Considering I have 2 of these (3 if you count the mini one that I sold away awhile back), it’s a surprise even to myself that I haven’t blogged about them yet. Honestly I can’t remember either (#oldpeoplebrain) but it wouldn’t matter to those new to this blog so we might as well start over.
One of the most affordable of bags you’ll ever find at Hermès (which is already one good reason to consider investing in it for yourself), the Evelyne III is also as straight-forward as it gets, a saddle-shaped sling that comes with a snap-button closure and an outside pocket for easy access.
On the other side, all you’ll find is a perforated H, which is also the side that’s supposed to be on your body when you are carrying this bag. Why? Because the holes are purely functional and meant to allow air circulation between the bag and your body when carried over long periods of time, be it in the full leather or twill canvas (shown above) versions. In other words, carrying the H on the outside is just showing off and a definite no-no.
Made available with an adjustable sling, it’s also lightweight, hardwearing and comes in a huge array of colours, which makes putting down good money for them so much easier. Available in three sizes (the PM measures 30 cm by 29 cm, the GM is 33 cm by 31 cm and the TGM which comes in at 42 cm by 40cm), I actually prefer the GM for casual weekends when one’s cafe-hopping-movie-watching-window-shopping and don’t really need to carry that much around.
Colours are seasonable and pretty much depends on what’s available when you walk into any Hermès store, but for those who are keen, there are full leather GM ones at Scotts Square (Black) and Ngee Ann City (Pink and Yellow) where they are priced at SGD5300 apiece.
And if anyone sees a Evelyne III GM in Vert Anglais (a stunning deep olive green), do let me know, ok?