Hermes Handbags

Written by Tara Peris
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Hermes handbags remain among the most timeless fashion accessories. Widely considered to represent the pinnacle of elegance and good taste, these bags have rested on the arms of the world's most glamorous women. To this day, they are synonymous with status and luxury the world over.

The Hermes Heritage

Hermes products date back to the early 1800s when Thierry Hermes began making saddle goods. Indeed, many modern-day styles are derivatives of early saddle products, and this can be seen in the design of the handles and buckles on many Hermes bags. Although the name has always been associated with quality, it reached new heights during the 1950s, when actress Grace Kelly became so inseparable from her Hermes handbag that they named the purse style after her. Decades later, there is still a waitlist for certain Kelly bags.

Equally popular is the Birkin bag, considered by many to be the pinnacle of all status bags. These handbags cost a small fortune, but are handmade from the finest materials in the world. Rumor has it that bags that do not make the cut are destroyed on the spot so that sub-par merchandise does not sully the label's good name.

All in all, reproduction goods have become quite sophisticated, causing many women to do a double-take. If you are set on buying a Hermes style bag and not paying full price or sitting on a waiting list, a replica is the way to go. However, not just any replica will do; find one made from top-quality materials.

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