You know what sucked was that I couldn't "borrow" from my mum's closet because her waist size is different.
I used to want the blue one, but I decided to go for the brown & black reversible.
Before I bought the belt I heard mixed things, like you can't buy a belt without a buckle etc, price differences etc. So I'm going to clear the confusion up.
The catch is:
1. You can buy as many straps as you want (without buckles)
2. BUT to own a buckle you must by a strap. (so pick your buckles wisely, I chose the braised one for now)
.... so this means, If I want to buy an additional buckle for my belt, I have to buy another strap.
They are sold separately which brings the price to what it is. (after last weeks voting result, with most people in support of posting receipts or not caring, I've added the receipt to the bottom for those interested in seeing how the buckle price, strap price, freaking tax come together)
if the image doesn't show: it says , belt leather 390, buckle 195, Subtotal 585, tax 46.80. Total $631.80
ooooh & reason why you shouldn't buy a fake:
a. You're smart enough to compare it to the original & you wanna make sure it's a Grade A fake
b. It' a gift and you don't know
c. you don't plan to visit Italy with it, cause you could end up in jail.
oh well I promise to do the above, because you can see how embarrassing that $10 fake I got one year from Cali is. I actually wore it once (well the black of it) & I'm glad to say I've trashed it, & promise to never wear a fake again, unless it's a, b, or c which I'll still avoid for peace of mind & paranoia.
Funny enough I've wanted this belt for 3 years!!! On my trip to the Hermes store here in Buchkead, I learned that they don't bite, they are actually nice, they're not stuck up, and the lady, Manuela explained to me how one really tiny bag cost $27,000 (I couldn't help but burst out laughing, apparently "it's croc"). She was a good sport, & I didn't feel weird about not currently affording a $27,000 bag (can you imagine the tax!). From surfing websites I've alway stared at Hermes Birkins & Kellys, and from the net on the difference I assumed the Kelly was always smaller. I saw a big bag & assumed it was a birkin in my head, so i asked what the bag was and she said it was a kelly, . Well she explained to me the difference between a Birkin & a Kelly. It's not the size difference, but it's the difference in the straps. The Birkin has 2 handles (straps) & the kelly has just one Handle/ strap. For those who've watches Le Divorce you remember the whole big deal with her Kelly bag.
(image via Those 4 extra inches )
The sad thing is I'm that girl who might choose to starve, not do her nails, and not buy clothes, so she can save all her money to buy one big item like this bag. LOL heeeey we all have our vice, some collect coins, shoes, go on trips, or a Vitamix 5200 blender for a raw foodie. Currently mine happens to be with photography (UGH even photography is expensive). Are they any cheap hobbies??
Oh the location in Atlanta: (it's right by the Buckhead Library & the new Fados Irish Pub)
Hermès of Paris
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
That's all folks, so I'm curious what the last big purchase you made that was over $200? (equivalent to €147, £123.69, ₦30,645) & you can list the price if you remember it.