Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handbag Wednesday: Hermès Trim II

There is an article in the January 2011 issue of Vanity Fair on Jackie Kennedy Onassis's life as an editor in New York. Knowing how much she adored clothes (and how much I love bags) I was immediately drawn to the handbag Jackie's wearing in the above photo but didn't know the origin. Gucci, perhaps? But something about it seemed really familiar, something I've come across lately as I've been researching Hermès handbags. And what I believe Jackie is toting around New York is the Hermès Trim bag, which has to be one of the best bags ever designed. So simple, so chic, a bag you would get so much use out of because it's made for every day.

This 31cm tan leather and toile Hermès Trim II (looks like an almost exact match to Jackie's) I found on Yoogi's Closet, a site I read about on Purse Forum, which listed them as a reputable dealer if you are in the market for a vintage or gently-used handbag, either Hermès or any other luxury brand.

I know the Kelly and the Birkin have the most ardent followers, and I've certainly fallen under their spell myself, but I wouldn't say no to a Trim II either and, unlike its better-known sisters, I bet there's no wait list for this beauty. If you've got the money, I'm sure you can walk in and buy it.

Anybody wanna venture to Hermès with me to find out?

The Yoogi's Closet bag, by the way, is $1,650, so I can imagine just how much money I'd have to carry into Hermès if I wanted a new one.

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