With bags getting smaller and smaller, compact wallets are having their day in the sun again with more looking for a compact format to fit within the tiny bags. And because some of the most iconic styles generally come in two sizes (a long format and a shorter more squarish format), today’s spotlight falls on the Béarn from Hermès. Officially known as the Béarn Compact Wallet, it measures 12 cm wide and 9.5 cm high, with the most recognisable feature being the H-clasp, one that allows the thin leather flap to slide in with ease to ‘close’ the full leather wallet.
What’s inside? Well, you will be getting 4 credit card slots, 4 pockets for bills, receipts and the like, as well as a zipped change purse which is frankly more than enough for a day’s worth of essentials. You will be pleased to find that it is readily available in several different colours in GHW or PHW, priced at SGD3550 each for the ones in Epsom calfskin and Mysore goatskin.
And if you need help narrowing down the options, there’s always the classic Étoupe and Gold which come with contrasting stitching or go for Noir if you want something safe and timeless for years to come. Should you be feeling a little adventurous there’s always Bleu Atoll (ocean blue), Malachite (forest green) and Rouge Casaque (lipstick red), all bright hues that are also favoured by fans. Which do you love?