Before I start this post proper, first let me say this. No one needs an Hermès wallet, especially when you realise how frighteningly expensive they can get. But everyone wants an Hermès wallet, which brings us to my next point. Of all the wallets I’ve ever come across from the French luxury house, this trio are in my honest opinion the best money can buy. Though in this case the money bit probably means eating plain white bread for the next 6 months while you pay it off.
So what are the 3 I should go hungry for, you ask? Well, from left to right we’ve got the Béarn, the Dogon and the Silk’In, and besides the fact they are more or less the same size, they are also long wallets, which is the way to go since you’re already spending that much anyway.
First up, the we’ve got the Béarn. Measuring some 17.5 cm by 9 cm, it’s your standard flip-wide-open wallet which comes with a zip compartment on one side and 5 credit card slots on the other. Sharp, smart and streamlined (until you stuff it fuller than taxidermy specimen, that is), it’s priced at GBP1640 for the ones in leather, and upwards of GBP4000 for the ones in precious exotics. Yes. Gulp.
Next, and also my personal favourite, the Dogon. Besides also being known as the workhorse in the family of Hermès wallets, the 20 cm by 12.5 cm wallet packs multiple compartments on the inside, along with an additional zipped pouch that’s also removable. Great for those who have too much to carry around, it’s also well-priced, coming in a tad lower than the Béarn at GBP1360. Also available in exotic skins, some even come with contrastingly coloured insides, great for those who love a bit of colour when it comes to their wallets.
Last, but by no means least, the honour of being the prettiest of the trio goes to the Silk’In, another long wallet that’s all leather on the outside but silk on the inside. Using the same printed silks that are also made in scarves, the interiors of these wallets are soft to the touch and often come in the most dazzling of prints, all guaranteed to make you fall at first sight. Measuring some 20 cm by 11.5 cm, these are also the most affordable of the lot, coming in at just GBP740 a piece. And only because they are silk (and not leather) on the inside.
So there you have it, the (in my opinion) three best wallets money can buy from Hermès. Do you agree? Or do you have a contender you wish to add? Comment away. And remember this. Nobody needs an Hermès wallet. But everybody wants one.