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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 Hac Birkin 40 Black Matte Porosus Crocodile Bag Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes HAC 40 Birkin bag featured in Black matte Porosus Crocodile. Rare and exquisite, this Hermes HAC is timeless. Matte Porosus Crocodile is the most elite o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes HAC 50 Birkin Men's Bag Black Palladium Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes 50 Sac HAC (Haut a Courroies) Birkin bag featured in Black.. Togo leather is scratch resistant and is accentuated with Palladium hardware. Chic and tim...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Rose Jaipur Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Nothing is sweeter than a Rose Birkin! This is a Hermès Birkin bag in the size 35, with Togo leather, and Palladium hardware. The vibrant but soft and inviting color, Rose Jaipur, is...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Niloticus Crocodile Himalayan Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Nicosia, CY
This bag features a subtle coloration, done in Nilo Crocodile, that is meant to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains. This dyeing process takes many painstaking hours to ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Gold Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Gold Togo Leather complimented by Palladium Hardware. Pristine condition with plastic on hardware. Excellent corners and structure. T Stamp 2015. Shop wit...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Violet Purple Lizard Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in rich Violet lizard. This stunning jewel toned purple Hermes Birkin bag is timeless and perfect for year round wear Comes with th...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bamboo Green Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Bamboo Green complimented by Palladium Hardware. Excellent Pristine Condition with Plastic on Hardware. 2014 R Stamp. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addict...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Ultraviolet Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear, marks and creasing on exterior, light wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Keys, Clochette Measurements: Handle Drop 5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware. Like New Plastic on Hardware and Feet. Perfect corners and Structure. R Stamp 2014. Shop with Confidence from Lux...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Sanguine Togo with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor loss of shape on exterior, repainted base corners, light cracking on flap opening corner wax edges. Slight indentations underneath flap and on interior base, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Noir Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and creasing on exterior, small mark on front, wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Keys, Lock, Box, Dust Bag M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Biscuit Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in warm Biscuit. Togo leather with fresh palladium hardware accentuates the beautiful colour of this Birkin bag. This beauty will t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bicolor Togo with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loss of shape on exterior, wear on exterior edges and handles. Moderate splitting on handle, flap, closure belt and interior wax edges, minor wear and scuffs in inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin Hac 40 Men's Bag Deep Bleu Togo Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes HAC 40 (Haut a Courroies) bag featured in Deep Blue. Rare to find this beautiful tote bag is neutral perfection for everyday to travel wear. This Hermes H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Gold Epsom leather Hermes Birkin 35 with Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Gold Epsom leather Hermes Birkin 35 with Palladium hardware, dual rolled top handles, sangle expansions at sides, ivory stitching throughout, tonal leather lining, dual pockets at in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Orange Togo 35 cm Birkin with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Orange Togo 35 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Waitlists exceeding a year are commonplace for the...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Rouge H Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy loss of shape on exterior. Moderate wear on base corners and handles, slight peeling and indentations on handle wax edges. Cracking on flap opening corner wax ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35cm Bubblegum Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Retourne Size: 35cm Color: Bubblegum Leather: Togo Leather Hardware: Palladium Year: 2012 P Condition: Preloved Excellent: This item is preloved. Age is...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Orange H Epsom with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loss of shape on side, light wear on exterior, moderate wear on base corners. Cracking on flap opening corner wax edges, splitting on opening wax edges. Minor scuffs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Chocolate Togo with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, wear on base corners and handles. Light wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, Dust Bag, Clochet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bicolor Clemence with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior and handles, minor wear on base corners, scuffs on exterior. Slight cracking on flap opening corner wax edges, small marks in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Brown Ostrich with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on handles and base corners, slight splitting on flap opening corner wax edges, indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bicolor Clemence with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, indentations on base, slight cracking on front handle wax edges. Light marks in interior pocket, scratches and tarnish on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Pelouse Swift with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Slight creasing on exterior, wear on base corners, scuffs on exterior and handles. Light peeling on flap opening corner wax edges, indentation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Etoupe Clemence with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, light creasing on exterior. Slight cracking and peeling on flap opening corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 40cm Lagoon Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Retourne Size: 40cm Color: Lagoon Leather: Togo Leather Hardware: Palladium Year: 2009 M Condition: Preloved Excellent: This item is preloved. Age is ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Craie White Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Absolutely Stunning Like New Condition Hermes Birkin 30 Craie Epsom Complimented by Palladium Hardware. 2017 with plastic on all hardware and feet. Shop with Confidence from Lux Ad...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35cm Orange Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Retourne Size: 35cm Color: Orange Leather: Epsom Leather Hardware: Palladium Year: 2014 R Condition: Preloved Excellent: This item is preloved. Hardware...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès 40cm Birkin White Epsom Palladium Hardware 2014
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 40cm Birkin White Epsom Palladium Hardware (R/2014)
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Pink Clemence Leather Palladium Hardware Birkin 30 Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Pink Clemence leather Hermès Birkin 30 with palladium-plated hardware, pink contrast stitching throughout, dual rolled top handles, protective feet at base, tonal chevre interior, du...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Graphite Crocodile 35 cm Birkin with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Graphite Crocodile 35 cm Birkin is in mint condition. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item the world over. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Ultraviolet Clemence with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loss of shape on exterior and handles. Minor scuffs and indentations on base, splitting on opening wax edge corners, creasing and slight indentions in interior and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Crevette Orange Pink Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 30 Crevette complimented by Palladium Hardware. Excellent condition with plastic on hardware. Excellent corners and structure. Shop with Confidence from Lux...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Rose Lipstick Pink Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Very Rare and the Only ONE on eBay! Hermes Birkin 25 Rose Lipstick Pink Togo Leather Palladium Hardware. Pristine Condition with Plastic on Hardware, perfect corners and structure. ...
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2010s 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

Hermes Birkin Handbag Capucine Togo with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Airbrushed exterior and handles. Slight loss of shape on side, indentations on handle wax edges, minor splitting on opening flap corners. Scuffs in inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 HAC 50 Men's Birkin Bag Bi Colour Blue Nuit / Black Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a very rare Bi-color Hermes Hac 50 bag - Sac Haut a Courroies - featured in Blue Nuit and Black. Beautiful sophisticated combination with Palladium hardware. T...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Rouge Exotic Lizard Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer an Hermes Birkin 25 bag Rouge Exotic in rare coveted Lizard. Toned down strawberry red that is utterly neutral and striking. Fresh with palladium hardware. Comes wit...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Rouge Casaque Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in lipstick red Rouge Casaque. This beautiful red has a fabulous depth of color. Fresh with Palladium hardware and Epsom leather. ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Jade Porosus Crocodile Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag features exquisite and breathtaking Jade in Porosus Crocodile. Show stopping and over the top fabulous! This rare and ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Black Box Palladium Guilloche Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in Black rare Box leather. Beautiful with Palladium limited edition Guilloche Hardware. An extraordinary combination. Com...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30cm Etain Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Retourne Size: 30cm Color: Etain Leather: Togo Hardware: Palladium Year: 2021 Z Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried and ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

White Togo leather Hermès Birkin 35 with Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
White Togo leather Hermès Birkin 35 with Palladium hardware, dual rolled top handles, sangle expansions at sides, white stitching throughout, tonal leather lining, dual pockets at in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bourgogne Porosus Crocodile With Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Dover, DE
Excellent condition, like new! Comes with dustbag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Rose Jaipur Clemence with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Repainted base corners. Moderate creasing on exterior near base, wear on rear base corner, slight cracking on flap opening corner wax edges. Small indentations on in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Birkin 35cm Poussiere Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Size: 35cm Color: Matte Alligator Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2011 P Condition: Vintage excellent: This item is ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Orange Feu Crocodile Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag rich Orange Feu in niloticus crocodile. Lush with palladium hardware. Comes with the lock and keys in the clochette, sleepers, raincoat and...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Mauve Sylvestre Bag Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in coveted Mauve Sylvestre. This beautiful Birkin bag is complimented with palladium hardware. Epsom leather which lends rich satur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rose Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware Birkin 30 Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Rose Epsom leather Hermès Birkin 30 with palladium-plated hardware, white contrast stitching throughout, dual rolled top handles, protective feet at base, tonal leather interior, dua...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès 35cm Birkin Soufre Epsom Palladium Hardware 2014
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 35cm Birkin Soufre Epsom Palladium Hardware (R/2014)
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Blue Crocodile 35 cm Birkin with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Blue Crocodile 35 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxur...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Gris Asphalte Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in the most perfect neutral Gris Asphalte. This stunning greige toned colour is the most perfect gray. Fresh with palladium hardwar...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Blue Colvert Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Very Rare and the Only ONE on eBay! Hermes Birkin 25 Blue Colvert Togo Leather Palladium Hardware. Pristine Condition with Plastic on Hardware, perfect corners and structure. 2017 A ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30cm Dalmatian Buffalo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Size: 30cm Colour: Dalmatian Black & White Leather: Buffalo Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2004 E Condition: Vintage excellent: This item is vintage and ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Vert Amande Palladium Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in gorgeous Vert Amande. A beautiful muted green-gray-tone makes this a fabulous neutral Birkin bag. Fresh with palladium hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Very Rare Barenia Faubourg Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes 35 Birkin bag featured in Barenia Faubourg. Beyond chic the finish and texture to this exquisite Barenia leather requires a highly specialized oiling pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Rouge H Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag- Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermès Rouge H Togo 30 cm Birkin- Pristine overall condition Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year or more are not uncommon for the Hermès Birkin. They are conside...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Vert Vertigo Epsom with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Airbrushed exterior and handles. Creasing on front near base, minor wear on base corners, splitting on flap opening corner wax edges. Scuffs, indentation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Birkin Bags Palladium Hardware For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary piece of birkin bags palladium hardware you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Orange and more. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of birkin bags palladium hardware from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Birkin Bags Palladium Hardware?

Prices for a piece of birkin bags palladium hardware can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $3,830 and can go as high as $384,591, while, on average they fetch $13,729.

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 Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.