Hermes Bolide 31 Bag
Our Price $4,950.00
This iconic Hermès Bolide is the ultimate travel accessory. After touring North America with Henry Ford, Emile-Maurice Hermès discovered a fastening mechanism on the cloth top of a car which would go on to be redesigned as a zipper for leather goods. By 1923 the French Fashion House introduced the first version of the carryall as a motoring bag which kept precious belongings safely encased at high speeds and in a shape that perfectly fit into the trunk of a sports car. The sac pour l'auto was later renamed the Bolide, the 16th-century word for 'meteor'. As the roaring automobile industry took off in the early 20th century, so too did the demand for Hermès' portable designs. As the practical and elegant Bolide design was soon adopted by customers for their travels by car, train, and transatlantic ocean liners, so began Hermès’ rich history of being synonymous with speed and elegance in motion. In 1982, the Bolide was introduced in handbag size, equipped with a removable leather shoulder strap and a padlock with its clochette. Get your piece of Hermes fashion history, a first in construction and an ode to the love of travel, this bag is an excellent investment for the discerning Hermes collector.
Colour: Blue Jean
Size: 31 measures approx. 31cm W x 24cm L x 12cm D
Date Stamp: K in a square (2007)
Leather: Togo (calf leather)
Condition: Good overall condition with some scuffs and wear to corners and leather. Some minor scratches to hardware. Some scratches and wear to interior. Overall these signs of wear are not particularly noticeable and don't detract from the bag's beautiful appearance.
Comes with: dust bag, rain cover, box, extender strap, lock, keys & clochette.
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