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Product of the Week: Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather

The Hermès Évelyne was originally designed to carry horse-grooming kit and until a few years ago it sat in the equestrian goods section of Hermès stores. After a surge in popularity, possibly spiked by a favourable review on Bag Snob and a mention in the New York Times, it was rereleased by Hermès in three styles and moved onto the handbag shelves.

It has since become a people’s favourite and is our bag of the week. Évelynes are durable, smart and subtle, but most importantly its shape, size and carry options are super practical and very sporty. The Evelyne III has an adjustable cross-body canvas strap, so it sits snug and fitted around the hip, allowing us to free up the hands. The bag is simple and easy going but of course it’s made to exceptional standards. It’s large enough to fit an iPad and a handful of other items, and it has an exterior pocket for slipping your phone into.

Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather
Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather

The bag has an understated “H” logo on one side made from punch holes that offer a glimpse inside. This can be the front or back, although the pocketed side has a buttoned closure so it should technically be the front. The suede interior is unlined but this means it’s lightweight and it also costs less than most Hermès options (although it’s not quite as cheap as the Herbag).

Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather
Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather

This version, the GM, is a larger size—H33 cm W31cm D10 cm—and its colour, Étoupe, is a Hermès colour that roughly equates to taupe (a sort of greyish brown). All stitching is with a beige wax-covered thread.

Hermès Évelyne III in Étoupe Togo leather

For more information and prices of a pre-owned model of the Hermès Évelyne, click here. For more luxury handbags from the likes of Hermès, Chanel, Céline and Louis Vuitton, click here.