Finally an article about the HAC

  1. ...and a reference to TPF.




    Katie was among the first in the queue for the bag

    Wednesday February 13,2008

    By Elisa Roche, Showbusiness Editor

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    WHEN it comes to fashion, smaller sizes are normally the most desired.

    But in the world of celebrities’ accessories, it seems bigger is now better.

    Katie Holmes, Pamela And­er­son and Victoria Beckham have all super-sized their hand­bags of late, swopping their usual carriers for huge ­­­­Her­mes travel holdalls.

    It led to one wag wondering if Ms Holmes carries pint-sized hus­­band Tom Cruise or their daughter Suri around in hers.
    All three women have been spotted carrying the Hermes HAC bag, originally in­tended for over­night travel rather than as day use.

    Still, starting at about £5,000 each and with a waiting list stretching to years, it seems the ladies just want to get their money’s worth.

    The HAC, or to give it its full name the Haut A Courroies, is one of fashion house Hermes’s oldest designs.

    Its classic, boxy shape was the original inspiration for the firm’s smaller Birkin bag, named after British actress Jane Birkin.

    The huge bags are said to be gaining popularity thanks to the optical illusion that makes anyone who carries one look tiny.


    Even 5ft 9in actress Katie Holmes appears girlish next to her super bag.

    Meanwhile, 5ft 5in Pamela Anderson looks positively dwarfed by her style statement.

    The massive HACs are ­getting very mixed reactions on women’s fashion websites.

    “What on earth could she need to carry inside there? Suri? Tom? A space ship?” asked one woman, writing on fashion website, a site dedicated to handbag fanatics.
  2. Hey! We're famous!!
  3. This is fun!! I wish, tho, that they had mentioned that the HAC comes in smaller sizes too, as small as 28cm....for daily handbag use for the rest of us.
  4. very cute.
  5. Looks absolutely huge! Too bad they didn't mention the lovely smaller HAC's but then again...maybe not it might make it even harder to attain one Yikes!
  6. Articles will always have some sort of slant..... this one seems to be aimed at poking fun at Katie and that ridiculously huge bag.
  7. I read another article that T.C. had H make it for her 'custom' and it was one of a kind. She bought it at Maxfield the boutique in West Hollywood.
  8. My husband just bought me a HAC bag. I didn't know anything about it. Mine is not huge like Katies it is sort of a brownish orange color with white stiching the leather is sort of bumpy. The hardware is silver The SA told my husband it was really special. I joined this website trying to learn about this bag. this is my one and only h bag but i have been collecting the enamel bracelets for ten years. I am so glad katie wore this bag b/c i am now able to read about it.
  9. Peapod, please open a new thread and post pics of your beauty! We'll tell you all about it!
    Welcome to tpf!

  10. I must have missed VB carrying an oversized HAC around.:wacko:
  11. Loved the little nod to 'our' forum! I remember some of those jokes on who or what Katie was carrying inside her super sized HAC. ;)

  12. No Way Irene!!!
    If she had carried it, you would have spotted it!!! :yes:
  13. yay HAC's are getting their time in the sun:beach::happydance:
  14. Thanks for sharing...Good info.
  15. thanks for sharing the article. we're famous here at TPF! hehe. I do wish they would have talked more about the HAC & its numerous sizes though.