Third Evelyne or Jypsiere?

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I also love my Evie and was thinking about buying a 2nd or a Jypsiere last year. Here's my $.02... I decided against the J because it was a lot of money for the same functionality as the Evie - though of course it is more formal and might be more appropriate for work or something like that. I just didn't think it was different enough of a bag to spend the extra premium on. But I DID still want something more formal than the Evie for work, nicer shopping trips, etc and rather than the J ended up with the Bolide. It can't be worn crossbody so not a proxy for J but my point is I think you should look to a bag that gives you the same functionality as E/J but also offers something different.

If it's just these 2, I'd go Evie. Nicer price point and you can get a fun color without feeling limited to how you wear it. I almost exclusively wear my Evie too so I totally get owning them in multiple colors!
Totally agree with this. I have two Evie 29’s and a Bolide 31 and love them all to bits.

OP, I’ve looked into the J a few times and I LOVE the look of it, but the opening is too annoying for me.
 
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Whatever you choose, I hope you love it. I love the style of the Jypsiere, but every time I eye one my SA says not to. And tbh I agree because while it looks great when carried, I would hate to constantly have to deal with that flap. Also, it's pretty structured and usually uses togo or clemance leather so it can tend to get heavy.

I also am not a fan of the Evelyn either though. I hate that it has holes in it where the "H" is. But I can appreciate the price point and the wearability of the bag.

When confronted with similar options, I decided on a Halzan and I really love that bag. :biggrin:
 
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Thank you all! Still thinking about what I’ll do but guess I have some time with inventory being what it is now. I think I’m leaning towards the jypsiere.
Please also remember that I do have a friend who uses hers LOTS and doesn't find the closure a problem..in fact it was seeing her wearing hers that made me get one.
Its a beautiful bag and very Hermes.
 
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Former Jypsiere owner here. I absolutely LOVED my J31 until I decided I couldn’t stand the weight of it anymore. It’s a gorgeous bag, the closure really not a big issue and it fits quite a bit. I owned mine for 5 years and decided to sell. Now rocking Evelyns. Best to buy preloved or euro zone new.

if you have a friend that can let you try a J31 for a few days before committing to a purchase.... might help you to decide which way to go. Good luck!
 

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Former Jypsiere owner here. I absolutely LOVED my J31 until I decided I couldn’t stand the weight of it anymore. It’s a gorgeous bag, the closure really not a big issue and it fits quite a bit. I owned mine for 5 years and decided to sell. Now rocking Evelyns. Best to buy preloved or euro zone new.

if you have a friend that can let you try a J31 for a few days before committing to a purchase.... might help you to decide which way to go. Good luck!
I have only ever tried the 31 and 34 at the boutique but recently thought of trying the 28 because of the weight!
 
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I have only ever tried the 31 and 34 at the boutique but recently thought of trying the 28 because of the weight!
I have a 31 in (now discontinued) Fjord leather which is one of the heavier leathers and because of the cross body strap I actually dont find the weight an issue I dont carry tons but neither am I a minimalist ...every day items are 2 iPhones a wallet, kindle and now masks and hand sanitiser has replaced my former lipsticks. And sometimes sunglasses.
I'm 5'3 and US size 4-6 if this helps so I'm not very tall and strong! (in fact my jypsiere carrying friend is 5'1 and about the same size)
 
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Since you're into crossbody, have you considered the Halzan? I bought a pre-loved Clemence J 34 last year and it was heavy. In addition, I found the closure to be cumbersome. Instead, I would have the straps tucked under the J flap, which defeats the look of the bag. Unlikely the Evelyne it also wont fit close to your body and will stick out a good 4-5 inches.
 
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I have a 31 in (now discontinued) Fjord leather which is one of the heavier leathers and because of the cross body strap I actually dont find the weight an issue I dont carry tons but neither am I a minimalist ...every day items are 2 iPhones a wallet, kindle and now masks and hand sanitiser has replaced my former lipsticks. And sometimes sunglasses.
I'm 5'3 and US size 4-6 if this helps so I'm not very tall and strong! (in fact my jypsiere carrying friend is 5'1 and about the same size)
Thank you, this was helpful! I’m 5’ !!
 

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Since you're into crossbody, have you considered the Halzan? I bought a pre-loved Clemence J 34 last year and it was heavy. In addition, I found the closure to be cumbersome. Instead, I would have the straps tucked under the J flap, which defeats the look of the bag. Unlikely the Evelyne it also wont fit close to your body and will stick out a good 4-5 inches.
I have and I really tried to like it and feel like I should give it another try because they’re so well loved on here. It’s really just the skinny strap that at least on ME a didn’t look right. Maybe because I’m used to the thick Evie strap so my perspective is thrown off!
 
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I have only ever tried the 31 and 34 at the boutique but recently thought of trying the 28 because of the weight!
28 would be a great way to go! I’ve noticed a few other comments about weight and personal size. I’m 5’6” size 6 and fit. 31 after a while just feels heavy. YMMV :smile:
 
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