My first Hermès handbag!
So about two months ago I visited my local Hermès boutique in Zurich and decided to put my name down on the waiting list for the Hermès Garden Party 30 in the colour “Gold” and finally on Saturday I was able to pick it up!
This bag was not on my 2016 handbag wish list, however for the last year or so I have been thinking of dipping my toe into the Hermès pool with the end goal of getting a Birkin 25. Since I know Birkin bags are not usually offered to first time Hermès bag buyers (I have only ever purchased accessories and footwear in the past) and a “relationship” needs to be built with a sales assistant first, I decided to try another classic style that is not hard to get and in line with my style – the Garden Party tote. I opted for the 30cm size, because I rarely carry much and I am not a big fan of large sized bags in general. I was so happy when the sales assistant opened the big orange box and inside was the perfect sized tote for me.
What I love most about this bag is how minimalistic and understated it looks, this bag is very under the radar and unassuming – making it perfect for times when my Chanel bags are inappropriate and out of place. It’s more on the casual side with it’s white contrasting stitching and palladium hardware, which ties in perfectly with my low key and often times casual style.
So happy with this bag, off to go admire the beautiful craftsmanship 🙂