Sale PSA: J.Crew is having an extra 50% off final sale styles just for the day, with code 24HOURS. I’m always a bit leery of final sale, so I usually find items that aren’t actually final sale but still work with the code, such as this classic black schoolboy blazer at under $90 with the code. Elsewhere, I like this flirty Catherine Maladrino black skirt, now $65, this very pretty Alice & Olivia metallic lace dress, now more than 50% off, and a super cozy terry robe from Splendid, now under $60.
I recently shared some of my Christmas goodies, which included an Hermes Kelly Pochette in Bleu Iris. I was really happy to add this clutch to my collection as I had been thinking about it for some time. Actually, I used to own one of these pochette bags years ago in black, but foolishly let it go (that’s a lesson from me to you – think long and hard before eliminating Hermes bags! It may be hard to add them back later on).
Anyway, I was thrilled to add this special item back to my closet and wanted to share some more about the Pochette for any of you considering this bag. I know that some of you have been requesting this post, and my apologies as I haven’t had time to put it all together before today!
The Kelly Pochette has the same turnlock hardware as the regular Kelly, which means that there’s a wee bit of effort needed to open and close it, but you can also leave just the lock closed with the straps hanging under like you do with the regular Kelly. This is what I do.
The little strap up top has some “give” and flexibility to stretch so that you can fit your hand underneath to hold by it’s top “handle”.
The inside of the Pochette is just one large compartment, with a small slip pocket in the back (which I usually have used for valet stubs, room keys, etc).
Also – the dimensions of the Kelly Pochette are about 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.75 inches by my measurements, which means that it’s a small bag. But for a small bag, I actually find that the Pochette fits quite a bit. First, it fits my giant iPhone 6 Plus with its case comfortable (so important!). On top of that, I’m able to add a lipstick, some cards and cash, and even sunglasses if I really want, though it gets to be a tighter squeeze at that point.
In my opinion, the bag is a perfect size for an evening event or wedding…yet holds enough if you want to take it out for a quick errand, lunch, etc.
Finally, the Pochette on yours truly.
I hope this post was helpful for some of you out there considering this bag! Unfortunately I don’t have a Kelly Cut to compare the Pochette with, so I couldn’t do a side by side…but maybe one day that will change!