The Tale of 4 Hermes Clutches

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As I am now truly lucky enough to own the 4 Hermes clutches I most desired, I can now compare them all objectively AND subjectively.

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Hermes Medor

My first Hermes clutch was the Medor 23 cm in Argile tadelakt leather with Permabrass hardware.  You would be hard-pressed to find a more elegant but edgy, neutral warm toned clutch.  The permabrass hardware is a subtle gold tone, not as flashy as the regular gold hardware, and lends itself easier to mixing metals.  The Medor used to be made in a larger 29 cm size, but currently is only offered in the smaller 23 cm.  Approximate measurements are 23 cm in length, 13 cm in height, and 4 cm in width.  It is a compact clutch that fits beautifully and comfortably in the hand, and can also be tucked in your armpit if both hands need to be in use.  It can comfortably fit a lipstick, compact, tissues, small tube of lotion, keys, phone and cash/cards in the side pocket.  However, I personally find the Medor to be strictly an evening clutch.  The tadelakt leather, which is similar to box, is smooth and delicate and prone to scratches and may blister if exposed to water/rain.  Aside from exotic skin (croc/gator and lizard), I believe the Medor is only made in tadelakt or box (both smooth delicate leathers).  The closure is also not the easiest to open/close, so quick access can be an issue.  Lastly, lacking a handle, you can only carry it 2 ways: hand held or tucked in your armpit.  However, I still do love the Medor, and have since acquired a Gris Perle with PHW (the perfect cool-tone neutral evening clutch) and a Rose Lipstick with Permabrass HW which has since been re-homed as I hardly ever used it.

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Hermes Jige

Next let’s take a look at the Jige.  The Jige comes in 3 different sizes, the GM, the PM and the elan.  I have the Jige PM which is the only size in this style I wanted, in a beautiful Rose Confetti epsom leather.  It measures approximately 29 cm in length, 19 cm in height, and 3 cm in width.  The GM is very large, almost briefcase like, and the elan is the same length but shorter in height than the PM.  Contrary to the Medor, I find the Jige to be a more casual clutch, best suited for daytime use and more casual evenings out, perhaps due to the lack of hardware and the more durable and practically waterproof Epsom leather.  The closure allows for easy access.  This is a larger clutch than the Medor 23 cm, and I can fit all of the above items, plus a small wallet/card case and sunglasses.  Like the Medor, it can also only be carried 2 ways: hand held or tucked in your armpit.  I personally am not sure if I would purchase another Jige, unless it was offered in an amazing fun pop color.  Aside from Epsom leather, it is also offered in swift and exotic skin.

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Hermes Kelly Pochette

Now let’s turn our focus to the Kelly clutches which both have the same flap, sangles and turnlock closure as the bigger Kelly bags.

The Kelly Pochette is an adorable, small clutch with a short handle, and is deceptively roomy.  I have this in a beautiful vibrant pink Rose Tyrien in epsom leather with PHW.  It measures approximately 22 cm in length, 14 cm in height, and 7 cm in maximum width at the base.  It is the only clutch with a flat wide base that allows it to stand on it’s own, like a mini bag.  It fits all the same items that fit in the Jige PM.

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Hermes Kelly Cut

The other Kelly clutch is the Kelly Cut, and in my eyes, this is the more elegant edgier older sister to the Kelly Pochette.  It has the same short handle, but is longer and thinner.  It measures approximately 31 cm in length, 13 cm in height, and 2.5 cm in width.  As some of you may know, my Rose Jaipur epsom GHW Kelly Cut is the newest addition to my clutch/bag collection, and clearly the style which took me the longest to find in my exact specifications (color, leather and hardware).  This clutch fits less than the Pochette, and about the same amount of items as what can fit in the Medor 23 cm.

Read all about the Hermes Kelly Cut Craze in PurseBop’s feature.

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Find out how LeOrangeBliss added this jewel to her collection in the story HERE

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Kelly Cut versus Kelly Pochette

I find both Kelly clutches to be the most versatile, in terms of transitioning from day to night, and also in terms of how they can be carried.  Whereas the Medor and Jige can only be carried 2 ways, the Kelly clutches allow a 3rd way of being carried because of the short handle.  The closure is also very easy for me, as I leave the sangles undone and hanging down, while only closing the flap into the turnlock, making it an easy one step open/close.  If you have these in epsom leather, it is worry and fuss-free for daytime use, but the hardware adds that extra special touch that allows it to be dressy enough for evening.  Of course, they are also available in more delicate and dressy leathers such as swift and exotic skin (lizard, ostrich, gator and croc).

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Hermes Clutch Prices

Hermes Clutch Price in USD
Hermes Jige $3,525
Hermes Medor $5,400
Hermes Kelly Pouchette $5,450
Hermes Kelly Cut $5,450

*prices are for classic leathers, exotics range much higher

Hermes Clutch Dimensions

Hermes Clutch Dimensions (L x H X W cm)
Hermes Jige PM 29 x 19 x 3
Hermes Medor 23 x 13 x 4
Hermes Kelly Pouchette 22 x 14 x 7
Hermes Kelly Cut 31 x 13 x 2.5

I hope you’ve found my personal review of these Hermes clutches useful.  I think everyone should own at least one clutch, because there is nothing more perfect for evening wear, and if chosen properly, can also be used for a sleek streamlined daytime look.  In my experience, all of these clutches are extremely hard to find in stores, even more so than the Birkin or Kelly bags.  I was told once by my lovely SA that they can get 10 bags to 1 clutch.  Personally, the Kelly clutches, particularly the Kelly Cut, were the hardest for me to find, having waited years to be offered the perfect ones for me.

And now that I have all 4 clutch styles I ever wanted from Hermes, you are probably wondering if I have a personal favorite… and yes, well yes I do…. for me, it would have to be the Kelly Cut, for all the reasons I have mentioned above.

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CELINE FOULARD CLUTCHES

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Brazen bag architecture plus quality material equals the Celine Foulard Clutch – a funky piece that’s about to become your new flame. Trust Celine to be outward and proud with their innovative design ideas – even with this bag itself, you’d never guess how they keep doing it collection after collection.

This bag, which is highly reminiscent of a toy top, is made of natural calfskin – a luxurious material that’s known for its durability and resistance to wear and tear. A cut above the rest, the Foulard Clutch is uniquely designed with an inner bag and silk lining inside, which keeps all your valuables in place. Don’t be fooled by its teeny exterior, though – it’s enough to keep and store all your evening essentials in place. The best part is that it comes in neutral shades that go perfectly with your wardrobe staples. Truly a winner!

Priced at €750 EUR, you can order your very own Foulard clutch now via Celine boutique.

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Chanel Feminine Plexiglass Clutches

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In the end of the show, on the runway – models were protesting. They were carrying banners printed with words that empowers woman.

READ: Chanel Spring Summer 2015 Bag Collection

‘Women’s Rights Are More Than Alright’

‘Ladies First’

‘Oser Sans Poser’ – Dare without posing

‘Sans femmes, plus d’hommes’ (without woman, no more men)

‘History Is Her Story’

And of course, these powerful words were also printed on plexiglass clutches. The models were carrying them with so much proud and confident. Oser Sans Poser! Ladies First! and Je Ne Suis Pas En Solde!

Adding these accessories as an addition to your outfit will let all the men know that you’re not a lost angel from heaven. You’re not the one they should play with, perhaps its time to show your true character and personality; let these clutches do the communication for you.

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Chanel Pearl Boy Brick And Lego Clutches

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It was an inexpensive playful toy for kids, we used to build houses, cars and even airplanes with it. You can take it as a joke, but the fact is – the Chanel Pearl Boy Brick Bag (style code: A69826) from the Spring Summer 2014 Collection (image on the top) is retailing for a darn $14,000 USD or €9450 euro’s.

Before we walk you further through the paradise of Lego Clutches, let us bang you on some features of the Chanel Pearly Boy Brick Bag first, shall we?

Pearls are a big thing in the world of Chanel, therefore it’s just a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld design the Boy Brick Bag with pearls. This bag is made from Plexiglas, the front embellished with the CC logo and it comes with a long pearl chain. It’s literally love at first sight.

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And now that even Celebrities are hunting for their own Chanel Lego Clutch, we are forced to take this case very seriously. It’s now official, this bag is trending.

But how long will it take before people get tired of playing with lego’s? We do not know for sure, but one thing we can be certain, somehow this bag has managed to return in almost every season, that should tell a lot right?

The Chanel Boy Bricks are measured 4.7’ x 7.9’ x 1.8’, the prices are depending on the style and materials.

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This is the Chanel Boy Brick with long chain in silver hardware from the Spring Summer 2014 Collection. The style code is A67718 and it currently retails for $12,000 USD. Other seasonal colors available are black and yellow or black and purple.

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2014 Summer Most Popular Designer Wedding Clutch Bags Preview

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Every year, there is several good time for wedding, and for this Summer’s wedding season, a list of great and most popular designer wedding clutch bags now available brides choose from. Wedding is most important time for every girl, choose a nice wedding clutch seems very important since a sparkly accessory is the perfect way to keep looking perfect throughout the day. And considering you might not wear the heavy white wedding all through the night, there are two alternatives for day time and night time clutch to choose from. Take a view of those design wedding clutch bags below and shop them at our site for nice price!

Louis Vuitton: Day vs Night

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Louis Vuitton Louise Epi PM Bag for Day and Gold LV Louise Clutch for night are perfect match to carry in your wedding. Classic LV Logo on the front of those LV Louise Clutch bags make you stands out perfectly.

Chanel Clutches: Day Vs Night

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Chanel Perfume clutch and Chanel Minaudiere Hologram Clutch for day and night in your wedding, the iconic and commemorative piece Chanel Clutch leading a charming look.

Dior: Day vs Night

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Classic Mini Dior Miss bag for day and colorway Mino Dior Keychain for night which bring a memorable wedding.

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