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HERMES 35cm Crocodile Dark Blue Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 35cm Dark Blue Birkin Crocodile Bag with Silver Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag MATERIAL: Crocodile HARDWARE: Silver ORIGIN: France INCLUDES: Dustbag, lock, and key
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Pebble Blue Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Blue Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Long waitlists are commonplace for the intensely covete...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Dark Red Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Dark Red Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Long waitlists are commonplace for the intensely c...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Fray Fray Birkin Bag Toile and Swift 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light creasing on exterior, minor scuffs on flap, opening trim and in interior, small indentations underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Keys, ...
Hermès Caramel Togo 35 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Caramel Togo 35 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Waitlists exceeding a year are commonplace for the intensely...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hérmes 30cm Veau Epsom Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
The Hermés Birkin bag embodies the quintessence of style and luxury due to its impeccable design, craftsmanship, and significance. Being that it is the most iconic and desired piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes HAC Birkin Bag Chocolate Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners, closure trim, handles and rear near opening, small marks and scuffs on handles and in interior. Light peeling on opening trim wax ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Raisin Purple Togo Leather 25cm Birkin Bag w/ Box, Dustbag & Raincoat
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Raisin Purple Togo Leather 25cm Birkin Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2019 Color: Rasin- dark purple Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Togo leather Lining: Chevre leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Sage Green Togo Leather 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Sage Togo Leather 30 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Waitlists exceeding a year are commonpla...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Blue Mallard Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Blue Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with the plastic intact on the hardware. Waitlists exceeding a year are commonplace for the intensel...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Orange Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware Stamp N 2010
By Hermès
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Orange Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware Stamp N_Year 2010. This bag is still in very good condition. The leather still smells fresh, and it still holds to...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Gold Togo Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in classic Gold. This always in demand coveted Hermes Birkin bag is timelss in Togo leather. Accentuated with ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes 30cm Red Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 30cm Red Birkin Bag with Silver Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag COLOR: Red MATERIAL: Leather HARDWARE: Silver ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Good Includes: Dustbag, lock,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin HSS 35 Bag Black / Turquoise Brushed Palladium Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin HSS 35 bag featured in Black with Turquoise interior and piping. A stunning special order Hermes Birkin bag. Unique with rare brushed palladium ha...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Jaune Ambre Touch Crocodile / Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a rare Hermes Birkin 30 Touch bag featured in Jaune Ambre crocodile and togo. This beautiful rare Ambre Yellow Touch Birkin bag has fabulous depth of color. Crisp w...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Tosca Togo Leather Special Order Gold Finished Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you've been wishing to own an authentic, special order Birkin bag, there is no better time to buy the coveted work of art than now. Here, we have this Tosca Birkin 35 just for you...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes 35cm Crocodile Cacao Porosus Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 35cm Cacao Shiny Porosus Birkin Bag with Silver Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag MATERIAL: Crocodile HARDWARE: Silver ORIGIN: France INCLUDES: Dustbag, lock, and key
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Diamond Miel Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic exceptional Hermes Birkin 35 Diamond Porosus Crocodile bag featured in honeyed Miel. Exquisite and rare color, this Hermes Birkin bag with 18K Yellow Gold hardwa...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Rouge H Gold Hardware Clemence Leather New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in rich Rouge H. This stunning jewel toned Hermes Birkin bag is exquisite in Clemence leather. Accentuated with lush gold hardware...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Matte Black Lizard Palladium Hardware Very Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in Matte Black Varanus Salvator Lizard. This extremely rare Hermes Birkin bag is elegant, timeless and absolute...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Shiny Miel Porosus Crocodile 35cm Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware, 2008.
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Extremely Rare Hermés Shiny Miel Porosus Crocodile 35cm Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware, 2008. Originally introduced in the Late 20th Century, the Birkin bag was created during a chanc...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Fauve Barenia Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a limited edition Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in coveted Fauve Barenia with white topstitch. This prized Barenia leather Birkin is virtually impossible to find, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES 35cm Porosos Crocodile Birkin Bag Bourgogne
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 35cm Red Orange Crocodile Birkin Bag 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag COLOR: Bourgogne MATERIAL: Porosos Crocodile HARDWARE: Gold Plated ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Pristine IN...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES 35cm Crocodile Poussiere Porosus Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 35cm Poussiere Porosus Birkin Crocodile Bag with Gold Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag COLOR: MATERIAL: Crocodile HARDWARE: Gold ORIGIN: France INCLUDES: Dustbag, lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Turquoise Swift Leather 35 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Turquoise Swift Leather 35 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Long waitlists are commonplace for the intensely coveted...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Geranium Togo Leather with Gold Hardware Stamp A 2017
By Hermès
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Geranium Togo Leather with Gold Hardware Stamp A_Year 2017. This bag is still in excellent condition. The leather still smells fresh as when new, and it still...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Waitlists exceeding a year are commonplace for the intensely c...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Pink Rose Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
H 9 in. W 12 in. D 6.5 in.
Hermès 40 cm Black Togo Leather Palladium Plated Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Hermès 40 cm Black Togo Leather Palladium Plated Birkin Bag - 100% authentic Hermes - Black Togo Leather - Double rolled leather handles - Flap top with leather draw strap closure wi...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Special Edition Bi-Color Tosca & Rose Tyrien Epsom Candy 35cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Special Edition Bi-Color Tosca & Rose Tyrien Epsom Leather Candy 35cm Birkin Bag, 2011. Originally introduced in the Late 20th Century, the Birkin bag was created during a cha...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Brown Chocolat Clemence Leather JPG Birkin Bag s210h50
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Hermès Brown Chocolat Clemence Leather JPG Birkin Bag s210h50 Date Code/Serial Number: K in a Square Made In: France Measurements: Length: 16.5" Width: 8" Height: 8.5" Shoulder Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes HAC Birkin Bag Cosmos Togo with Brushed Palladium Hardware 50
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy loss of shape on exterior, minor wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Dust Bag, Lock, Keys Measurements:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Harlequin 35cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from soft, clemence leather, this limited edition and highly sought over Arlequin Harlequin Birkin bag by Hermès is a true testament to the quality of the house's c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Vert Anis green Clemence leather JPG SHOULDER BIRKIN Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'JPG I Shoulder Birkin' bag in Vert Chartreuse (green) Clemence leather with palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin). Has been carried and is in excelle...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Kelly Fringe JPG Shoulder Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
This Kelly Fringe Shoulder Bag was named after Jean-Paul Gaultier, designer at the time with Hermès: "Kelly Fringe JPG" It is a limited edition with the fringe front decor. Mix of a...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Hermes HAC Birkin Bag Todoo Wool and Pink Evercolor with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, faint scuffs on leather trims and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Clochette, Keys, Lock Measurements: Designer: Hermes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Gold 35 Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Birkin 35 Bag. Gold togo leather with gold hardware. Good condition. Hard to find combination. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Emerald Porosus Crocodile Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in Emerald Porosus Crocodile. This stunning Hermes Birkin bag is a rich jewel toned emerald and one the most collectible and rare c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermés Birkin 35 Gold Togo Leather Bag With Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This unique Hermés bag is made from exquisite Togo leather and it is accentuated with luxurious gold hardware. The beautuful shade of light brown color it is called Gold and it easy ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Blue Celeste Gold Hardware Epsom Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in rare Blue Celeste. This beautiful sky blue Birkin bag is accentuated with Gold hardware. Epsom leather which lends rich saturati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes 30 Ghillies Turquoise Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 30cm Ghillies Birkin in turquoise Togo and swift leather with palladium hardware. T stamp for 2015. Handle drop, 4"L. Excellent condition, used only a few times.. Comes with c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes 30 Ghillies Turquoise Birkin Bag
  • Hermes 30 Ghillies Turquoise Birkin Bag
  • Hermes 30 Ghillies Turquoise Birkin Bag
  • Hermes 30 Ghillies Turquoise Birkin Bag
H 8.5 in. W 6 in. L 12 in.
Hermes Birkin 35cm Blue Nuit Deep Navy Togo Palladium Birkin Bag U Stamp, 2022
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Blue Nuit Deep Navy Togo Palladium Birkin Bag U Stamp, 2022 The perfect navy Birkin 35cm has arrived for spring-summer! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Orange Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware Stamp N 2010
By Hermès
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Orange Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware Stamp N_Year 2010. This bag is still in very good condition. The leather still smells fresh, and it still holds to...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Limited Edition Black Lizard Gold Hardware Very Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a limited edition Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in Black Lizard. This extremely rare Hermes Birkin bag is elegant, timeless and absolutely stunning. Accentuated wi...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Aubergine Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in rich, saturated Aubergine crocodile. Rarely produced this exquisite beauty is a must have for any Hermes af...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This Hermès Birkin 35cm is crafted from blue togo leather, a highly popular hide due to its ability to retain its shape and near-scratch resistance. Its deep, The blue exterior is of...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
H 11.03 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin 40cm rose Jaipur clemence leather and palladium hardware. Dated N for 2010. Handle drop, 5"L. Excellent condition, plastic still on hardware . Includes clochette, tiret...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
H 13 in. W 8 in. L 15.5 in.
Hermes Hac Birkin 40 Bag Black Palladium Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes HAC 40 Birkin bag featured in Black. Fresh and striking with Palladium hardware. Beautifully grained Togo leather which is very scratch resistant. Comes w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Blue Brighton Epsom Gold Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in rare Bleu Brighton. This stunning blue has a soft lavender undertone and will remind you of a beautiful periwinkle. This sought ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Camel Crocodile 35cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Camel Crocodile 35cm Birkin is in excellent plus condition. Incredibly rare and specially ordered, this exotic Birkin is truly stunning in neutral camel with w...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Bleu Aztec Chevre Gold Hardware Very Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in coveted Blue Aztec. This stunning rare colour is considered to be among the most gorgeous of all Hermes Blue hues. Chevre leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Rouge Casaque Epsom 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rouge Casaque Epsom 30 cm Birkin is in pristine condition. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermès Birkin is stitched by hand. Long waitlists are com...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès 40CM Matte Alligator Palladium H/W Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès 40cm Birkin in beautiful Matte Alligator with palladium hardware. Luxuriously rich Hermès orange colour with tonal top stitching. Year: Date stamp is a O in a square - 2011 p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Blue Sky Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Blue Ciel Togo 30 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year or more are common for the Hermès Birkin. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Blue Sky Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Blue Sky Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Blue Sky Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Blue Sky Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
H 9 in. W 12 in. D 6.5 in.
Hermès Rose Red 30 cm Epsom Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rose Red 30 cm Epsom Birkin is pristine with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. The elusive Birkin is made by hand and often requires extensive wai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rose Tyrien Epsom 35 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rose Tyrien Epsom 35 cm Birkin is in excellent plus condition. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermès Birkin is stitched by hand. Waitlists are com...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vivid Red Epsom 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Vivid Red Epsom 30 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermès Birkin is stitched by hand. Waitlists are commonplace an...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin HSS 35 Bag Etain Lime Brushed Palladium Togo
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a rare Hermes Birkin HSS 35 bag featured in Etain with Lime interior. Etain is the most perfect medium gray and is utterly neutral. Subtle brushed palladium hardwa...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Espresso Brown Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Espresso Brown Togo 30 cm Birkin is in pristine condition. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year or more are common for the Hermès Birkin....
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Lipstick Red Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Lipstick Red Togo 25 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Highly sought after in the 25 cm silhouette,...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin HSS 25 Bag Vert Cypress Rose Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin HSS 25 bag featured in Vert Cypress with Gold interior. This rich deep green Special Order Hermes Birkin bag is accentuated wit...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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Birkin Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary birkin bag you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Red, Gray and more in stock now. If you’re looking for a birkin bag from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Birkin Bag?

Prices for a birkin bag can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $184 and can go as high as $399,925, while, on average they fetch $21,510.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Top Handle Bags for You

Usually characterized by simplicity and sporting a classic and beloved silhouette, vintage and designer top-handle bags can easily find a place among your wardrobe staples. From the Haut à courroies — Hermès’s original top-handle bag, created in 1892 — to the smaller and timeless Sac à dépêches that inspired both the Kelly bag in the 1950s and the Birkin in the 1980s, the discerning shopper has had no shortage of options to choose from.

Small and mini designer top-handle bags, including vintage top-handle box bags and micro clutches, offer an alternate dynamic and usually feature sleek lines and modest features to perfectly complement your evening look. Styling with jeans and a comfortable sweater works, too — the classic top-handle bag is an ideal accessory to pair with casual attire. For a personal touch or pop of color, add a key chain, a patterned scarf or a handbag chain.

On 1stDibs, you can find vintage top-handle bags from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and more. The numerous styles of this universally loved accessory that we have available also include the Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma GM handbag, Fendi Baguette purses and modern leather handbags by Longchamp.

Questions About Birkin Bag
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not a Birkin bag is made of crocodile depends on the bag. Hermès offers its signature tote in crocodile leather as well as other materials, including calfskin and ostrich leather. On 1stDibs, find a range of Hermès Birkin bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A crocodile Birkin is a luxury handbag style made by the French fashion house of Hermès. The Birkin is a tote bag with a boxy shape, arched handles, and a latch hardware in the front. Crocodile pieces feature real crocodile leather. You'll find a selection of Hermès Birkin handbags 1stDibs.
  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    Yes, Crocodile Birkins are made from real Crocodiles. Niloticus croc is sourced from the Nile river; while Porosus croc is sourced from Asia or Australia. Niloticus scales are generally larger than Porosus. Niloticus is marked with a “..” diaeresis mark in foil; while Porosus is denoted by the “ˆ” (carat) mark in foil. Generally speaking, Porosus is more sought after and has greater resale value due to its smaller and more symmetrical scales.