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I may be mistaken here, but I don't think the average Kelly or Birkin bag costs anywhere near $30K. A female friend said that plain calfskin ones start around $5K, and go up to about $12-15K for alligator (and the bags are all essentially MTM, since you request size, leather type, etc.). Special requests, like diamond inlays or Hermes silk scarf linings, would obviously drive up the price. Maybe the $30K was for a vintage bag with uniqe features? I'm not denying the skill of Hermes's craftspeople, nor am I saying I'd enjoy paying that much for a handbag. Then again, I don't particularly want to shell out $5K for RTW Kiton suits or $30K for a Patek. But that's my preference.
The prices I gave ($12k for a regular, $30K for a gator) were prices that I have seen people purchase them for on ebay, as I stated. Normal retail prices are more like what you quoted. Women are very willing, however, to purchase the bags on ebay for more money to avoid the 2-4 year waiting list.
Like I said: SUCKERS. Hermes is laughing all the way to bank. (Damn, I wish I thought of the idea first) Anyone have a clue how much they actually cost to produce? A rough estimate will do. Jon.
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i can confirm from many visits to hermes that the basic leather kelly and birkens start in the $5-6000 range (the price went up this year) but yes, you can order ones in exotic leathers in odd colours and i have been told by the hermes people that they can sometimes go for anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 (usually this includes gold plated hardware as a justification) i doubt hermes will ever reveal how much it actually costs to make the bag, an average bag takes approximately 18 hours to construct, they are made by very well paid people, ...... i have read several articles on their leather bags and i've never heard them admit cost .... why would they? it would destroy the illusion and you have to remember, there are some very wealthy women out there and/or married to some very wealthy men and when you're worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, $5,000 or even $30,000 dollars on handbag is pocket change in the grand scheme of things
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i doubt hermes will ever reveal how much it actually costs to make the bag, an average bag takes approximately 18 hours to construct, they are made by very well paid people, ...... i have read several articles on their leather bags and i've never heard them admit cost .... why would they? it would destroy the illusion and you have to remember, there are some very wealthy women out there and/or married to some very wealthy men and when you're worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, $5,000 or even $30,000 dollars on handbag is pocket change in the grand scheme of things
Not to mention kill sales... And you are right, when you have untold millions or more then what is 30K. I say it now cause I DONT Have lots of MM's, but should I ever get'em I still think that its a crime, (or some form of lunacy). JJF (There has got to be an Aesop's fable about the contents this post...)(the fox and the grapes maybe?)
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