Saks Off 5th is selling Hermès Birkins, Kellys, and other products from the French luxury brand on discount.
Saks Off 5th is selling Hermès Birkins, Kellys, and other products from the French luxury brand. The products are every being sold on discount in clearance.
There are six Birkins and four Kellys listed on SaksOff5th.com including a black Birkin 30 in Ardennes with gold hardware, a blue Birkin 35 in Togo with palladium hardware, a red Birkin 35 in Ardennes with gold hardware, a brown Birkin 35 in Togo with palladium hardware, a red Birkin 35 in Togo with silver hardware, and a blue Birkin 35 in Swift with silver hardware.
There is also a black Kelly 28 in Box Calf with gold hardware, a red Kelly 32 in Box Calf with gold hardware, a red Kelly 32 in Ardennes with gold hardware, and a yellow Kelly 28 in Curchevel with gold hardware.
The Birkins start at $15,499.97 and cost as much as $19,499.97. The Kellys start at $11,999.97 and cost as much as $13,499.97. The bags, as well as other Hermès handbags and accessories, seem to have been discounted by $0.03. They’re also being sold in clearance and listed as final sale items.
The handbags are also used. Some of the Birkins are vintage bags from around 1995 and 1997 while others are more new from 2005 to 2014. The Kellys are mostly vintage from 1991 to 2002.
The bags can only be found by searching for “Hermes”, “Hermes Birkin”, or something like that. They aren’t listed in the brand’s category when shopping by designer and can’t be found when shopping in “bags and shoes”. Even the other bags and accessories aren’t listed. The only things that are listed in the brand’s category are perfumes and beauty products.
Why is Saks Off 5th selling them, though? With the bags being from Hermès and having such an expensive price tag it seems they’d be better sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. The bags are used, though, and Saks Fifth Avenue only sells new products. Although, they shouldn’t be listed in clearance, especially since they were only discounted by $0.03.
A couple of years ago, Saks Off 5th made the news when it opened a new store in Stamford, Connecticut and sold a vintage Birkin. The Birkin was large and dark grey with silver hardware and was being sold for $16,000. The bag was seen on Friday but on Monday a sales associate said the bag had been sold.
The Hermès Birkin is the most expensive handbag line in the world. Starting at $10,000, these bags can cost as much as over $100,000 retail and sell for more than $300,000 at auction. The bags are made of the finest leather the brand can find and take about a week and a half to two weeks to make. They are all hand stitched and come in various leathers from calfskin to exotic skins like crocodile. They are also pretty hard to get.
You can’t just walk in to an Hermès store and get a Birkin. You could ask for one but you’ll be placed on a year to two year long waitlist. You have to build a relationship with a sales associate and purchase regularly from the brand. This might take a while as well. Afterwards, you can ask for one or the brand may offer you one.
You can easily get a Birkin online if you have the money, though. There are many websites you can get one on, however, they are usually used bags. You can find new handbags on these websites but they are usually used and Hermès doesn’t sell to department stores or websites. So you won’t be able to get one directly from the brand.
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