Hermès: 10 Things To Know About The Iconic Lindy Bag



You’ve read about the Birkin, Kelly and Constance, so now it’s time to get familiar with the Lindy bag. Often whispered about as the ‘fourth act’ in Hermès’ realm of must-haves, its unique charm captivates the hearts of many. With its solid good looks and easy-to-carry appeal, it isn’t difficult to understand why.

01 - A child of rhythm, the Lindy bag embodies the infectious energy of the 1920s Lindy Hop. Named after the vibrant street-style dance, it’s your playful companion, moving with you in perfect harmony. The silhouette itself is a captivating melody, unfolding with a delightful twist that flatters every curve.

02 - The Lindy’s charm lies in its two unconventionally placed handles. For lighter loads, simply clasp them together, letting the bag relax in a gentle fold to mirror your carefree spirit. But when your day demands more, unfurl the handles to liberate the bag’s full capacity. The Lindy then gracefully transitions to your shoulder via the accompanying sling, a seamless shift from whimsy to practicality.

03 - Just like the ‘holy trinity’, the Lindy takes on a numerical naming that matches the bag’s width. For example, the Lindy 26 measures 26 cm wide and 18 cm high, while the Lindy 30 comes in at 30 cm by 19 cm. This also applies to the Lindy 34 and Lindy 45, the larger members of the Lindy family.

04 - The tiniest size currently belongs to the Lindy Mini. At 19 cm by 12.5 cm, this miniature offering is also the only one that comes with an elongated strap. This allows you to wear it comfortably over the shoulder or across the body, giving you a hands-free option.

05 - Take note that the strap comes in either leather or a wider canvas style, and are not detachable. As for the Lindy 26 and upwards, a short strap that loops across both handles accompanies each bag.

06 - No matter your choice of size, all Lindy bags come with two exterior pockets on either side. These are always great for holding quick access cards, along with a packet of tissue or two. Everything else fits within the leather-lined interior compartment that opens via a chic turn clasp and dual zips.

07 - Due to the soft nature of the bag, you will typically find the Lindy in leathers like Clemence, Evercolor and Swift. It also comes in Grizzly (suede) and selected styles in exotic leathers. Then there is the Lindy Touch, where exotic leather appears on parts like the handles, zipper pulls and shoulder straps.

08 - As for colour options, there are plenty. Étain, Gold and Noir are beloved classics, while seasonal shades include Blue Jean, Cuivre, Mauve, Rose Texas and Vert Cyprès. There are also no fixed restrictions when it comes to coloured hardware, with the Lindy available in GHW or PHW, which stand for gold and palladium hardware respectively.

09 - Your Lindy demands the same amount of love and care as its siblings. For example, Hermès recommends storing it in a warm, dry place, away from direct light. Leave the zips shut to maintain its original shape, and avoid using moisture-absorbing sachets to prevent the leather from drying out.

10 - In Singapore, prices currently start at SGD10,900 for the Lindy Mini in Clemence, going upwards for the bigger sizes and leather choices.

For more information, do visit HERMÈS.com