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Hermes preloved Rouge H Birkin 35cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
The original Hermes red, Rouge H is a classic colour and one which can be worn all year round, the dark red is remarkably versatile. In Taurillon Clemence with Palladium Hardware. ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes preloved Rouge H Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Rouge H Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Rouge H Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Rouge H Birkin 35cm
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Vintage Hermes Silver and Leather Keyring Kelly / Birkin Charm
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Really nice Hermes Keyring or charm for Kelly or Birkin. Also can be used as a keyholder. Its slightly black in the hardware cuase is sterling silver can be easily cleaned Some light...
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1990s More Objets d'Art and Vertu

Edith Birkin (1927-2018) - 20th Century Acrylic, The Madonna
By Edith Birkin
Located in Corsham, GB
A vibrant and colourful contemporary portrait in acrylic by the listed artist Edith Birkin (1927-2018), depicting the figure of the Madonna, a central icon prevalent in both the Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Edith Birkin (1927-2018) - 20th Century Acrylic, The Madonna
By Edith Birkin
Located in Corsham, GB
A vibrant and colourful contemporary portrait in acrylic by the listed artist Edith Birkin (1927-2018), depicting the figure of the Madonna, a central icon prevalent in both the Cath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Sublime Birkin 30 Hermes made of ostrich in tobacco color . The jewelry is in silver palladium metal. It is signed "Hermès Paris". It has its zipper, bell, keys and padlock. The int...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47180MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. There are several creases to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, lining leather, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 52828MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Brown Fjord Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin 35 cm in brown fjord leather, contrast stitching and palladium hardware. Handle drop, 4"L. Date stamp G in a square for 2003. Comes with keys, lock, clochette, tirette,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

HERMES Cognac brown OSTRICH leather BIRKIN 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Cognac ostrich leather. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against the back. Has been carried with heavy ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES 25 cm Brown Crocodile Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Hermes 25cm Brown Corcodile Birkin Bag COLOR: Brown MATERIAL: Crocodile ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Pristine INCLUDES: Dustbag, clochette, lock, and key
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47182MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
H 9.8 in. W 13.8 in. D 7.1 in.
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 46066MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47182MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vibrato Birkin 35
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France, this limited edition and highly sought over pre-owned Birkin Vibrato bag from Hermès is a true testament to the quality of the house's craftsmanship, exuding timel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Birkin BIR 33B Chair
By Galimberti Nino
Located in Milan, IT
This chair features a black painted metal frame and leather upholstery. The seat and the backrest are made of plywood panels with high resistance padding covered in leather with visi...
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Metal

  • Birkin BIR 33B Chair
  • Birkin BIR 33B Chair
  • Birkin BIR 33B Chair
  • Birkin BIR 33B Chair
H 33.86 in. W 19.3 in. D 19.69 in.
Hermes Birkin 30cm Etoupe Togo Birkin Gold Taupe Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Etoupe Togo Birkin Taupe Bag Gold Z Stamp, 2021 Store Fresh. Brand New in Box. Pristine condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Hermes store; bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Gold 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Birkin Bag. Palladium hardware. Swift leather. Lovely vintage Birkin bag in good condition. Smooth swift leather. Gets better with age. The most wanted neutral color gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Gold Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Good condition. Togo leather. The most wanted color for Birkin. Neutral color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guarante...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge H Clemence
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes birkin 35 rouge H clemence with palladium hardware, partial plastic on hardware. Excellent condition, date stamp L. Comes with clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, removable bonu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge H Clemence
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge H Clemence
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge H Clemence
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge H Clemence
H 10.5 in. W 7 in. L 14 in.
Hermes Rouge Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Birkin 35 Bag. Togo leather. Dark red/ burgundy color. Good condition. No wear on corners. Interior clean. Palladium hardware. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rouge Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent like new condition. Togo leather. G square stamp. From 2003. Kept in dust cover. Beautiful burgundy color. Includes clochett...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Natural 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Natural Bag. Tan neutral color. Vintage Birkin from 2006 in fair to good condition. Looks great for its age. Light wear throughout. Handles have a little wear. Pleas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 40 Rubis Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Rubis 40 Bag. Size 40 hard to find size. Palladium hardware. Deep cranberry red color. Togo leather. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Gua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 28 Crocodile Porusus Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
Hermès Hermes Birkin 28 crocodile Porusus Handbag Will be delivered in its Hermes original dust bag Never used almost new. About the Design Since its 1984 debut, the Birkin bag has...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW This stunning and rare Hermès Birkin in the size 40 is made entirely of classic Togo leather, accentuated with the iconic double saddle stiching in na...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 40 Gold Togo GHW
H 11.82 in. W 15.75 in. D 8.27 in.
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

Hermès Etoupe Epsom 30 cm Birkin Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Etoupe Epsom 30 cm Birkin Sellier is in pristine unworn condition; the protective plastic is still intact on the hardware. Considered the ultimate luxury ite...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Gris Tourterelle Ostrich Birkin 30 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Gris Tourterelle Ostrich Birkin 30 GHW SKU: 111416 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Gold Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin 35cm in gold clemence leather and palladium hardware. Item has been recently at Hermes spa for treatment. Clemence leather is soft and has a slouchy look. Date stamp "L...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Gold Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Gold Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Gold Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Gold Clemence 35cm Birkin Bag
H 10 in. W 7.5 in. L 14 in.
Hermès Birkin 25 Veau Togo Rouge H GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
If you're looking for the perfect Hermès Birkin 25, then you're at the right address! This warm Rouge H color can be worn throughout any season. Handcrafted from Veau Togo leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 25 Veau Togo Rouge H GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 25 Veau Togo Rouge H GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 25 Veau Togo Rouge H GHW
  • Hermès Birkin 25 Veau Togo Rouge H GHW
H 7.88 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.12 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Etoupe Togo Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes birkin 35 cm etoupe togo leather with palladium hardware. Date stamped "O" for 2011 collection. Handle drop, 5"L. Includes clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, small dust cover, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Matte Alligator Poussiere 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Matte Alligator Poussiere 35 Bag. Rare exotic Birkin. Good condition. Palladium hardware. Stunning bag. Investment bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin JPG Clemence Palladium H/W Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This Hermès Birkin JPG Clemence Shoulder Bag with Palladium hardware and double rolled shoulder strap in red tonal leather in colour Rouge H.  Red leather. Twist lock fastening at fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Birkin 40cm bag made of "caramel" grained leather with gold hardware. To be a product of 1994 it is in excellent condition, equipped with an original dust bag.
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1990s Luggage and Travel Bags

  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
H 11.03 in. D 7.88 in. L 15.75 in.
Hermès Violine Ostrich 35 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermès Violine Ostrich 35 cm Birkin - excellent condition Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item the world over. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a yea...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Veau Togo Tosca PHW
Located in Antwerp, BE
Excellent condition Hermès Birkin 35 Veau Togo Tosca PHW WOW! This Birkin 35 is breathtakingly gorgeous! Crafted out of precious Togo leather and in this vibrant purple-ish warm hu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin Togo 35 Gold tone Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin Togo 35 Gold tone Hardware This bag comes in a really good condition, like unworn. Togo leather in perfect condition Gold tone hardware Comes with: Dust bag, origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES 40cm Barenia Leather 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 Birkin 35 Ghillies Swift Leather Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This stunning tote is crafted of Swift leather in light beige and features an ornate perforated grey trim design at the corners and top crest. The closure includes leather straps wit...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

NEW 2021 Hermes Etoupe Togo Birkin 25 GHW
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
NWOT Hermes Etoupe Togo Birkin 25 GHW in mint unused condition. Etoupe togo leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware which still retains protective plastic covering. Signature bir...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Barenia Faubourg Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in limited edition Barenia Faubourg. Beyond chic the finish to Barenia this beauty is a coveted find! Fresh with Palladium hardwa...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Ombré Shiny Salvator Lizard Birkin 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Ombré Shiny Salvator Lizard Birkin 25 PHW SKU: 110837 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scratching to hardware. Marks to interior. Please ...
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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 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

Hermes Burgundy Crocodile HAC travel Birkin Bag, 1972
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
HAC travel Birkin by Hermes from 1972 Burgundy croc skin with gold hardware Dimensions: 17.5"W x 9.75"D x 15.25"H 19.75" height with handles Condition: Excellent vintage condition
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1970s 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

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

HERMES Etoupe taupe Novillo leather BIRKIN 30 Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Birkin 30 bag in Etoupe (taupe) Taurillon Novillo leather with contrasting white stitching and Palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Sage Gold Hardware Clemence Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in Sage (Suage). Exquisite muted neutral color Sage is perfect for year round wear. Luxurious with gold hardware in clemence leathe...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Tosca/ Rose Tyrien Candy Collection Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Tosca and Rose Tyrien interior Candy Bag. Birkin 35 size. Palladium hardware. Plastic still on hardware. Excellent condition. Beautiful purple pink color with hot pink ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hérmes 42cm Vert Chartreuse Clemence JPG Shoulder Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A classic Birkin with a twist! Circa 2005, this 42cm Birkin is named after its designer, John Paul Gaultier. Originally created in 2005, Gaultier took the classic Birkin and gave it ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Vert Bronze green Clemence leather BIRKIN 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Vert Bronze in Taurillone Clemence leather with palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Birkin 40 Rare Fauve Matte Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 40 bag featured in Fauve matte Porosus Crocodile. Accentuated with bone top stitch, this is the ultimate every day, go everyw...
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2010s 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 25 Bag Etoupe Togo Gold Hardware Neutral Perfection
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in coveted neutral Etoupe. Signature bone top stitch detail. Lush Togo leather is supple and scratch resistan...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Etoupe (Taupe) Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in coveted neutral Etoupe with rare to find lush gold hardware. So neutral - wear this Etoupe like a black bag ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vert Anis Swift Leather Palladium Finished Birkin 30 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Hermes Birkin was inspired by Jane Birkin and is one of the most desired handbags in the world. A timeless classic that never goes out of style. Handcrafted from the highest quality ...
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2010s Tote Bags

HSS Hermès Birkin 35 Vert Anis Apple Marron Togo GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Vert Anis Apple Marron Togo GHW This Birkin is a special order, a HSS horseshoe Birkin. This stunning Hermès Birkin comes in a delicious combo of Vert Anis Apple P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Brown Birkin For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary brown birkin you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Brown and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Black, Orange and more. Finding the perfect brown birkin may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 18th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Brown Birkin?

Prices for a brown birkin can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $920 and can go as high as $399,925, while, on average they fetch $12,976.

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.