The Verrou Chaine was introduced as a clutch in 1938 by Hermes chairman, Robert Dumas. The bag’s distinctive clasp was inspired by the humble closure system of horse stalls. The Verrou was then updated and reintroduced in 2017, during the maison’s Spring/Summer collection. With this relaunch, there were three distinct styles - a shoulder bag, the Chaine Mini (a crossbody) and the pouchette.
One distinctive feature of the Verrou is its asymmetrical front. Coupled with the bolt-like metal clasp (which gives the bag its namesake), it gives this iconic carrier an edgier slant which lends to its modern sophistication. The Verrou chaine model also sports a heavy-duty palladium-plated chain strap, lending it industrial chic. In true Hermes style, each bag is handcrafted and even the chain straps are hand-polished,
This featured Verrou Chaine Mini is crafted from lizard skin which is fairly unprocessed in order for it to maintain its natural texture and beauty. Definitely a collector’s favourite, Hermes bags in full lizard skin are extremely valuable, even more so now as the maison rarely uses it for its new products now.
This Verrou Chaine Mini is brand new which adds to its desirability. In a beautiful ombre, it is accentuated with palladium-plated hardware. Produced and purchased in 2018, it bears the ‘C’ stamp. It comes with its box, care card, dustbag, original receipt and CITES. This bag can only be self-collected in Singapore only.