Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sold Out: Hermes Collier de Chien

We've all heard enough about Birkin Bag waiting lists to incite champion teenage eye rolling but Hermes bags are not the only item causing woman to clamour. During a casual conversation, a friend mentioned she could not get hold of the famous spiked Hermes belt, Collier de Chien .

Could it be true? Well, for the most part. It appears that there has been a run on small sizes of Collier de Chien belts (that's under 90cm or 35 inches) with black leather and gold hardware. The $1850 belt is sold-out around the country, and yes, the world. We tried calling Italy, Moscow, London, France and Japan and there's not a single belt in the desirable black/gold combo.

As a matter of fact, the Madison Avenue boutique has been sold out of the gold/black Collier combo since May. A Beverly Hills sales specialist told the same story adding, "Here, in Beverly Hills, the women are very small." In Paris, the smallest size is 95mm or 37 inches. Japan only has belts with brown leather and gold hardware and Moscow only has belts with silver hardware.

Fall shipments are beginning to hit Hermes stores but now there's a list, of course. If you want to make a spacial order you can get your belt in six to nine months. Who knew the incubation period for a belt would be the same as a baby? But really, are you surprised? It's Hermes.


Anonymous said...

I was confused but now I get it-- we mean "Collier de Chien" as in Dog's collar.


Anonymous said...

there are alot at the dc store in mclean va

cribs said...

Dog Collars? Those are very cute dog collars. I wish I have one of those. It will going to fit my poodle.

Jo´s said...

Hi, I have a question about that belt. I have a black collier de chien about 20 yaers you have an idea what the price is for a used belt in good condition?

Anonymous said...

I have the black/gold combo!!! Had no idea it was sold out everywhere. Its never been worn. I've never had the guts to. If your friend is still interested in acquiring one, please have her contact me at the following email: