You know what’s even better than a classic? A really good twist on what everyone expects. Hermes Kelly 40 Etoupe Replica isn’t a brand that messes with tradition too eagerly, but when it does decide to switch things up, the end results are usually spectacular. (Not to mention well-implemented. The Hermes Atelier Sacs is a thing of beauty.) Lucky for Hermes lovers, the brand’s Fall 2012 collection contains two updated classics: The Hermes Kelly Ghillies, which features spectator trim for a menswear touch, and the Hermes Club Birkin, with a leather-trimmed web inset that calls to mind the season’s sporty trends. Which do you prefer? Take a closer look at the bags after the jump and then vote in our poll![poll id=94]
Neither of these trim varieties are new for fall, but the colors and materials are, so they’re worth a look:
Hermes Kelly Ghillies
Search the whole galaxy on the market and still, you wan’t anything even close to Hermes Birkin. It was never a handbag for individuals; it is a lifestyle, an elite course tag, a fruit of labour specialisation and also the ID of Hermes immortal journey of success.Now let’s head to the style, will we? The design is such that it does not need to shout for attention, the elegancy is sufficient of a weapon. It sports rolled leather top handles, frontal flap included with the strap closure, number-locked lock and key in clochette design. Hermes also put four little feet in its underside to ensure bag’s cleanliness and also to have it at a stay-upright position all of the time. You know what never goes of fashion? The adorable hanging accessory in it’s front, it’s a leather lanyard in which the keys have been attached.Its centre enclosed lock is gravity! Everything about this iconic lock only pulls at your center. Just have a look at this incredible and timeless design, it is basically wrapped by the two leather strap buckles and you can see the frontal flap fastened with these straps.The “Shooting Star” characteristic of some Birkins, only enhance its elegance. It’s essentially a celebrity stamp of either silver or gold, fitting with the hardware, depicting the organizers’s touch, which left the tote. To ensure quality and prevent tarnishing, the hardware is coated with palladium or gold. Moreover, to guarantee quality the hardware is upgraded regularly. There is also a personalized choice of covering your Birkin’s metal lock with diamond or leather.
Because the Hermes Kelly is already an incredibly well-tailored and sharp bag, the addition of just a bit of spectator trim (or broguing, depending on the term you prefer) makes visual sense. It’s an element we’re used to seeing on men’s dress shoes, so the ghillies trim automatically lends the bag a businesslike air. Not that you needed any reminder that a woman carrying a Kelly most definitely means business, of course.
Hermes Club Birkin
At the 35cm size, the Hermes Kelly Bag 50 Replica Birkin is a little bit more casual than the Kelly – roomier, slouchier, all-in-all less formal. The wide swath of red webbing, trimmed in tan berenia leather, gives the Club Birkin an even more “weekend” feel – if you were going to take a Birkin out for a day of sailing, this is the one you’d want to take. (Note: I don’t actually advocate taking a handbag that costs over $10,000 near sand, water or any other part of nature.)
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