Hermes Spring/Summer 2012 Bags For Both Men & Women
23 January 2012

Hermes Spring/Summer 2012 Bags For Both Men & Women

It’s the First Day of Chinese New Year today, and I’m sure we’re still full from last night’s reunion dinner aren’t we? That topped off with all the snacks consumed while visiting relatives’ and friend’s houses…

Anyway, since it’s the First Day of the Lunar New Year, what better way than to kick start it in a super-luxe manner, yes? Today is all about luxury, and with that here are Hermes’s Spring/Summer 2012 Bags for both Men and Women!

Passe-Guide Bag In Box

The Passe-Guide Bag in Box is actually a reissue of a model designerd by Henry d’Origny in 1795 which was originally inspired by the ring at the front of Roman chariots that kept the carriage reins in place, as represented by the clasp detail on the bag. This bag is certainly something that certainly exudes an old world charm.

Berline Bag in Swift Calfskin

As a tribute to motorsports, the lines of the Berline is said to symbolise the bucket seats found in sports and racing cars. Not exactly a new addition to Hermes (but one of the much more recent models), the Berline is available in a new colour this Spring/Summer 2012 season: Vermillion Red.

Etribelt Bag in Togo Calfskin 

The latest addition to Hermes this Spring/Summer 2012: The Etribelt Bag. Yes you might remember the Etriviere that I posted about 2 years ago when it was first released. Now, the belted detail family is proud to announce a new member — yes any Hermes bag with “etri” in its name means that it sports a belted detail. And the inspiration behind the Etribelt is a belted trenchcoat. Whether you choose to actually belt it, that’s entirely up to you because it can be worn either way. As for the colours, it’s available in multiple shades of Togo and Evergrain calfskin.

Roulis in Gran D’H Calfskin

One of the house classics (which Hermes bag isn’t a classic eh?) this bag debuts a new material: a leather print that reproduces the diagonal cross-grains that appear like stripes on the H canvas. In simple terms, what this means is that it is textured leather (think Prada’s Saffiano leather).

The Garden Picnic in Wicker and Barenia Calfskin

Now, you might remember the Kelly Picnic from last year’s Spring/Summer collection  which is also made of Wicker & Barenia Calfskin. This year, it’s the Garden Picnic – i.e. the Picnic version of the Garden Party Tote.

Garden Party Craft

This variation of the Garden Party is made of 100% vegetable tanned H canvas and natural cowhide trims — meaning that the leather would tan with use (think Vuitton’s Monogrammed canvas bags). Inspired by the brightly coloured jockey silk jackets, the embroidery on the Garden Party Craft was handmade by Indian master embroiderers.

And now, let’s hear it for the boys!

Left: 12H Attache Case; Right: Hand Luggage


Small Hand Luggage

Travelling in style takes on a whole new meaning with the Caleche Express Luggage Range!  An entirely new and complete range of featherweight hand luggage, they all come with a removable inside, a protective cover (think something along the lines of the raincoat that comes with Birkins), telescoping valet handles, and silent wheels. But then again, those silent wheels also have a disadvantage: if someone actually steals your luggage and wheels it away, you probably wouldn’t even notice because it’s so quiet…

Evelyne III in Grizzly Calfskin


Victoria II 12H

With their own document sections and laptop compartments, the Victoria II 12H is touted as THE ultimate luxury workbag for men. This season, the bag comes in 2 brand new colours in sombrero calfskin: Smoke and Cigar

Wallet in Epsom Calfskin

With a newly redesigned interior, this is the perfect travel companion for your flight tickets and passport — there’s even a removable storage section!

Now guys and gals, which one is your favourite?

Images courtesy of Hermes