If you adore anything Hermes, you must check out the latest incarnation of the iconic scarves, the Silky Pop Bag, Hermes’ answer to the eco friendly re-usable shopper. Just as the name suggests, the bags are made of silky fabric which fold up into the size of a CD and then popped back into shape when you’re ready to show them off, I mean use them. Sounds convenient for shopping trips but I seriously advise against taking this baby to the grocery store. You’ll be decadently chic while being environmentally friendly but $960 (or 700 euro) is a bit riduculous for a re-usable shopper even for the Bag Snob. I know, I know, it’s Hermes but come on now, do you really want to shove your bloody steaks or chicken into this? We don’t even want chicken touching our Anya Hindmarch “I’m not a Plastic Bag” shopper and it was only $15. This is more for the pretentious mall shopper who has to make that walk of shame through the mall or in to a Chanel boutique while clutching a Forever 21 shopping bag. If you really don’t mind blowing a grand on this, my advice is to use it as a summer travel bag to tote all the goodies from the souks in Morocco.
As for me, I am way too messy and hard on my bags for something so delicate as a silk bag (I’ll stick with my birkins thank you very much) plus my son would wipe his nose and hands all over it but if you are meticulously neat and do not have sticky toddlers clinging to you, go ahead and splurge on this tres extravagant summer accessory. At Hermes.com and Hermes boutiques. Or call Craig at 214-528-0197 to order!
UPDATE: Chicago Tribune has a story today about going green with re-usable bags. Bag Snob Kelly was quoted in it although I do not sound as environmental as I think I am =)