Europe is in full holiday mode this weekend, with flights, hotels and rental cars across the Mediterranean at full capacity. We are celebrating summer with a new lovely Hermes blue colour but first, some fabulously absurd news from Hermes Paris.
News from the Handbag World
The flagship boutique in the rue du Faubourg has introduced a new appointment policy, whereby if you get to the shop early enough, you can get an appointment with the Handbag Department and may be offered the opportunity to actually buy a bag. In effect, customers have to queue on the pavement outside the store to ensure they can get in. And as you will all agree, this is no way to start a day meandering around Paris. So the New York custom of line-sitting has taken off on Paris’ smartest shopping street.
Students and locals are happy to sit all night to secure the position for a few hundred euros, and then have to be escorted by Hermes security into the store as violence has erupted on more than one occasion, with queue jumping and the occasional physical fight! We even heard that last week the police had to be called to remove the line sitters.
The question is: is this great PR, or another demonstration of how NOT to treat your customers?! (image courtesy of Purseblog)
In a few recent years, Hermes has produced endless shades of one colour. Two years ago it was blue. We were drowning in blues, and although they are all lovely complicated shades, Lord you can have too much of a good thing. So this year we are pleased that there has only been the one this Spring, the beautiful Zanzibar. It’s a mixture of bright blue with deeper hues of green.
We have this new Birkin 35 winding its way to Vigo Street next week for viewing by our lovely customers. For more information click here http://ow.ly/PYsg30e1Ap8.
Cartier Ballon Bleu
From the dozens of watches we see every month, it is always hard to choose which one to offer you. This month we went for pink in a big way because we love it! This highly unusual Ballon Bleu is 33cm. It is pinker than any other model we have seen, number WSBB0002, which has been customised with .94 carats of VVS quality diamonds.
It has a steel case and a pink dial made of sapphire crystal, on a pink alligator strap. It was purchased on 12 May 2017. As soon as we saw this, we HAD to offer it to you. I hope you’ll agree. It’s £9,900.
Hermes Colour Palettes
The team here has been working over the last few weeks on collating all the colours in different skins that Hermes produces. We are proud to announce that this has now gone live, and can be found here: https://lilacblue.com/colour-swatches/
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Wishing you a wonderful summer, and so long for now, until our next