Featuring the unique Hermès horseshoe stamp, here’s everything you need to know about custom-made Hermès handbags
Hermès bags are considered status symbols by handbag collectors. HSS bags, which are custom-made, are stamped with a horseshoe right after the Hermès stamp. Despite its insignificance, the emblem adds significant value to the bag.
A limited number of top collectors are eligible for the custom-made service, which usually takes six months – but many collectors must wait three years for their bespoke creations to arrive.
Seasonally, certain materials and colors are available for customizing Hermès handbags. The most popular collector’s styles are the Birkin, Kelly, and Constance. Upon selecting the personalisation combinations, production can begin after the final design has been approved.
The most desirable shades of the current season are often created for special orders. There are often striking bicoloured and tri colored variations, as well as contrasting interiors.
You can also choose to have the stitching contrasting, or custom hardware including brushed gold, brushed palladium and rose gold.
In addition to pocket location and strap length, additional customization options are available for a small number of lucky customers.
Due to the intricate nature of customizations, each piece becomes increasingly rare. It is already rare to find a tri-colour Ostrich Birkin 35, but it becomes a true rarity when it comes in tri-colour variations like the example below.
There are usually limited-edition Hermès bags released to celebrate special occasions. Due to their limited production, these watches are very hard to obtain and highly sought after.
The Kelly Doll bag, the Quelle Idole, was released in 2000. As a result of its design by Jean-Louis Dumas, Chairman of Hermès, Quelle Idoles are becoming increasingly rare. Customized recently, its rarity and exclusivity are now unrivaled.
Q:Hermès uses which stamp to make horseshoes?
A:Hermès bags are marked with a horseshoe stamp to indicate authenticity.
Q:How does the Hermès horseshoe stamp affect handbag values in the UAE?
A:Hermès horseshoe stamps are valued by handbag collectors worldwide because they guarantee bag authenticity. Counterfeit Hermès bags are available due to high demand. As a result of the horseshoe stamp, an original Hermès bag can be guaranteed to be genuine, making them highly desirable for collectors.
Q: Can Hermès’ horseshoe stamp be faked?
A: Fake Hermès horseshoe stamps can be replicated, but with lower quality and precision than the originals. The stamp is a guarantee of authenticity throughout the UAE and beyond. Nevertheless, an authentic Hermès bag also has other markings, such as stitching quality, leather quality, and hardware quality.
Q: What causes Hermès’ high price tag?
A:Hermès bags are handcrafted by skilled artisans using premium materials, like precious metals and leather. Moreover, these items are produced in limited editions, adding to their exclusivity. Hermès bags are expensive due to all of these factors.