The bags are new interpretations of Hermes' Passe-Guide purses. Each one pays tribute to one of the nations of the United Kingdom.
The English bag is crafted from red box calfskin and decorated with a black fur charm which calls to mind the big bearskin hats won by the Queen's guards. Tartan was a natural choice for the Scottish bag. The distinctive orange plaid was crafted by famed weavers Johnstons of Elgin. We all know the Irish love the wearing of the green, but the color rarely looks as chic as it does on the Irish green crocodile purse. This exotic beauty is capped up with a cute four-leaf clover charm. The Welsh bag rounds out the quartet, with its dark green box calfskin finish and silver dragon charm.
The auction coincides with Hermes' upcoming London exhibition, entitled Leather Forever. You needn't be in the Old Dart to participate in the sale though. The bags will be auctioned online via Christies. You'd better start saving if you want to take part. The auction kicks off on May 14 and runs through to the end of the month.
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