Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where to Get Hermés Bags NOW!

Madison Avenue Spy is very excited to introduce our newest contributing spy, "TJ Kennedy." TJ Kennedy is a college student with a keen eye for style and passion for a good deal. She admits to being obsessed and consumed with the fashion industry for as long as she could remember and she continues to draw from the excitement daily. "There is always something new to discover here, new shops to find and great deals to share," she says.

Please give TJ Kennedy a warm Madison Avenue welcome and that doesn't mean the cold shoulder!


Hermés fans are unanimously disappointed with this season's sample sale but that doesn't mean all hope is lost if you're counting on snagging a Birkin or Kelly bag now. While Hermés fans were waiting in the sleet for hours, we did some investigating and found that the most impressive Hermés selection can be found at the consignment store, Fisch for the Hip.

The Chelsea store is continuously stocked with at least 15 to 20 Birkin bags, which are available in wide array of colors and sizes. This is undeniably the ultimate Hermés hookup! Fitch from the Hip may not offer significant discounts but instead caters to the customer who wants her bag now.



For this reason, most bags range from 30-40 cm (35cm being the most popular) and are priced about $10,000. All colors are the same price too. So whether you’re craving classic black, sultry red, or forest green, they’ve got you covered. Some bags are even brand new with plastic still covering the hardware.

If you’re feeling extra extravagant, they even have a couple of exotic crocodile bags for a cool $42,000. If they don’t have the exact object you long for, the store will do their best to satisfy your Hermés desire through their personal Hermés network of dealers.

More of a Kelly bag type of girl? These bags range in price from $5,000 to $7,000, depending on if it’s new or vintage. There are currently five available-- mostly in dark colors, like deep red. Other small leather goods were also available along with three watches and a few enamel bracelets starting at $300 each. Of course, you can’t have an Hermés outpost without an assortment of signature scarves, which sell for $200 to $300 along with some men’s ties. (Remember, the scarves at the Hermés sale are $250!) There is even a blue plaid Hermés dog coat fit for a princess Toy Poodle.

In our opinion, the Hermes experience doesn't include standing in the freezing rain, snow and sleet for hours. If you're looking for a fast Hermés fix, skip the sample sale and head to Fisch for the Hip!

Fisch for the Hip
Open Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
153 W. 18th St #1 between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post, but um... (and I really hate to correct this)... 18th street is definitely not Greenwich Village, this shop is in Chelsea...

Lila Delilah said...

Ok. You win! Chelsea it is.

Anonymous said...

And...the shop keeper and her assistants were at the Hermes sample sale just hoarding merchandise during the VIP sale to sell at their store. Come on! Can we say sponsored post. Totally lame.

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Anonymous said...

dear god people. if you are so down on the blog. STOP READING IT.

Anonymous said...

i agree the blog has deviated from the first mover info on sales to sponsored posts. how about telling us when friends and family at saks will be?

Anonymous said...

Welcome, TJ!

Thanks to you, and Lila, for keeping fashionable people in the know.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the general comment of too many sponsored posts and because of those, I only check into the blog once every week or two, nothing really new. As for the comment posted by one of the many "anonymous" (and yeah, I'm a new one:) to stop reading the blog if they don't like it is really not for your to say.

Anonymous said...

I have to say having been to Fish for the Hip - the shop keeper is a huge fraud with the worst customer service. She tells you she can only sell bags for tiny fractions of what they are worth, then prices them much higher but doesn't give you the 40% she owes you. HORRIBLE.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Lila you need to stop sponsoring brands. You started this blog for bargins and there hasn't been any of that in years. I come to your site at least once a month now. I used to check in every day.

Don't take this personally, I understand you are trying to build your name in the fashion industry, but keep your roots and still write about about the bargins.

Karol said...

I love your stuff, Lila, don't let these other comments get you down. People want free information and also want to make sure you make no money from it. Not fair. (And I am someone who actually doesn't like Fisch from the Hip because the staff is obnoxious.).

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry whats wrong with free information ? Not all of us have a foot in the door with a lot of boutiques like some people.