Skip The Wait List: Moda Operandi Selling 27 Vintage Hermes Bags

Above, from left: Mykonos Kelly, 32cm, with palladium hardware; Shiny Black Crocodile Kelly, 35cm, with gold hardware. Taking a break from their usual fresh-off-the-runways fare, uber, uber-luxurious (read expensive) website Moda Operandi is going vintage, Hermès style! Get ready to get to clicking, and fast, when the sale goes live at 3 p.m.—there are only 27 Hermès bags available, most of which would take years to get your hands on if you were doing the whole retail thing. And really, why go retail when the vintage look is so on-point? The ultimate arbiter of all things fashion, Moda Operandi's co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo, agrees, telling us, "Skip the wait list and go vintage. Birkin and Kelly bags get better with age and never go out of style.” And while she's a Kelly girl, the trunk show also includes Birkins, clutches, and a few other styles that come from the private collection of Heritage Auctions, which curated the highly collectable finds just for M'O. Counted among the recession-proof offerings are a '60s black crocodile Kelly bag in mint condition, a rare “Lawn Green” Birkin, and an orange “Jige” clutch. And, if you have a Chanel bag, here's a great opportunity to stuff it into your new Birkin! Turducken time!