The Bolide bag dates back to 1923 when Emile-Maurice Hermes created this handbag for his wife, which was the first ever handbag to use a zipper. The Bolide is an extremely functional and balances space with elegance. The word Bolide meant meteor at first and then in the twentieth century the French called the fast new cars ‘bolides’. Emile Hermes created this bag for a friend who was passionate about the automobile in 1923. After finding the zipper in America he attached this to the bolide and the bag as we know it was born. We are in love with this new Mini Bolide from Hermes, a contemporary interpretation of the original from 1923 offered here in lovely Rose Lipstick Chevre leather and Palladium hardware. Our model is wearing the same bag in black, shown for size reference.
Measures 7.3" long, 5.7" high and 2.9" deep.
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.