Saturday, September 29, 2012

JUST IN From The US! Bath & Body Works (BBW) Products

I have brought in some Bath & Body Works products since I can't get them in Singapore. They have cute pocketbac holders, lip carriers and scentportables. I wish I could keep them all :). On top of that, I do have the pocketbac hand gel, lipglosses and scentportable discs. Stock for each product is very limited.

Bath & Body Works always come out with new pocketbac hand gel scents and pocketbac holders every season. If there is a design/scent that you like, better grab it fast before it is gone.

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Bath & Body Works Lip Carrier

Bath & Body Works Lip Glosses

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Holders

Bath & Body Works (Plain) PocketBac Holders

Bath & Body Works Scentportables

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Anti-bacteria Hand Gel

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Busted! Counterfeit Hermès Birkin Ring

As reported by Dailymail UK on 15th June 2012, Hermes managed to catch the mastermind behind the production of counterefeit Birkins. Apparently, this is a large scale operation involving some of the brand's employees. It is a shocking news. So, now we know where all the mirror replica Birkins come from.

Read more of the story here.


Multi-million-dollar counterfeit Birkin ring revealed to be run by Hermes STAFF as police bust global knock-off operation

By Victoria Wellman

Luxury design house, Hermès has finally caught the people responsible for peddling imitation bags - and some of them work at the company. Using internal monitoring systems, Hermès along with the French national police, spent a year watching out for clues and any abnormal behaviour.

Two individuals have now been fired though several others who remain working for the design house are suspected to be involved. The surveillance was part of an investigation into the international crime ring that robs the brand of millions of dollars every year.

During the raid, police found clandestine workshops bursting at the seams with precious leather skins for making the counterfeit accessories. The ring that has distribution outlets in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, is thought to be able to generate $22million through one branch alone.

The Paris public prosecutor told WWD: 'Hermès is very satisfied with the efficient and diligent collaboration established with the national gendarmerie in this case and reiterates its relentless commitment to fighting counterfeiting.

'This action puts an end to the fraudulent project in progress.'

According to the French National Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Hermès is not the only victim of such a racket which costs France $7.5billion in lost revenue annually.

In response to the threat, French luxury goods association Comitè Colbert has already taken action to raise awareness of the issue by launching a campaign with playful slogans such as: 'Buy a fake Cartier, get a genuine criminal record' and 'Real ladies don't like fake.'

The ads are to remind travellers passing through the country's airports of the zero-tolerance approach the police has towards the buying and selling of fake luxury products.

With its iconic Birkin bag and extravagant silk scarves, Hermès is a popular brand name for counterfeiters.

Hermès CEO Patrick Thomas' attempts to have internet providers, search engines and social media sites held accountable for facilitating the sale of fake goods seems to be paying off however, even if slowly.

A U.S. court recently ordered 34 websites offering imitation Hermès items to pay the company $100million in compensation.

'Eighty percent of objects sold on the Internet under the Hermès name are fakes,' he fumed. 'It's an absolute disgrace.'


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hermès - L'Échappée Belle

For year 2009 theme (L'Échappée Belle or The Beautiful Escape), Hermes created a set of 6 keyrings that shows means on how you can plan a beautiful getaway. It's quite interesting really. 

By Air: Airplane, hot-air balloon and helicopter

By Land: Scooter and automobile

By Sea: Yacht

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Another Fake Hermès Birkin

Are you willing to throw $11,500 away for this fake Birkin bag? Definitely not me! You can't really tell that it is a fake from afar but a fake is still a fake ... No matter what. Please study the pictures carefully and understand that there are actually high-grade fake Birkin bags in the market. If you are unsure about a bag, please ask someone to authenticate it before buying. Trust me, it will save you a lot of headache and frustration.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fake Hermès Birkin

Pheeeew ... I understand that some people want to get their hands on Birkins without the waitlist and without having to splurge on thousands of dollars before being offered one. Actually, it is pretty frustrating especially if you live in Asia where the availability of Birkins is very low. Some people have to wait for years before getting one and some people don't even get it. 

So, the other option is to go to resellers and online websites. I am not saying that all these resellers and websites are not legit. It is just that you have to be extra careful when you decide to buy something from other sources which are not the authorized retailers.

Taking as an example, this gold Birkin 40. For your information, it was listed on a reputable online website. The bag had been authenticated prior listing and passed as an authentic. Yet, this is actually a fake. Take a look at the pictures yourself.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hermès Tourbillon de Couleurs

Here is another version of the silk necklace with horse head metal pendant. I got this one from Hermes store in Japan. Apparently, the horse head pendant version was reproduced exclusively to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of The difference is only on the color of silk cord that comes with the pendant, i.e. Concours d'Etriers, L'Arbre de Vie and Fleurs Indiennes.

Hermès Tourbillon de Couleurs Silk Necklace

Le Saut Hermès au Grand Palais 2012 Silk Necklace

To commemorate this occasion, Hermès has created a special edition necklace which is only available for purchase at the Paris flagship store on 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The necklace features a small metal boot pendant with colorful silk cord.

Besides wearing it as a necklace, it can be worn as a bracelet by looping the silk cord around your wrist or it can also be used as a bag charm.

Saut Hermès au Grand Palais Silk Necklace 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ladurée x Sanrio Hello Kitty Bag Charm!

I love Laduree. They make delicious macarons and they sell cute accessories too. For Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Laduree has collaborated with Sanrio Hello Kitty to make this cute bag charm. It's been sold out for months and I was happy when the stock has finally been replenished.

If you haven't got yours, you can purchase this bag charm at any Laduree store around the world. I believe they won't stay available for long.

The bag charm comes in a special gift box

The bag charm is nicely packed in the box

The Hello Kitty charm is made from polished zinc alloy

Not forgetting the trademark Ladurée shopping bag

The bag charm is decorated with tiny polyresin macarons

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fake Hermès Scarf

People can't stop manufacturing fakes of everything, can they??? From food to fashion. You can find fake just about on everything.

Fake Hermes scarves, oh yes ... plenty of those too. Some are of good quality and some are not. You can easily tell them apart. This one is an example.

Poor quality of color print

Presence of Hermès-Paris but still a fake

Colors are dull

Wrong white tag
Did you notice that the scarf has machine-embroidered edge???

Hermès scarves do not stitch the tag this way