Hermes Jypsière Bag, Handbag of the Day
The latest in the Hermes collection, the Jypsière (aka the Birkin messenger), was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, who wore the androgynous shoulder bag down the runway following his Fall 08 show for Hermes. Waiting lists are long in the U.S., where the bag has yet to make an appearance. Eager shoppers have been told the satchel should be stateside by the end of the month.
Slung casually over the back of a wild yak in the fall ad campaign, we hope that acquiring this piece won't be quite so difficult as it looks in the pictures. Though if you must muscle a one-ton beast over a Himalayan mountain pass, best do it with your Hermes saddle and your Jypsière. The Jypsière will be available in multiple colors and leathers. The version seen above retails for $11,365.