Hermès Bolide Bags
The Hermès Bolide was introduced in 1923 when Emile-Maurice Hermès created this handbag for his wife to use for an automobile event in Paris. Initially called “le sac pour l’auto“, the name changed to Bolide, which translates to “comet”, the nickname for sports cars. Conceived as an essential piece for the newly emerging automobile, the Hermès Bolide handbag quickly became a "must-have" fashion and travel accessory.
The Hermès Bolide features a distinctive domed shape with slender, rolled handles. It has a removable shoulder strap and, of course, a single zippered closure.
Though never the star of the Hermès luxury handbag line like the Birkin or the Kelly, the sleek, minimalist lines, roomy interior, and sophistication of the Bolide have won admirers since its creation. This is especially true for the Bolide 18, or the Mini Bolide, that when worn crossbody is a chic bag with appeal to young Hermès collectors.
Hermès Bolide Handbags For Sale
Hermès Bolide bags are typically made from exquisite leathers like Epsom, Clemence, and Chevre.The Hermès Bolide bag is available in four sizes — 27cm, 31cm, 35cm, and 45cm. The Bolide 35cm and the 45cm bag easily hold a small laptop or notebook, and are ideal for work or travel. In 2018, the Hermès Bolide was updated to a more modern and streamlined version of the original. The Bolide 1923 comes in three sizes: 18cm, 30cm, and 45cm. Today, both the Bolide and the Bolide 1923 come with detachable shoulder straps, clochette, lock, and keys