The Hermes Picotin bag continues to be one of Hermes’s popular and more affordable Hermes bags. Released in 2002, this bag was inspired by horse feeder nose bags. The Picotin features a simple, sophisticated silhouette with an open-top and a secure leather strap closure. The Hermes Picotin is available in 4 different sizes including the Micro, 18, 22, 26 and pricing for the Picotin starts at $3,025.
Hermes Picotin Design
The Hermes Picotin design can be described as simple, sophisticated, understated, and timeless. This relaxed bucket bag shape, features one wide open-top, two top handles, and an adjustable secure leather strap closure with the iconic Hermes lock. The outside of the bag comes in a variety of material such as leather, cloth, exotics and limited editions, while the inside remains unlined. Shop Hermes Picotin Bags.
Hermes Picotin Sizes
The Hermes Picotin Lock comes in 4 Sizes which include, the Micro, 18, 22, and 26. The smallest size being the Picotin micro and the biggest size being the Picotin 26. There are also several limited edition styles that have been released such as the Picotin Casaque which is a two toned Picotin bag and the Picotin Pocket which features a pocket on the exterior of the bag.
According to my Hermes Sales Associate, the most popular Hermes Picotin size is the 18. I’ve had my size 18 Picotin for a few years now and I find it’s always easy to wear it on the go. Shop Vintage Hermes Picotin Bags
(L x W x H cm)
|Micro||14 x 10 x 13 cm|
|18||18 x 19 x 13.5 cm|
|22||22 x 21 x 17 cm|
|26||26 x 26 x 22 cm|
Which Hermes Picotin size is the best for me?
If you are looking for an everyday bag then I recommend purchasing the Picotin 18 or 22 size. These smaller Picotin bags are easier to carry and can hold all your essentials. I love the mini bag craze and the Picotin Micro bag is so cute (however, it can’t hold much). The Micro Picotin can only hold a cardholder and a phone.
If you are wanting a bag that is great for traveling then I recommend the Picotin size 26. The Picotin 26 can hold all your travel essentials including a laptop and iPad plus can be worn on your shoulder. Shop Hermes Picotin bags.
Hermes Picotin Price
The Hermes Picotin pricing starts at $3,025 for the size 18. The Hermes Picotin offers a relatively affordable price compared to other Hermes bags.
Similar to other luxury brands, Hermes is notorious to raising their prices once a year. Keep in mind If you are traveling to Paris, the Hermes Picotin will be cheaper in Paris compared to the US.
Where to buy the Hermes Picotin
The good news is the Hermes Picotin is a fairly easy bag to purchase online and in store. To purchase the Hermes Picotin on the Hermes website you have to be super quick, because they sell out within minutes. If you are looking to purchase a discounted Hermes Picotin bag then I suggest you purchase a vintage one. My favorite places to buy vintage Hermes Picotin bags is Rebag and Fashionphile. Picotin Bags on the preloved vintage market start at $2,200.
Is the Hermes Picotin a Quota bag?
No, the Hermes Picotin is not considered Hermes quota bag. Hermes limits the amount of certain bags you can purchase every year…hence the name a Hermes Quota Bag.
Final Thoughts on the Hermes Picotin Bag
Overall, I think the Picotin bag is a great bag especially if you are a first time Hermes buyer. This bag is almost always available to purchase in stores in a variety of colors. What I love about this bag is how simple it is and how easy it is to wear. This is such a great bag when you’re always on the go. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on the Picotin bag.
Sincerely Petite in Paris,