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Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo Palladium Hardware This Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW is a must-have in your closet. The palladium toned hardware makes for a beautiful contrast agai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Raisin Togo PHW
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
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 Birkin 35 matte crocodile Porosus bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
New Hermes Birkin 35, Porosus crocodile, Beton color. Palladium hardware. 2016 year. Still has stickers on the metal. Bag comes with CITES,rain coat,locker,keys and Clochette.
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Veau Evergrain Doublure Chevre PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Veau Evergrain Doublure Chevre PHW This Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Veau Evergrain Doublure Chevre PHW is a sophisticated addition to your everyday wardrobe. Its 3...
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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

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

Hermes Birkin 35 Black Noir Togo Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 Black Togo Leather complimented by Gold Hardware. Pristine Condition with all plastic on hardware Almost Like new! 2015 T Stamp. Shop with Confidence with...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Mint
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin 35 Mint measurements: 35*25 cm, 18 cm depth
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Special Order Vert Anis Green Raisin Purple Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning 1 of 1 Hermes Birkin 35 HSS Special Order Vert Anis Green Raisin Purple Leather Palladium Hardware. Excellent condition plastic on hardware beautiful buttery leather. Shop...
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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

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Vermillion Red Togo Gold Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Vermillion red Hermes Birkin 35 bag. Unique warm red tone - is lush with gold hardware. Togo leather is scratch resistant. NEW or NEVER WORN. Comes with lock, k...
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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 an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in coveted Porosus Crocodile in Black. Porosus Crocodile is the most exclusive created from the the smallest scales. The scales ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Pink Rose Lipstick Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag features the coveted and very rare Rose Lipstick Pink. Lush with gold hardware. Togo leather is scratch resistant. This beauty is in superi...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag 5P Bubblegum Pink Matte Alligator Palladium Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag features the rare limited edition 5P Pink in matte alligator. This rare coveted beauty and a true collectors treasure. Fresh with palladium ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very Good Condition Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW This Hermès Birkin 3cm is handcrafted from scratch-resistant Togo leather in Ebene, a very deep brown shade that perfectly match...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Ebene Togo PHW
H 25 in. W 35 in. D 18 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Limited Edition Plomb (Off Black) Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in rare limited edition Plomb (Off Black). SO chic! Extremely difficult to find this is a perfect year round beauty. Lush with cov...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Stunning Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in white Togo leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Splendid Hermes Birkin 35 handbag in white Togo leather, palladium silver metal hardware, double white leather handle allowing a hand-carry Flap closure White leather lining, one zip...
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Etoupe Gold Hardware Togo Leather Neutral Taupe
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in Etoupe. Luscious with rare to find gold hardware. Supple Togo is scratch resistant and butter soft to the touch. This stylish an...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Blue
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
HOME / VETRINA Hermes Birkin 35 Blu Notte €8.500,00 PRODOTTO 100% ORIGINALE CERTIFICATO DA MASTRO GEPPETTO VINTAGE Borsa a mano firmata Hermes, modello Birkin, misura 35, realizza...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Blue
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Blue
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Blue
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Blue
H 10.24 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Blue Sapphire Limited Edition Toile Printed Sea Surf
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a very rare limited edition Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in Blue Sapphire with Sea Surf Fun printed canvas interior. Taurillon Novillo leather accentuates the dee...
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2010s Tote Bags

Stunning Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in Brown Epsom leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 handbag in brown Epsom leather, palladium silver metal hardware, double brown leather handle allowing a hand-carry Flap closure Inner lining in brown leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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 French Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 35 Epsom Grape Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic HERMES Birkin 35 bag in grape Epsom leather. The jewelry is palladium silver. Smooth leather lining, two flat pockets, one of which is zipped. It is worn by hand. Slight micro...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES Birkin 35 Epsom Grape Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Epsom Grape Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Epsom Grape Bag
  • HERMES Birkin 35 Epsom Grape Bag
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Black Rose Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a sleek classic Black Hermes Birkin 35 bag. Rich and timeless with coveted rose gold hardware. Togo leather is textured and resistant to scratches. Accompanied by l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Etain Gray Clemence Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic exquisite Hermes Birkin 35 Etain bag is the most perfect medium gray and is utterly neutral. This beauty is absolutely stunning with palladium hardware. Clemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Black Porosus Crocodile Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Black Porosus Crocodile Bag. Gold hardware. Good condition. Stamp E. Includes Real Authentication certificate. Comes with clochette, lock, keys, dust cover and origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Ghillies Sanguine Limited Edition Bag Toile/Swift Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a limited edition Hermes Birkin 35 Ghillies bag featured in Sanguine. Inspired by the men's Brogue shoe, the detailed trim translates to a feminine handbag with gor...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Black Matte Alligator PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Black Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware Take a walk on the exotic side with this Hermès Birkin 35 Black Matte Alligator! The precious and rare alligator skin trum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermés birkin 35 Epson Rouge Coeur handle bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermés birkin 35 Epson Rouge Coeur handle bag Letter X gently used Measurements: width: 35 cm heigh: 26 cm depht: 19 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo Palladium Hardware The utterly timeless combination of Hermès Gold colour and palladium plated hardware makes this bag the ultimate classic Birkin that yo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Gold Togo PHW
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in Graphite Taurillon Clémence leather, Ruthenium HW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Exquisite Hermes Birkin 35 in Taurillon Clemence grey Graphite, ruthenium metal hardware, double handle in grey leather allowing a hand-carry Flap closure Inner lining in grey leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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.
Hermès Birkin 35 Verso Blue Zanzibar/Malachite Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Verso Blue Zanzibar/Malachite Togo Palladium Hardware Hermès Birkin but with a twist, this distinctive Hermès Birkin 35 arrives in popping Blue Zanzibar and lined w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gorgeous Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in blue jeans Togo leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Amazing Hermes Birkin 35 handbag in Togo Blue Jeans Togo leather with white stitching, Palladium silver metal hardware, double blue leather handle for a hand carry Flap closure Inne...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom Palladium Hardware This Birkin is one of the most sought-after handbags worldwide. This refined combination of "Rouge Casaque" red and palladium...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This Hermès Birkin 35cm is crafted from blue togo leather, a highly popular hide due to its ability to retain its shape and near-scratch resistance. Its deep, The blue exterior is of...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
  • Hermès 35cm Blu Togo Birkin Bag
H 11.03 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
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

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

Hermes Birkin 35cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022 Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Blue Nuit Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in rich deep Bleu Nuit. This beauty comes in Togo leather with Gold hardware. Comes with lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Vert Amande Gold 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. Rich and timeless with gold ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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 French Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Rose Scheherazade Porosus Crocodile Bag Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 Rose Scheherazade Porosus Crocodile. This pink crocodile Birkin bag is breathtaking in its depth of color and beauty of scales. Rich with gold B...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Stunning Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in Orange Togo leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 handbag in Orange Togo leather, palladium silver metal hardware, double orange leather handle for a hand-carry Flap closure Orange leather lining, one zip...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Gold Togo Tan Gold Hardware Bag ULTRA RARE Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35 Gold Togo Tan Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Don't miss this hardest to find combination now- this spec is currently so rare in production! Just purchased from Her...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Rose Jaipur Pink Clemence Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 Rose Jaipur is a divine, and very rare to find, pink that is neutral and perfect for year round wear. Fresh with palladium. Clemence leather is ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès 2014 Birkin 35cm Porosus Crocodile Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2014 Hermès ‘Birkin’ 35cm handbag has been made from shiny Porosus Crocodile exterior in ‘Royal Blue’ and matching leather interior, this piece is deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Amazing Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in Etain Togo leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 cm handbag in grey Togo leather Etain, silver metal palladium hardware, double handle in grey leather allowing a hand carried Closure by flap Lining in gre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Gris Meyer Togo Grey Palladium Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Gris Meyer Togo Grey Palladium Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Diamond Bordeaux Porosus Crocodile Bag White Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic exceptional Hermes Birkin 35 Diamond Porosus Crocodile bag featured in jewel toned Bordeaux. Exquisite and rare color, this Hermes Birkin bag...
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Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Bleu de France Palladium Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in vibrant Blue de France. This blue Hermes Birkin bag is breathtaking in its richly saturated colour. Togo le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES brown leather BIRKIN 35 Chocolate Togo Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Chocolate Togo leather with palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Splendid Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in brown Taurillon Clémence leather, SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Splendid Hermes Birkin 35 cm handbag in brown Taurillon Clémence leather, palladium silver metal hardware, double handle in brown leather allowing a hand carry Flap closure Inner li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Birkin 35 Bag. Togo leather with gold hardware. Good condition. Most wanted tan gold color with gold hardware. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Blue Jeans
By Hermès
Located in Dover, DE
Excellent condition, comes with dustbag and box
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Hermes Birkin 35 Orange Croco
By Hermès
Located in Dover, DE
Excellent condition, comes with dustbag
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Hermes Birkin 35 Crocodile Matte
By Hermès
Located in Dover, DE
Excellent condition
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Hermes Birkin 35 Croco Colvert
By Hermès
Located in Dover, DE
Excellent condition, like new, worn once. 2008 year.
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Hermes Birkin 35 Bag HSS Gris Tourterelle Rare Tri Colour Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 HSS bag featured in coveted Gris Tourterelle accentuated with purple top stitch. Gorgeous Blue Paon interior completes this unique Special Orde...
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Hermes Birkin 35 For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary hermes birkin 35 for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Blue, Red and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a hermes birkin 35 may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Hermes Birkin 35?

Prices for a hermes birkin 35 can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $5,355 and can go as high as $384,591, while, on average they fetch $13,188.

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.