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There’s always a story to tell with each bag created by the French luxury house Hermès. The Birkin? It was created especially for British actress Jane Birkin when she told Jean-Louis Dumas (then Executive Director of Hermès) that she was on the hunt for a spacious bag that would suit her needs as a young mother. As for the Kelly? Well, the trapezoid-shaped carryall catapulted to fame when Grace Kelly carried it to hide her ‘baby bump’ back in the late 1950s, and that led to Hermès eventually renaming it after the Princess of Monaco to commemorate its status as a cult-favourite design of the House.
Today, the spotlight shines on the all-new Della Cavalleria, a chic creation named after a 17th-century horse-riding manual that remains a prized possession of the Émile Hermès Museum till today. The most stunning feature of the bag has got to be the oversized clasp sitting beautifully in front. Inspired by the equestrian world (which makes perfect sense given Hermès’ extensive heritage), this shiny clasp is shaped after the iconic Verdun horse-bit, moulded to form a unique curve that draws attention to the bag’s saddle-like contours.
Not only is it visually interesting from the outside, but the inner workings of the Della Cavalleria are equally remarkable as well. The main compartment of the mini size (18 cm by 16 cm) will hold all your essentials, along with several slots and a geometric slip pocket that’s perfect for keeping cards and notes. There’s even an extra slip pocket behind for all your quick-access needs if you need more space, rounding up the Della Cavalleria as a handy companion that can be worn casually across the body with ease.
Priced at SGD9900, the Della Cavalleria Mini Bag comes in different colours like Gold, Étoupe and Rouge de Cœur, all of which are paired with palladium-plated hardware. Selected pieces have been popping up at Hermès Singapore’s e-commerce store (or just make a trip down to any of their 3 boutiques in Singapore), so you know where to head to if you’re looking to get your hands on one.
For more information, do visit HERMÈS.com