I was sifting through my bag archive photos when I stumbled onto something interesting. But before I get into that, let me talk about my love for a particular bag style.
The Hermes Tsako is a bag that I rarely (in fact I think never) ever see on the shelf of Hermes boutiques. It’s probably because the bag isn’t as popular as the Evelyne, which is pretty much an identical version of the Tsako.
This sling- style bag is so perfect for moms out there especially when they take out their kids “commando” (meaning solo, without anyone else). It’s great because you don’t have to trouble yourself with carrying a bag on your shoulder (or on your hands) while holding onto the hands of your wiggly worm of a toddler.
I like the Tsako. I also like the Evelyne– it’s perfect as a travel bag. But if I were given the choice, I’d go with the Tsako. One thing I love about the Tsako, which the Evelyne cannot do, is the option of “shortening” the strap without having to cut off the strap (boy that was articulately described… NOT). You can actually pull down the strap, slip the metal end to the “strap holder”, and voila, the strap of your Tsako is now short, making it a shoulder bag (vs a sling bag).
I’m talking EVERYTHING is the same– from the actual shape of the bag (the “round neck” bag opening design) right down to the whole concept of the Hermes Tsako being a shoulder bag/ sling bag.
Who copied who? And more importantly, were there any design rights violated when Hogan produced this uncannily identical bag style?
Someone, anyone out there, any thoughts on this? This is indeed verrrry interesting for someone like me (a bag brain *bag brain= bird brain*) and I hope some bag expert out there can enlighten me further about this!
P.S. Happy Birthday to Chris and also to my 2nd DB !