The brand’s clunky online store has finally got an update, and it includes lots of big, beautiful bag photos
Even though Hermès is known for its hard-to-buy handbags, that’s not the full story on how the brand interacts with its shoppers. Yes, Birkins and Kellys can be difficult to source (but it’s not impossible), along with most exotics. In recent years, though, Hermès has made an ever-growing number of its bags available to purchase on its website, even if the site itself wasn’t conducive to browsing. Now, though, Hermes.com has pulled itself into the 2010s, and the new site includes several hundred of the brand’s sought-after bags.
You still won’t find any Birkins or Kellys up for grabs at the brand’s online store, but you will find plenty of Bolides, Lindys, Jypsieres, Garden Parties, Evelynes and beyond, including the occasional exotic, like a nilo crocodile Lindy that retails for $30,100. The overall selection is quite good, with most bags available in a variety sizes, leathers, hardwares and colors.
The site also added some basic functions that it somehow lacked in the past, like the ability to filter the selection by color, season, bag structure and price. All of the bags now also include enormous photos with multi-angle views, which seems like an essential thing to have for global shoppers who may not be able to make it into one of Hermès’s relatively few boutique locations, and for a brand whose individual boutiques stock a very limited assortment of an enormous product line.
If you’ve been in the market for a very expensive new bag or are simply interested in getting a closer look at some of Hermès’s wares, you can check out all of that now at Hermes.com.