The Hermès Mystique

I don’t know what it is about Hermès that just makes me weak in the knees…and I know I’m not the only one!

I just finished reading a new book “Bringing Home the Birkin” by Michael Tonello. I just drank in the book! It is about an eBay seller who starts out selling Hermès scarves and graduates to obtaining and selling the “unattainable” Hermès Birkin bags. Just a fascinating read about the inside world of Hermès and Mr. Tonello’s tenacity to get to those oh-so-wanted bags!

I’ve never run across a Hermès bag in my quests. I’ve never even been in a Hermès store. But amazingly I have picked up several vintage Hermès scarves, a pair of vintage “H” logo shoes, and just last week a vintage Hermès blazer jacket! It is such a shock (to me) to see that fabulous vintage 70s Hermès Paris label peering out, so dignified and bold!

I have the jacket posed so I can look at the label. I just like looking at it! I don’t know if I can bear to give it up, even though it is far too tiny for me. I guess it’s the thought that vintage Hermès is so scarce and I most likely will never run into the same thing again. So I cling, and try to absorb some of the mystique.

…ah, the Hermès vintage faerie…thanks for visiting me now and then!


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