Saturday October 31, 2020

Brand Connection: The best kind of baggage

The French designer bag business is holding its very first Irish face-to-face sale

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

5th June, 2016
Nathan Ballet, co-founder of Brand Connection Picture: Fergal Phillips

In a drawing room at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, I’m trying very, very hard not to spill even a drop of tea onto the bag that Nathan Ballet is showing me. Because this is not just any bag – this is a bright pink, crocodile skin Hermès Kelly bag worth €49,000.

“This is an extremely rare bag. That, and the fact that it’s made from crocodile skin, explains why it’s...

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