Day 3: The Hermès Birkin is one of the most coveted handbags of all time. You can always go to the store and try your luck to get the Birkin of your dreams, but now there are so many reputable options when it comes to the resale market. This bag is labeled as Bubblegum Pink and looks to be in good shape. The price tag is hefty, but if it's the color you want, here she is.

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The Hermes Kelly Craze: Let’s Talk ‘Kelly Cut’


Hermes knows how to turn a bag into a crowd favorite, a star, and even a legend. Each of Hermes’ bag designs is a true work of innovation that can’t help but be admired. The love and appreciation for Hermes’ greatest bags is contagious. PurseBop has a little bit of a love bug for all things Kelly (i.e.: #PurseBopsGoneKellyCrazy – no shame!) and that crush has spread to the Kelly Cut bag too.

A couple of weeks ago, we took your hand in investigating the Hermes mini craze. Now, let’s explore everything that the Hermes Kelly family has to offer from the original bag to much more!

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The Story of an Icon

If you’re a bag aficionado, even just the utter of the words “Kelly bag” probably makes your heart flutter. In fact, “Kelly” has become so natural to our Hermes vocabulary that we often have to remind ourselves of how this namesake came to be. To debrief you on a quick history, in 1954, actor Grace Kelly was performing in Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, and worked extensively with the bag on set. The affair spiraled from there, and in 1956 she was photographed using the bag to cover her pregnant belly from the paparazzi. This moment became iconic in itself, and the bag became tremendously popular because it was endorsed by hollywood actress turned princess, Grace Kelly. The bag, previously named Sac à dépêches, officially became known as the Kelly bag in 1977.

The idea for the bag was actually conceived in the late 1800s and redesigned in the 1930s by Hermes’ son-in-law, Robert Dumas. The Sac à dépêches was originally meant to be a spacious travel bag that fit into a car door and allowed riders to carry their saddles.



The Kelly bag holds a prestigious chapter in bag history. Its timeless, elegant frame has naturally won over many fashionistas.  “Kelly” and “Birkin” are both names that have come to be synonymous with Hermes. The Birkin is considered the ultimate holy grail bag to some, and the Kelly bag is almost equally as loved and sought after. In fact, speaking to Hermes experts it seems the Kelly bag may have taken the lead in popularity. Sometimes, it’s hard to choose whether you’re a Team Birkin or a Team Kelly girl since each bag is such a masterpiece of it’s own. Either way, it’s safe to say #PurseBopsGoneKellyCrazy! Luckily, Hermes makes it easy to appreciate the heritage of the Kelly in many different forms.


@pursebop’s reveal of Miss BopTalk





All Shapes and Sizes: The Hermes Kelly Family

The Hermes Kelly family is extensive and quite diverse. The iconic Kelly hardware effortlessly adapts to mini and clutch bag styles as well as larger bags.

  • Hermes Kelly Bag (sizes: K20, K25, K28, K32, K35)
  • Hermes Kelly Longue (discontinued)
  • Hermes Kelly Cut
  • Hermes Kelly Pouchette
  • Hermes Kelly Lakis
  • Hermes Kelly Danse
  • Hermes Kelly Longue Wallet
  • Hermes So Kelly Bag

Hermes Kelly Bag


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From Bag to Clutch: The Kelly Cut, The Kelly Longue, and The Kelly Pouchette

The Kelly Longue and the Kelly Cut are shrunken down, clutch style versions of the Kelly bag. While the two styles are very similar, there are very significant and noticeable differences between the two. The Kelly Longue has a distinct trapezoidal shape much like the structure of the original Kelly bag. Compared to the Kelly Cut, the Kelly Longue is a little wider and can potentially hold more than a traditional, flat clutch. In comparison, the Kelly Cut is a sharp rectangular shape and a little longer the Kelly Longue, but shorter height wise. Both bags feature top handles. The Kelly Longue was discontinued around 2008, and the Kelly Cut was introduced as a new version of the style.

The Kelly Pouchette still mimics a smaller, clutch type of Kelly but is more like a small bag. Compared to both the Kelly Cut and Kelly Longue, the Kelly Pouchette is wider and has more volume. This makes the Kelly Pouchette more spacious and functional.

Read LeOrangeBliss’s “The Tale of 4 Hermes Clutches” for an in-depth review of Hermes’ most popular clutch styles.

Hermes Kelly Cut

Hermes Kelly Cut

Hermes Kelly Longue

Hermes Kelly Longue



Kelly Cut Love

As many fashionistas would agree, the Kelly Cut is the perfect addition to any H collection. Its sleek look easily lends to formal or evening occasions. However, it also serves well as a daytime bag due to its accessible size. Even though the Kelly Cut scores A+ on many factors, it is unfortunately quiet elusive in the Hermes world. The stock of Kelly Cut bags is very limited, and often they are only offered to elite and experienced clientele.

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@leorangebliss shares her special reveal story.

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Celebrity Sightings


Victoria Beckham with Hermes Kelly Longue

Jamie Lee Curtis Hermes Kelly Cut

Jamie Lee Curtis with Hermes Kelly Cut

Going a little Kelly crazy too?? Explore more Hermes Kelly articles below:

Hermes Kelly Sellier versus Retourne Debate
Hermes Kelly: Anti-It Bag?
Birkin versus Kelly Faceoff
Who’s on Team Birkin versus Team Kelly?
Part 1: The Hermes Reveal of Miss BopTalk
Part 2: Miss BopTalk joins PurseBop’s Hermes Family
Part 1: Hermes Kelly Retrieval
Hermes Kelly Reveal Take 2
Part 3: Does the Hermes Kelly Triumph the Birkin?

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Hermes Still Confident Despite Chinese Economic Downturn


With the rest of the luxury market fretting about China’s economic woes, Hermes, helmed by CEO Axel Dumas, is holding steady and still confident that it can hit its 8% growth target. While the company’s stock is down, its confidence isn’t. Referring to market fluctuations arising from China’s currency situation, Dumas calmly asserted to the WSJ, “We’ve resisted this in the past.”


Contrary to other luxury brands like Prada, Hermes reported strong international first-half profit growth and revenue, with a significant portion of growth coming from Japan. Japan is one of the top destinations for Chinese tourists, so this data is not surprising. While much of  the fashion press primarily focuses on Europe, Japan’s sales numbers may actually provide a better perspective on the state of the Chinese luxury consumer and should be watched accordingly.

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Hermes Store in Tokyo, Japan - Ginza District

Hermes Store in Tokyo, Japan – Ginza District

From this WSJ piece, it doesn’t appear Hermes is introducing any price changes. They’re seemingly confident in their position as the top luxury brand. But, in a rapidly changing global economic environment the status quo isn’t always the safest play. Keep an eye on the Japan numbers, if there’s any weakness there,  a price cut in China could be possible after all…

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Hey, ladies! Today, we’re going to take a sneak peek into Hermes and their Spring Summer 2016 Runway Bag Collection. As we all know, the luxury goods house ain’t the type to get left behind. Call it fear of missing out or whatever, Hermes is always on the frontlines – delivering only the freshest ideas to their loyal customers. For that, we truly commend the brand! Now, let’s step on it as we dive into the wonderful world of Hermes.









What is this new tote we see? I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a feeling that it’s gonna be the next big thing…think of it as the next Kelly or Birkin, although for now, we haven’t got a clue about details just yet! And as you can see, it has a distinct closure on it. It’s nothing like the Constance or Herbag closure, although you can say that it has a slight resemblance to the Bearn (like a minimalist ‘H’, although the mechanism obviously differs). Also, we can see that the bag is obviously spacious and fully-functional, with simple lines that add a much-needed flair and sophistication. Well-done, Hermes!



What do you think about the collection as a whole? Would you consider getting one for yourself? Is there any bag that’s reminiscent of this new piece? Well then, comment below and tell us what you think!

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Allow us to take you for another spin as we bring to you Hermes Small Virevolte Bags! These adorable pieces are highly functional as well, and are set to give you a different bag experience.

The collection typically features two sizes: small, and medium. This time, we’re going to feature the Small size – another great bag that’s sure to keep up with your busy schedule.


Hermes Virevolte Bag in Black Calfskin and Taurillon Clemence Leather
Size: 16.7′ x 18.5′ x 5.7′ inches
Price: $5,850 USD, £3,200 GBP


Hermes Virevolte Bag in Grizzly and Clemence Bull Calfskin
Size: 16.7′ x 18.5′ x 5.7′ inches
Price: €3,900 EUR, £3,570 GBP


Hermes Virevolte Bag in Swift Calfskin and Clemence Leather
Size: 16.7′ x 18.5′ x 5.7′ inches
Price: €3,500 EUR



All the bags come with an adjustable shoulder strap and counterweight fastening mechanism in natural Hunter cowhide, silver and palladium plated hardware. Inside, it even has a large inside pocket, which is really great for organization!

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Hermes Steve Besace


The Hermes Steve Besace bag is destined to be worn only by men that live in the world of luxury and money, a world where style and refinement is a must, where $9000 spent on a purse is an insignificant amount of money. These masters of the universe dress in wool crepe suits, travel only on private jets and wear the ultimate messenger bag: Hermes Steve Besace. This extremely expensive and luxurious purse is nowadays the most iconic bag designed for males and it expresses style, power and fame.

Still, what are the core key characteristics of a Hermes Steve Besace bag? Firstly, as all modern men’s purses, it is a messenger bag. This basically means that it is a shoulder bag with a very long strap that goes across the body hanging on the lower back. It is manufactured from bull calfskin leather and is nicely styled-up by the addition of silver color hardware. Of course, for enhanced comfort and versatility, the shoulder strap is adjustable. Another important detail is the use of numerous pockets both at the inside and outside. By all means, it is an extraordinary fashionable bag!

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The original Hermes Steve Besace comes in three sizes: the smaller size version is 28 centimeters and it is also called the Steve “Caporal”, the medium size is 35 centimeters and it is the most preferred one and the large size is 38 centimeters, this is suitable for men that are very tall. This Hermes replica purse is the medium size one and it measures 35 centimeters just like the authentic medium version.

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The leather used on this Steve Besace replica model is incredibly sturdy and firm, but has a resolutely smooth outside that feels great when you touch it. Clearly, this imitation Hermes bag is made from very good quality leather, a supple one that clones perfectly the authentic purse. Also, the outside fabric is texturized; it has a texture that resembles a lot to little pebbles. On the inside it has a leather lining, same color and same basic leather, but with a different texture, a plain one with barely noticeable lines. What I noticed, but only after ordering the replica is that this type of brown color doesn’t correspond to the original shades of brown used by the original Hermes company. The authentic Steve Besace bag doesn’t come in this shade of brown. I must confess that it was a real disappointment.

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The craftsmanship of the replica Steve Besace bag is flawless. The leather is perfectly sewn together with white threads and is nicely cut and finished on the edges. Also, it does not have any smudges, stains or discolorations. As already mentioned, the stitching is very well done. The white stitches are evenly spaced apart and do not seem to have any imperfections.

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At the interior, we find three compartments and a zipper pocket. Exactly as the original Hermes Steve Besace bag has. It is a versatile bag that adapts without problems to your everyday necessities.

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Under the flap cover of the bag- the one that has the two leather belts that close over it- there is the “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” logo written on three different rows with the accent on the second “E”. This marking on the original Steve Besace bag is colored in gold, but on my Hermes replica is silver color. Luckily, it is not very visible as the flap cover is always over this writing.

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The hardware is another minus of my Hermes Steve Besace replica. The authentic model is made from silver and palladium plated metal while my imitation Steve Besace is crafted from stainless steel. This translates as a less shiny silver color hardware that does not look at all authentic or refined. Additionally, on the clasps you can see small scratch marks. This ruins the overall look of the bag.

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The shoulder leather belt is very comfortable. It feels naturally and light weighted once worn across the body. Also, it can be adjusted very easily as to be shorter or longer depending on how tall you are.

The Hermes Steve Besace bag with its ultra-simple shape and design cannot pass without notice. It features a balanced combination of luxurious and casual lines, making it the ultimate men purse. Precisely because it is a frivolous and splendid bag, I had to see if it can be replicated successfully. Overall, this replica is a nice reproduction of the brutally gorgeous Steve Messenger bag. It is made from very good quality leather; it has the exact same size, an excellent craftsmanship and all the correct pockets and markings.

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