Hermes gets credit for a lot of things – being expensive, being luxurious, being exclusive – but I don’t think the French brand gets its due for being witty. In fact, that’s always been my favorite thing about Hermes; for all the ways that the company takes itself extremely seriously, every now and then, the designers behind the world’s most coveted luxury goods show their senses of humor. And have you seen anything more sly and clever today than the Hermes Apple Bag? It seems as though this bag dates back a few years, but this is the first time any of us have seen it.


Handbags have a long history as dedicated food-movers – remember, the Louis Vuitton Noe famously started out its life as a vessel for bottles of champagne. In accordance with the times, which call for diminutive handbags with long straps, Hermes has answered with an apple bag that will surely keep the doctor away. (Har har, bad joke, I know. It’s Friday.)

Because Hermes is all about details, though, this isn’t just a bag to carry your afternoon snack in the most stylish and expensive way possible. Nay nay, it also comes with a knife holder, just in case you’d like to cut up your apple and share it with your coworkers. (The horn-handled knife shown above might be sold separately, we’re unable to confirm.) Afraid of making a mess in your new apple bag? Fret not, it’s lined in metal to keep the crisp green leather as pristine as it can be. And even if the bag is a tad, err, activity-specific, for an Hermes piece, the price isn’t half bad. It’s yours for $365 via Hermes. Personally, I’d like to see a bag made in he shape of a chicken salad sandwich.

[Image via Nylon Magazine]

  • Lulugurl

    oh. my. god. I think i need to have that! It is sooo cute!

  • Chris

    I totally love this bag. It really makes me smile.

  • Lucinda

    That certainly brightened up my Friday afternoon, very cute!

  • Lorie

    Love it! Wish they’d make one shaped like a pizza slice.

    • amy

      LOL

  • w

    I like it, I think it is lovely and cute!

  • rose60610

    Sure it isn’t a flask for some Henri IV cognac or the like? Handier than lugging around the crystal decanter.

  • ninjaninja

    It looks like a purse for your DKNY apple perfume.

  • Musette

    Silly, but fun. I like the knife holder, though that might get you looked at askance….

    xo

  • Lynne

    I love your writing, so witty.
    Is the apple part leather? Hard to shape leather in that shape.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Thank you! And it is leather. Lambskin, to be exact, and it looks to be stretched over some kind of frame to keep its apple shape.

  • FashionFanboy

    Oh yeah, I remember this bag! I cracked the first time I saw it, but then I realized it wasn’t a joke…

    I like the way it’s cooky and fun! Although, I don’t think it would be very useful for me… I never eat apples, and if I do I usually eat them at home.
    I do think that you could use it as some kind of clutch, a very different clutch.
    The price is exceptional, though! I got really shocked when I saw that it was under 500!

  • TRex

    “an apple bag that will surely keep the doctor away”

    BOOOOO!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I already said it was bad!

  • Cate

    I’m not gonna lie: this just shot to the top of my wishlist.

  • mochababe73

    Like I said on FB, this is utterly ridiculous. Just take your money and flush it directly into the toilet.
    “A fool and his money are soon parted”. LOL!

  • vividtexas

    I really am a “live n let live” kinda girlie, but the $300 plus would be much better spent at your local farmers market buying REAL APPLES!! SMDH

  • KoutureCrochet.com

    The price seems pretty low to me. I mean Hermes has plain key chains that are just pieces of leather for $240. And they have a leather covered credit card sized LED light for $200 I think. And this is only $365? Are you sure it was not $1365?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      That is what Nylon reported – but I thought it was WAY low too.

      • kouturecrochet.com

        ahhh ok :)

      • Eleanor

        You know we’re talking about Hermes when a $365 apple holder is considered “too cheap to be true”! [And that’s why I love them]

    • beledi

      $365 – not just an apple a day, but a dollar a day to keep the doctor away… :P

      • Alene

        i like this!

  • KoutureCrochet.com

    If it really is only$365, I’d buy it for the knife!

  • Alex

    This should be a crossbody :)

  • Lianne

    O.o

    Cute, but really???

  • Bagolicious

    Ridiculous!

  • kellyx

    maybe i should try and create something like that and sell them to the department store for kitchen and utensils. i promise i wont sell it more than $50!

  • LV-nowwhat

    I wonder who will buy it just for collectors reasons? It is quite unique.

  • Em

    It was on the forum a few years back:

    http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/hermes-lambskin-apple-holder-for-real-273869.html

    When I looked it up at the time I think the price was about $1200. If it really is $365 now I’m going to have to get one just for the novelty (and because it would be the only Hermes “bag” I can afford).

    Besides, it’s no less usefull than some of the Judith Leiber Minaudieres I’ve seen, right?

  • Annie

    The idea isn’t new. When I was in 4th grade, I had a little plastic lunch box for my apples which looked just like this. It didn’t have a strap, of course.

  • Pixiejenna

    Are you sure the the knife is for slicing your apple? I’m thinking it’s for protection for when someone tries to swipe your insainely cute apple bag.

  • ChanelAngel

    LOL it’s sooo cute haha….love the idea :D

  • AnnS

    Maybe it could be doubled as a clutch, that would give it some use other than holding apple :)

  • Plooshie

    I just phoned Hermes and they told me that this item was made for a private customer who owns the design rights to this bag so they can’t order it for me :(

    • kelly

      well if that’s the case there must at least be 1 zero left off the price tag. hermes does not make made to order bags for $365. no matter how small they are :/

  • Khesia

    W O W .. NICE ONE:)

  • lucinda hermes

    Now that is creative, also a silent advertisement for health. I want one.

  • Sigrid

    They just made a checkbook in the shape of an idiot who will buy ANYTHING tres chic! Ridiculous!