Why does H discontinue a bag?

Julide

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Hi all! I was reading some older threads and noticed that the Kelly Elan was discontinued along with a long list of others. I was wondering :idea: if bags are discontinued because of low sales or are there other reasons for why production of these bags has stopped. I thought it would be interesting to find out from the experts! Thank You:shrugs:

http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/1984-171294.html
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http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/what-discontinued-model-would-you-like-hermes-revive-114687.html
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http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/value-of-owning-discontinued-colors-91671.html
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http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/cabas-herbag-to-be-discontinued-54566.html
 

Grands Fonds

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They're never really discontinued, all bags can be ordered, depending on what sort of relationship you have with your store.
I believe the Kelly Elan was discontinued to make room for the JPG Kelly Clutch.
 

Nola

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They're never really discontinued, all bags can be ordered, depending on what sort of relationship you have with your store.
I believe the Kelly Elan was discontinued to make room for the JPG Kelly Clutch.
I love that about H.
 

elizabethk

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I believe supply and demand. They don't want unsellable merch clogging their shelves.
I do think its wrong, we all have our favorites.
 

mudmud

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I think sometimes they discontinue a bag when the material used becomes scarce.
 

Julide

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GrandFonds, Elizabethk, Mudmud. Thanks for the information.
Nola I love that about H as well.
I wonder just how "special" does your relationship with H have to be...:wondering:wondering:wondering
 

naughtymanolo

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^ good enough to be offered a SO. BTW if you choose an unusual bag like the kelly elan as a SO the store will probably like you more (and offer you more orders in the future) than the one whom is just there to get a birkin.

I personally love the elan so much more than the JPG, but neither one is bad.
 

naughtymanolo

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and yes isn't it comforting to know the day that i will wake up in a cold sweat scratching my wrists to get a Himalaya, H will acctually be able to make it for me.
 

Julide

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Naughtymanolo. Thanks! I love the Elan too! Of course more SO would not be bad...:graucho::graucho::graucho::graucho:
 

Julide

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Seton- That's sounds wonderful! I have seen shopmom's somewhere I love it! Good luck!
 

CynthiaNYC

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Mmm I love the Kelly Elan. It's a totally different bag to the JPG Kelly, so to me it doesn't duplicate anything.

I don't know why they haven't discontinued the Colorado yet--or have they? I have never seen anyone carrying one. Ever.
 

Julide

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Cynyc, I know I have seen a picture of the Colorado :yucky: sorry to offend anyone who likes them...I wonder if they are discontinued. I saw one for sale at Bluefly a couple months ago.
 
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