Snagging an Hermès bag — be it a Kelly, Birkin or even a Bolide — has always been a prestige, not only because it's meticulously made but because of its exclusivity. It's even said that buying one is a better investment than stocks because the value would surely appreciate over time. You may have already heard stories of how people would be put on the waiting list for years. Some would willingly travel to other countries just so they can finally get their hands on these covetable bags.
Florence Low, founder of LuxLexicon
Well, if you're in Singapore then you're in luck. LuxLexicon, the largest and most reputable Hermès purveyor in the country — and possibly in the region — has opened their flagship store in Centrepoint Orchard last month. To get to know more about the behind-the-scenes, we had a chat with founder and entrepreneur Florence Low.
What sparked your interest in Hermes bags?
I was intrigued by how the quest to own an Hermès handbag can take years to fulfil, and how something as simple as buying a handbag from a store can spark active discussions not only on online discussion boards like the PurseForum but also amongst my friends and people around me. I was, at the same time, deeply attracted by the timeless looks of the Hermès Birkin and Kelly handbags and amazed by how these iconic designs withstood the test of time and continue to remain relevant and fashionable season after season.
What made you decide to focus on just Hermès? Why not other brands?
It was tempting to want to cover the A to Z of designer brands when we first started out and expand our product offerings to appeal to a wider audience but we knew from the onset we needed to stay focused and be a brand specialist to allow for better resource allocation, especially for a start-up like ours.