The Hermes Kelly is an iconic bag, but with its structured shape and usual smaller sizes, it lends a very dressy vibe to your outfits. When Hermes sent out the Jypsiere for their Fall 2008 collection, everyone who had been wanting a more casual everyday Kelly were enthused. The Hermes Jypsiere reinterpreted the Hermes Kelly by changing it into a messenger bag that will sit at the hip. The slightly rounded bottom and adjustable shoulder strap reinvented the Kelly in a way most people did not expect.

But the change was welcomed by many, especially me. There is something so elegant about a classically chic messenger style bag. All of the details that Hermes is known for show on this bag, but the overall appeal changes drastically. The Jypsiere is not just an uptown-ladies-who-lunch-bag, it is a much more usable everyday bag.

I keep leaning toward messenger bags lately and last time I was in the Hermes Bal Harbour store I was checking this bag out. Hermes online has started picking up and selling more leather goods, which is actually an unexpected surprise. And that is where you can buy the Jypsiere yourself. There are six colors of the smaller size on Hermes and two of the larger. I love this bag in classic Orange or gold. Buy through Hermes online for $7,600 or $8,100.

What do you think about the Jypsiere: Great reinterpretation or don’t fix what isn’t broken?

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