|A Hermès Birkin bag.|
We have no problem with smelling like cannabis now and then, but apparently there are quite a few rich ladies in the world who do.
Fashion icon Hermès is being forced to take back hundreds of their high-end purses and clutches – some in the $20,000+ range – because the owners say the bags reek like skunky weed if they are out in the sun.
Women are returning their bags to the exclusive high-end retailer, which blames the smell on a “badly tanned” batch of leather that they received from their supplier. Women who leave the bag in sunlight say they can’t get over the smell of cannabis/skunk.
“After riding in the car with her for about 30 minutes, I smelled what I thought was a dead skunk,” one woman wrote in her blog, PurseBlog.com. “Another 30 minutes later I could still smell the dead skunk, and I thought it was odd, but never imagined it could be my bag. I keep (it) in an armoire . . . When I opened the cabinet door this morning, the smell hit me, and I immediately knew it was the bag.”‘
According to Page Six, which broke the story, the problem only affected leather bags and not the $60,000+ crocodile bags that Hermès also sells.