This post happened because of my last one, when a reader on Facebook asked about Garden Party bags that came with slings, which stumped me for a while. Yes, I’ve seen them online on Instagram, but I wasn’t sure myself if they were vintage or worse, you know, copies with added improvements. Well that mystery is officially solved, and I can now safely tell you that what we’ve been seeing is actually this: Hermès’ Garden Party36 Pockets.
Called Garden Party36 because it measures almost 36 cm from end to end, it also comes with a sling that’s adjustable as well. There are also pockets that go around the exterior of the bag, and if I’m not wrong, 3 on the front and 3 on the back, which makes it a great workhorse as well, one that that offers additional space for your bits and bobs.
Available in a variety of colours on regular canvas and even one that comes striped (they call it Riga canvas), I’ve only seen them offered online so far over on Hermès UK and US sites. Priced at GBP2440 and USD3974 respectively, they should be around SGD5000 or so in Singapore, though honestly I haven’t seen any as yet.
Not cheap by any standards yes, but affordable by Hermès’ standards. And one that should fly off the shelves pretty quickly too, given how popular the Garden Party totes already are anyway. Adding a shoulder sling just makes them even more desirable (and user-friendly) if you ask me. #justtakemymoneynow