My first H bag

Dear Diary, I can’t believe I actually bought my first Hermes bag! 😍 And it is so gorgeous, I really fell straight in love with it.

Meet my Hermes Lindy 26 y’all! To be honest, I fell in love with it the moment I set eyes on it, and fell harder once I tried it on my arm.

I’m not huge on branded bags – I love a pretty bag, but I’m not crazy crazy over bags because bags are an expensive hobby, and I don’t feel like I earn enough to be able to make shelling out thousands of dollars for a bag a regular habit.

My favourite brand is actually Chanel, but I don’t even own a brand new Chanel because I just can’t bear to! I have two vintage Chanels that I love and bought at very good prices – I think my vintage Chanel flap was under 3k if I remember right. I’d take a vintage Chanel over a new model any day because I find the vintage styles so much prettier and classier on me!

Back to Hermes: I’ve always known that my first Hermes would be a Lindy. Amongst all the classic Hermes designs, the Lindy is my favourite, and although it might not be as well-sought-after or have as high a resale value as a Birkin or Kelly, I find the Lindy the most practical and versatile. It is roomy, easy to carry and can be put to daily use if you choose to do so!

I also feel that the Lindy suits me best, and while I would hope to own a good-looking Kelly or Birkin one day, I haven’t found one that I’ve fallen in lust with, yet.

There are many ladies who own plenty of Hermes bags and probably wouldn’t bat an eyelid at a Lindy, but it is the most expensive bag purchase of my life so far and I feel like every dollar that I paid for this precious baby is hard-earned! It is both a reward to myself as well as a reminder to keep working harder.

I don’t foresee myself investing in the next H bag after the Lindy for at least a few good years, but I may very well be wrong, who knows? Hahaha.

My Lindy is a 26 in this gorgeous shade of electric blue and has a matte nilo (niloticus crocodile skin) strap with clemence leather on its body. It came brand new in box from Luxlexicon, which carries both brand new and pre-loved Hermes bags in Singapore.

I ended up paying quite a premium due to the croc leather strap, but my heart was sold. It is exactly the color and size I was after, and the croc leather strap makes it a little more unique than a regular Lindy. It is just beautiful.

I also tried on this very classic red Lindy 30, but it didn’t speak to my heart the way the 26 did. Somehow felt a little too big and slouchy for me, yes?

First orange box of my life! 😍

Check out that pretty matte nilo leather on the strap. I generally wouldn’t go for full matte nilo leather because I think it would be that much harder to carry off, but just a little accent like this works perfectly for me.

Now, should I also invest in twillies to wrap up my bag straps in…?

Purchasing from LuxLexicon

For the ladies thinking of purchasing an H bag locally, Luxlexicon’s selection is incredible! So much eye candy in one shop.

This sunshine yellow Birkin that I tried on could change my mind about owning a Birkin – It’s so cute.

I’m also absolutely sure that you don’t need to worry a single bit about authenticity at Luxlexicon, all of their bags are 100% authentic. Flo (the owner of Luxlexicon) has such a passion for Hermes and it’s apparent from her knowledge and expertise in every single bag they carry.

Disclaimer: I paid full price for this baby and had a very good experience, this is not me advertising for Luxlexicon!

I find their prices generally very reasonable, especially the pre-loved bags – You also get a better price if you pay by cash/bank transfer as opposed to card. (I chose to pay by card because, MILES. Haha)

Thank you Flo and Jay for the wonderful service, and for reserving this beauty for me – I didn’t bring my card out and had to come back the next day for it. 😍

My brand new Lindy comes with its box, original receipt, dust bag, shopping bag and even the “raincoat” (yes, apparently some bags come with protective plastic covers for when it rains).

I also purchased a felt organizer insert from LuxLexicon for $70 – To help protect the base of my new baby from scratches and to keep it in shape too! Hopefully, I can take good care of my Lindy, because I have to admit, I put my bags through some hard use and don’t care for them well at all.

I think I might send my new Lindy to DrBags first to do a protective HP coating, it’s supposed to guard against moisture, fungus, discolorization and oxidization for up to 8 months.

Now, I can’t wait for the first opportunity for me to bring my Lindy out. Yay! May it serve me well for many good years to come!

What do you think of my new Lindy? 🤗

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10 Comments

  1. Jacqueline
    April 15, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Hi Yina, just wondering where do you get your vintage chanel? I have been trying to own one but just hard to part the money to buy a brand new.

    • yinagoh
      April 15, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      hi babe! i got one while I was in japan and another one from a second hand shop in singapore, there’s a few around Far East Plaza 🙂

  2. SHELLEN TAY
    April 15, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Can i know how much is a Lindy bag?

    • yinagoh
      April 15, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      it depends on the leather and size, also it’s definitely cheaper if you manage to get it from a boutique in europe 🙂 i’ve heard that it can be as affordable as 6.5k – mine was more costly as i got it from a reseller and it also has croc leather, which makes it pricier. Ive seen pre-loved Lindys selling at Luxlexicon for 6,900!

  3. FP
    April 16, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Beautiful colour on a Lindy! Hermes does colours so well and bleu electrique is such a gorgeous colour. I think best not to have twillies on the handles as it draws attention away from the croc strap 🙂

    Btw just wanted to let you know that you may want to reconsider sending your Lindy for the protective coating, in case you want to send it for spa at Hermes the next time, they might reject the bag if they discovered it was handled by a third party.

    • yinagoh
      April 16, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      hello babe! Thank you so much for the advice! I was thinking about that as well, it looks like I may need to get a second opinion on that! A little worried that I’ll damage the croc leather especially with my carelessness. Haha.

      I do think it looks fabulous already without twillies because the cro strap stands out too! 😀 glad you approve of this gorgeous color as well. <3

  4. Christy
    April 17, 2018 / 12:18 am

    Love the color and the crocs strap! What a beauty you have just got. My dream bag is a Chanel classic flap and but I felt the same sentiment too… can’t part my cash! My wish list from Hermès is a Kelley! I saw on your insta that you got some hanging charms from Hermès. That’s a good choice, better than twilles!

    Do you have the Japan address of the vintage Chanel store? Heading there in Autumn.

    • yinagoh
      April 17, 2018 / 12:23 am

      hello Christy! Kellys are gorgeous! Might be my next H i hope! haha 😆
      You might want to check out Daikokuya in Shinjuku, there are more shops around that area too, good luck with your bag search! ❤️

      • Christy
        April 17, 2018 / 2:53 pm

        Thank you so much! Have a blessed week!

  5. YP
    May 3, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    where is your jeans from?

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