Fall bags that matter–even without autumn | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Hermès line of clean, structured bags
Hermès line of clean, structured bags
Hermès line of clean, structured bags


Sometimes I wish the country has fall season—a breezy, golden break from the normal summer and rainy seasons.


Now here’s what’s great about fashion—even if there’s no autumn here, the trends that go with it reach us despite the distance. For one, I’ve been enjoying what Hermès has in store for everyone.


Early this year at Paris Fashion Week, Hermès teased a line of clean, structured bags that I knew I’d want later. This season marked the debut of the Baton de Craie Bag, a minimalist and polished take on leather crossbodies and pochettes (the French equivalent of a purse, literally meaning “little pocket”).


Each one is adorned with a palladium-plated silver clasp that cuts through the solid colors (or in some, sleek crocodile skin); every piece is made from hunter cowhide, a throwback to an older 1920s Hermès design.


Old favorites have come, too. The Constance bag also makes a comeback this season, this time in a new, checkered look. Bold, slim lines deck everyone and their mother’s trusty classic, giving it a nice, updated look from its usual two-toned or plain appearance.


These two—among many others—remind me why I love Hermès. Every piece is season-appropriate and yet everything stays timeless.


I can already imagine the Baton de Craie bag as my go-to, everyday bag, given my obsession with portable and stylish crossbodies.


The Constance, while not the Kelly, stays as classic as it can be—only this time, it’s more sophisticated if that was even possible.


With December fast approaching, what bags are you eyeing? How about the ones you’re flaunting to future dinners? Let me know.