Hermès Fortunio

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This bright cheery clutch from Hermes is an all-new bag (well, not exactly new since it is claimed that this design was inspired by another previously released in the 30s) that features a V-shaped clasp that actually looks like a fortune cookie if you ask us. Is that maybe why it is called the Fortunio?

And with the first colour launched in Orange Poppy (which in our opinion is the perfect shade for this summery June), the 29.5 cm by 19.6 cm Evercolor leather clutch is also rather sizeable so it will pretty much fit most of your everyday essentials within the two inner compartments, with space for a small notebook and writing materials for jotting down important notes (or sketching images) on the go.

This clutch has yet to hit our local stores, so stay tuned for more information. Otherwise, you could check the Hermès stores overseas if you’re travelling, where it retails at USD5900.

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HERMES BI-COLOR BIRKIN BAG

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It looks like the bi-color trend is picking up the phase in the world of fashion. Taking its cue and knowing when to strike while the iron is hot, Hermes takes the lead by introducing to the bag community its Bi-Color Birkin Bag.

A classic and an iconic fashion staple, the Birkin is a favorite among bag enthusiasts and this time around we are seeing it in haute couture bi-color design. As you can see, the handles and the sangles are in the same brownish color while the canvas itself is sporting a bold and solid color thus complementing and contrasting one another. The touret and the plaque on the other hand are in gold-tone hardware. Lastly, the Hermes logo is tastefully and artfully placed in the upper middle for snappy brand recognition.

This might come as a surprise for many but who doesn’t love to see a new bicolor Birkin bag, right? Every now and then, seeing significant changes in our cult favorite Birkin is definitely a pick-me-upper and puts us in a good mood. We do think that the bicolor design does more good than harm as it allows the Birkin Bag to continue and push it to reach the zenith of icon status.

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HERMES SILK SHOPPING BAG

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Who would have thought that a shopping bag could look as good as the Hermes Silk Shopping Bag?

Meet the bag that’s made from lightweight material, that is, 100% silk. This Hermes shopping bag is perfect to bring around especially if you’re out there making last minute grocery shopping on a weekend.

For the eco-conscious women, this Hermes Silk Shopping Bag is an alternative to using plastics as you can reuse it as often as you’d like. Jumping in on the reusable bag bandwagon that not only appeals to eco-minded shoppers, but also help protect the environment. Hermes really hit it off with these stylish and fashion-forward silk shopping bags, which come in different colors and artful designs that you can choose from.

A perfect carry-all bag to bring especially while you’re shopping, it also features a front pocket that can hold your wallet or coin purse! Measures 15” x 12.3” inches and is priced $550 USD via Hermes boutiques.

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Hermes Cherche Midi Bag Reference Guide

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Presenting the Hermes Cherche Midi Bag. This bag was first seen during the Hermes Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. Named after a street in Left Bank in Paris, the Cherche Midi features a flap front with the Chaine d’ Ancre link on its closure. The bag’s shoulder strap is adjustable, and it can also be carried as a clutch. The interior included two flat pockets. Available in two sizes, PM and GM and comes in a variety of materials, Calfskin, Crocodile and Lizard.

Style, Price & Size

Style

US Price

Euro Price

Size

Hermes Cherched Midi PM Bag $7,950.00 (USD) €4,200.00 9.8” x 6.3” x 1.8”
Hermes Cherche Midi GM Bag TBD €5,100.00 TBD

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Hermes Bulletin Board

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Hermes Reduces Prices on Accessories in the US

Hermes reduced prices on some accessories in the US. Find out speculative reasons why, and see specific changes.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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Will Hermes’ New Bag be the next Birkin?

Can any bag triumph the Hermes Birkin? Wall Street Journal thinks The Hermes Octogone bag has the potential to  reach Birkin status. Review features and pricing information.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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PurseBop Joins the Birkin 25 Club

PurseBop has recently investigated the Hermes mini craze trying to figure out why tiny Birkinsand Kellys are making a statement. Recently, PurseBop joined the Birkin 25 club herself with her new “Koohinor Diamond”. Enjoy the artistic scenic photography.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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Hermes MANifeste

Hermes has a new digital platform “Hermes MANifeste” dedicated to showcasing menswear pieces. PurseBop had the special privilege of attending the international launch of Hermes MANifeste in Chicago. See exclusive pictures and video coverage from the event.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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Birkin Case Closed

After a PETA investigation at a crocodile farm in Texas, Jane Birkin demanded her name be taken off of Hermes’ Birkin Bag. Hermes took swift action to respond.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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Hermes versus Chanel Prices in the US and France

After recent price shifts from big brands likeChanel and Hermes, where and how to shop has been a big topic here on PurseBop. Follow the ultimate shopping tale from France with reveals, pricing information, and narratives. In Chapter 1, we introduce the story of Rita with an in-depth look at Hermes and Chanel price conflicts during the trip.

Click HERE to read the full post.

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#PurseBopPicks Challenge: Hermes in Action

This week’s @PurseBopPicks challenge is dedicated to your HERMES IN ACTION shots!

Post a shot of ANY of your Hermes bags in action on BopTalk! Still confused what “Hermes in Action” is? It’s easy, simply set up your H baggies in a creative pose, with a scenic backdrop, or anything else you find interesting. Think outside of the box!

Here are more detailed rules:

  1. Take or use an old picture featuring your Hermes bags in action
  2. Create an account on BopTalk if you haven’t already and post your picture. Remember to include your IG handle.
  3. We will feature all pictures from PurseBop.com/BopTalk on all of our instagram accounts. Only pictures from BopTalk will be eligible for this week’s contest. However, feel free to share your pictures on instagram and hashtag them to #purseboppicks and #boptalk afterwards.
  4. Remember these pictures are meant to be fun and informative! Get more involved and make a list of things in your picture for easy reference or describe what’s going on in your picture.
  5. Keep posting to BopTalk throughout the week. Finalists will be chosen Friday, October 9th. Winner will be determined by Sunday, October 11th at 5 pm. The winning prize will be announced then too, so remember to check back.

Sharing some inspirational eye candy from our PurseBopsPicks family members to get you in the mood to start sharing your Hermes in Action  HERE!

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Feeling caught up with your Hermes highlights? Look out for our future bulletin notices and…

Stay tuned for chapter two of the #pursebopsinFRANCE series coming soon!

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The Hermes Soie Cool Bag

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Today I wanted to share with you a review on one of my favorite new bags for summer – the Hermes Soie Cool. This is one of those items that was always a bit on my radar, but which I had never really given much thought about. That is, until I found myself sandwiched between two packs of very eager groups of shoppers during one of my last visits to my favorite Hermes boutique while in Paris. Usually I can stand crowds quite well and have a decent tolerance to being jostled (I have extensive experience waiting in line at many an Asian restaurant) but I found myself really tired and ended up retreating into a comfortable corner to cower and wait for our favorite salesperson. Actually, I didn’t know it at the time – but I was already pregnant! So maybe that is why I was so tired.

Anyway, I was sitting down and staring aimlessly into the abyss, when my eyes happened to settle onto this bag in one of the display cases. And really…as soon as I saw it – I fell in love! If any of you have read The Godfather, I was basically struck by the thunderbolt. I just kept staring and staring at the bag…and when my salesperson came, I said I had to see it immediately.

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I think this bag is just so cool. The braided straps, the easy bucket shape, the way you can wear it on your shoulder or as a backpack, everything. Plus, I really just fell in love with this particular combination – both the barenia leather (other versions may have clemence or fjord), and the print and color of the scarf. I have always admired the “Brazil” print that Hermes does, and this was my first item with the design.

The silk used in the bag also appears to the be thicker version used in the “Silk In” wallets and the like. Our salesperson recommend it over another bag which I’ve always admired – the Silky City – because she said it would be stiffer and keep some shape.

See how easy this bag is to wear? I really think it’s the perfect summer bag.

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And of course, the Soie Coie fits quite a bit due to its simple shape. You can see the tiniest peek of its orange lining here – I need to get a better photo of that. And, it’s crazy light (especially for those of us used to heavy leather bags), because of its silk fabric and minimal hardware.

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All in all – the perfect summer bag. I love it, and think that this is a highly underrated bag from one of my favorite brands.

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My Soie Cool is in the “Medium” size, though the small is REALLY tiny, just so you know. It’s available at Hermes and priced between $2200 for the regular clemence version, and a little more – $2425 – for the Barenia. I love both leathers, but I have to say that the Barenia is luscious!

If you have any more questions or comments about the Soie Cool – feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for reading!

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