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New Favorite Mini Hermes Bag: The Mini Jypsiere

By Lindsey Weiss
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Hermès Mini Jypsiere

History of the Hermès Jypsiere

In the fall of 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier released the Hermès Jypsiere as a sportier, more relaxed alternative to the Birkin bag. This crossbody’s rounded silhouette and adjustable shoulder strap call to mind a hunting bag – keeping with the Maison’s heritage in sport. Hermès still produces Gaultier’s Jypsiere in four sizes ranging from 28 to 37 centimeters in width. Since its inception, the Jypsiere has embodied refined practicality.

Earlier this year, Hermès introduced the Mini Jypsiere. Measuring seven centimeters smaller than the Jypsiere 28, the Mini Jypsiere’s functionality should not be underestimated. Its clever design and proportions allow for an iPhone, keys, and other small essentials to comfortably fit between zippered and open, unlined pockets. The Mini Jypsiere’s petite size profile allows it to sit comfortably on the wearer, making it an ideal travel companion for both urban and exotic adventures. Just as with its larger counterpart, the Mini Jypsiere’s front flap is secured by Hermès’ characteristic turn clasps, straps, and brackets.

Mini Jypsiere

The Mini-Bag Trend & Hermès Mini Jypsiere Market 

Hermès began adding smaller size runs of their classic styles in 2010 with the release of the Constance Elan. One year later, Hermès added the Mini Bolide to their repertoire, and in 2016, the Maison unveiled the Mini Kelly. Hermès reflects the current market trends by creating miniature versions of their beloved styles.

The growing appetite for miniature and micro handbags feels playfully modern: Today people carry less cash, smartphones have become very slim, and fashion and beauty trends often favor a more minimalist approach. The Mini Jypsiere fits this contemporary profile while remaining timeless.

The Mini Jypsiere falls within a more accessible price range compared to the Birkin or Hermès Kelly. It retails for around $7,300 though a store-fresh version on the open market fetches closer to $10,000 - 12,000 depending on the exact specifications.

Hermès Mini Jypsiere

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