Luxury Fashion Brands: Hermès Handbags Galore! May 7, 2018 – Posted in: Our Blog

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The company’s first handbag collection was created in 1922 by one of the founder’s grandsons. His wife was unable to find a handbag that pleased her, and we have her to thank for the “solution” he found!

1935 saw the introduction of the leather “Sac à dépêches” which was later renamed the “Kelly bag” after actress Grace Kelly. The Hermès carrés (square scarves) came out in 1937.

A Hermès handmade handbag might require 18 to 24 hours to produce!

How is Hermès as an investment? A bag made of fuchsia porosus crocodile with diamond-encrusted, 18K white gold hardware was sold to a phone bidder at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong for $221,844 in June 2015. In March 2013, a 30 cm Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile Birkin with 18K gold fittings and encrusted with diamonds sold for $203,150 at an auction in Dallas, Texas. Hermès makes leather and crocodile scales a more profitable investment than gold bullion.

Now that is indeed a luxury brand!

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