This is kind of funny. There is a huge discussion group on the purseforum, with a section devoted to Hermes, the superluxe leather and other goods company. Many women--and a few men--discuss their desires, model their latest purchases, critique various collections, and get ebay and other secondhand offerings authenticated.
Needless to say, I don't really fit into this group. I wanted to see pictures of scarves. They really are beautiful. But wait! There is a group where I feel right at home: the Saving Up for Hermes group. On this thread--which began in 2007 and continues to the present--posters lay out their schemes for saving up for their desired item.
Here you will find the usual suspects: eat at home, sell your excess on ebay, don't buy things you don't really want, and so on.
Really, the laws of frugality are timeless, and, with enough time (and barring major financial meltdowns), you can save for what you want.