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A GUIDE TO HERMES CLASSICS AND THEIR SIZES

A GUIDE TO HERMES CLASSICS AND THEIR SIZES

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Iconic Hermes Classics

Considered the holy grail for handbag collectors everywhere, Hermes is synonymous with the term “luxury” itself.

Unlike many It-bags of today, which wane in popularity as quickly as they become trends, these iconic bags never lag in appeal or favour – a quality that renders Hermes’s classics as investment handbags that remain timeless over the years.

The French luxury atelier’s most iconic classics, the Birkin and the Kelly, have each gathered their cult followings, even enticing women the world over to sit eagerly on year-long waiting lists to land their hands on one.

Below, get to know the signature key handbags of the French luxury atelier and discover the history behind them, as well as the reasons behind their high price valuation. We’ll begin with the most valuable handbag in the world:

 

The Birkin 

 

One of the most sought-after bags of our time, Hermes’s Birkin bags have garnered waitlists that are notoriously long.

The Birkin comes in four different sizes – 25cm, 30cm, 35cm and 40cm, and new colours or exotic animal skins are introduced each season. There's also the Hermes HAC, a narrower and taller version of the Birkin. However, for the purpose of this blog, we will only be highlighting the sizes of the more popular Birkins:

 

Size

Dimensions (CM)

Dimensions (IN)

Birkin 25

25 x 20 x 13

9.8 x 7.8 x 5.11

Birkin 30

30 x 22 x 16 

11.8 x 8.6 x 6.3

Birkin 35

35  x 25 x 18

13.7 x 9.8 x 7

Birkin 40

40 x 30 x 21

15.7 x 11.8 x 8.26

 

 

The Kelly

 

The runner-up to Birkin's golden status as an icon, the' Kelly bag has its roots in an exciting story.

The bag was first designed by Robert Dumas in the 1930s. Still, it only became a worldwide sensation in 1956 when Grace Kelly strategically carried different sizes of the Kelly to hide her pregnancy from the paparazzi.


At the moment, the Kelly comes in eight sizes:

 

 

Size

Dimensions (CM)

Dimensions (IN)

Kelly 15

15 x 11 x 5

5.9 x 4 x 2

Kelly 20

20 x 16 x 10

7.8 x 6.3 x 4

Kelly 25

25 x 19 x 9 10 x 7.5 x 3.5

Kelly 28

28 x 22 x 10 11 x 8.5 x 4

Kelly 32

32 x 23 x 10.5 12.5 x 9 x 4

Kelly 35

35 x 24 x 12 14 x 9.5 x 4.7

Kelly 40

40 x 28 x 16 15.2 x 11 x 6.3

Kelly 50

50 x 34 x 25 19.6 x 13 x 9.8

 

The Constance

 

In 1959, the Hermes Constance was introduced. The Constance’s charm lies in its nifty size; it provides the perfect everyday silhouette for the woman who prefers to travel light.

There are currently 4 sizes available: The micro, mini, 24cm, and a wider, narrower version called the Elan (the Hermes Constance in 23cm, 25cm and 29cm have since been discontinued).

 

Size

Dimensions (CM)

Dimensions (IN)

Constance Micro

14 x 11 x 3

5.5 x 4 x 2

Constance Mini

18 x 15 x 4

7 x 6 x 1.5

Constance 24

24 x 15 x 5

9.5 x 6 x 2

Constance Elan

25 x 14 x 8

10 x 5.5 x 3




The Garden Party

 

Considered a popular entry-level bag to Hermes due to its relatively affordable price point compared to the Birkins and Kellys of the world, the Garden Party is your classic carryall tote. 

Functional and timeless, the Garden Party embodies Hermes’s spirit of craftsmanship with its durability and superb quality. It is available in three sizes: 30, 36, and 49.

 

Size

Dimensions (CM)

Dimensions (IN)

Garden Party 30

30 x 21 x 13

11.8 x 8.3 x 5.1

Garden Party 36

36 x 26 x 16.5

14.2 x 10.2 x 6.7

Garden Party 49

49 x 36 x 25

19.3 x 14.2 x 10



The Evelyne

 

Designed for the Hermes equestrian department in 1978 by the head of the riding department, Evelyne Bertrard and her team, the eponymous bag was initially conceived to carry horse grooming equipment. 

Hermes Evelyne bag comes in four sizes: 16 (TPM), 29 (PM), 33 (GM) and 40 (TGM).

 

Size

Dimensions (CM)

Dimensions (IN)

Evelyne 16 TPM

16 x 18 x 5

6.3 x 7.1 x 1.97

Evelyne 29 PM

29 x 30 x 8

11.4 x 11.8 x 3.1

Evelyne 33 GM

33 x 31 x 8

13 x 12.2 x 3.1

Evelyne 40 TGM

40 x 44 x 10

15.7 x 17.3 x 3.9

 

 

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