What is a Holy Grail Bag (HGB)?
A Holy Grail Bag (HGB), as PurseBop defines it, is the most desired handbag on your wish list at any moment. Without it, your collection can hardly be considered complete.
But the HGB is often difficult to acquire due to cost or scarcity. Sometimes, you lust after the bag for aeons, and it lingers in the forefront of your mind until you can call it your own. PurseBop’s Holy Grail Bag is a braise red crocodile Birkin 25.
Of course, the Holy Grail Bag differs from person to person, just as every handbag lover has unique preferences and needs. Contrary to popular belief, the HGB doesn’t have to be the rarest or most expensive piece on the market. It just needs to represent a significant landmark in each individual’s handbag journey.
Let’s explore what a Holy Grail Bag can be by comparing two bidders with different tastes. Bidder A is a serious handbag aficionado seeking a stand-out, novel addition that will boost the exclusivity of A’s collection. Bidder B desires exceptional quality, but is more pragmatic — B hopes to find an iconic piece of Hermès history that can translate into a lifetime of regular use.
Now that we have a snapshot of each bidder’s taste and personality, let’s preview a few bags that Bidder A and Bidder B might consider for their HGB. You’ll quickly find that the realm of possibilities is surprisingly diverse.
Looking for a unique statement piece / Open to any size, including a mini / Long-time collector
These PurseBop picks include a few of Hermès’ rarest creations with exceptional qualities: exotic skins, 18k diamond-encrusted hardware, and vibrant novelty colours.
Looking for everyday use / Large carry-all / New collector
Here, PurseBop’s capsule contains iconic Hermès leathers that reflect the brand’s equestrian origins, including barenia, sought-after box leathers, and durable leathers such as epsom and togo.
Whether your taste resembles that of the utilitarian or the novelty bidder — or perhaps a melange of the two — there is a Holy Grail Bag out there that suits your needs and desires.
In some ways, though, the chase and the anticipation of purchase are the most enjoyable part of the game. When you finally get the opportunity to add the HGB to your collection, the moment is magical, but fleeting. Another beauty is bound to catch your eye and take its place — in the experience of PurseBop, the quest for the HGB is never truly over.