Hermes 101: The Bolide Bag
While visiting a Ford auto factory on a visit to North America, Emile-Maurice Hermes discovered a mechanism used on the cloth tops of cars: the zipper. Upon returning to France, Hermes filed a patent for the zipper and adapted it for his handbags. In 1923, Hermes debuted The Bolide: the first purse with a zipper. Initially named “Le sac pour l’auto,” the Bolide literally means comet, inspired by a nickname for sports cars. A long-time celebrity and Hermes-aficionado favorite, the Bolide is the epitome of understated chic; perfect for travel and ideal for the working woman. #alwaysauthentic
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