‘Verrou’, the name of Hermès’ latest must-have piece, is one to remember. Originally created as a clutch by Robert Dumas in 1938, this modern and highly versatile item of luxury is firmly here to conquer the handbag world. The house, which remains one of the most desirable high-end brands in the world, has a tradition of reimagining well-known objects in a brand new way, incorporating quirky elements into their designs in a manner that feels sophisticated and pared down.
In the case of the ‘Verrou’, the pièce de résistance is undoubtedly its clasp, and you’ll never be able to guess its origins. As the story goes, Dumas was inspired by the rather humble doors used in horse stalls – their bolts, to be exact. In true Hermès fashion, these were cleverly brought to life and added to the design of the bag, which is predominantly handmade. In fact, even the chain straps are hand-polished – the height of luxury in any fashion girl’s books.
The ‘Verrou’ is available in three styles, so you can choose between the clutch, the leather-strap, or the chain-strap versions, all made using the absolute best quality of leather possible. To see the varying faces of this object of desire, browse through Savoir Flair’s gallery below before heading to your nearest Hermès boutique to experience this incredible craftsmanship in person.