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The Story of Privileged Lifestyles

Privileged Lifestyles is a company owned by Victoria Shorten Randolph. Victoria is well known in the luxury world as the owner of one of the world's premier luxury concierge companies, One Lifestyle Concierge. {www.OneLifestyleConcierge.com}

As a high end concierge company Victoria has teams of buyers that fly around the world sourcing rare and unique items, such as Hermes Birkin & Kelly Bags, and high-end designer items, as well as watches, clothing, art and more.

She decided to launch PrivilegedLifestyles.com to offer these rare items to the world. All products are brand new and still in original packaging. They are only taken out of their box to be photographed!

All items are 100% authentic and come with their store receipt.

VSL Jewelry

VSL Jewelry is Victoria's own brand of luxury jewelry and the VSL brand hit the International stage when Victoria started designing pieces for most of the top celebrities in the world, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj and many more. The collections have quickly become the 'must have' brand and can be seen on all TV shows such as Real Housewives, Glee, True Blood.

THE HERMES BIRKIN BAG:

Hermes Authentication and Blind Stamp Guide

Every Hermes item is handmade and therefore has its own intricacies based on the craftsman and leather. Each Hermes item will be embossed with the logo stamping in the natural, gold or silver with Hermes Paris logo. Everything should be lined up - evenly and centered with the Hermes name.

Hermes leather items should have a blind stamp. Hermes uses letters in alphabetical order to date the bags surrounded by a shape. From 1945 to 1970, no shapes were used. From 1971 to 1996, a circle shape is used. From 1997 to present, a square shape is used. The list shows the year made, and the letter that would be stamped on the bag based on that year. At the top of every list is the shape that the letter would be framed inside.

Additional numbers/letters appearing next to the blind stamp indicate the section at the atelier where the bag maker works.

Hermes Blind Stamp and Year Reference Guide

Hermes blind stamp and year reference

No Shape 

Circle 

Square

1945 A 1971 A 1997 A
1946 B 1972 B 1998 B
1947 C 1973 C 1999 C
1948 D 1974 D 2000 D
1949 E 1975 E 2001 E
1950 F 1976 F 2002 F
1951 G 1977 G 2003 G
1952 H 1978 H 2004 H
1953 I 1979 I 2005 I
1954 J 1980 J 2006 J
1955 K 1981 K 2007 K
1956 L 1982 L 2008 L
1957 M 1983 M 2009 M
1958 N 1984 N 2010 N
1959 O 1985 O 2011 O
1960 P 1986 P 2012 P
1961 Q 1987 Q 2013 Q
1962 R 1988 R 2014 R
1963 S 1989 S 2015 T (no square)
1964 T 1990 T 2016 X (no square)
1965 U 1991 U  
1966 V 1992 V  
1967 W 1993 W  
1968 X 1994 X  
1969 Y 1995 Y  
1970 Z 1996 Z  

Hardware

Authentic Hermes hardware, or metal accents on their handbags are usually plated in precious metal. The use of precious metals means that the metal on an authentic Hermes handbag will not tarnish. A small hallmark will appear next to the "Paris" stamping on gold plated hardware.

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