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+1. I like Mulberry styling as well. They have some very nice men's totes and such.I think my credit here is good enough I don't sound like a shill... but go look at the Linjer page. I didn't mention Mulberry specifically to avoid any conflict, but I find them in the same quality/styling arena. Are Mulberry or LInjer like LV Nomade or Hermes Barenia? Nope.But, like I said above, I'd not be surprised at all if the truth came out that Linjer and Mulberry were produced...
I was waiting for somebody to ask about Mulberry. I find them ludicrously overpriced. At one time, they were a nice "under the radar" brand priced less than the "big" brands. Last time I saw them on MrPorter, however, I saw that they are now at ultrapremium pricepoints.In fact, I was hoping LInjer would talk about them... because I'm curious if they use the same tanneries/factories. Most of the recent mulberry I've seen was made outside of Europe (Turkey/China/etc) with...
Kira... I forgot not everybody read all the old "Dumb" threads. Pink Dolphin Society means gay men (or women). There's a much longer story to it than that, but anyway... Ostrich is fun, but honestly you'll find its versatility limited. It's such a standout that it'll get noticed everytime you use it... and not necessarily in a good way. It's sort of like if you have a flashy garment... even if you wear it only once a month or two, it'll be remembered each time so...
^No, I'm not high-roller enough to get invites to the shows. I've written copy before so have visited some showrooms/trade shows as a side gig to my teaching, but that's it. And as a member of the Pink Dolphin Society I've got lots of friends who work for brands so get to visit sample and family sales... but it's all pretty "small time." My interest is more scientific than financial; old school member SoCal2NYC is the only one I know who walks into a boutique with his...
Their margins are very, very high... but they also have some incredible overhead.I read once that the rent of a premium piece of property in a big city can be millions per month, beyond the millions it costs to build/outfit the store (Prada, for example, spent $40+ million on its NYC flagship beyond the monthly lease). NONE of the boutiques (except the LV stores in Tokyo) actually make a profit; they all tank money and are for exposure purposes. All of the brands I...
Also, just for fun (lest you think we are exaggerating) here are a few screen captures from the Hermes online store. Keep in mind these bags are not exotic hides... but just their standard calfskin. The HEBDO square messenger in Evergrain (a soft finegrained calf) (@pdsf notice the textile strap!) And the classic sac a depeches in Togo (their standard grained calfskin):
Cyc wid it... I love that Margiela bag. I've never had one but it's the exact shape of a top-zip tote I like. I remember they made a muted/muddy gray color a few years back that was very nice.I definitely recommend AiP over a top-end RTW brand... but in truth I don't have all that many pieces made by her. $3000+ is definitely a LOT of money; I didn't start the thread to throw around that amount casually. Instead, I wanted to highlight a quality artisan (who is also a very...
Oh, I love the Steve. In Clemence? That one is a classic that will be just as lovely in 30 years as it is today.The one I was mentioning, though, was actually the Barda. I remember seeing it in Tokyo and it was something like 920,000 yen. The Steve was a relative bargain at 860,000 (IIRC); I should have bought three. j/k +1. If I could ever find a used Steve or Barda for ~$3000 (which is about what Bea would charge for a bespoke piece), I'd probably snag it. But...
No, I don't think so. It may look neat and "vintage" in the pic, but I think if you bought it basically you'd have an old bag that somebody's grand-dad might have carried to sell insurance.
Thanks for the info re: Museum calf.re: Hermes, I have no idea milled or grained. IIRC Togo is calf, Fjord is adult cow, and Clemence is baby bull. Each have their attributes and are all lovely. Hermes pricing, though, is so stellar I have no idea who buys it. Last time I looked at a messenger in the store it was nearly $9000. I mean, srsly?
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