Every now and then, a heated debate will pop up in the Hermes section of our PurseForum over whether or not an Hermes Birkin is age-appropriate for a woman in her 20s. I see no problem with it personally, but when I saw the S.W.O.R.D Oversized Satchel, I couldn’t help but think that this is what a Birkin re-imagined for a young, hip, urban girl would look like.
The bag has a similar basic structure to the Hermes legend, but it’s far more slouchy and rough around the edges than anything the French megabrand would ever consider manufacturing. And that’s kind of why I like it – this design shows perfectly how two bags with several similar elements can go in wildly disparate directions. (more…)