Let’s get to the point… In my opinion, this season’s Hermes sale has really gone downhill… a real disappointment. If you’re looking for scarves or handbags, forget it! The selection for accessories, especially the signature scarves was non-existent (only a handful of large unappealing silk and wool scarves).
As for handbags, there were none to be seen. Just luggage such as a small canvas suitcase for $4,525. Most items are 40-percent off. The jewelry offerings were also a let down: enamel bangles for $230, leather and silver mixed bracelets for $112. As for footwear, so-so selection of shoes ( flats at $204, suede wedges at $480 and strappy platforms at $1,130) and boots (leather and suede knee length boots are $1,050). I even looked at the clothing which was pretty much cost-prohibited for me. If you’re looking for neckwear, there were lots of ties (at $111) on offer. There were also home stuff such as dishes for under $150 a piece and wine glasses at $99 each.
I found no gems… and I spotted quite a number of people leaving empty handed. As the French say: Ca ne vaut pas la peine (it’s not worth the effort).
Where/When: 317 W. 33rd St., 2nd Floor. Sept 22 to 24. Thurs (9-8p), Fri and Sat (9-6p).