While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the inevitable has happened, which is also why you’re now reading this post. Quite possibly the first luxury brand to have raised prices across the board, Hermès (at least in Singapore) is now slightly pricier than it was last year and depending on what you’re eyeing, increments are anywhere from SGD10 to thousands of dollars.
Take the Silk Twilly, for example. When I first started blogging, it cost SGD180 a piece, last year it was SGD260 and now, it’s SGD270. Yes, that beautifully printed piece of silk favoured by Hermès aficionado around the world as THE accompaniment to their bags, is now 10 dollars more.
Just for fun, I pulled prices from the Silk Twilly around the world, and while this has been done before, I thought it would be a great tool for those travelling soon and looking to buy themselves a couple more.
So how much does it cost in other parts of the world? In Europe, it’s around SGD203 (EUR135), in the UK, it costs SGD252 or so or UK125. Over in America a Silk Twilly will set you back by SGD228 (US170), while down under in Australia it’s more expensive at SGD276 (AUD260). Just for fun, I checked on Japan (it will cost you SGD245 or JPY21,600) while in Canada (surprise, surprise) it will only set you back by around SGD183 or so (CAD170).
In other words, a Silk Twilly is cheapest in Canada, followed by Europe, the US, the UK, Japan, Singapore, and finally, Australia. Guess where I’ll be heading to for a holiday really soon.