Bryanboy's Hermès Twilly Index

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Bryanboy's Hermès Twilly Index

When my dad used to work for a multinational firm when I was a child, he often came home with the latest issues of IHT and The Economist magazine. I remember him forcing me to read these publications instead of my beloved Sweet Valley Twins/High/University (Team Jessica Wakefield!) paperbacks. Anyhoo… one of the things I love about The Economist is their "Big Mac Index". It kept track of the price of McDonald's Big Mac in all these countries as well as currency exchange rates etc. Clever eh?

It occurred to me a few days ago that maybe it's time for the fashion-obsessed minions out there to have something similar. Armed with my mobile phone and the Hermès store directory from their website, I placed a few phone calls over the past two days (even as far as New bloody Caledonia) to check how much their beautiful silk ribbon (aka the Twilly) costs. I chose the Twilly because it's Hermès' #1 entry-level product and many people can afford it compared to a Birkin or a Kelly bag. I originally planned on doing Chanel and the classic 2.55 quilted lambskin bag but I chickened out in the end… in these crazy economic times, the last thing I wanna do is deal with far too many zeroes. After all, if you have to ask then it means you can't afford it. Hah!

So ladies… may I present you the Twilly Index.

PS. I love the lady in Toulouse, France. She was so super helpful. Same with the gurl in Copenhagen.

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  1. “I originally planned on doing Chanel and the classic 2.55 quilted lambskin bag but I chickened out in the end… in these crazy economic times, the last thing I wanna do is deal with far too many zeroes. Hah!”
    LOL!!!!

  2. Hi BB!
    I’m a folk from Santiago, Chile & i always read your entries, i’m kinda of a fun over here…& yeah i was surprized as hell when i saw that my city has one of the moust low range price tags for an Hermes scarf…how ever Hermes it’s still one of the must expensiest stores over the neighbor that’s located where u can get some Louie, some Salvatore & some Zegna…a few weeks ago it opened some A/X second store over a shopping mall…whatevs not anything here it’s that sheap, once i was looking for a Louis Vuitton perfo wallet & got online at eluxury & all the stuff where like 30% lower than in my local store…so there u have another example…moust of the luxury things are more cheap over the US, but my country is still one of the moust cheapest to buy this, u can notice when u see tons of Brazilians shopping like ther’s no tomorrow for high end sunglasses or Diesel jeans or at Ralph Lauren…
    PS: We will love to have u here sometime BB!
    Love ya’
    xxLL

  3. You know, I’m quite surprised with HK. At first I thought it would be cheaper there, but when I saw their prices, it really is more expensive there. I remember having to ask again for the price of an agenda refill since it’s really much more expensive than what it goes for in the US.

  4. Somebody wanna bet that Hermes/SSI Philippine twillies would be more expensive than Russia prices? ;)

  5. OMG BryanBoy this is so useful………… now i know I can bulk buy twilly in Chile~~~ yay

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