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

Hermes 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.
Hermes preloved Raisin / Anemone Birkin 35cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Raisin is a beautiful deep colour which is surprisingly versatile, and this is an extra special Birkin 35 with the piping and inside in bright Anemone, it’s a neutral bag with a twis...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes preloved Raisin / Anemone Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Raisin / Anemone Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Raisin / Anemone Birkin 35cm
  • Hermes preloved Raisin / Anemone Birkin 35cm
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Birkin 30 Black Noir Epsom Gold Hardware GHW Stamp
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Become an owner of perfect solid hard calfskin Hermes Birkin 30 Black Epsom Gold Hardware Stamp A (2017) purse. As the most demanded fashion bag in the world it helps you pay attenti...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Bamboo 30
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Bamboo Green Bag. Rare green color with gold hardware. Collector's piece. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30 Anemone
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin 30 Anemone 2014 Hermès Birking 30 bag in purple, anemone leather tone with silver tone hardware. Slight scratches not visible on the metal parts. Leather is in very ...
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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

Hermès Birkin 35 Iris Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Model: Birkin Size: 35cm Color: Iris Materials: Veau Togo Leather Hardware: Palladium plated Year of Manufacture: 2010 N square Additional stamps: B01
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermès 25 Birkin Malachite
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This Hermès Birkin exudes opulence, fabricated from a royal Malachite, lined in a complementary toned goatskin and finished with brushed metal palladium hardware. Compact-sized, the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Black 30 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Black Bag. Clemence leather. Gold hardware. Excellent looks like new condition. The most wanted and rare size 30. Plastic is still on hardware. Don't miss out on the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Menthe Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Menthe Birkin 35 Bag. Cool minty green color. Gold hardware. Collector's item. Good condition overall. Light wear on corners. Great addition for the Birkin collector. Includes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Etain 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Etain 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Hard combination to find. Great investment bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. The most wanted combination. Beautiful bag in excellent condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Best investment bag. Gua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Orange 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Orange 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Classic orange color. Excellent condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Indigo Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Indigo Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Very dark navy almost black color. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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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

Hermes Birkin Orange 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Orange 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Good condition. Light wear on corners. Please see photos. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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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 Black Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Black togo leather with palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Classic most wanted black color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, dust cover and insert in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Gold Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Gold 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Togo leather. The most wanted combination. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMÈS, Birkin 35 in brown leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Birkin - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on hardware, Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Box, Dustbag, KeysPadlock - Measurements...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • HERMÈS, Birkin 35 in brown leather
  • HERMÈS, Birkin 35 in brown leather
  • HERMÈS, Birkin 35 in brown leather
  • HERMÈS, Birkin 35 in brown leather
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermes Birkin Black 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Togo leather. Most wanted black with gold hardware. Classic at best. Great investment bag. Includes clochette, lock, k...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Orange 30 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Orange Bag. Togo leather. Gold hardware. Most wanted color combo and hard size to find 30. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed...
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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 Birkin 30 Orange Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Orange Bag. Gold hardware. The most wanted combination. Classic orange with gold hardware. Togo leather. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed a...
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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. 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 Birkin Blue Colvert Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Colvert Birkin Bag. Size 35. Gold hardware. Excellent like new condition. X stamp. Beautiful neutral blue color with gold. Plastic still on hardware. Great investment bag...
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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

Hermès Customised Bandana Birkin 2012
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This one of a kind Hermès Birkin in Blue Jean features a white intricate bandana print. Its blue leather facade is offset with Palladium hardware, and the handbag's interior holds a ...
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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 Black 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. The most wanted combo. Excellent condition. Invest in the best. Don't miss out. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Capucine 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Capucine 35 Bag. Red/ orange color capucine with palladium hardware. Gorgeous poppy color. Excellent condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guarante...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Orange Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Orange 35 Bag. Swift leather and palladium hardware. Good condition. N square stamp. From 2010. Includes clochette, lock, keys and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Bamboo Ghillies 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Bamboo Ghillies Birkin 35 Bag. Excellent condition. Very rare bag. Beautiful scalloped detailed Birkin Bag. Perfect for the Hermes Collector. Includes clochette, lock, keys, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Tabac Tan Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Tabac Tan 35 Bag. Good condition. Great neutral color. Most desired gold hardware. Clemence leather. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Blue Hydra Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Hydra Birkin Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Beautiful vibrant blue color. Rare and unique color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Blue Izmir Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Bleu Izmir Bag. Beautiful blue color bag. Rare color. Togo leather with gold hardware. Excellent condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guarantee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Soleil Yellow Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Yellow Soleil Birkin 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Togo leather. Beautiful sun yellow color. Rare color and combo. Great investment bag. Includes clochett...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rouge Garance Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Garance Birkin 35 Bag. Beautiful red color with palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Great investment bag. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Blue Mykonos Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Mykonos Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Looks like new. Gift ready. Beautiful vibrant blue color. Rare color. Desirable epsom leather. Includes cl...
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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 Togo Black PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW This combination of Black togo with palladium silver-toned hardware makes this Hermès Birkin in the size 35 a highly coveted must-have bag! The Hermè...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Togo Black PHW
H 10.24 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.49 in.
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 35 Bag. Most wanted red color with gold hardware. Epsom leather. Excellent condition. Looks like new condition. Plastic still on hardware. Includes cloche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Bag. Some light crease wear. Good condition overall. Gold hardware. Priced to sell. Beautiful red color bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Women Handbags Birkin 35 Purple Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
From 2008 Collection Product Description: Birkin 35, leather, solid color, front logo, turn-lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket. Includes: - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Blue Electrique Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Electrique Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Clemence leather. Vibrant most wanted Blue Electrique color. Don't miss out on this one. Includes cloch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bougainvillea Epsom Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Bougainvillea Pink Bag. Pink/ red/ color. Epsom leather. N stamp. Good condition. Does not come with clochette, lock and keys. Horse charm will be included. Rodeo ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Orange Epsom Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Orange Birkin 35 Bag. Epsom leather. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Beautiful most wanted leather. Lighter epsom leather. Beautiful combination. Classic investment bag. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Hydra Bleu 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Hydra Bleu. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Beautiful blue vibrant color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Feu Orange Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Feu Orange Bag. Beautiful vibrant and rare orange color. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Most wanted combo. Great investment bag. Includes clochette, lock, keys,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Curry Yellow Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Curry Bag. Gold hardware. Beautiful combination. Neutral yellow tone bag. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Rouge Casaque 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 35. Gold hardware. Most wanted Epsom leather. Excellent like new condition. Plastic is still on hardware. The most wanted rare color with gold hardware. D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2021 Hermès Rose Sheherazade crocodile birkin 25
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
2021 Hermès Rose Sheherazade crocodile birkin 25 Brand new, comes in full set. Invoice and cites included measurements: 25 x 20 cm 13 cm depth
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Lipstick Rose Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rose Lipstick Birkin 30 Bag. Palladium hardware. The most coveted size for Birkin bags. Beautiful bubble gum pink color. Rare color. Mint like new condition. Looks like new. N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Sauge Clémence Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Sauge Clémence Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 110983 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. Faint scuffing to corners. Brand: Her...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Colvert Togo Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Colvert Togo Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 111158 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. Scratching to hardware. Marks to inter...
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2010s Top Handle 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 Birkin Rose Tyrien 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rose Tyrien Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Epsom leather. Beautiful hot pink rose color. Bright and in excellent condition. Looks like new. Add this one to your collection...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin 35 GHW SKU: 110986 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. Faint mark to skin. Faint scratching...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES 35cm Crocodile 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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2010s Top Handle Bags

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Hermes Birkin Purses For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of hermes birkin purses. If you’re looking for Black hermes birkin purses and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Red and more. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 18th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 2638 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Hermes Birkin Purses?

Prices for hermes birkin purses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $235 and can go as high as $649,000, while these items, on average, fetch $14,931.

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.