Buzz Worthy: The Brand New Hermès Halzan Bag

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Man Bag Monday: Hermès Sac a Depeches

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When it comes to man bags, it seems there are two major categories: work bags and casual messengers. There are other options here and there, but men have never taken to man bags like women have to our bags, and I don’t see that changing drastically anytime soon. A sleek briefcase is one of the best bags you can invest in as a dude, and just like with women’s bags, I love finding the ultimate options.

For this week’s Man Bag Monday, I’ve turned to Hermès, the brand known for inciting hysteria over their Birkins. This men’s briefcase is just as lovely.

The Hermès Sac a Depeches is the ultimate briefcase if you are looking for a solid investment. The briefcase doesn’t offer a shoulder strap, which I actually like, because briefcases originally were intended to be carried by hand. There is something so classic about this design and the lack of messenger strap, and that has me loving it even more.

This bag comes in Togo calfskin, which is a thick pebbled leather that has just enough give and isn’t overly rigid. The dimensions leave plenty of space for most laptops, as the bag measures 15″ wide. If you or your man are looking for a simply stunning briefcase, look no further. 

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Hermès Bags are Being Returned Because They Smell Like Skunk

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Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, and it’s not uncommon to hear bag lovers gush about the lovely leather scent that emanates from a brand new luxury bag. Some brands, like Dior and Tom Ford, even work that scent into fine perfumes because of its close association with luxury and quality. Unfortunately for some customers, Hermès’ bags have recently acquired a new smell–skunk. (Or weed, depending on who you ask.)

This story start over at our PurseForum, where members in the Hermès section have reported skunky-smelling leather bags dating back to December 2013. From the information they’ve pooled in over 150 pages of comments, the problem becomes apparent when a bag is left in sunlight even for a few minutes; the heat and light bring out the stink, which is bad enough that the bag owners then have to open windows to air out their homes and cars. It’s not a subtle, close-range smell, apparently.

A New York Post writer (who I’m guessing is also a Forum member) noticed the complaints and went to Hermès to get some answers, but the notoriously tight-lipped French brand didn’t return her inquiries. Based on the feedback from shoppers on our Forum, the problem seems to be most common among bags made of the brand’s popular Togo leather, although Epsom and Clemence leathers have also been identified as skunky. As the Post points out, Hermès makes many different models in the affected leathers and ships them worldwide, so the issue is not limited to a particular boutique or region.

If you have a recently purchased bag that you’d like to test, our members suggest sitting it in direct sunlight and allowing it to warm up for a few minutes. If you notice the smell, Hermès boutiques should all be aware of the problem by now, and it seems as though the only solution is to send the bags off to France to be rebuilt in different leather over a period of months. That suggests that the issue was created somewhere in the leather production process, and based on our members’ feedback, it’s not something that will fade with time.

If you’ve experienced this issue, let us know which of your bags it affects how Hermès handled it in the comments.

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HERMES MEDOR CLUTCH

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Have we ever had a serious conversation about the Hermes Medor Clutch Bag?

No?

Then perhaps it’s about time.

It’s one of Hermes’s Classics and even Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham are carrying it. This clutch is absolutely qualified to be your evening companion; it will help you steal the lights and the night.

A simple clutch with beautiful curvy shape. You can grab the Hermes Medor Clutch Bag with one hand. The front is made with a sophisticated clasp. It’s designed with four gorgeous studs on it.

The bag opens and closes with the front leather strap. The interior is made with one large compartment for all the evening essentials (obvious!) and there is an extra pocket for other items like your credit cards.

For those that are interested, the Hermes Medor Clutch Bag is available in two sizes:

Hermes Medor 23 Clutch Bag
Size: 23 x 11 x 5 in cm (W x H x D)

Hermes Medor 29 Clutch Bag
Size: 29 x 15 x 5 in cm (W x H x D)

The larger size 29 has been discontinued for some time, the only way to get it is through resellers.

The one on the top is crafted from smooth mississippiensis alligator leather and is priced at $20600 USD. But the Hermes Medor Clutch Bag is also available in calfskin or in gold and silver hardware.

Let us know what you think?

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HERMES SMALL SILK’IN WALLET

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As an extension of our previous post, we’d like you to meet the Hermes Small Silk’in Wallet. Oh, forget about our previous post? We talked about the same wallet but in the medium size. Here’s a reminder: Hermes Silk’in Wallet.

So what’s so special about this wallet?

You see, Hermes is not only about leather or craftsmanship. It’s much more than that – and no, we’re not talking about status and the steep price tag. We’re talking about art.

Hermes loves to make sophisticated patterns, especially with silk. So we present to you the Hermes Small Silk’in Wallet in Epsom Calfskin. It’s colored in orange, but the interior is enriched with printed silk lining and it’s called ‘Della Cavalleria’.

Use it as a change purse, measuring 8 x 8 cm,

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Hermes Shows Stability Amidst Chaos in Luxury

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Hermes 2015 profit holds steady amid a dramatic collapse in global tourist spending.

Boy is Hermes resilient… Just months after declaring European sales would take a hit after the November terrorist attack in Paris, Hermes reported full-year earnings numbers this week and blew away analyst expectations. Operating profit was up 19% to 1.54 billion euros and their margin increased to 31.8% from 31.5% in 2014.  For the year, French sales were up 6%, quite impressive given what befell the nation at the end of last year.

Their ability to weather the luxury storm created by a confluence of unstable currency markets and a crack-down on corruption in China, can be attributed to the opening of two new production facilities in France and strong growth from Japan. Japanese sales were up a staggering 18% compared to just 5% across Asia. The company plans to increase European prices by 3.5% this year to offset new production costs but plans to hold rest-of-the-world prices steady.

While other European luxury retailers brace for the worst after the latest terrorist attack in Brussels this week, these numbers indicate Hermes is the best positioned to maintain growth and profitability in what CEO Axel Dumas is terming a “complicated” 2016. He noted that it’s still too early to make official sales growth estimates for the upcoming year.

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Region Hermes Birkin 30 (togo)
USA Current $10,900
Europe Current €7,000
USD Equivalent $7,620
Europe Projected (Increase 3.5%) €7,245
USD Equivalent $8,092

*These increased prices are just a prediction based on the projected price increase of 3.5%. Actual price change and date of increase are uncertain. This would be the second increase for the European markets in 2016. First increase was taken in January earlier this year. 

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