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]
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Lulugurl
Lulugurl
10 years ago

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

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

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

Lucinda
Lucinda
10 years ago

That certainly brightened up my Friday afternoon, very cute!

Lorie
Lorie
10 years ago

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

amy
amy
10 years ago
Reply to  Lorie

LOL

w
w
10 years ago

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

rose60610
rose60610
10 years ago

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

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
10 years ago

It looks like a purse for your DKNY apple perfume.

Musette
Musette
10 years ago

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

xo

Lynne
Lynne
10 years ago

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

FashionFanboy
FashionFanboy
10 years ago

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
TRex
10 years ago

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

BOOOOO!

Cate
Cate
10 years ago

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

mochababe73
mochababe73
10 years ago

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
vividtexas
10 years ago

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
KoutureCrochet.com
10 years ago

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?

beledi
beledi
10 years ago

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

Alene
Alene
10 years ago
Reply to  beledi

i like this!

Admin
10 years ago

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

Eleanor
Eleanor
10 years ago

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]

kouturecrochet.com
kouturecrochet.com
10 years ago

ahhh ok 🙂

KoutureCrochet.com
KoutureCrochet.com
10 years ago

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

Alex
Alex
10 years ago

This should be a crossbody 🙂

Lianne
Lianne
10 years ago

O.o

Cute, but really???

Bagolicious
Bagolicious
10 years ago

Ridiculous!

kellyx
kellyx
10 years ago

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
LV-nowwhat
10 years ago

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

Em
Em
10 years ago

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
Annie
10 years ago

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
Pixiejenna
10 years ago

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
ChanelAngel
10 years ago

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

AnnS
AnnS
10 years ago

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

Plooshie
Plooshie
10 years ago

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
kelly
10 years ago
Reply to  Plooshie

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
Khesia
10 years ago

W O W .. NICE ONE:)

lucinda hermes
lucinda hermes
10 years ago

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

Sigrid
Sigrid
10 years ago

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

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