Saturday, 5 July 2008
The Material Boy #117
Hermès 'H' Buckle Belt
End of season sales is a great time. It is good for the first few weeks, where you rushed to snapped up all the items that you have been eyeing for at a markdown price. Yes, it is a great feeling to shop the sales. But when it gets passed 4-5 weeks, I am getting 'overdose' of sales and felt really bored with what's in the stores. What you have wanted is already bought and nothing new interest you anymore.
So this is the time when I fall back on classics. I go check out merchandise that never goes on sale. Or brands that never or rarely have a sale. The top 2 brands that comes to mind...Louis Vuitton and Hermès. Today after the horribly boring and trashy movie 'Hancock', I decided to check out DFS Galleria at Scotts Road since it is a while I have set foot on that place. I do not really like shopping there as they usually just stock all the tourist yucky designs even for the luxury labels. I could seldom find anything I fancy there. To my surprise, there was a huge revamp at DFS Scottswalk. Oh my, the uppermost floor has been revamped to house many new brands in a store in store concept. Among them are Bottega Veneta, Mulberry, Celine, Chloé etc. But what was most memorable was my visit to the Hermès shop. I spotted the very beautiful 'H' buckle belt in a colour I have been wanting...bright blue! WOW...I could work this belt with a nice pair of whites shorts or jeans and it will look ultra elegant. The blue will spice up any outfit with a dash of bright blue. Furthermore, I have been thinking of getting the 'H' buckle belt for a long time now...so the belt became extremely tempting.
Made from really nice calf leather, the belt and the buckle are sold seperately and is reversible and interchangable should you acquired other colours or designs. Very interesting. What is left now is to think it properly...as the price tag is huge for a plain belt like this. I would love to get the cyan blue one or even the signature Hermès orange.
Retail price: SGD $920 (Belt and Buckle). Where to buy: Hermès Boutique at DFS Galleria, Scottwalk