Following on from my post about the increasing exclusivity of the luxury market, news reaches me of rather pretentious goings-on at Hermes. Following in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin, the latest ‘celebrity’ figure to have an Hermes bag named after her is LA socialite Susan Casden. (Never heard of her? Me neither.) The ‘Susie Casden’ bag itself is gorgeous, a nicely manageable size with rounded edges and two cute front pockets in delicious Hermes burnt orange. But here’s the killer. The bag is made to order, and then, only available with Casden’s written consent. Could it be any more ridiculous? Or am I just jealous?
1 October, 2007 @ 5:29 pm
No, you’re right it’s so ridiculous. And then they give lip service to the democratization of fashion…
1 October, 2007 @ 7:33 pm
Oh, you’re just a jellus h8er *winking*
It’s crazy, but it is a pretty bag, I confess. If Hermes want to do that for me, I’d say yes. Man, she must be a GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD customer.
1 October, 2007 @ 9:20 pm
Firstly: Who the heck is she? Secondly: No, you’re right it’s ridiculous/egregious.
Overpriced Designer Man Bag
1 October, 2007 @ 9:42 pm
eh…the birkin and the kelly are better. i really can’t imagine anyone asking for written consent.
if they made an angelina bag, then maybe. who is this lady? does she have a page on wikipedia?
Chic and Charming
2 October, 2007 @ 1:53 am
Yeah, I read about that and found the entire thing ludicrous. Why bother even publicizing it if no one can actually purchase it?
2 October, 2007 @ 10:52 am
I really don’t think that a woman like her needs any more power..
Bad move, Hermes, Bad move!
2 October, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
Don’t be jealous, that bag is ugly.
Blue Floppy Hat
3 October, 2007 @ 6:11 pm
Pfft…let’s see what the Bag Snob girls have to say about this. Written consent? Honestly.
3 October, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
My actual, out loud reaction?
They are out of their minds! Birkins and Kelly bags cost almost as much (or more) than a down payment on a house. Now this?
4 October, 2007 @ 2:36 pm
Oh lordy give us strength. Now we have to submit written consents for Hermes to kiss ass? I don’t think soooooo.
4 October, 2007 @ 5:13 pm
I can’t understand why the do things like that. Thanks God fashion labels are working on the democratization of fashion!! Anyway, the richest are afraid because now, anyone can save some money and buy a Dior or Chanel bag, and obviously, they don’t like it. It’s ridiculous.
Diana @ So Fash'on
4 October, 2007 @ 10:36 pm
that is sick! wtf