May 18, 2014
Here’s another quick update regarding the new Mini Convoyeur Wallet from French house Hermès, which I’m sorta also referring to as the house’s answer to Chanel’s WOC. Basically a wallet with a long leather sling that can also be removed, the 15 cm by 11.5 cm leather beauty comes adorned with her own?palladium-plated clasp for that extra luxe finish.
On the inside of this compact wonder you’ll find a gusseted interior that comes filled with multiple card slots as well as a zip purse located in the middle, good for easy organisation. Easy on the eyes, especially in bright hues like Turquoise and Capucine for S/S14 (shown above), this would make a fantastic bag charm as well. In fact, I can already imagine the long sling twirled around a Birkin or a Kelly and looking mighty fine.
Priced at EUR2800 (GBP2650 in the UK), no word yet if it has arrived in Singapore, though I’ve got a feeling this is another one of those pieces that will be snapped up as soon as it comes in. EUR2800, or not.
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November 29, 2014
Because there’s more (and I mean much, much more) to the world of?Hermès SLGs besides the Bearn, Kelly and the Silk’In, I thought it would be apt to do a post to highlight a few of my favourites. Besides being a lot more common (and thus easier to find than the 3 I already mentioned), they are also a tad more affordable, even though that’s relative as well since nothing from?Hermès is technically cheap to begin with.
But before I lull you to sleep with any more musings, here are the pieces worth a second look the next time you are at the boutique. From the niffy?Bastia which is great for loose change to the Envelope that’s super when it comes to cards and receipts (it does come in more than 1 size, so ask to see more before you commit), the Calvi?(not featured above) is also great contender if you like your bits and bobs more secure with the help of its snap button closure.
And then there’s the Dogon (still my personal all-time favourite) which comes in a plethora of sizes, from the tiny compact to the largest of the lot that’s more a travel wallet with its own removable zip pouch. Last but by no means least, the newest addition to the family, the Mini Convoyeur that’s more a tiny handbag than wallet, what with its leather sling which would allow you to wear it across the body.
Another reason why we love Hermès SLGs so? All the gorgeous colours they come in, of course, which changes from season to season. From?Aztec Blue and Galician Blue to Fire and Mint Green, there’s never a dull moment as far as these babies are concerned. So, what’s your favourite?
January 16, 2014
I know, I know, this is my 3rd Hermès post in a week, but it would be a greater sin if I didn’t share something this beautifully stunning with you all. Also from the S/S14 collection and characterised by its ridged hardware clasp and angled flap, this could also be Hermès’ first wallet that comes with its own sling (do correct me if I’m wrong), pretty much like Chanel’s WOC.
Use it as a sling bag with all your cash and cards tucked safely inside, loop it twice and have it hang just under your shoulder. Or just remove the sling completely and use it as a clutch, or have it just sitting snugly inside your handbag, depending on what you feel like doing on that particular day, especially with it being so multi-functional.
Which brings me to another point that was discussed while in a meeting today. Is it just me or is Hermès embarking on a minimalist exercise with some of their bags and SLGs (check out their new S/S14 leather clutches here), keeping them as pared down and as clean as possible. And whilst I’m pretty sure hardcore H fans won’t bite (they are still obsessed with the Birkins and the Kellys), I would conclude that it’s just the French house’s way of being progressive and trying to reach out to a young yet affluent?demographic. Smart, as compared to the other French brand churning out colourful coated canvas toiletry bags that are being passed off as sling bags. There, I said it.
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From the Fall / Winter 2013 collection, the Hermes Convoyeur is Hermes’ newest offering of what I would call as ‘classic revisited’. Trust Hermes to take on a classic rigid Doctor bag and make it into a potential daily bag without losing an ounce of class while at it. Hermes’ understatement and logo-less approach in design might have secured its position on the apex of the leather goods pyramid but the iconic shape of its most popular bags make them status symbols despite the absence of obvious logo display. The Convoyeur bag is still the new comer among Hermes bags but I won’t be surprised if it gains quick popularity. If you are already feeling this bag then head down to Hermes Takashimaya in Singapore as there is one already on display for the past one month. That is, if the SA does not play the highly played “not for sale” game with you.
Image is courtesy of Hermes