Looking for an Hermes briefcase - any thoughts?

NYCBAGS

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Apr 17, 2008
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Hi Everyone!

I have a few Hermes bags myself and I want to get my husband into the wonder world of Hermes. I am thinking about buying him a briefcase but have zero experience with them -- I only have bags (Birkin, Kelly, Plume, Bolide, and Trim) and the briefcase are quite different -- and more expensive at retail, no?

Here are some options:

I don't like hard-sided...but it's actually pretty cool:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Perfect-rare-HE...ryZ52363QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This one is absolutely stunning but maybe to feminine? It's really a beauty!!!

http://www.portero.com/cgi-bin/ncom...fnbr=93330841&prmenbr=66292034&aunbr=93677551

This one is SUPER cool but I think too trendy for him and as a briefcase:

http://www.portero.com/cgi-bin/ncom...fnbr=93307134&prmenbr=66292034&aunbr=93653844

Maybe if that last one were the shape of the Kelly-looking one.


Anyway - my dear Hermes experts and lovers, what do you think??? Any recommendations?

xoxo:wlae:
 

whitebirkin

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I bought my DH a 41cm Sac a Depeche in black togo with PHW. He doesn't use it!!! He said it's too heavy. :sad: So you might want to consider the weight issue in your decision.
 

3degree

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i looked at the links and think the Hermes Black Chamonix Leather Kelly Depeches Briefcase would look super awsome and you should buy it for your dh
 

Mediana

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The Kelly Briefcase is stunning, but yes, I think it's a bit to feminine. My vote goes to the third one !
 

perlerare

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Sac a Depeche is the all times BEST SELLER briefcase from Hermes.

Check with your SA the diffrent sizes, and styles. There are with one compartment, two and three... if I do not mistake.... Plus, there are many versions as for leathers and color of hardware.

You willl find the right one for your DH !
 

archangel

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the SDP can be heavy when filled with documents etc and can only be handheld. I think most would men prefer to have the option of a sling?
 

salamina

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I vote for the Sac a Depeche, hands down. I don't think the N/S orientation is trendy anymore - it's become a classic.
 

jedimaster

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The sac a depeche is the classic Hermes briefcase and very attractive, but speaking from the standpoint of having had one, its not that practical. I didnt find it heavy, but the handles not that comfortable to carry; its hard to get in and out of, particularly if you are trying to get to a subway card, a wallet, a cell phone; and it doesnt hold that much. I would say one of the new mens messenger bags is a better briefcase option.
 

NYCBAGS

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Apr 17, 2008
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Hmmmm - Thank you guys so much, a lot to think about!

I am going to run up to H today and see if they have the E/W Sac a Depeches and the Porte Plume for me to look at...

I tend not to mind the heavier weight of Hermes product, it reminds me of gold, the heavier the better! Not that I WANT my bag to be heavy, I just don't mind because it feels more substantial and better quality -- I have two HAC 50cm Travels, a toile and a Fjord, I've never used the Fjord because it's so heavy!!! But I love them both!!

Thanks again, I'll keep y'all updated!