While I’m usually hearing about the “B/K/C Triumvirate,” I have to admit that more than a few times lately, I’m hearing questions about one of Hermès’ newer designs: the Geta. As the Hermès website explains about this design, the bag is “named after the Japanese wooden platform sandals which inspired it” and notes the expanded H-clasp, which serves several purposes, including as a focal point for the design, magnetic closure, feet (the bag rests on the bottom of the H plaques instead of the base) and an adjustment mechanism for the fully-adjustable strap. The measurements are 8.5” long, 5.1” high, and 2” deep, and the cost is $5,800 US (in Chevre leather).

This photo illustrates how the plaque H closure of the Geta also serves as the feet of the bag. Photo by TPFer @Perja

This photo illustrates how the plaque H closure of the Geta also serves as the feet of the bag. Photo by TPFer @Perja

A Geta bag available (briefly!) for sale on Hermes.com as noted by TPFer

A Geta bag available (briefly!) for sale on Hermes.com as noted by TPFer @ka3na20

The Geta or The Constance?

Some people see the Geta as a more casual (and available) version of the Constance. However, I would argue that this bag looks more like a cross between the Constance and the Colorado bag (which was discontinued a while ago).

A Constance 24. Photo by TPFer @LVinCali

A Constance 24. Photo by TPFer @LVinCali

Hermès Colorado Bag. Photo via Heritage Auctions

Hermès Colorado Bag. Photo via Heritage Auctions

Interestingly, the back looks just like the front, except the H-plaque is just for appearance on the backside, and the base does not open.

Photo of the front of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

Photo of the front of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

Photo of the back of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

Photo of the back of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

What Will The Geta Fit?

The inside is pretty roomy; TPFer @cravin took interior measurements of 19cm wide, 11cm high, 6cm wide. The interior features a back inside pocket and two smaller card slots on the front.

The inside of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

The inside of the Geta by TPFer @cravin

The strap is not only adjustable, but it’s also long enough so that the bag can be worn crossbody and is canvas, like the Evelyne.

The Geta worn crossbody. Photo by TPFer @cravin

The Geta worn crossbody. Photo by TPFer @cravin

While it is definitely not a large bag, it is large enough to hold all the necessities; definitely more than a Mini Constance, but not quite as much as a Mini Lindy.

What fits inside a Geta. Phot by TPFer @hellobaloons33

What fits inside a Geta. Photo by TPFer @hellobaloons33

Comparison photo of Geta, Mini Lindy and Mini Halzan by TPFer @DoggieBags

Comparison photo of Geta, Mini Lindy and Mini Halzan by TPFer @DoggieBags

People who have taken the plunge on the Geta seem to love the bag, and it definitely has a useful place in any wardrobe.

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Thefashionableteacher
Thefashionableteacher
4 months ago

This is an ugly bag. The hardware placement is weird. The H is so odd with it being elongated. The strap is head scratching as well. It’s just an odd, awkward bag.

lulilu
lulilu
4 months ago

I agree — the long wide strap attached to the small bag just doesn’t have the right proportions. IMHO

Nan
Nan
4 months ago

To me it looks off balanced and the hardware is too low. It looks awkward and unattractive.

Luna
Luna
4 months ago

I can’t imagine paying nearly $6K for something with a wide canvas strap like a $59 computer bag.

Nad
Nad
4 months ago

I actually like this Hermes bag quite a bit (except for the price tag lol). It’s unassuming, casual, non-fussy, functional…

psny15
psny15
4 months ago

God this is ugly – Hermes bags are 50 shades of bad

Olivia Penzey
Olivia Penzey
4 months ago
Reply to  psny15

I don’t know what it is about Hermes! I’ve never found any of their bags visually appealing. They have some great SLGs – I appreciate the Bastia coin purse, because the design is genius in terms of functionality. But bags? Consistently a no.

psny15
psny15
4 months ago
Reply to  Olivia Penzey

After this new writer “NP” came on there are way too many useless posts about Hermes on PB – I wish they did fewer posts and did more posts about other brands

Last edited 4 months ago by psny15
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  psny15

They may be useless to you but in reality, they receive strong interest each time NP publishes her H articles. Hermès is a massively popular heritage brand after all. You can always skip the H articles if they are not of interest to you.

Gloria
Gloria
4 months ago

Looks like a Constance… but ugly/more masculine. I do not like that bag

lalarey
lalarey
4 months ago
Reply to  Gloria

agree about the masculine part. the wide strap is clunky.

Kate
Kate
4 months ago

In the minority here, but I will say that I quite like this bag. I like canvas straps – they look more casual and are comfortable on my shoulder. I would prefer that the hardware was just metal and not leather and metal, however. That’s the one detail that would make me hesitate. The hideous threaded leather CC clasp on the 19 bag is the main reason I will not take the plunge on that one (aside from the fact that it’s just a mildly ugly bag in general). Hardware is an important detail!

Last edited 4 months ago by Kate
susan
susan
4 months ago
Reply to  Kate

I agree.. I like it….tired of all the other cross-body’s and this is priced right!! Do we know the colors it comes in?

Catherine Slegl
Catherine Slegl
4 months ago

I do like this bag. I like the Colorado more.
I don’t like the price point on any Hermes bags.
JMHO.

CherryCheesecake
CherryCheesecake
4 months ago

I wish they’d take a break from whatever this is and design a few bag shaped bags with convenient openings.

BT19
BT19
4 months ago

For real! This always stops me in my tracks about Hermes handbags. How are bags with openings/closures SO fussy so popular? The Birkin bag is one of the most popular bags of all time and yet it’s closure is essentially useless – at least in a functional sense. I’ve never seen that bag in use while properly closed. It’s crazy to me – but fascinating (which is why I will never buy, but continue to read these articles and look at the comments!)

Erin
Erin
4 months ago

Maybe if the strap wasn’t so wide I might like this

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