Handbags & Accessories

Introducing the Hermès In and Out Birkin and Kelly

By Olivia Pennington
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Released at the end of 2021, Hermès’ new limited edition Birkin and Kelly bags seek to reveal what is typically kept hidden. The In and Out Birkin and Kelly provide an x-ray view into the bag’s interiors. With this exciting new design, Hermès proposes what one might be keeping tucked away in their fabulous handbag.

Hermès In & Out Birkin 25 Sesame Swift Palladium Hardware

In and Out Birkin: An homage to Hermès’ legacy

This new member of the Hermès Birkin family features an x-ray inspired design and distinctive packaging. Accented with palladium-plated hardware, the In and Out Birkin is crafted in the super smooth Swift leather in Biscuit. The front of the bag offers an imagined peak into the In and Out’s contents. Among the goodies are a Rodeo Charm in an exotic skin, an Hermès lipstick, a small Hermès dust bag, an Hermès pencil wrapped in braided leather, and a chaine d’ancre strap coin purse released in Hermès’ lanyard collection. All of these products are currently available at Hermès boutiques with the exception of the rodeo charm. This bag charm has not been released in an exotic skin, so Hermès bag enthusiasts are theorizing that Hermès may be teasing a new product. This 25 cm Birkin is the perfect balance of fun, modern, and classic. The bag itself comes in the classic Hermès orange box with a unique navy interior. The In and Out Birkin’s dust bag also features a navy Hermès logo and drawstrings to match the box’s interior, rather than the typical dark brown.

Hermès In & Out Kelly 25 Retourne Nata Swift Palladium Hardware

In and Out Kelly: A bag that is unmistakably Hermès

The In and Out Kelly similarly offers an ideal proposition as to what is hiding in the bag’s interior compartments. Hermès products illustrated on the front of this bag include the classic chaine d’ancre bracelet, a clochette keyholder in an exotic skin, a Hermès Citron Tutti Frutti pochette, and an Hermès lipstick. This 25 cm Swift leather Kelly bag is crafted with palladium-plated hardware in the serene color Nata. Like the In and Out Birkin, the In and Out Kelly’s orange Hermès box features a navy interior and a dust bag with a navy Hermès logo and drawstrings. This super rare Kelly is a must have for Hermès handbag collectors thanks to its references to Hermès impressive array of leather goods, old and new.

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