For those of you not familiar with the Hermès Jypsière, here’s a quick crash course. Touted as a unisex bag, you could say it’s the messenger/sling version of the Birkin, which should give you a pretty good idea on how the clasp works. No handles are to be found on this version; instead you’ll find a long shoulder strap that’s also adjustable.
Lift the front flap and you’ll find the standard compartments inside: a zip pocket, as well as two patch pockets, great for all manner of personals. Available in a variety of sizes and colours (including the new dual-colour combo ones I’ve been seeing at boutiques earlier this year), here comes the downside.
As much as I love the way this bag looks (and the bonus being because it’s Hermès, I know it will be crafted to perfection), I do think it won’t be entirely practical trying to get stuff in and out of the bag, especially when a) you have to undo the clasp, and b) you’re in a hurry. Which is also the main reason why I’ve resisted for as long as I have, even though it’s pretty ‘abundant’ in the boutiques lately.
What say you?