December 10th, 2018
On My Mind

Can’t Find It? Dye it!

For some unexplained reason, the Hermès x Apple watch collaboration offered a black wrap strap when it launched, but not since. When I bought my watch I chose barenia, then bought a black single band. But, I’ve always wanted a black wrap and searched high and low for the past three years. Recently I had an ‘aha’ moment — I had a Blue Jean double-wrap just sitting in a box (not me) and off to the Leather Spa it went. Ta da! Now I have what I want.


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Blade velvet slingback pumps


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Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


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Gate knotted leather slippers


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  • Leather Spa is the best- they are so professional AND nice to boot. This is a brilliant idea, Preston! I have a white Bottega Veneta hobo that has gotten a little yellow over the years, so I was thinking about dying it black. You’ve convinced me. Thank you!

    LeslieDecember 10th, 2018  7:37 AM

  • Cool idea! I have the black double tour band, searched high and low and was told that they make bands twice a year, fall and spring and discontinue them thereafter. When I found that out, I started purchasing them as soon as they come out. The San Francisco Hermes store seems to always have leftover bands and sell them at their twice yearly sale.

    TracyDecember 10th, 2018  8:20 AM

  • Ooh, thank you for this strap info.

    PrestonDecember 10th, 2018  8:43 AM

  • I’ve always been hesitant about stepping into Apple watch territory. Does everyone really use and love this item? Thanks for any input as to how it’s most effective in your life, etc. I know everyone is busy at this time of the your, but I’d appreciate any intel you can share. Thank you!

    TraceyDecember 10th, 2018  10:35 AM

  • Tracey I have the Gen 3 Apple Watch with the Hermes band and I could not love it more. Here are my favorite features:
    – find my phone
    – step counter
    – reminds me to get up and move when i’ve been at my desk too long
    – can discreetly see who is texting/calling so i can decide whether or not to answer my phone
    – apple pay
    – if i’m working out and my kids call i can answer my watch and talk if it’s urgent (don’t have to bring my phone with me on my workouts)
    – tres chic
    – my husband has the regular apple watch (not hermes) and he uses it for all kinds of workout info

    STDecember 10th, 2018  12:57 PM

  • I’ve been doing this with shoes for years–especially taking lighter color shoes that need to be refinished to a darker color. This may be the future for my white boots…

    LindaDecember 10th, 2018  2:04 PM

  • Brilliant! Nothing chicer than reusing something beautiful.

    SueMDecember 10th, 2018  4:12 PM

  • What Hermès bands do you have?

    DebbieDecember 11th, 2018  10:21 AM

  • 2 wraps in black and barenia, and a black single.

    PrestonDecember 11th, 2018  11:43 AM

  • Thanks so much for your response, ST – OK, I’m in and I think I need the wrap. Tis the Season and I’ve been super good this year! Happy Holidays to all!

    Tracey StocktonDecember 13th, 2018  10:25 AM

  • Tracey, I LOVE my Hermes x Apple watch and here’s why: I can receive and respond to texts from my kids when I’m in a ‘no cellphone’ club or meeting, I can see what time it is without my glasses, and I love switching up the bands. I bought the very fist iteration and wear it every day.

    PrestonDecember 13th, 2018  11:26 AM


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