The Canvas Of The Hermes Herbag Zip Bag


This post has two purposes. First is to talk about the canvas of the Hermes Herbag Zip Bag, because it’s not just one type of Canvas. It’s not that simple. Secondly we want to share some images of what’s available for this season. So let’s get it started.

The Hermes Canvas

The Herbag Zip Bag resembles the Kelly Bag, which is why it’s so famous. You might need to get on the waiting list to get the Kelly Bag, but the Herbag Zip Bag is sometimes available via Hermes’s official website. Sometimes you can find it at the boutiques, but the demand for the Herbag Zip Bag is huge, so there might be a waiting list for it as well.

One of the reason why the Herbag Zip Bag is less expensive than the Kelly Bag is because if the material its made from. It’s crafted from canvas and cowhide leather. The body (which is the biggest part) is built from canvas while the top part and the handle is made from real leather. But here is the thing; the canvas is not just canvas. There are different kinds available, but it can only be seen if we zoom-in to search for the details.

Here let us give you two examples. One Herbag Zip Bag is made from Officier Canvas and the other Bag is made from Berline Canvas. You can recognize the difference if you zoom-in on the patterns.


This is the Officier Canvas. This Canvas is much more smoother and feels finer.


This is the Berline Canvas. This Canvas feels grainier.

So can you spot the difference yet?

The Design

A quick talk about the design. Just like we’ve said, the body is made from canvas but the top is crafted from leather. It comes with long straps for shoulder or cross body carry, but of course toting is also a good option. The front features the Clou de Selle closure, which is a signature piece. The back comes with an outside backpocket.

The front is attached with a key bell and inside the iconic Hermes Kelly Lock.

The Interior


When you open the bag, you will be surprised with an internal pouch, which is removable. Then there is one main compartment to help you store your belongings. You can use this bag as an everyday bag, it’s too beautiful to leave it at home. Don’t you think?

The Prices And Sizes

Current the price is $2550 USD regardless what type of canvas the bag is made from. We will not update the price here, so please check the Hermes Bag Prices Page for the latest prices.

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  • Lori


    This is a lovely bad that I was not previously aware of. Thank you for the great post about it!

    April 12, 2018

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