Get Your Hands On It Now: The Hermès Lindy Bag
Hermès is known for a line up of covetable bags and the newest addition to its storied list is the Lindy. The Lindy bag and its most recent mini-me that appeared on the Fall/Winter 2019 runway was an instant hit with fans who celebrated the more low-key, slouchy shape that is markedly less ladylike than its predecessors making it the perfect style for every day.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, here’s a bit on the backstory of the Lindy. The Lindy, whose name was inspired by the dance the Lindy Hop in 1920s New York was first launched in 2007. Instantly recognizable with suspension bridge-shaped handles, it merges a distinctive shape with practicality, also featuring a roomy, slouchy interior and a clasp closing. Coming with two different straps that can easily be adjusted, it also allows for easy styling - perfect for the girl on the go.
The smallest of all of Hermès’ bags to date, the Lindy Mini measures 19.5 cm at its widest and 12.5 cm high, which is significantly smaller than the next size up, the Lindy 26 which stands at 26 cm by 18 cm. However, despite its noticeably smaller size, the Lindy Mini still makes the perfect size for day-to-day, easily fitting your wallet, purse, phone, keys and makeup, with two handy side pockets for storing smaller items.
What makes the Lindy bag series so special though, is the noticeable difference in style compared to the Birkin and Constance. Still sophisticated and polished, the Lindy, however, carries a much more relaxed air thanks to its slouchy shape and soft leather.
As to be expected with any Hermès bag release, there was an instant waiting list for the Lindy and its mini-me with fans eager to get their hands on the newest It bag for the brand. Lucky for us fans though, the increase in demand lead Hermès to release a broad range of colours. The Lindy can now be purchased in all shade of neutrals and pastels, including a sky-blue, soft pink and orange, which are now sold alongside the classics like tan, pebble-grey and black.
If you’re a fan we suggest signing up the waiting list ASAP, as the bag is set to only gain in popularity as Hermès releases new colours and iterations. The Lindy Mini also works out as one of the most reasonably priced Hermes designs, with prices starting at USD 6,100 for the styles in Clemence leather and USD 6,500 for those in Swift leather. Act fact.