Handbags & Accessories

The Complete Guide to the Hermès Herbag

By Olivia Pennington
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Hermès Herbag
Hermès Herbag

Meet the Herbag

The Hermès Herbag is one the Maison’s most accessible bags in terms of its price point and casual style, yet the Herbag maintains the classic elegance standard of any Hermès handbag. In fact, the Hermès Herbag is frequently compared to the Kelly thanks to its sophisticated design. The body of the Herbag is constructed from Officier canvas while the top flap is Vache Hunter leather. Officier canvas is a cotton canvas woven from a thin thread and Hunter is a stiff, durable cowhide. The top flap of the Herbag features the clou de selle closure in palladium-plated hardware and a back pocket for necessities to which you need quick and easy access.

Hermès Rouge Sellier Vache Hunter and Cassis Ecru Noir Toile H Berline Herbag 31 Palladium Hardware

A Brief History

The Herbag was discontinued in the mid-2000s and reintroduced in 2009 as the Herbag Zip. The Zip has a few added elements to update the Herbag. The newer version features an external pocket, a zip pocket, and an interior removable pouch. The Herbag and the Herbag Zip both have collapsible handles and a strap.

Hermès Rouge H Officier Canvas and Black Hunter Herbag Zip 31 Palladium Hardware

Variations of the Herbag

The most exciting feature of the Herbag is that it is two bags in one! The top of the Hermès handbag can be detached from the body, allowing for the wearer to mix and match Herbags. You can purchase individual canvas styles to pair with the leather structure of your original bag. In addition to solid color canvas options, there are also irresistible limited edition Herbags that feature exquisite designs like the Pegase Pop Herbag Zip and the H Vibration Herbag Zip. Herbag sizes that are currently available include Herbag Zip 31, Herbag Zip 39, Herbag Zip Cabine 50, and Herbag Zip 52. The smaller Hermès Herbag sizes are great daily bags, while the Cabine and Zip 52 are excellent travel bags. There is also a backpack version of the Herbag for those seeking an especially casual Hermès bag. With this extensive variety, the Herbag is truly a bag for everyone.

Hermès Retourne Herbag 31 Blue France and Ecru Brides de Gala Toile and Blue Saphir Hunter Palladium Hardware

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