Unless you’re a huge fan of Hermes, I’d suggest skipping this sale.  The other bloggers (Madison Avenue Spy) were correct in their overall assessment of this season’s deals… a disappointing selection and dissatisfying discounts.  I stopped in Thursday morning before the Phillip Lim sample sale (A mistake – I should have just gone straight to PL).

The much sought-after signature Hermes scarves are $231 down from $385 (I was hoping to get some gifts but I wasn’t impressed with this year’s selection).  Smaller scarves are $186, a cashmere scarf with leather trim was nearly $1000.  The ties are $111 (originally $185).  I went to the sale to check out the jewelry (especially rings) but yesterday they really didn’t have much of a selection. Enamel bracelets ranged in price from $215 for small ones to $330 for the large styles. I also spotted small bucket bags for $1100 and small totes for $962.  A felt taupe weekender caught my eye but the $1200 was too pricey for me.  Duffle bags are $4000.  As for footwear, boots are $1000+ and shoes at $500 to $1000 (for the nicer ones).  There were also fragrances (not as much as in previous sales) going for $75 (2 piece Eau de Toilette sets of Un Jardin Apres La Mousson) and $63 for the men’s Terre des Hermes.


Where/When: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Ave). Thru Sunday March 27th. Wed-Sat (9-6p), Sun (1-5p).