Sunday, 17 May 2009
The Material Boy #284
Hermès Hapi 3 MM Quad Twirl Leather Bracelet
One of the most affordable, entry level Hermès pieces you can buy is this Hermès Hapi 3 MM Quad Twirl Leather Bracelet. Made either from Tadelakt calfskin or textured leather (dunno what is the name of this leather), this cool piece of unisex jewellery comes in a variety of colours and gold or silver plated 'H' buckle.
Having some time on my hands before I am headed home yesterday, I went to the Hermès store in DFS Scottswalk to breathe in some Hermès air:-) It's a first step to get acclimatised to future Hermès investments:-P
I spotted these on the glass showcase and just out of plain curiosity, I asked to try it on. Perfecto! The white textured leather version with silver 'H' buckle is understated and yet instantly recognisable as Hermès. I also had my eyes on a red leather version with gold buckle. That will be my first choice:-) I even tried on the one in tan coloured Tadelakt calfskin. But it blends in too much with asian skin tone and not outstanding enough. The quadro twirl gives a nice effect on the wrist and the price tag definitely tempting. I almost gave in to my desire. But I told myself, no shopping for this week, since I have been buying things almost every week, be it small or big purchases. I need to stop for this week.
Having my self designed 'pre-purchased' questionnaire in my mind, I asked myself for the answers to the set of questions to justify shopping and that help a lot to stop me from swiping my magic Visa card:-P Hurray! I have self discipline this weekend! I did not even buy anything from the Club 21 Collectibles sale (anyway, nothing left is good there even at those low low prices).
But once I start my shopping expedition again(very soon), this piece of Hermès is definitely coming home with me:-)
Retail price: SGD $420 (Tadelakt calfskin), SGD $500 (Textured Leather).
Where to buy: Hermès Boutique at DFS Scottswalk