Former Pussycat Doll and current X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger was recently spotted at the arrivals gate at LAX with a sleek, taupe Hermes Jypsiere Bag in tow. The Jypsiere is one of the newest models in Hermes’ stable of non-seasonal classics. While its front closure is similar to that of a Birkin, functionally, it’s more like a messenger bag. It seems to be Hermes’ attempt to both maximize the utility of their bags, and perhaps attract a younger customer. To that effect: it’s also one of the few Hermes bags sold online. You can pick up Nicole’s exact bag for $8,650 at Hermes.
The Jypsiere is also marketed by Hermes as a “unisex shoulder bag,” so as not to alienate any menfolk who might find the bag’s more utilitarian vibe alluring. There hasn’t really been enough interest from men over the past few years to merit the Jypsiere’s inclusion in our weekly “Man Bag Mondays” column as of this posting, however. (If you’re a lad who loves Hermes, please feel free to sound off in the comments!) You can read Megs’ original thoughts on the Hermes Jypsiere in this post from 2010.