From The Straits Times    |

Finding a bag that’s a timeless classic is no easy task. However, what makes life easier, and makes any outfit instantly chic is to invest in a versatile, season-less work bag like the ones from Hermès. We admit — we’ve always enamoured Hermès’ iconic silhouettes like the Birkin or Kelly. But if you’re looking for something different, we’ve got just the thing. As we take a moment to appreciate a new style that’s “hot off the press”, consider this capsule piece by Hermès: the Verrou 21 bag.

First released in 2004, the bag has been a rare style to find in the market. Boasting a chic and minimalist aesthetic, the Verrou features a rectangular silhouette. In fact, the size of this bag is almost comparable with the Hermès Constance 24 bag. Its base is tidy, it stands strong on its own and is very lightweight. But if there’s one thing that stands out the most about the Verrou 21, it would have to be its sleek, bolt lock closure.

In 1938, Robert Dumas, the former director of Hermès, drew inspiration from a humble stable door for its jewelled clasp. The clasp works with a very precise system — the alignment of the bolt with the strike is perfect and it can’t be too tight or too loose.

With a lambskin-lined silhouette, the Verrou 21 bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and two inner pockets. It’s basically the perfect everyday bag for you to store your essentials like your wallet, hand sanitiser, lipsticks and other whatnots. Whether morning or evening, this bag carries the day — taking you from boardrooms to dinner dates in a style second.

For more information, check out the Verrou 21 Bag on Hermè