Hermes Evelyne Mini Honest Review

The newest Hermes bag in my collection is the Hermes Evelyne Mini. Which is also known as the Evelyne TPM or the Evelyne 16; it is the smallest bag in the Hermes Evelyne lineup. This mini bag is definitely worth purchasing due to its timeless classic design, high quality leather and craftsmanship, and cross-body design making it easy to wear.

Red Hermes Evelyne Mini Bag Crossbody outfit

Why it is worth purchasing?

Trying on the Hermes Evelyne Mini
Shopping at What Goes Around Comes Around for vintage Hermes

I adore my new bag and am extremely happy with it. After wearing, it now for a few weeks, there are 3 main reasons why I think this bag is worth adding to your handbag collection

The first reason is that it is a classic, timeless bag. All Evelyne bags are known for their saddle design, perforated H emblem on the front of the bag, and its casual aesthetic. 

The second reason, this mini bag is worth purchasing is the cross-body design is versatile, making it easy to wear. This bag can be worn as a cross-body bag, as a shoulder bag, or you can even replace the straps with Hermes Twillys. The Evelyne Mini is casual enough to be worn during the day, but can also transition to a night bag due to its small nature. 

The final reason I recommend this bag is the craftsmanship and leather used to make this bag. Hermes's artisans have to train for 2 + years in order to assemble an Evelyne bag by hand. The perfection that goes into the perforated H emblem, which is all done by hand, is remarkable. I’m truly blown away by Hermes’ craftsmanship.

What is the size?

Hermes Evelyne Mini Size

6.5” W x 7” H x 2” D with a strap drop of 22.5”

It is important to note that the strap is not adjustable. Hermes does offer different strap options you can purchase if you want a shorter or thicker strap.

What fits inside the bag?

The Evelyne Mini bag is small but has plenty of space for the essentials. It can easily hold a cell phone, keys, a credit card holder, and a lipstick.

Is it a good investment?

Overall, if you’re looking for a mini Hermes bag that won’t break the bank that is extremely timeless, versatile, and has a casual aesthetic, then the Hermes Evelyne Mini is a great investment! This bag does a good job holding its value after you purchase it. Due to its high quality leather and craftsmanship, this bag is a great investment, it can be worn for years if it is taken care of. 

Is it hard to purchase?

Where to buy vintage Hermes Evelyne Mini bags

Yes, the Hermes Evelyne bag is hard to purchase at the Hermes store due to its growing popularity. With that being said, I love buying vintage Hermes bags. If you are looking to add a vintage Hermes Evelyne bag to your collection, then I definitely recommend checking out What Goes Around Comes Around NYC

What Goes Around Comes Around NYC (WGACA) is known for carrying high quality authentic rare Hermes Evelyne bags in several different colors.

Is it discontinued?

No, the Hermes Evelyne mini bag has not been discontinued as of Jan 2023. This is a classic, popular, Hermes bag and I don’t see it becoming discontinued at any time.

Final thoughts

Overall, I love my new Evelyne Mini bag. It is small but can fit all my essentials. I wanted to add a pop of color to my wardrobe so I opted for the red color and it’s such a fun cross-body bag to wear year round! Please let me know in the comments, what your thoughts on this bag are?

Sincerely Petite in Paris,


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  1. Hello there, what is the name of the red color

    1. Diane Marz says:

      Hello Lana,

      Great questions it’s a Taurillon Clemence Rouge Pivoine

      Hope that helps!