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Gilt Groupe Sells Out Iconic Hermes Birkin, Kelly Bags in Minutes




    Gilt Groupe

    People waiting on iPhone lines all over the country missed out the kind of sale we never dreamed in a million years we'd see: An Hermes Birkin bag on sale on Gilt Groupe.

    The bag was one of nine Hermes bags to appear on a sale of vintage accessories by A Second Chance (which also featured a few chain-strap Chanel bags in the $2,000-$4,000 range) -- among them a 40CM Birkin ($9,000) and a 32CM Kelly ($4,500), both of which sold out in minutes.

    A Second Chance is a vintage store located on the Upper East Side -- and a worthy one at that -- and as such, the sale makes a bit more sense, but even so, it does seem like there are things in style that should just be sacred. In this case, however, it's a testament to the reach and audience at Gilt that they're capable of selling out thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of designer merchandise in less than an hour.