do u love your Bolide?


admire inspire
Jun 19, 2006
i'm determined to get one of every style of hermes... so far i have 2 kellys and a trim, all diff leathers... i am loving the look of the bolide, especially the soft leather ones. can i get opinions on what can fit into the 31? the 27 seems too small for my lifestyle. plus how easy to access the inside?
Apr 18, 2006
LOVE Bolides!!! I've always considered the capacity of a 31cm similar to that of a Kelly 32cm, Birkin 30cm, and Plume 28cm. Access is very easy, especially w/ the Mou versions.

An SA once told me that in her experience, many seasoned Hermes collectors and enthusiasts prefer the Bolide to the Birkin!


Feb 28, 2006
Forgot to say that the Bolide is the bag for someone who wants to carry Hermes but not necessarily get too much attention doing so. Those who "know" will know and those who only recongnize the Birkin from magazines and such will never suspect.
I love this about the Bolide. I call it an "under the radar" kind of bag.


admire inspire
Jun 19, 2006
Ditto GT! Great bag to take when dropping kid off at school. Still carrying H but it's not so recognizable that other mothers' tongues start wagging.

other mothers' tongues wag when you wear your hermes? i would flaunt mine, not in a mean way, but rather, i should be able to wear mine whenever i want.

i do love the idea that it's easy with the kids. i've got 3 under age 5, and i'm always running around to the older two's classes, that sometimes i'm afraid when i take my kellys, they might end up with play dough on it. i guess i like the bolide for "rough" use.


Mar 14, 2006
I love my bolide!!! It's the best bag - I have one in vache liegee which is quite rigid and will be getting another one in a slouchy leather down the road. The 31 is perfectly similar to the 30 birkin, and 32 kelly as above stated (and plume 28)'s so easy to carry and can be zipped - or left open - it's one of my favorites for sure! I had 3 kids under 5 as well...whew!! It's not easy....good luck!


Bolide en vacances
Oct 15, 2006
Greentea, *I* was going to say "under the radar" !! I love love love my Bolide 31. It is casual yet elegant, and it holds a ton of stuff! I think it holds more than the 32 Kelly, or at least the stuff in it is easier to get to. I use a chameleon purse organizer in it. Good luck deciding!


Sep 1, 2006
24, you had me worried:graucho: there for a minute.

The Bolide was my first real Hermes.....well, I did have a Picotin and it's a super style, but....Miss B was my first regular H bag.

She's in clemence, a 31cm and she moooooos ( mou ,unstructured style ) To me, there's a significant difference in how easy it is to access the Mou Bolide vs the regular stiffer construction. I had a regular Bolide and as lovely as it was ( Chevre Rouge Vif ) I sold it because I wanted the softer leather and the easy to access slouchy-ness of the Mou. And it does slouch more in the softer leathers such as Clemence.....

Below is a pic of a Togo BJ Mou Bolide....( one I owned and sold ) she slouches too, but not as much as my Black Clemence.


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