Monthly Archives: March 2014

Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Soufre

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Spring has sprung! Show off the perfect color for the season!

32cm Hermès Soufre Sellier Leather Kelly Handbag #10003
$17,850.00

Hermès Soufre Epsom Leather Evelyne III Shoulder Bag GM #10033
$3,600.00

Hermes Soufre and Blue Lin Two Tone Veau Epsom Leather Bearn Wallet – Palladium Hardware – #10004
$3,299.00

Hermès Soufre Sulphur Mysore Goatskin Bearn Wallet – #9916
$3,299.00

-Heather

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This is not an Authentic Hermès Birkin Handbag! What happens when an Hermès Birkin Bag seems too good to be true?

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How do you tell a real Hermès Handbag from a fake? It is getting increasingly difficult to tell as producers of counterfeit handbags are getting closer and closer to the real thing every day. Recently, a 35cm Hermès Iris Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware arrive at our office as a consignment item. To the untrained eye, this handbag may have been passed off as the real deal.  It is frightening to see just how similar this handbag was at a glance. However, after a closer look, we were horrified with the results.

The first thing we look for when reviewing a handbag is the wear. The handbag was clearly used, as it had wear. The first thing we notice about a used bag is if it is floppy and slouchy. Not only was this  handbag NOT slouchy, it also had a funky smell, and did not smell like Hermès leather. After looking closer,  the grain seemed off as well as the overall texture and it felt cheap.

After noticing these key points and determining this handbag was a fake, we checked the lock with one of our Hermès Birkin Handbags that we bought in an Hermès boutique. We put both locks for the two bags side by side and they were slightly different. The keyholes had different measurements as well. The differences were so slight that this bag may have been passed off as the real thing to someone who didn’t know any better.

The plates of this handbag looked as if they were engraved with white ink. The letters and spacing in the engraving did not match up with an authentic bag. Even the thread looked to be cheap and of low quality. We wanted to warn our readers that fake Birkin bags are getting more and more like the real thing each day and that they should take caution when purchasing an Hermès Handbag. The owner of Créateurs de Luxe helps authenticate Hermès Handbags for many companies and is able to spot even the closest of fakes. And remember one of the key lessons in life, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Trust your instincts and happy Birkin hunting!

-Heather

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Divorce Drama: Johnny Weir’s Husband Writes “F*** You” on one of Johnny’s Hermès Birkin Handbags!

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Image Credit:  Left Image: Wire Image . Center Image: Johnny Weir’s Instagram. Right Image: WENN.

Many of our Twitter and Facebook followers may recall an article we shared by Johnny Weir, the highly fashionable U.S.A. Olympic Figure Skater, in November 2013. The article was written October 10th, 2013 and tells us the tale of how Johnny not only obtained his dream 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware, but also how someone completely defaced it in the blink of an eye. This past week, reports that Johnny had filed for divorce from his husband of more than two years, Victor Voronov surfaced. Soon after the release, stories about how the two were handling the split, the cause and the outrageous drama followed.

In October of last year, Johnny shared with us a story about how he finally acquired the must-have, 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware.  While we were happy to read this tale, it soon turned sour. While out with friends in Manhattan during the last few weeks of September, Johnny left his bag at the table with his friends while he visited the washroom. On the way back to his table, Johnny saw a “clearly homosexual person” leave his group’s area. This man was not with them and while he passed Johnny, he mouthed the word, “B****.”  Johnny brushed off the interaction and returned to his friends. A half hour passed and when Johnny went to grab his bag, and his heart sank. His brand new baby was defiled with the words, “F*** Y**” written in permanent marker on the front in large letters. This moment made him recognize just how much hate there is in the world, even in his own community.

Flash forward five months, Johnny and his Hermès Birkin Handbags are in the news again, and unfortunately, we cannot report that this time it is any happier of a situation. As Johnny let the world know on March 19th, 2014 that he filed for divorce from his hubby, Victor Voronov, rumors and stories of drama began to fly. This was a shock to everyone as they seemed so happy, and they just entered their second year of marriage this past New Year’s Eve. Sadly, this is not the case. Johnny filed for divorce before attending this year’s Winter Games as a commentator for NBC in Sochi. So what happened?

In an email obtained by TMZ, Johnny writes to Victor on September 29, 2013, “If you decide to wreck things, please wreck cheaper things than Birkins. The f*** you on the Birkin is kinda cool, though, you artist.  I know you don’t care about how I’ll survive if you divorce me, but please leave my Birkin bags, Celine bags and Chanel bags alone.”

Why did Victor go after Johnny’s prized possessions? Because there were rumors stirring that Johnny may have cheated and the two were of fighting with each other. Some of Johnny’s closest friends witnessed Victor hit Johnny. In early March, Johnny was in court with charges pressed against him by Victor for supposedly biting his arm in a physical altercation. It was also rumored that Johnny was tired of financially supporting Victor.

As the rumors come out, we need to ask, are these two incidents related or even the same event? Is it possible that Victor had someone defile Johnny’s new baby at the restaurant that day, or could more than one of Johnny’s handbags been attacked? The initial Birkin crime took place in September. At the very end of the month, Johnny reportedly sent Victor an email with a plea for forgiveness and to not destroy his handbags. And finally, in October, Johnny writes about how he experienced a hate crime from within his own community. How could Johnny’s friends not notice someone touching his Birkin? So far no one has questioned if these two stories are connected, but we at the Hermès Purse Forum would love to know. We wonder which of his bags were harmed!

As for Johnny, we are sorry that you have not only had to endure terrible treatment of your bags once, but twice and are going through a painful divorce. We wish you the best and may the road to your future be paved in beautiful handbags!

-Heather

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Paris Grey

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Paris Grey

-Heather

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Our Favorite Color of the Week: Malachite

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Malachite

 

-Heather

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L’Wren Scott – A Talented Beauty

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Photo Credit:   Doug Peters/PA Photos/Abaca USA (left photo) Bryan Adams (center picture), PA (right picture.)

This past Monday, the Fashion world suffered a tremendous loss. L’Wren Scott, an unbelievably talented Fashion designer was found dead in her Manhattan apartment. This unbelievably beautiful woman was not only a fashion designer, but also a costume designer and a model. We are crushed to hear the news of this gorgeous woman’s passing.

L’Wren Scott was born in Roy, Utah. Her birth name was Laura “Luann” Bambrough. L’Wren was raised by adoptive parents. This beautiful woman got her start in the fashion world when she was just a young girl. At twelve years old, L’Wren was already six feet tall, and would grow to be 6’3” as an adult.  This made finding clothing to fit her frame incredibly difficult, so she began designing and creating her own clothes from items she bought at thrift stores. After high school, L’Wren moved to Paris to pursue a career as a model and would eventually become a stylist and designer.  She was a model for Pretty Polly  tights advertisements and later appeared on runways for Chanel and other high-end luxury boutiques.

In the mid 1990’s she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a stylist and costume designer. In 2001, L’Wren became the partner of Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger. The two have been together ever since. L’Wren created designs for Mick and his Rolling Stone’s Tour. L’Wren founded LS Fashions Ltd., in New York City in 2006, with her first like called, “Little Black Dress.” Over the years, L’Wren designed clothing for many celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Christina Hendricks and many more.  L’Wren was scheduled to participate in Fashion Week, but cancelled her 2014 fall show.  She claimed that there were production issues however, as more details are released about her death, we learned that LS Fashions Ltd., had financial issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.

-Heather

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Orange

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-Heather

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Lindsay Lohan is Spotted Out with Her 35cm Hermès Orange Kelly Handbag

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We at the Hermès Purse Forum would like to set something straight. Recently, we have seen many credible news websites discuss Lindsay Lohan and her Orange “Birkin Bag” this past week.  However, the handbag shown in the images for the articles do not show Lindsay’s Hermès Orange Leather Birkin bag. While Ms. Lohan does indeed own an Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag, the articles show photographs of Lindsay with an Orange Hermès Kelly bag. From the look of the handbag, we believe it is a 35cm Hermès Orange Clemence Leather Kelly Handbag with Palladium Hardware. How do we know it is a Kelly? For starters, Birkin Handbags do not have shoulder straps. As we further inspect images, the photos clearly show it is a Kelly Handbag. In the last image above, we can see the differences between the Birkin handbag shown in the third image and the Kelly shown in the first two images. We are happy to see that Ms. Lohan has such an appreciation for the classic Hermès orange and has both a Birkin Handbag and a Kelly Handbag in the iconic color and multiple sizes!

Lindsay is no newbie to Hermès.  Lindsay owns many Hermès Handbags including a 30cm Hermès Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware, a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold hardware, a 35cm Hermès Black Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware,  a 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag, a 35cm Hermès Blue Jean Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware, as well as many Hermès belts and accessories. We cannot wait to see what the future brings for Lindsay and her Hermès collection!

In the images above, Lindsay can be seen leaving her Soho apartment in New York with a large smile on her face. We are happy to see that Lindsay is looking much healthier and like her old self! This past weekend, Oprah’s interview with the troubled startlet aired as Lindsay’s documentary series premiered on OWN. In a preview of the interview, Oprah says, “You need to cut the bullshit,”  to Ms. Lohan. You really do, Lindsay.  Lindsay has been reportedly sober since July 2013, since she left rehab. We wish her a safe and healthy recovery and wish her well in trying to save her career and ultimately, her life. “Lindsay” airs on OWN at 10/9c on Sundays. Catch part two of the highly anticipated documentary series this Sunday.

-Heather

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Warning: Take Caution! A Fake 40cm Hermès Blue Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware is Listed on eBay

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Warning! We have received a warning from one of our followers that there is A FAKE 40cm Hermès Blue Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware is on eBay! The  seller has been claiming to sell from Illinois in one listing, and New Jersey in another listing! This bag has been reviewed by an authenticity service and has been determined as a fake! DO NOT order this handbag! The seller claims that it is Navy Indigo. There are multiple usernames selling this bag from different locations. Remember, if a price seems too good to be true, IT PROBABLY IS! Don’t let your money you worked hard for go to a fake handbag! Be safe and happy shopping, eBayers!

-Heather

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Teresa and Joe Giudice Plead Guilty in Fraud Case

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Watch out for tables flipping everywhere! Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty today in their fraud case, after previously claiming that they were innocent. Teresa continued a celebrity trend, taking your Hermès Handbag to court. Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice are both stars on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Both Teresa and Joe are on trial for 41 counts of fraud. Today, the couple pleaded guilty to concealing income, lying during bankruptcy proceedings as well as conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, on top of bankruptcy fraud.

During the proceedings, Joe spoke in a barely audible tone, while Teresa didn’t even speak for herself, she had a statement read by her lawyer where she apologized for the mistakes she made years ago and that she would make a statement on July 8th, the day when the couple will be sentenced. Joe pleaded guilty to five counts. He admitted to failing to complete his income taxes correctly, leaving out part of his income and falsifying other documents.

Under the plea agreement, Joe faces up to 46 months of jail time as well as possible deportation, as he is an Italian citizen. Teresa faces up to 27 months of jail time and is deeply embarrassed and heartbroken as a result of how the proceedings are affecting her family.

We have to wonder, what will happen to Teresa’s Hermès Garden Party Handbag collection? We do love that Teresa carries a more unique bag. This handbag is also a favorite of Reese Witherspoon.  We wonder if they will be taken just as Taylor Armstrong’s Birkin bags were, which Taylor later admitted that the handbags were indeed fake. With a Hermès Garden Party Handbag only being valued around $3,500, these handbags will barely make a dent in what the couple owes the government. Maybe they will be sold at auction, allowing for fans to purchase these handbags? We’ll have to wait and see!

The NY Daily News reported that Teresa plans to continue her role on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” this year, for the show’s sixth season.

-Heather

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