A new Hermès bag fills us with unbridled pleasure
Hermès has been riding a one-horse race in its creation of this season’s hottest accessory. Part objet, part cross-body bag, the ‘Galop d’hermès’ minaudière is inspired by the French brand’s equestrian Samarcande paperweight. Crafted from two metal shells covered in Milo lambskin, it draws on Hermès’ saddle-making history: it opens by unhooking the bridle running along the horse’s nose and opening the clasp at its top. We also reckon it evokes a chess piece, and we can’t wait to take our knight on the town.
‘GALOP’ BAG, £7,330, by Hermès