Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Les Ailes d'Hermès

Buying a good piece of branded item seemed to be an addiction or more like a passion. It all started when I first made some money from my gu-zheng performance when I was a kid and with the money, I bought my first pair of Nike shoes. Then with more money, I got myself a Nike school bag (only to get stolen away when my mom hanged it out to dry on the gate. I was so devastated that I wept and curse the thief of my bag!). After that, I got myself a relatively cheaper Reebok bag.

As I moved on in life, I began to appreciate the finer things in life. My first ever expensive accessory would be a Guess watch and then followed by the necessary rings, earrings and necklaces. Then, I laid my eyes on a T&Co 1837 ring that cost me RM700. After that, it was a pair of earrings from Tiffany & Co which was RM380 for a pair and I thought it was very well worth it because I have bought a pair of Swarovski before and it was even more expensive than that. And the never ending journey led me to Hermes!

I was on an important mission to Singapore. Besides the usual dine, drink, puff and shop, I need to help a friend to look for this particular Hermes H Belt Kit. We have searched for high and low in KL Hermes boutiques but none seemed to have what she wants. So I thought why not look for it in Singapore when I was there. The first outlet I went to was Hermes in Takashimaya and a staff, Oliver was so kind to help me by calling all the stores in Singapore to look for a Martelle buckle for the Hermes H Belt Kit.

The Hermes are all nicely gift-wrapped and I love the ribbons.


Sadly, it was out of stock and even if they have, it's only one or two which was obviously sold out! I couldn't imagine who would be rushing to but a RM1000+ buckle which is not inclusive of the leather strap at RM1500. But there really are such people! And I was one of them trying to jump on the bandwagon hunting for it. Finally I was told that there is a plain H buckle with the matching leather strap that my friend preferred and it's at Changi Airport T3. It was fine as I need to get to Changi on Sunday too so I asked him to reserve it for me.

Don't know I was lucky or unlucky that when I reached T2, MAS has re-timed its flight from 5.25pm to 5.45pm, giving me ample time to move from T2 to T3 via a train. Unlike the skytrain at KLIA, this train is a little slower. When I made my way to T3, I straightaway walked into Hermes and looked for Yani to collect the belt. I checked the belt - right colour, right design and nice leather! Nice price too, at S$920 before GST.




When I was at KLIA a month ago, I was looking at the rings at Hermes and I fell in love with this particular Arcane but they ran out of my size and after two weeks of waiting, there's still no stock! I gave up. Again, who would buy a RM1800 silver ring?!! (blushes) I would. Then, I spotted something I liked! It was a H necklace. They have it in silver and gold. After trying almost all the possible H colours (red, blue gold, black), Yani & I thought that I looked better with gold and I couldn't agree less!




So, the gold H necklace in red was bought! I have my cherry popped for Hermes! Not only it was my first gold jewellery that I bought myself, it was also the first Hermes. Although I too liked the Hermes Birkin bag, it costs RM25,000! Again who would actually buy such an expensive bag? I think many would and it's currently out of stock. I heard that the waiting list in KL is one and a half years. In Paris, it was sold out the last time my friend went and check. Crazy!!!

Ok, for some fun, Can anyone guess how much is my Hermes gold plated H necklace in Singapore Dollars (SGD) without GST exactly? The first one whom gets it right or the first one with the closest answer will win this:


A travel size L'Occitane Set

Give it a shot.
Closing date: Friday 30th April 2010 - 12.00 noon.
For Malaysian Residents only.
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If you're kiasu, you can send me an email at eilingblog@gmail.com

24 comments:

Wei Mei said...

i noe the price.. LOL... but let other ppl win k...

Anonymous said...

My guess. $450. =)

eddie_yong said...

25.95? No? Ok, 31.95 then ... No???


I give up. Too expensive... Cheers ;)

LOVE @LWIZ, APPLE said...

$1200 ??

jasmin said...

$1600??

FOODnTRAVELla said...

Not good in guessing but is it SGD150?

TY said...

I would think is about SGD 425

foongpc said...

OMG! Everything sounds expensive in this post!!!

HueGee said...

erm.. sgd440? =P

Jasmyne said...

My guess .. SGD514??

suituapui said...

I also know. You mentioned it "somewhere"...so I'm not gonna cheat. Let somebody else win... Gee! I'm so honest - will never be a good politician! Muahahahaha!!!!

Sean said...

yikes, i wouldn't dare to guess! :D but it does look very good. quite eye-catching...

~Thinke®~ said...

AHA! SGD 34.93!! for the GST =p

Li Wei said...

SGD 241.80 ?

Jerry said...

$400?

Anonymous said...

itu gel for lelaki or perempuan?

JC

Anonymous said...

How long and how often are you going to wear the belt? Believe this is the first of many expensive belts for you.

eiling lim said...

JC: Huh?

Anon: I guess you didn't read carefully. It was a friend's belt and not mine!

Jerry said...

How many entry one is entitle to guess? If only once then my earlier posting remains. Am thinking to place another bet on $100 :D

eiling lim said...

Jerry: You can only make one guess. So which one?

Anonymous said...

funny how dat gift reminds me of the Ascott? dun tell me u got those toiletries from the Ascott...FOC

eiling lim said...

Anon: I've never stayed at Ascott. These can be bought at the airport travel retail packs.

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel

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