An original Hermes bag is not just another bag, It’s an investment. A true definition of luxury. Some people claim it’s a better investment than gold. One of the Hermes bags costs as much as $500k. The reason there are so expensive is that they’re handmade and takes a very high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail to make them. It is said that the process of manufacturing a Hermes bag is a form of art.
Only a few women in the world can afford this luxury. Likes of Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have been seen flaunting their Hermes bag. So if you are among this group of women or you are going to spend as much, you need to know this before making a decision to buy.
- Hermes bags are made in very limited numbers and they are not advertised. That is to say that if you saw it on TV or newspaper, know that you are buying “the other type”.
- There are no other makers of Hermes bags in the world than Hermes itself. They are not made in China or anywhere else. The company is located in France.
- Only a few shops in the world sell real Hermes bags and most times, they are sold in auctions at very high prices. In 2016, a 2008 Birkin (a type of Hermes) was made from white Himalaya crocodile with 18-karat white gold and diamond hardware was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong’s 30th-anniversary auction for £208,175. In 2017, a similar Birkin from 2014 sold for a jaw-dropping price of £293,000.
- The waiting list to purchase a Hermes bag is up to is six years.
- It is a heritage piece. This means that it’s one of those items that you can pass to your great-grandchildren without losing its value. The very first one was made in 1922. It has evolved over time and to date, remains one of the world’s most luxurious items.
- There are various versions of Hermes bag but these two are the most popular; The Birkin and The Kelly. The main difference between the two is that the Kelly bag has one handle on the top plus a shoulder strap whereas the Birkin has two handles at the top and no shoulder strap.
So now that you know, You can tell if the bag you have with the ‘Hermes’ label is an original or not. Here is how to take care of your quality bags to make them last longer.