Place Purchased: Hermes, Fashion Valley Mall, San Diego CA.
My first indulgence into uber luxury, and certainly not my last! Once you go orange, how can you ever go back? I did not know what to expect when I stepped into Hermes. I had only ever seen this brand online, and had no experience with the product in person. I thought the Evelyne looked a bit rigid, but I was very wrong. It feels like a glove, is incredibly soft and supple, I could hardly believe it. The sales associate says the leather is "organic, and molds to your body." I loved the cross body style, and have since used it every day. It's so versatile, and I don't have to worry about trim, and babying it like I do some of my other bags. I am beyond pleased with this purchase, and will be back to visit the Hermes store again!
Pros: Adjustable cross body strap, outside pocket, back snap, holds a ton for such a small size. The one I bought is the smallest, it also comes in 33. They come out with new colors 2 times a year, I could see myself with a whole collection of just this style!
Cons: I could't buy them all! Yes, it's pricey, but it's Hermes. It's not a dressy bag, so it's not something you'd wear for a fancy night out on the town.
Final Result: LOVE IT!! As I said, this is my first Hermes purchase, but definitely not my last. I've put this brand on my radar, and will be adding more to my collection as time goes on.