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Tod's Lizard gold tone hardware handle shoulder bag
Located in Capri, IT
Tod's Lizard gold tone hardware handle shoulder bag totally made in italy measurements: 18 x 14 cm depth: 12 cm
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Black leather with Heavy silver Hardware Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent black calfskin leather handbag is accented with a detailed heavy silver hardware handle etched with vine leafs and grapes. The straps can be adjusted if desired on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Kelly Black Caviar Leather Silver Hardware Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this Chanel Kelly Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Kelly - Year: 2000-2002 - Code: 6374836 - Condition: Good - Materials: Cavier Leather, Silve...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Lambskin Quilted Chevron Hardware Top Handle Kelly Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.5" W x 7" H x 2.75" D Handle Drop 3" Shoulder Strap Drop 22.75" Include...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Black Alligator Exotic Skin Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1990 Collection Crocodile Leather Trim Gold Tone Hardware Made in France Measures 11" W x 7" H x 2" D Handle Drop 5" Includes Dust Bag 100% Authent...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci green leather snake skin gold tone hardware shoulder handle bag
By Gucci
Located in Capri, IT
Gucci green leather snake skin gold tone hardware shoulder handle bag Totally made in italy measurements: 28 * 44 cm * 15 cm depth
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber White Lizard Top Handle Goldtone Hardware Optional Strap Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Judith Leiber purse is composed of a white lizard with goldtone hardware. Comes with an optional strap. There is an interior zipper pocket. In excellent almost new vintage cond...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

1960s Grey Cream Lizard Pattern Top Handle Handbag With Silver Hardware
Located in Munich, DE
This square shoulder bag in greys and cream is made from lizard pattern leather. It features a fold-over front flap with a silver-toned push-lock fastening and a matching shoulder st...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Black Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware Bombay Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2006 Collection Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware Leather Lining Measures 16.5" W x 8" H x 6.25" D Handle Drop 6" 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWF...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 35 Sellier White Ostrich Exotic Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Ostrich Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 14.25" W x 10.25" H x 4.75" D Handle Drop 3.5" Shoulder Strap Drop 17" In...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Red Blue Courchevel Lorraine Hardware Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1992 Collection Veau Greine Courchevel Leather Leather Lining Gold Tone Hardware Measures 12.25" W x 8" H x 4" D Handle Drop 5" Shoulder Strap Drop ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Barnes Shoe Salon Black Crocodile Top Handle French Purse with Gold Hardware
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Barnes Shoe Salon handbag is composed of a striking beautiful black Crocodile. It features gold hardware and interior compartments. In excellent vintage condition. Made in Franc...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Black Box Calfskin Leather Hardware Piano Top Handle Satchel Evening Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Box Calfskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.75" W x 6.25" H x 2" D Handle Drop 4.75" Includes Dust Bag 100% Aut...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Shoulder Travel Vanity Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1999 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 10.5" W x 8" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 2.5" Shoulder Strap Drop 21.5" Includes Authenticity ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Brown Chocolate Caviar Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Satchel Kelly Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2002 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.75" W x 9" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 3" Includes Authenticity Card and Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

CELINE Coral Orange Leather Gold Hardware Kelly Style Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Celine
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1990's Collection Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 5" W x 4.75" H x 2.5" D Handle Drop 2.75" Shoulder Strap Drop 22" 100% Authentic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES NEW Birkin 30 Green Epsom Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2020 Collection Vert Criquet Epsom Hardware Gold Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 9.75" H x 6.25" D Handle Drop 4" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Keys and Dust Bag 100%...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Gold Hardware Kelly Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1999 Collection Caviar Leather Leather Lining Gold Tone Hardware Measures 10.25" W x 7.25" H x 3.5" D Handle Drop 3" Includes Authenticity Card 100%...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Canvas Tan CreamC Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2002 Collection Toile Canvas Box Calfskin Leather Canvas Interior Gold Tone Hardware Measures 12.25" W x 9.75" H x 3.5" D Handle Drop 5" 100% Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Canvas Gold Hardware Top Handle Kelly Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Canvas Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.5" x 7.5" H x 3" D Handle Drop 3.5" Shoulder Strap Drop 22.5" 100% Authen...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 20 Black Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Small Top Handle Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1988 Collection Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Leather Lining Measures 8" W x 5.5" H x 3.5" D Handle Drop 3" Shoulder Strap Drop 26" Includes Du...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 20 Blue Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1995 Collection Box Calfskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 8"W x 5.5" Hx 3.5" D Handle Drop 3" Shoulder Strap Drop 16" Includes Shoulder Strap...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Gold Hardware Kelly Style CC Evening Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11" W x 9.5" H x 3" D Handle Drop 6" Includes Authenticity Card 100% Authe...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

CHANEL CC Cognac Brown Black Wood Logo Hardware Top Handle Carryall Novelty Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Wood Silver Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.76" W x 6" H x 5" D Handle Drop 1.5" Includes Authenticity Card and Dust Bag 100...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 35 Cognac Tan Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2004 Collection Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Leather Lining Measures 13.75" W x 9.75" H x 7.5" D Handle Drop 4.75" Includes Clochette, Padlock,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 32 Sellier Dark Brown Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Veau Greine Courchevel Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 12.5" W x 9" H x 4.75" D Handle Drop 3.5" Shoulder Strap Drop 17.25" Inclu...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Mini Kelly Sellier 20 Black Suede Gold Hardware Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Veau Velour Doblis Measures 8" W x 5.5" H x 3.5" D Handle Drop 3" Shoulder Strap Drop 17" Includes Dust Bag and Box 100% Authenticit...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Red Cadena Kelly Box Calf Leather Gold Hardware Top Handle Evening Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1993 Collection Box Calf Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 6" W x 6" H x 2.75" D Handle Drop 5" Includes Dust Bag and Box 100% Auth...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 40 black leather silver hardware
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin 40 black leather silver hardware Width:40 cm Height:30 cm Depth:20 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès ultraviolet silver hardware toolbox bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès ultraviolet silver hardware toolbox bag Width:26 cm Height:28 cm Depth:16 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

brown vintage leather bag with gold hardware
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage Kelly style bag is made from soft leather inside and out. The interior has 1 zipper pocket and 2 side pockets. It has gold hardware with some wear. The condition of the ...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • brown vintage leather bag with gold hardware
  • brown vintage leather bag with gold hardware
  • brown vintage leather bag with gold hardware
  • brown vintage leather bag with gold hardware
H 9.45 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.94 in.
Hermes Birkin 30 White Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Absolutely Stunning and Rare Hermes Birkin 30 White Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware. Excellent Condition, excellent corners and structure. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Au...
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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

Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch Rose Sakura Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Cut Size: 32 L x 14 H x 2.5 D cm Color: Rose Sakura Leather: Swift leather Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2019 D Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item...
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2010s Top Handle 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 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 11.4 x 9.5 x 6 in; Drop 2.5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
Size: 11.4 x 9.5 x 6 in; Drop 2.5 in
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 Lock 18 Bag Mauve Sylvestre Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Picotin Lock 18 tote bag featured in coveted Mauve Sylvestre. Ultimate neutral colour. This charming Hermes Picotin tote is a perfect everyday go to bag. ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Garden Party 36 Palladium Hardware Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Garden Party 36 Palladium Hardware Gold Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 14.5 x 10.5 x 7 in Condition: 100% Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 25 Togo Etoupe gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, BE
This Birkin 25 bag in color Etoupe is made of Togo Leather with gold hardware and has contrast stitching. The beautiful Birkin bag from Hermès is an absolute icon among handbags and...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Garden Party 36 Palladium Hardware Beton
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 14.5 x 10.5 x 7 in Condition: 100% Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories Do not hesitate if you have any questi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Herbag 31 Palladium Hardware Black Natural
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Herbag 31 Palladium Hardware Black Natural Certified Authentic Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 12 x 10 x 4.5 in; Drop 2.5 in; Strap 18 in
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Herbag 31 Gold Hardware Gold Beton
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Herbag 31 Gold Hardware Gold Beton Certified Authentic Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 12 x 10 x 4.5 in; Drop 2.5 in; Strap 18 in
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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

1940s Apricot Twill Hand Bag with Brass Hardware
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s twill hand bag in a rare tone of apricot twill. The closure is made of brass and designed into a decorative curse to match the decorative grip on the double sash handle. The in...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Handbag Noir Ardennes with Gold Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loose turnlock. Heavy wear on base corners and edges, loss of shape on exterior, wear on handles, scuffs on base. Cracking and peeling on handle and closure belt wax...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Lock 18 Bag Trench Gold Hardware Clemence Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Picotin Lock 18 tote bag featured in coveted Trench. Ultimate neutral colour. This charming Hermes Picotin tote is a perfect everyday go to bag. Clemence ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Birkin Handbag Bamboo Togo with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Heavy odor throughout. Airbrushed exterior. Loss of shape on exterior, wear on base corners. Marks on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Palladium Hardware 40
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners, minor creasing on exterior and underneath flap, heavy splitting on flap opening corner and closure belt wax edges. Scuffs and indentations in i...
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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

Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning As New Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Gold Hardware. As New with Plastic on all Hardware and Feet, Excellent corners and Structure. D Stamp 2019. Shop with confid...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Green Togo 35 cm Birkin with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Green Togo 35 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year or more are common for the Hermès Birkin. Glorious G...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Bordeaux Chevre 35 cm Birkin with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Bordeaux Chevre 35 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Chevre (goat hide) is a highly sought after leather as it is scratch resistant with a lovely texture. ...
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Early 2000s 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 30cm Birkin Trench Clemence Gold Hardware 2021
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 30cm Birkin Trench Clemence Gold Hardware (Z/2021)
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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

Hermès Birkin 35 Gris Tourterelle Silver Hardware bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin 35 Gris Tourterelle Silver Hardware bag The bag is in excellent condition, the leather is beautiful and rigid, slight imperfections on the metals, corners, two whiske...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag slight imperfections on the hardware, otherwise excellent condition, very beautiful old Togo leather Packaging: Dustbag Measurements Wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
  • Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
  • Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
  • Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
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Vintage 1970s Glazed Burgundy Alligator Satchel with Gold Hardware
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 1970s glazed burgundy alligator satchel with gold hardware. This beautiful frame handbag has a single handle, the bag has gold hardware consisting, top side locks, center pu...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

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Hardware Handle For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hardware handle you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Red and more. Finding the perfect hardware handle may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Hardware Handle?

The price for a hardware handle starts at $100 and tops out at $649,000, and on average, selling for $11,126.

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.