The French luxury house has a strong equestrian tradition. No wonder then that Evelyne Bertrand, head of Hermes’ Riding Department, should create a carrier for horse grooming tools in 1978. True to the brand’s functional ethos, it was perforated on one side, so that sponges and brushes could air dry while on the move. This bag would be known as the Evelyne, and today it is one of the popular bag models by Hermes, coveted by women as a shoulder bag and even men because it is great travel companion.
The perforated H detailing was always intended to be worn against the body, but has become so iconic of this utilitarian keeper, that its wearers proudly display it, facing out. To give this sturdy bag durability, it has casing and reinforced stitching along the edges of the bag, and even on the leather bits of the strap.
This Evelyne is a third-generation model with one exterior back pocket and an adjustable strap which allows for crossbody wear. Sporting palladium-plated hardware, the bag is crafted from Clemence leather with an interior that shows the raw, suede-d back of the leather, and has a removable strap that is made of web canvas with leather accents matching the bag’s exterior. Only gently used, it has minor flows that are only visible up close. It shows minor rub on the base and corners, and the top section of the handle, otherwise it is a bag in very good condition. It comes with its box, strap and dust bag.