Hermes Birkin + Kelly Leather Cutout Totes


Last season when I went to the beautiful Rue de Sevres store of Hermes, I noticed these birkin and kelly leather cutout totes on display.

At Hermes, they really don’t leave much leather to waste– they decided to make bags even out of the leather cutouts that were leftover materials to make the birkin and the kelly.

These totes come in either the long shopper (good as a document bag) or the short east west open tote. The prices were in the €1,000++ range and well, if you can’t get your hands on a birkin or a kelly, this is a pretty cute alternative 🙂

I almost purchased one for myself but there was a specific color combination I was hoping to find, and the ones on display were all that they had. So perhaps on my next visit I’ll get lucky with the color I like 😉

These bags are exclusive to the Rue de Sevres store, so if you happen to be in Paris, make sure to head over to the 6th arrondissement Hermes store not just for some afternoon tea but also for these totes 🙂



  1. I like the bags, they’re playful but not too twee. However, I’m surprised to see that Hermes wastes a lot of leather. The pattern pieces are spaced expansively far apart. It makes me wonder if the remnants were specially designed.