Chic From Day To Night
The clutch is a critical bag to have in one’s arsenal. A chic accessory with day to night versatility, the clutch takes one’s outfit to the next level. Hermès offers a variety of clutches to choose from, made from top quality leathers and exotics. Read on to discover which Hermès clutch is right for you!
The Jige: A Symbol of Unity and Hermès History
A bonafide classic, the Hermès Jige is an envelope-style clutch. At first, it was given as a wedding present from Jean Guerrand – son-in-law of Hermès CEO Émile Hermès – to his future daughter-in-law. The Jige became available to the public in 1975. This clutch features an H closure that secures the top flap. You can fit your smaller daily essentials – phone, card holder, and car keys – into the Hermès bag’s slim silhouette. The Jige can be brought to work meetings during the day and taken right out to dinners or cocktail parties in the evening. The Jige is available in an assortment of colors and leathers, as well as more complex color and leather combinations. This Hermès clutch comes in an assortment of sizes: the Mini, PM, GM, and Elan. The Jige Mini comes with a strap, much resembling a wallet on a chain. Alternatively, the Jige Elan is a more rectangular clutch that comes in two sizes: 29 cm and 35 cm.
The Medor: A Showstopping Accessory
The Medor clutch is a glamorous bag that incorporates Hermès’ signature Collier de Chien motif into its chic design. The spiked closure gives this clutch an edgier feel and its cylindrical shape allows you to fit more of your belongings. You have plenty of room to house a small wallet, lipstick, and Purell in this statement bag. The Medor is available in a variety of Hermès leather colors, as well as exotics. This Hermès clutch can be most commonly found in palladium-plated and gold-plated hardware. You can choose from two size options: the 23 cm and the 29 cm. The 29 cm Medor is no longer offered by Hermès, but you can find this coveted clutch at luxury resalers like Sotheby’s.
The Egee: An Elegant Work of Art
The Egee is a striking, artful clutch, first introduced by Hermès in 2011. This handbag features the elegant Chaine d’ancre motif as the central clasp. The interlinked chains sit as a sculptural form atop this cylindrical clutch, making it an excellent bag for those looking to make a bold statement. This Hermès clutch is best used as a striking evening bag, ensuring that you stand out in a crowd. The Egee is most commonly found in Tadelakt leather but truly shines in Niloticus crocodile skin. Hardware options for this Hermès clutch include palladium-plated and gold-plated metal. The Egee only comes in one 25 cm size.
The Cherche-Midi: Understated With A Contemporary Edge
The Cherche-Midi is a decidedly modern clutch. Minimal hardware and a sharp silhouette come together in a chic, versatile Hermès bag. The central clasp is a singular Chaine d’ancre chain, a more understated reference to the iconic Hermès style than the Egee. The Cherche-Midi is typically found in Epsom leather in a variety of colors: if you are feeling daring go for the Rouge Tomate, but if you want a more subdued tone, the Gris Etain is an excellent neutral shade. The Cherche-Midi is typically found in gold-plated or palladium-plated hardware. This Hermès clutch comes in 18, 22, and 25 cm sizes.
The Opli: A Clutch At The Crux of Relaxed and Refined
The Opli clutch is a minimalist’s dream. This Hermès bag’s geometric silhouette and absence of obvious branding makes it a subtle yet chic accessory. The Opli first premiered in Hermès’ Spring / Summer 2017 collection. This handbag’s trapezoidal body folds in on itself, allowing extra storage space for your essentials. Typically found in Chevre leather, the Opli is a less structured bag, providing a more casual look. This 24 or 28 cm clutch lacks exterior hardware; its top flap is secured with a hidden palladium-plated magnetic closure.
The Pliplat: A Pouch You Won't Put Down
With functionality as a priority, the Pliplat’s unique envelope design features a handle on the top flap. The Pliplat comes in many leather options, including combinations with exotic accents. One fun option is the Pliplat in Swift leather combined with Lizard skin detailing on the top handle. The Pliplat is a larger clutch at 33 cm and is an extremely versatile style: you can take this Hermès bag anywhere! You can fit your flatter necessities in this handbag like card holders, small notebooks, and your phone.