Remember the Groom Boot & Helmet Bag? Well, for the longest time Hermès had only released them in Khaki and Navy options, which is why this all-new addition to the family will pique your interest, considering it comes in 100% wool instead of the traditional canvas material. The cool carryall is not considered a handbag at Hermès, but rather one that’s designed to hold everything from boots and brushes to saddles, making it easier for riders to carry their equestrian equipment back in the day.
Over time, it was updated with fancier elements and a refurbished silhouette, so modern-day gentlemen (and women) have started it using it as a large tote for the everyday, be it as a diaper bag, an oversized gym bag or a holdall for weekend staycations.
Priced at SGD3100 each, this version in Acier (grey wool) is closest in terms of function and shape to the Garden Party, although this is much, much bigger. With a pair of double top handles and armed with snap buttons at both ends that can be kept closed or left open, it also comes with extra elements like an interior pouch (also machine-washable) and a brown shoulder strap that gives it additional points.
Do note that the Groom Boot & Helmet Bag comes with the most minimal of leather elements, but it is also not very often that you see a 54 cm by 34 cm bag from Hermès being priced just slightly over the SGD3000 mark. Besides, it’s fun and functional, and if you need an excuse to shop, well, this could be it.