The Hermes pieces range in price from $4,950 for a slightly worn leather Kelly bag to $79,900 for a rare, pristine Himalayan crocodile Birkin, which has evidently already been snapped up by an enthusiastic collector. The selection of croc, alligator and ostrich is truly impressive and ranges...

! The sale begins tonight at 7 pm EST, but you have one hour to drool over the goods and possibly plan a purchase before anyone else. The partnership for this sale is between Heritage Auctions and Moda Operandi, which decided to offer an exclusive trunk show of many rare and one-of-a-kind...

The Hermès sale doesn't officially start until tomorrow but press and VIPs were given a head start today. Our spies report that the sale was the most quite it's ever been. By noon there were not more than five press guests floating around the sale and VIP ticket holders given entrance at two...

Bags, scarves, perfumes, watches and fashion jewellery drove up the demand for Hermès branded products, in the first quarter, with all categories witnessing dramatic sales growth of up to 34%. Leather goods and saddlery continues to be the primary moneymaker for the luxury label,...

If you've been contemplating a handbag purchase that rivals the price of a ranch home in many parts of suburban America, then we have some timely news to share with you: Heritage Auctions has once again teamed up with Moda Operandi to offer a curated selection of rare, pre-owned Hermès...

" Recent earnings reports from the industry have been glum, with Richemont's Christmas season sales dropping for the first time in seven years and Swatch Group AG's 2015 profit missing estimates. One of the exceptions has been LVMH, whose fourth- quarter sales exceeded estimates on demand...

After all, how can a sales associate assume you're poor and tacky if you're buying something fancy while simultaneously providing a little bit of his or her paycheck? The study has a few caveats. First, snobby sales associates only increase consumer desire for luxury brands; bad treatment...

"It was horrible," said our Hermes sale veteran. It wasn't just the merchandise or the prices that were a disappointment but our spies were disturbed by their entire experience. "First they were not letting anyone in at all. After waiting and witnessing horrible behavior from shoppers --...

Anyway, I'd love to hear your memorable encounters with sales associates, the good, the bad and the downright ugly. P.S. In the above store's defense, there is now an SA who works there who is the epitome of kindness and professionalism, and she (and several others) have more than...

, and we've got your exclusive preview of the sale, which starts today at 11 a.m. That's ten minutes from now, which is just enough time to check out our bright, spring-centric picks from among the sale's many treasures. Beyond just the standard Birkins and Kellys that we've all come to love...

 

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