What’s your unpopular Hermes opinion?

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This thread is devoted to unpopular opinions about Hermes and/or their products.

It is quite likely that some members may find others' comments challenging, but please try not to take an unpopular opinion personally. The reason it may be unpopular is because most people will not agree.

Ignore, discuss but don't confront. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Guide between on/off topic:

Single comment = feedback.

2-3 quick fire quips = entertainment.

3,4 exchanges into the land of discussion on sizes, other brands, H-games, influencers, art of collecting etc, you are probably going
OT.
 

880

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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .
How do I get a bag?
How do I get my next bag?
How many times do you visit the boutique?
What did you wear when you got your offer?
So much stress, So much hunger!
I actually find it slightly depressing that some people can get so obsessed, anxious, and desperate due to this H hunger.
Edited to add:
I still love the forum and read most the posts so I guess I must enjoy getting irritated...Well makes a change from finding myself annoyed by delays on my daily commute!
I’m only laughing bc I drove DH crazy Bf my paris appt lol. Hugs
 
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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .
How do I get a bag?
How do I get my next bag?
How many times do you visit the boutique?
What did you wear when you got your offer?
So much stress, So much hunger!
I actually find it slightly depressing that some people can get so obsessed, anxious, and desperate due to this H hunger.
Edited to add:
I still love the forum and read most the posts so I guess I must enjoy getting irritated...Well makes a change from finding myself annoyed by delays on my daily commute
Agree here.
Have not seen so many obsessive, desperate & compulsive behavior as I have on tPF & just not with Hermes
If a newbie wants the bag, doesn't want to have any kind of pre-spend history with an SA, goes to Paris/Europe
& think she may be fortunate enough to get an appointment a reality check is needed, IMO
There are times when it is just easier not to spend on H items that one has no interest in but rather
to consider the secondary market.. consider it because by the time one finishes spending on items
they really don't want, one is spending close to what the reseller or auction price could be.
It takes time which could involve years building a Hermes relationship. Those of us that are fortunate
to have the bag of our dreams & have worked hard to get to that place, that speaks for itself & the
manner in which we got there.. Patience
 
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Agree here.
Have not seen so many obsessive, desperate & compulsive behavior as I have on tPF & just not with Hermes
If a newbie wants the bag, doesn't want to have any kind of pre-spend history with an SA, goes to Paris/Europe
& think she may be fortunate enough to get an appointment a reality check is needed, IMO
There are times when it is just easier not to spend on H items that one has no interest in but rather
to consider the secondary market.. consider it because by the time one finishes spending on items
they really don't want, one is spending close to what the reseller or auction price could be.
It takes time which could involve years building a Hermes relationship. Those of us that are fortunate
to have the bag of our dreams & have worked hard to get to that place, that speaks for itself & the
manner in which we got there.. Patience
Patience is key. I have some amazing breathtaking bags but 2 of my dream bags continue to evade me (3-4 years). Oh well such is the way with Hermes. ( I don’t think I will ever go to a reseller)
 

Fumizuki

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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .
How do I get a bag?
How do I get my next bag?
How many times do you visit the boutique?
What did you wear when you got your offer?
So much stress, So much hunger!
I actually find it slightly depressing that some people can get so obsessed, anxious, and desperate due to this H hunger.
Edited to add:
I still love the forum and read most the posts so I guess I must enjoy getting irritated...Well makes a change from finding myself annoyed by delays on my daily commute!

for question "How do I get a bag?" --> sometimes I feel like replying: please ask SA for the answer. :lol:
 

tinkerbell68

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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .
How do I get a bag?
How do I get my next bag?
How many times do you visit the boutique?
What did you wear when you got your offer?
So much stress, So much hunger!
I actually find it slightly depressing that some people can get so obsessed, anxious, and desperate due to this H hunger.
Edited to add:
I still love the forum and read most the posts so I guess I must enjoy getting irritated...Well makes a change from finding myself annoyed by delays on my daily commute!
Ditto! The consumerism can feel overwhelming and causes me anxiety.
But I keep coming back for the awesome pics of beautiful silks and bags…whether pics caught in the wild, or of celebrities, or of new purchases, offers or otherwise. So many pretty H things :love:
 

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Ditto! The consumerism can feel overwhelming and causes me anxiety.
But I keep coming back for the awesome pics of beautiful silks and bags…whether pics caught in the wild, or of celebrities, or of new purchases, offers or otherwise. So many pretty H things :love:
Unpopular opinion. The true love of the brand is Uber consumerism. When it gets too much, you can step away, even for years. Then come back whenever you feel you want to. It will be like you never left lol
 

Pivoine66

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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .
How do I get a bag?
How do I get my next bag?
How many times do you visit the boutique?
What did you wear when you got your offer?
So much stress, So much hunger!
I actually find it slightly depressing that some people can get so obsessed, anxious, and desperate due to this H hunger.
Edited to add:
I still love the forum and read most the posts so I guess I must enjoy getting irritated...Well makes a change from finding myself annoyed by delays on my daily commute!
I agree.
I hope I survive in posting this:

I have joined tpf because I find enthusiasts of H all around the world here. I find it so delightful and interesting to discover both the common and different preferred products/colours/sizes all around the world, and the shared joy when purchased and how they are truly appreciated.

Unfortunately, according to my personal perception while checking the threads (e.g. Shopping in Paris, how to maintain relationship) , I now find the question "how to get B/K/C" quite often and maybe ab bit too often meant by this in pretty much:

Please answer the question, and please take (if necessary again) YOUR time, because
I have no desire/no time

a) to search the threads offered here
b) not even to use the magnifying glass/search function
c) especially not to read the endless number of - repetitions - due to not reading the answers often only a few pages before - answers in the thread,

d) but I don't want to spend money, like you/the others, on
aa) purchasing other products from H
bb) spending a premium to resellers
cc) though I do would like to find the exceptional somebody who succeeded not to spend aa) or bb) and please share.

And according to the numbers of boutique new/fresh bags being resold in the last (about) 2 years:
Maybe even sometimes to top it off:
Don't want to invest anything because I want to sell immediately or soon or in near future, either to make really big cash or at least no loss if selling in future out of it.

The lottery system in Paris: wasn't it created to provide equal opportunities for everyone who wouldn't otherwise want to prespend on H products?
But it seems to be almost all about: how can I get around it in my favour? And then getting upset (dissapointed I do understand of course, but upset, sometimes aggressiv??? even towards SAs???), when - in a lottery!!! - others are lucky and the person "playing in the lottery" is not.

Sigh.
 

880

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I have joined tpf because I find enthusiasts of H all around the world here. I find it so delightful and interesting to discover both the common and different preferred products/colours/sizes all around the world, and the shared joy when purchased and how they are truly appreciated.

Unfortunately, according to my personal perception while checking the threads (e.g. Shopping in Paris, how to maintain relationship) , I now find the question "how to get B/K/C" quite often and maybe ab bit too often meant by this in pretty much:
1000%. But back in the day when I joined ( I left TPF for years on hiatus), 1. members asked genuine questions due to love of the brand, and 2. We were careful to read up on the subject before posting
Muffin tops and H belts. Please no. Of course, I am projecting.
The only muffin top in sight was when I was sitting next to you lol :P

unpopular opinion which came up in another thread: It is no secret that men, especially cute, younger men who are fit enough to wear RTW, have an easier time obtaining QB, particularly in the larger sizes. This has been notes all over TPF; anecdotally; and, even on media (on a thread narrating an NPR view). My unpopular opinion is i don’t begrudge this, though I am envious. It is simply part of the Hermes plan to broaden their appeal and increase their customer base.
 
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1000%. But back in the day when I joined ( I left TPF for years on hiatus), 1. members asked genuine questions due to love of the brand, and 2. We were careful to read up on the subject before posting

The only muffin top in sight was when I was sitting next to you lol :P
The ONLY reason I don’t post our picture is because of MY horrendous muffin top spilling over my jeans totally distracting from your Della Cavalia, your Bulgari, Foundrae and insane jewelry porn:biggrin::biggrin::shocked::shocked::hugs:. My stupid muffin top. Yeah, decided not to wear my new H belt because of it. Muffin top ruins the look as I order every dessert on the menu.

Another unpopular opinion, sad but true. I agree with @880. Let us not forget, there is some truth that handsome men may have an easier time procuring a QB.
 
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BVBookshop

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I've realised that all the outpourings of 'Hermes Hunger' that i've been seeing more and more on this forum is starting to get on my nerves .

I have joined tpf because I find enthusiasts of H all around the world here. I find it so delightful and interesting to discover both the common and different preferred products/colours/sizes all around the world, and the shared joy when purchased and how they are truly appreciated.
I have been actively reading TPF in the last two years when I wanted to start shopping with Hermes. I started with the same naive question but quickly realised the options and what matters to me. I decided to start with my home shop.

While reading the forum in order to understand my preferences, I note that there were interesting threads such as 'high street' outfit with Hermes, and other appreciation threads to show how one can maximize the use of items. And it helped me narrow options down to items that suits ME.

Now, it’s all about acquisition. Desperate, fast, consumptive acquisition. Worse, it's just words with no eye candy!

My unpopular opinion is, unfortunately, the content of this forum is getting too repetitive. I feel that the fun of Hermes thread, since items are so rare and limited, is to see what others have. Without it, it’s not so fun.
 

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