Bags of the Week: Spring Collection
It’s now the second week in March and with the weather improving and spring well and truly underway we’ve decided to look at some handbags which are perfect for the spring and summer seasons. Light colors, small sizes, and long straps are in this spring and with that in mind we have selected three completely different bags that will complement any spring outfit and turn heads wherever you go.
In this edition of Bags of the Week we look at a Hermes Constance Elan Geranium Crocodile in an eye-catching geranium color, a stunning Chanel White Caviar Grand Shopping Tote, and a Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Lime PHW which is the perfect companion during the warm spring evenings. Let’s take a look at each bag in more detail.
Hermes Constance Elan Geranium Crocodile
First up is this one of a kind Hermes Constance Elan Crocodile bag. An absolute stunner, the bag is crafted from exotic crocodile skin from the Niloticus Crocodile of the Nile River. The scales of the crocodile provide a distinct pattern to the bag and with the Niloticus being one of the rarest crocodile skins crafted by Hermes, it is almost impossible to find a similar bag anywhere in the world. Another feature of the leather is the eye-catching geranium color, one of the rarest colors on the Hermes color scale. Geranium is also among the most difficult colors to dye into crocodile skin, making it one of the reasons this bag is so rare.
Measuring 10” in length x 5.5” in height x 2” in width, the bag is the perfect companion during warm spring weather when you have fewer essentials to carry with you. It also offers flexibility when carrying with the size allowing it to be tucked under the armpit like a clutch or the strap which measures 22” with a single drop or 11” with a double drop allowing the bag to be carried over the shoulder in various lengths.
The stunning “H” on the front of the bag is crafted from durable gold hardware which complements the geranium color of the bag wonderfully. The design of the bag also stands out with two partitions visible on the underside and sides, making it easy to separate items inside the bag while adding to the design and overall appearance. This bag has been acquired in pristine condition, meaning it shows no signs of wear or defects and looks as it did when made. It comes with a sleeper and Hermes box and is available for a bargain $42,900.
Chanel White Caviar Shopping Tote
Next up we have a Chanel White Caviar Grand Shopper Tote in white, the perfect companion for a spring day out at the mall or for carrying an extra item or two around with you. The classic quilted design on the bag is created from caviar leather which feels luxurious and soft to the touch and features the famous interlocking Cs stitched onto the front of the bag. Adding to the design is a gold chain which protects the lower part of the handles and attaches to the bag via four gold rings.
As a shopping tote, the interior of the bag is extremely spacious with two large areas separated by a zippered middle section. This layout is ideal for carrying a large number of items on either side along with personal possessions such as a purse, keys, phone etc. in the middle section for safe keeping. There is also a fourth section which is accessed via the zip above the Chanel badge on the side of the bag. The interior lining is designed to protect the outer leather material from accidental spillages and other damage.
A perfect bag for spring, this Chanel Shopping Tote is both stylish and functional. The design and color of the bag is the perfect complement to bright spring colors and the capacity makes it perfect as a beach bag, for trips to the mall, or for carrying items beyond the essentials. Acquired in excellent condition, meaning it is in near perfect condition, it comes with an authenticity card, dust bag, and care card and is available to purchase for only $3,495.
Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Lime PHW
Rounding off this edition of Bags of the Week is the Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Lime PHW in an amazing lime color. This unique and coveted Kelly Cut Clutch is ideal for spring evenings with the lime color a perfect complement to evening gowns and light spring frocks. In fact, the lime color was only available for a limited time from Hermes, making this bag extremely rare. Crafted from the soft and durable Epsom leather, this clutch embodies every detail of the larger Kelly bags, except in miniature size, including the famous single handle and double clasp.
Measuring 12.25” in length x 5” in height, this bag is designed to hold only the essential items, therefore making it perfect evening wear. The interior has enough room for the bear essential such as a small makeup set, purse, mobile phone, and keys. It is recommended to not over pack the clutch as it will become bulky and lose its stylish appearance. The bag can be carried in two ways – under the arm as a traditional clutch would be carried or in the hand using the small handle as a miniature Kelly bag.
Offsetting the overall appearance of the bag is the stunning palladium hardware found on the clasp. Palladium is the ideal hardware for the clasp system as it enables smooth turning of the mechanism over a long period of time without any effort. Many women even prefer to leave the clasp open and simply place the buckles over the clasp for quick access to the interior. On the underside of the left buckle is a ‘Hermes-Paris’ engraving. Acquired in pristine condition, this bag shows no signs of wear or tear and looks like it did on the day it was made. It comes with a sleeper and Hermes box with ribbon and is currently on sale for $11,775.