard to turn things down ... Good thing I DO turn bags down, otherwise it'll be very very bad for my wallet.
 

Grands Fonds

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hmm, can't remember them all, but as far as Birkins & Kellys go:

Brighton Blue 30 Birkin - size/colour not suitable
Gold Vache Liegee 35 Birkin - gold in VL didn't appeal, although VL is growing on me, definitely
Potiron 35 Birkin - this was hard to turn down, only this afternoon....
Rouge Garance 35 Birkin - NOt a rouge Garance girl, I'm afraid (although I LOVE the colour on others)
Noisette 28 Kelly (VL) - retourne, I like sellier
Vert Anis Togo 32 Kelly - let's not go into this one!!!!!!
Matte Rouge H Porosus Croc 35 Birkin - price!
Rouge H Togo 35 Birkin - Ionly like rouge H in chevre.
Chartreuse 30 Birkin - size, too small
Chocolate Boxcalf 35 Kelly - size, too big
HAC toile/barenia combo - because I am a complete idiot......

That's all I can remember off the top of my head.
 

Grands Fonds

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I HATE turning them down from one particular Manager (who is at another store, but calls me when she has inventory)...she is SO helpful and lovely and considerate, I hate saying no thanks to her.......but so far she had had no (bags) that I've wanted (although I've bought plenty of other things from her).
 

wongnumber

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To the best of my memory:

Chocolate Boxcalf 35 Birkin
Natural (aka naked chicken) Ostrich Kelly
Chocolate Boxcalf 28 retourne Kelly
several Ostrich Bollides
numerous Swift Kellys (various sizes)
several Croc JPG Kelly
several Leather JPG Kellys
several Epsom Paris Bombays
several Plumes (different leathers)

I realise now that the bags that work best for me are the Kellys and the Birkins. The others somehow feel wrong.

But I'm thinking of venturing into Evelyn territory next year.
 

duna

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I didn't turn down much...

Rouge Garance 35 Birkin : the red didn't convince me (I've grown to like it in the meantime!)

Gold Clemence 35 Birkin: I want a smooth leather

Rouge Vif 30 Fjord Birkin: don't like Fjord and too small
 

koukanamiya

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May 25, 2006
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To the best of my memory:

Chocolate Boxcalf 35 Birkin
Natural (aka naked chicken) Ostrich Kelly
Chocolate Boxcalf 28 retourne Kelly
several Ostrich Bollides
numerous Swift Kellys (various sizes)
several Croc JPG Kelly
several Leather JPG Kellys
several Epsom Paris Bombays
several Plumes (different leathers)

I realise now that the bags that work best for me are the Kellys and the Birkins. The others somehow feel wrong.

But I'm thinking of venturing into Evelyn territory next year.
Speaking of natural ostrich Kelly ... My SA also agreed that it looked a bit ... raw.
 

wongnumber

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ooooh. Sounds yummy.

I haven't decided on the colour yet. Not a bright is all I know at the moment.

PS - sorry, this was in reference to the brown canvas/leather combo.
 

Grands Fonds

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^ I really like the combo, because it seems to go well with the canvas strap. Having said that, I'm loving nearly ALL Eveleynes at the moment.

I'd also like a PM Massai......in a lovely dark clemence....
 

wongnumber

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God yes. The Masai looks like nothing slumped on the shelf but once someone carries it, transformation to stunning draped bag.

Are you turning into a Shopmom style enabler??