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40cm Rare Red (rougue) Ostrich Hermes Birkin Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Carlsbad, CA
More than just a purse, Hermes Birkin bags are coveted items that grow in value. This would be great for your collection and is an investment. This iconic handbag is 40cm with gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Birkin 30 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Birkin 30 GHW SKU: 110779 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. Faint wear to corners. Light scrat...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Birkin 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Birkin 30 PHW SKU: 110987 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Please note...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

2005 Hermès Fuchsia Pink Ostrich Birkin 28
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A rare, collectable and highly sought-after 21st century (2005) Hermès fuchsia pink ostrich Birkin 28, comprising of one compartment with one self-toggle gusseted zipper pocket and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMÈS Gris Ostrich Leather Birkin 30cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Gris Ostrich Leather Birkin 30cm Xupes Reference: CB689 Serial Number: [Q] Age (Circa): 2013 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette Authenticity Details: D...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Violet Ostrich 35 cm Birkin with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Violet Ostrich 35 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item the world over. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, w...
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Early 2000s Top Handle 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

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 Rouge Vif, Tangerine, & Rouge H Ostrich Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rouge Vif, Tangerine, & Rouge H Ostrich Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 119014 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Fair Condition Comments: Fair Condition. Marks ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rouge Vif, Tangerine, & Rouge H Ostrich Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rouge Vif, Tangerine, & Rouge H Ostrich Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 119014 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Fair Condition Comments: Fair Condition. Marks ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Bleu Mykonos Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a rare Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in gorgeous Bleu Mykonos. This beautiful tone of Blue is neutral and perfect for year round wear. Lush with gold hardware. A ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Honey Ostrich 40 cm Birkin with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Honey Ostrich 40 cm Birkin appears in pristine condition from the 1997 collection. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item the world over. Hand s...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Gris Perle Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a rare Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in elegant Gris Perle. Exquisite quills are subtle in this exquisite Hermes Birkin Gris Perle bag. Timeless and elegant. Ostric...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Charcoal and Kiwi Ostrich Horseshoe 30 cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermes Charcoal and Kiwi Ostrich Horseshoe 30 cm Birkin is in excellent plus condition. Ostrich skin is a rare exotic and quite a bit more expensive than the bovine ve...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47098MSC
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47098MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Rouge Vif red OSTRICH leather & Palladium BIRKIN 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Rouge Vif 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 sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMÈS NEW Birkin 30 Orange Ostrich Exotic Palladium Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2016 Collection Ostrich Palladium Hardware Leather Interior Measures 11.5" W x 9.5" H x 6" D Shoulder Strap Drop 5" Includes Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Rain Cover, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Purple Ostrich Exotic Silver Top Handle Satchel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Palladium tone hardware Leather lining Turn lock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 4.5" Measures 11.5" W x 8.75" H x 5.75" D Includes original Hermes clo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES NEW Birkin 30 Touch Black Ostrich Shiny Alligator Exotic Gold Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2021 Collection Ostrich Shiny Alligator Gold Hardware Measures 12" W x 9" H x 6" D Handle Drop 3.25" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Keys, Rain Cover, Dust Bag and B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMÈS NEW Birkin 30 Black Ostrich Exotic Rose Gold Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2020 Collection Ostrich Rose Gold Plated Hardware Leather Interior Zipper and Patch Pockets Measures 11.5" W x 9.5" H x 6" D Shoulder Strap Drop 5" Includes Padloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES NEW Birkin 25 Dark Blue Ostrich Exotic Rose Gold Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2020 Collection Bleu Indigo Ostrich Rose Gold Hardware Measures 10" W x 8.25" H x 5.25" D Handle Drop 2.5" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Keys, Rain Cover, Dust Bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMÈS NEW Birkin 30 Tan Green Ostrich Exotic Gold Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2020 Collection Vert Vertigo Safran Horseshoe Ostrich Gold Hardware Leather Interior Measures 11.75" W x 9.5" H x 6" D Handle Drop 4" Includes Padlock, Keys, Cloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMÈS NEW Birkin 30 Tan Green Ostrich Exotic Gold Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2020 Collection Vert Vertigo Safran Horseshoe Ostrich Gold Hardware Leather Interior Measures 11.75" W x 9.5" H x 6" D Handle Drop 4" Includes Padlock, Keys, Cloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

35cm Hermès Orange Ostrich Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermès Birkin 35cm in Orange Ostrich Palladium Hardware L Stamp<br /> <br /> Beautiful bag!<br /> <br /> The bag measures 35 cm/ 14" long, 28 cm/ 11" high and 18 cm or 7" deep. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • 35cm Hermès Orange Ostrich Birkin
  • 35cm Hermès Orange Ostrich Birkin
  • 35cm Hermès Orange Ostrich Birkin
  • 35cm Hermès Orange Ostrich Birkin
H 11.03 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
30cm Hermes Black Ostrich Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermès Birkin 30cm in Black Ostrich<br /> Palladium Hardware | L Stamp<br /> <br /> Beautiful bag!<br /> <br /> The bag measures 30 cm/ 12" long, 21 cm/ 8.5" high and 15 cm or 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • 30cm Hermes Black Ostrich Birkin
  • 30cm Hermes Black Ostrich Birkin
  • 30cm Hermes Black Ostrich Birkin
  • 30cm Hermes Black Ostrich Birkin
W 11.82 in. D 5.91 in. Dm 8.27 in.
Hermes 35cm Tangerine Ostrich Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Birkin bag is done in Tangerine Ostrich, featuring two rolled handles, Palladium Hardware, and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The interior is done in matching Tangerine Che...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes 30cm Palladium Hardware Gris Tourterelle Ostrich Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gris Tourterelle Birkin 30cm of Ostrich with palladium hardware. This Birkin has tonal stitching, a front toggle closure, a clochette with lock and two keys, and double rol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 cm Grand Marriage Ghilles 3 Skin Ostrich/Lizard/Crocodile Gold
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
The very rare style is crafted/made Birkin 35 cm from 3 neutral exotic skins: matte alligator, ostrich and lizard! Poussiere (color) matte alligator skin body is mixed with Tabac ost...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Ostrich Leather Exotic Vert Olive Gold Tone Hardware Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Hermes Model-Birkin 30cm                                            Color-Exotic Vert Olive Date Code-R Square 50 - 2014 Material-Ostrich Leather Measurements-12" W x 10" H x...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Violet Ostrich Birkin 35
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Among the rarest and most coveted of the exotic leathers, ostrich skin is highly distinguishable by the whimsical polka-dot-patterned pores across its facade. This ostrich skin editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Ostrich Tangerine GHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Birkin 30 Ostrich Tangerine GHW - Gold hardware - Date stamp [O] 2011 - Gorgeous Tangerine orange - South African Ostrich Leather - Includes Box, Dust Bags, Clochette, Lock,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 30 TANGERINE Ostrich bnib Sublime
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
SWOON! Exquisitely fresh TANGERINE Ostrich. <br /> This gorgeous shade of Orange has a creamy undertone that creates a simply delectable colour. <br /> Rich with the Palladium ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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

Hermes Birkin 35 Green Ostrich Vertigo Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
It is ostrich and its vertigo green color is flamboyant. Gold jewelry with tiny micro scratches. The interior is lined in smooth green lamb leather with 2 large flat pockets includin...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Green Ostrich Vertigo Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Green Ostrich Vertigo Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Green Ostrich Vertigo Bag
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Green Ostrich Vertigo Bag
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
HERMES BIRKIN 35 OSTRICH Bag VIOLINE breathtaking
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Jeweled toned VIOLINE in a 35 ostrich is even more rare to find than crocodile! <br /> This Ostrich beauty stands out with the Palladium hardware. <br /> Beyond exquisite. <br /> ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Pink Ostrich 35 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermès Pink Ostrich 35 cm Birkin Bag- MINT The ultimate luxury item the world over, Hermès Birkins are hand stitched by skilled craftsmen. Wait lists of a year or more are commonpl...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rose Tyrien Birkin 30 Ostrich Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Rose Tyrien Birkin 30cm of Ostrich with palladium hardware. Ostrich is durable and holds it shape on the Birkin, which is why collectors love it so much. If you like pink , th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Ostrich 30cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Adding a twist to the traditional Hermès Birkin, this truly spectacular, one-of-a-kind rarity showcases an earthy-brown toned exterior, crafted in ostrich skin, the rarest and most c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Marron Fonce Ostrich 35cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
In a beautiful and earthy-toned shade of Marron Fonce Brown, this 35cm Birkin bag from Hermès is a true testament to the quality of the house's craftsmanship, exuding timeless style ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 30 OSTRICH Bag STUNNING MATTE Black
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Utterly chic black MATTE Ostrich - simply breahtakingly gorgeous. <br /> Accentuated with Palladium hardware, this beauty is the perfect day to evening bag! <br /> OSTRICH - pure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Black with Ostrich Leather Handles
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Black with Ostrich Leather Handles and Trim. Gold hardware. Vintage from 1995. Rare Birkin. A beautiful and unique piece that is hard to find. Black leather in great...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Cognac Ostrich 32cm HAC Birkin - GHW
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes Cognac Ostrich 32cm HAC Birkin - GHW Circa 2002 This handbag is in pristine condition. Bag comes with duster, rainpouch and box. These bags will become harder to obtain as H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2004 Hermes Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"HERMÈS Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm This HERMÈS Birkin 35cm is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Hermès Dust Bag, Lock, Keys, Clochette, Rain Cover. Circa 200...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • 2004 Hermes Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm
  • 2004 Hermes Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm
  • 2004 Hermes Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm
  • 2004 Hermes Orange H Ostrich Leather Birkin 35cm
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Roi Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Blue Roi Ostrich Reintroduced color for 2021 Absolutely stunning! Goes with so many other colors This Birkin is in ostrich leather with gold hardware and has tonal stitchin...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Fuchsia Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 featured in Fuchsia Pink Ostrich. This coveted colour is retired and a collectors treasure. This Hermes Birkin is lush with gold hardware. Come...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 35 coveted Fuschia pink Ostrich palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
**Buyer MUST contact me prior to purchase for shipping and payment requirement details. No exceptions. whatsapp 305.588.5788 USA country code 1 mad4couture@gmail.com** Coveted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30 in Etain Ostrich Leather PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès Birkin 30 in Etain Ostrich Leather with Palladium Hardware. 2010 Includes small Dust Bag and Clochette, Lock and Keys. Size: 30 32 cm x 22 cm x 16 cm
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Rare Hermes Birkin 35 Ostrich Sable Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes rare and mint birkin 35 cm in sable ostrich leather with gold tone hardware. Date stamp D for 2000. Comes with clochette, tirette, two locks, keys, dust cover and original box...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 30 Bag Coveted MYKONOS Ostrich PALLADIUM
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
**Buyer MUST contact me prior to purchase for shipping and payment requirement details. mad4couture@gmail.com** Incredibly chic coveted Mykonos is a rich blue like the color of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 30 Ostrich Bag EXQUISITE Bleu Roi
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
This exquisite colour is amongst the most rare of the HERMES colour palletes - simply breahtakingly gorgeous. <br /> This EXQUISITE rich blue is SO chic and completely neutral . ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Roi Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Blue Roi Ostrich Reintroduced color for 2021 Absolutely stunning! Goes with so many other colors This Birkin is in ostrich leather with gold hardware and has tonal stitchin...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Miel Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag- 32 cm
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes Miel Ostrich 32 cm Haut a Courroies- HAC Birkin Bag Pristine condition Considered the ultimate luxury item the world over and hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Miel Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag- 32 cm
  • Hermes Miel Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag- 32 cm
  • Hermes Miel Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag- 32 cm
  • Hermes Miel Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag- 32 cm
H 10.75 in. W 13 in. D 6 in.
HERMES Etrusque brown OSTRICH & palladium BIRKIN 30 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
authentic Hermès Birkin 30 bag in Etrusque brown ostrich leather. Lined in brown chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against the back. Has be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 35 Gris Tortourelle Ostrich bag palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
**Buyer MUST contact me directly prior to purchase for shipping and payment requirement details. No exceptions. whatsapp or text 305.588.5788 USA country code 1 mad4couture@gmail....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 35 MARRON FONCE Ostrich Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Rich MARRON FONCE dark brown with Palladium hardware. Extremely rare to find Ostrich in 35cm. Very chic and sophisticated this elegant bag is a collectors piece. BRAND NEW. NEV...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 35 Ostrich ETRUSQUE palladium hardware NWT
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Rich ETRUSQUE brown. Extremely rare find in 35cm. Very chic and sophisticated with black. Comes with lock, keys, clochette, sleeper. more pictures available upon request ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Black with Ostrich Leather Handles
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Black with Ostrich Leather Handles and Trim. Gold hardware. Vintage from 1995. Rare Birkin. A beautiful and unique piece that is hard to find. Black leather in great...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES BIRKIN 35 very rare PARCHEMIN Ostrich Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Insanely beautiful PARCHEMIN ostrich with Palladium hardware. No longer made in 35 cm this is a treasure for any collector. SO chic and sophisticated. BRAND NEW. NEVER WORN. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

VERY SPECIAL HERMES BIRKIN BAG OSTRICH VIOLET PALLADIUM HARDWARE
By Hermès
Located in NYC Tri-State/Miami, NY
VERY SPECIAL HERMES BIRKIN BAG OSTRICH VIOLET PALLADIUM HARDWARE As always, another one of my fab finds, Hermes 25cm BIRKIN IN OSTRICH LEATHER. INCREDIBLE & VERY RARE VIOLET COLOR...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Hermes Birkin Ostrich Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of hermes birkin ostrich bags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black hermes birkin ostrich bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Orange and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these 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. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Hermes Birkin Ostrich Bags?

On average, hermes birkin ostrich bags on 1stDibs sell for $34,500, while they’re typically $14,500 on the low end and $124,750 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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.

Questions About Hermes Birkin Ostrich Bags
  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    Established clients with a regular purchase history at Hermes may be offered a Birkin for purchase. Even so, Birkin and Kelly purchases are usually capped at a quota of one Birkin or Kelly per “semester” or six months. VIP’s may occasionally be allowed to surpass this quota. These rules are known to change frequently at Hermes. Ostrich and other exotic bags will usually be offered to VIP’s only.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    The most popular size is still the Birkin 35cm. due to its creation as a carry-all for actress Jane Birkin. In recent years, mini bags have become trendy; thus, Birkin 30cm’s and 25cm’s have become more popular. Ostrich Birkins are usually produced in and most popular in 30cm size.