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Hermes So Black Rodeo Leather Charm GM for Birkin Kelly
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes So Black Rodeo Leather Charm GM for Birkin Kelly Cult favorite Hermes So Black Rodeo Charm is so fabulous and chic! Perfect gift! Brand new in box. Comes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Black togo leather with palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Classic most wanted black color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, dust cover and insert in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Some wear throughout. Lots of life left. Still in good condition. Classic black color. Includes clochette, lock, keys and dust cover. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2011 Hermes Black Matte Alligator Leather SO Black Birkin 35cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Matte Alligator Leather SO Black Birkin 35cm Xupes Reference: HB3999 Serial Number: [O] Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Hermès SO Black Dust Bag, Box (Damaged), Ribbo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Black Birkin 40cm Hermes Fjord Leather Palladium Hardware 2006s
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
2006s Hermes black Fjord leather Birkin 40cm featuring palladium hardware, turn lock, with key & cadenas. inside in leather compartments, dual rolled handles, frontal flap, inside ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin Black 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. The most wanted combo. Excellent condition. Invest in the best. Don't miss out. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Black 35 Gold Hardware Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Good condition. Beautiful most wanted black color bag. Just bag only for sale. Does not include the clochette, lock, and keys. Only bag for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Birkin 35 in black leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Birkin 35 - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Interior stains, Scratches on hardware, Bag restored by a professional - A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Birkin 35 in black leather
  • Birkin 35 in black leather
  • Birkin 35 in black leather
  • Birkin 35 in black leather
H 9.45 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW This combination of Black togo with palladium silver-toned hardware makes this Hermès Birkin in the size 35 a highly coveted must-have bag! The Hermè...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
H 10.24 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.49 in.
Hermes Birkin 40cm Black Togo Gold Power Birkin Bag NEW RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 40cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Power Birkin RARE Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Comes with lock, keys, clo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin is in pristine condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. The smaller silhouette of the Birkin is demure and ladylik...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Black Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
H 8 in. W 9.5 in. D 3 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Black Togo Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin bag 35 cm black togo with palladium hardware. Blind stamp "X," dated 2019. Bag is in mint condition. Must have for every classy woman, casual and business like. Bag com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES Birkin 35 black Togo leather bag. The jewelry is in silver metal. The bag is in very good condition. Made in France. Dimensions: 35 x 28 x 18 cm. Stamp M in a Square (2009 yea...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather Bag
H 11.03 in. W 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Birkin 30 Epsom Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 12 x 8.5 x 6 in; Drop 4.5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 30 Epsom Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Epsom Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Epsom Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Epsom Gold Hardware Black
Size: 12 x 8.5 x 6 in; Drop 4.5 in
Hermès Birkin 35 Crocodile Porosus Black GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
AS NEW, VERY EXCLUSIVE Hermès Birkin 35 Crocodile Porosus Black GHW Get yourself the most exclusive crocodile bag in the world with this Hermès Birkin. As one of the rarest Hermès ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Matte Mississippiensis Alligator 30cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Mississippiensis Alligator Leather 30cm Birkin Age: 2006 Serial Number: [J] Colour is Matt Black with Tone Stitching Two rolled top handles Signature twist-lock fasten...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30cm Black Crocodile Porosus PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
BRAND NEW / STOREFRESH Hermès Birkin 30cm in color black and shiny Porosus Crocodile skin with palladium hardware. Though Hermès is known for its vast pantheon of incredible colors,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 GHW SKU: 111541 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Final sale....
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Black Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, lining leather, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 52840MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Black Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag with leather, silver-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, lining leather, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 52795MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Black Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47174MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 in Black Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
SUBLIME and very popular HERMES Birkin 35 bag in black box leather. The hardware is in gold metal. Included : padlock, zipper, clochette and keys (two). It dates from the year 2000...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 in Black Box Leather
  • Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 in Black Box Leather
  • Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 in Black Box Leather
  • Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 in Black Box Leather
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Black Matte Mississippiensis Alligator 30cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Mississippiensis Alligator Leather 30cm Birkin Age: 2006 Serial Number: [J] Colour is Matt Black with Tone Stitching Two rolled top handles Signature twist-lock fasten...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Black Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in Black Togo leather. Coveted with gold hardware. Togo leather is supple and highly scratch resistant. Comes w...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES black Fjord leather & Gold BIRKIN 40 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Birkin 40' in black Vache Fjord leather. Lined in Goatskin with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against the back. Has been carried and is in excellent co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Black Togo Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in classic Black togo leather. Rich with gold hardware this beauty is a chic bag day to evening. Lush Togo leather is supple and sc...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Black Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in coveted Porosus Crocodile in Black. Porosus Crocodile is the most exclusive created from the the smallest ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Touch Bag Black Crocodile / Black Leather Rose Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Birkin 30 Touch bag featured in Black Crocodile and Black leather. Rich with rare coveted Rose Gold hardware. Crocod...
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2010s Tote 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 Black Crocodile 30 cm Diamond Encrusted Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Crocodile 30 cm Diamond Encrusted Birkin is in pristine condition. Incredibly rare and specially ordered, this exotic Birkin is perhaps the most collec...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Togo Leather Gold Finished Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A bag that has become a hallmark of luxury and class, the Birkin from Hermès is one of the most coveted bags in the world. Custom-made on the suggestions of Jane Birkin, hence the na...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

New Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
NIB Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 GHW SKU: 110966 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Brand: ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Women Handbags Birkin 35 Black, Grey, Red Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: From 2014 Collection. Special Order. This is not a mere handbag, it is a true icon. Birkin by Hermès is the most coveted bag ever thanks to its nonchalant charm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes *LIMITED* Birkin 35 So Black Matte Niloticus Crocodile
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermes *LIMITED* Birkin 35 So Black Matte Niloticus Crocodile HURRY HURRY !!! Get your hands on this stunning very rare Hermes Birkin So Black.  It is one of the rarest and most des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Inspired by Jane Birkin, the Hermes Birkin is a timeless classic that continues to be in style. Handcrafted from the highest quality of leather by skilled artisans, it takes long hou...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Hermès Black Togo Birkin 25cm GHW 2020 BNIB
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Hermès 25cm Birkin bag. The exterior of this birkin is in black togo leather with tonal stitching. It features gold tone hardware with two straps and front toggle closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Black Togo Birkin 25cm GHW 2020 BNIB
  • Hermès Black Togo Birkin 25cm GHW 2020 BNIB
  • Hermès Black Togo Birkin 25cm GHW 2020 BNIB
  • Hermès Black Togo Birkin 25cm GHW 2020 BNIB
H 7.88 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.12 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Black Crocodile Bag And Golden Jewelry
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful Birkin bag from Maison Hermès in size 35 cm, it is in a Shiny black Porosus crocodile. Black leather inside. The jewelry is golden and in good condition (micro scratches). ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Black Crocodile Bag And Golden Jewelry
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Black Crocodile Bag And Golden Jewelry
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Black Crocodile Bag And Golden Jewelry
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Black Crocodile Bag And Golden Jewelry
H 10.63 in. W 7.49 in. D 6.3 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Don't miss it- Black with Rose Gold is soooo pretty! Just purchased from store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z stamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hérmes 30cm Black Crocodile / Togo Birkin Touch 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 Birkin 35cm Black Rose Gold Hardware Togo Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 35cm Birkin Rose Gold Hardware Power Birkin Z Stamp 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Prist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes 35cm Black Ardennes Birkin Handbag, Year 2002
By Hermès
Located in Holland, PA
AUTHENTIC! GREAT CONDITION HERMES 35CM BLACK ARDENNES BIRKIN HANDBAG, YEAR 2002 *Please note, color may not be fully representative of handbag based on monitor and lighting. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Sellier Black Veau Madame Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Sellier Black Veau Madame Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 RARE Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes in full ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Sellier Black Veau Madame Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020 RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30 Sellier Black Veau Madame Palladium Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 RARE Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior Y 2020 Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 40cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 40cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE Very rare Z Stamp 2021 production Black Birkin 40cm! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 202...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 40cm HAC Black Togo Palladium Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 40cm HAC Black Togo Palladium Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE Ultra rare Z Stamp 2021 production Black Birkin 40 HAC! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Black Gold Hardware Epsom Leather New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in iconic Black. Rare to find in Epsom leather. Rich gold hardware accentuates this beautiful Birkin bag. This ...
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2010s Tote Bags

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

Hermes Birkin 25 Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Rose Gold hardware is so rare in production; this is the most coveted combo for fall! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES black Monsieur leather BIRKIN 30 SELLIER Tote Bag w Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Birkin 30 Sellier' bag in Noir (black) Veau Monsieur leather with gold-plated hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Cond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2021 Hermes Black Epsom & Rouge H Contrast Stitch Special Order HSS Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather & Rouge H Contrast Stitch Special Order HSS Birkin Xupes Reference: JJLG049 Serial Number: Z Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Black Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in classic, rich Black Porosus Crocodile. Beautiful scales accentuated with brushed gold hardware. This exotic Hemres Birkin beauty...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Black & Orange Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Limited Edition Black & Orange Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 110762 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light marks to exterior...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Fray Fray 35 Bag Black Swift Leather / Toile Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin Fray Fray 35 Limited Edition bag featured in Black. Ecru and Black toile with frayed edging. The sides are black toile. Black S...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30 handbag in black epsom leather and silver Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Stunning and Rare Hermes Birkin 30 cm handbag in black Epsom leather , Palladium silver metal , double handle in black leather allowing a handheld. Closure by flap. Lining in black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Limited Edition Plomb (Off Black) Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag features limited edition Plomb (Off Black). SO chic! Extremely difficult to find this is a perfect year round beauty. L...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Touch Bag Blue Marine Crocodile and Black Leather Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Birkin 30 Touch bag features Blue Marine Crocodile and Black leather. Rich and sophisticated subtle combination. Crocodile flap, straps ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Togo Black Leather Palladium Hardware Top Handle Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Hermes Model-Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Togo Black Leather Palladium Hardware Top Handle Handbag Color-Black Date Code-CO147 Material-Black Togo Leather Measurements-14" L x 11"...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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Black Birkin For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary black birkin for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Red and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a black birkin may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Black Birkin?

The price for a black birkin starts at $1,225 and tops out at $380,000, and on average, selling for $14,040.

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.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

Hermès Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Hermès furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Hermès' original furniture was created in the Romantic style in Europe during the 20th century. Prices for Hermès furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $145 and tops out at $2,899, while pieces like these can sell for $815 on average..

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.