Friday, May 21, 2010
Being a HUGE Hermes fan, I really wanted to hold out and buy the Hermes Constance, as I've been in love with it for a very, very long time. They haven't had it in stock in their stores in Dubai for a while, so when my sister was in NY last week, I emailed my contact at the NY store on Madisson and asked if they had a piece there. How gorgeous is this bag??
Of course I wanted the one in the regular leather (and not the Croc as seen on the arm of one of the Olsen twins) and preferably in a bright colour. I'd seen pictures of the Constance in a light pink lizard skin and really loved the look of that, but thought I'd get an orange or red instead. The lady wrote back saying she had one in an Orange.. and just before I started to celebrate, she told me it cost $7650! Now while I'm all for buying beautiful bags that last a lifetime, I'm just not sure the Constance would be in style a couple of seasons from now, even though it's been around forever. The Hermes store in Dubai Mall had a Mirco Constance, which was a tiny, tiny version (yes, even tinier than the one in the pic) last week, which was a LOT more affordable. It came to around the same price as the Celine box- but in effect would fit a lipstick and my credit cards. But the red colour on it was gorgeous! Hope it's sold out by now so I'm not tempted!
I still haven't decided which one I'm getting. Will keep you posted when I do.