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Hermes Black Togo Leather Plume 32
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
Elegant and slick Hermes Plume bag in black Togo leather with gold-tone hardware. Lining in black leather Year: 1995 Leather: Togo Color: Black Hardware: Gold finish Dimensions: 3...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Brown Leather Tote
By Hermès
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hermès Brown leather tote bag with cut-out handles along the top of the bag. Button snap closure at the center top. The interior is composed of the large main compartment with one z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Black Evelyne TPM Shoulder Cross Body Messenger Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Evelyne TPM Shoulder Cross Body Bag Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition. Perfect gift! Coming in full set with shoulder strap, Hermes sleepers, and Hermes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Vintage 1962 Brown Box Leather 27cm Drag Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1962 brown box leather 27cm DRAG bag. This bag features : - Brown box leather body. - Foldover top with iconic gold toned H push-lock closure. - Top handles. - Gold t...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Blue Pochette Fanny Pack
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare dark navy blue pochette fanny pack with gun patina hardware. Snap button closure at front with iconic HERMES horn and ribbon design. Adjustable straps can be ti...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Hermes Women Shoulder bags Jypsiere Black Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
2012 Collection Jypsiere, leather, solid color, iconic detail, turn-lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, day bag Includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Black Shearling Belt Pouch
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Shearling Belt Pouch Xupes Reference: HBJJLG027 Serial Number: [J] Age (Circa): 2006 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in France) G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Black Shearling Belt Pouch
  • Hermès Black Shearling Belt Pouch
  • Hermès Black Shearling Belt Pouch
  • Hermès Black Shearling Belt Pouch
H 3.94 in. W 5.91 in. D 0.79 in.
Hermès Black Leather Aline Mini Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Leather Aline Mini Bag is in pristine condition. Perfectly proportioned for crossbody wear, this small leather pouch is practical and chic. Black leathe...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Mini Evelyne Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 6.75 x 7 x 2.25 in; Drop 23 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Mini Evelyne Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Mini Evelyne Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Mini Evelyne Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Mini Evelyne Gold Hardware Black
H 7 in. W 2.25 in. L 6.75 in.
Hermès Black Togo Retourne Kelly 28 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Togo Retourne Kelly 28 PHW SKU: 111817 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

1980s Hermes Black Leather Trim Bag 38cm
By Hermès
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Hermes black leather Trim bag from the 1980s. The bag is in overall good vintage condition. No scratches or rubbing on the front or back of the bag, the leather still has it's glossy...
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1980s Hobo Bags

Hermès Constance 18 Black Swift Marble Lock
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
A real collector piece, this stunning and hard to find Hermès Constance 18cm black swift with marble lock. The bag is brand new and never used, Comes with full set including origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Hand Painted Black Clemence Lindy 30
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Hand Painted Black Clemence Lindy 30 in excellent condition. Black clemence leather exterior trimmed with silver palladium hardware and unique, one-of-a-kind hand painted wave...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES black Liegee leather BOLIDE 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Bolid 35' in black Vache Liegee (grained leather) with palladium hardware. Opens with zipper on top. Lined in black lambskin with one open pocket against the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Hac 50 Black Fjord Leather Brass Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic rare 50 Hermes Hac (Sac Haut a Courroies) featured in Black Fjord leather. Limited edition accentuated by brass hardware. Chic and timeless...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermès Black Evercolor Licol 17 with Ambre, Bleu Indigo, and Capucine Strap
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Evercolor Licol 17 with Ambre, Bleu Indigo, and Capucine Strap SKU: 110359 MSRP: USD 5,800.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Wear...
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2010s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Hermès Black Monsieur & Salvator Lizard Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Monsieur & Salvator Lizard Constance 18 PHW SKU: 111505 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing throughout leather. Please ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Evelyne TPM Bag Black Clemence Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Black Hermes Evelyne TPM bag easily worn as a shoulder or crossbody. Clemence leather is soft and scratch resistant. Signature perforated H on front of bag. Lu...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Mini Evelyne Palladium Hardware Black (Special Strap)
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Y Dimension: 6.75 x 7 x 2.25 in; Drop 23 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Certified Authentic Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Bag Evelyne GM Black Clemence Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Evelyne GM featured in Black clemence leather. Fabulous shoulder or cross body bag with roomy interior and rear outside deep pocket. Sport strap in tex...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Bag Evelyne PM Black Clemence Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Evelyne PM bag featured in classic Black. Fresh with Clemence leather and Palladium hardware. Fabulous shoulder or cross body bag wi...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES black Chamonix leather TRIM 35 Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Trim 35' shoulder in black Chamonix leather. Handle and trims are made from box calf leather. Suede inside with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Black Crocodile Leather Kelly 32cm Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Beautiful Hermès Kelly Vintage bag featured in size 32. This bag is made from exotic crocodile skin, making it super valuable and coveted. The black color makes it extremely versatil...
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1950s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Black Crocodile Leather Kelly 32cm Bag
  • Hermès Black Crocodile Leather Kelly 32cm Bag
  • Hermès Black Crocodile Leather Kelly 32cm Bag
  • Hermès Black Crocodile Leather Kelly 32cm Bag
H 9.06 in. D 4.73 in. L 12.6 in.
HERMES black Clemence leather KELLY 35 RETOURNE Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Kelly 35 Retourne bag in back Taurillon Clemence leather with palladium hardware. Lined in black goat skin leather with two open pockets against the front and a...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Customized Hermès Kelly 32 in black calfskin strap with black Crocodile, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Hermès Kelly 32 turned over black leather box bag customized with two superb black Porosus crocodile bands on the flap, strap added in black crocodile (not signed), fasteners and cla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Bag Black Retourne Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic coveted classic Black 28 Kelly in Togo leather. Fresh with Palladium hardware. Comes with lock, keys, strap, clochette, sleepers, raincoat and signature Hermes b...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Hebdo Reporter Messenger Bag Black Evergrain Palladium New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic men's Hermes Hebdo Reporter bag featured in Black Evergrain leather. Crisp Palladium hardware. Detachable shoulder strap is adjustable. Exterior zipper pocket. ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES black Evercalf leather KELLY 35 SELLIER Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Kelly 35' shoulder bag in Evercalf leather featuring silver Palladium hardware. Has been carried and is in excellent condition. Comes with dust bag, shoulder s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

New in Box Hermes Rare Mini Evelyne Black Gold
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès rare mini Evelyne shoulder bag in black taurillon clemence leather with gold tone hardware. Never used. Dated "D" for 2019. Shoulder drop, 22"L. Comes with original duster, bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Black Taurillon Clemence Leather Evelyne TPM Crossbody Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Taurillon Clemence Leather Evelyne TPM Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2020 Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone palladium Materials: Clemence leather Li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Hermes Black Crocodile Constance 23 GHW Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
AUTHENTIC HERMES black crocodile constance bag in excellent vintage condition. Black crocodile leather exterior trimmed with shining gold hardware. Lift latch single flap style closu...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Black Epsom 18 cm Constance with Rose Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Epsom 18 cm Constance is in pristine unworn condition. The most coveted size, the 18 cm Constance is especially hard to find with rose gold hardware. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Gray Cotton Canvas Fourre Tout Besace Messenger Bag
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Model: HERMES FOURRE TOUT BESACE Messenger Bag. Made in France. Black and gray colors. Material: 100% cotton. It has snaps on both sides for expansion. 1 open pocket on the front and...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Black Epsom Sellier Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Epsom 28cm Kelly Sellier Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes store; bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 25cm Black Craie HSS Brushed Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Brand New Kelly 25 HSS Special Order Black and Craie So desired! Sellier Epsom Leather Contrasting Top Stitching Brush gold hardware Removable shoulder strap Storefresh On...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Black Box Calf Leather Hermès Constance 23cm Bag
By Hermès
Located in Annapolis, MD
A beautifully structured bag that has aged gracefully, made with black box calf leather, and brushed gold plated hardware. Produced in 1985. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Evelyne - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Full set - Measurements: Width: 17cm, Height: 18cm, Depth: 5cm, Strap: 111cm - Exterior Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
H 7.09 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.97 in.
Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Evelyne - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Box, Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 17cm, Height: 18cm, Depth: 5cm, Strap: 91cm - Exterior Mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
  • Hermès, Evelyne in black leather
H 7.09 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.97 in.
Hermes Constance Long To Go Black Epsom Palladium Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes Constance Long To Go featured in classic Black. Accentuated with Palladium hardware and Epsom leather. The consummate Wallet o...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES black Savory leather & Lizard & Grise Ostrich SUMAC Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Sumac' shoulder bag in black supple Veau Savoy leather with a round exterior pocket in black lizard. The rigid oval top is in Grise (greenish grey) ostrich wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes 18cm Mini Black Box Calf Constance Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
NWOT Hermes 18cm constance shoulder bag in NEW unused condition. Black box calf leather body with shining gold hardware. Front H logo magnetic flap closure opens to a black kidskin...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Herline Black Canvas Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès black canvas "Herline" bag or tote, a tote with a sophisticated look! The finishes are in palladium silver metal to perfect this handbag. It closes with a clip button. At the ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • HERMES Herline Black Canvas Bag
  • HERMES Herline Black Canvas Bag
  • HERMES Herline Black Canvas Bag
  • HERMES Herline Black Canvas Bag
H 11.82 in. D 3.94 in. L 16.74 in.
Hermes Halzan 25 Bag Black Gold Hardware Clemence Leather New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Halzan 25 bag featured in Black with lush with Gold hardware. Plush Clemence leather. Versatile three-way bag. The Hermes Halzan bag ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Slim Wallet Waist Belt Bag Black Rose Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Constance Slim Wallet Belt bag featured in classic Black. This Hermes wallet is stunning with coveted Rose Gold hardware. Includes rem...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES black Monsieur leather BIRKIN 30 SELLIER Tote Bag w Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Birkin 30 Sellier' bag in Noir (black) Veau Monsieur leather with gold-plated hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black & Grey Canvas Tote
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This Hermes black and grey canvas tote is perfect for summer. It is roomy and has one zipper compartment inside. This fabulous bag is in excellent condition with very minimal wear. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES black COL ROULE 25 Bucket Bag Toile H Berline Swift Hunter
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes Col Roule 25 Bucket Bag in off-white and black Toile H Berline and balck Swift trimmings. Features Palladium hardware. Has been carried and is in excellent cond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Cityslide Cross PM Men'sTaurillon Cristobal Leather Black Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Men's Limitied Edition Hermes Sac Cityslide Cross PM rare Taurillon Cristobal Leather with Sangle Twill strap. Versatile waist bag in Black. Adjustable strap all...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Black Jypsière 34 Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Model: Jypsière Color: Black Hardware: Palladium plated 34 x 26 x 15 cm Condition is very good. For buyers from EU we can provide shipping from Poland. Please demand if you need.
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Black Jypsière 34  Shoulder Bag
  • Hermes Black Jypsière 34  Shoulder Bag
  • Hermes Black Jypsière 34  Shoulder Bag
  • Hermes Black Jypsière 34  Shoulder Bag
H 26 in. D 15 in. L 34 in.
Hermès Black Vache Hunter Leather & Black, White Canvas Pegase Herbag Zip 31
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Vache Hunter Leather & Black, White Canvas Pegase Herbag Zip 31 Xupes Reference: HBJJLG016 Serial Number: Y Age (Circa): 2020 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Care...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 24 De Camp Dechainee Toile Limited Edition Black Swift Bag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic presents a guaranteed authentic Limited Edition Hermes 24 Constance De Camp Dechainee bag. Ficelle Toile and Black Veau Swift Leather. The ultimate shoulder to crossbody b...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

1995 Hermes Framboise & Black Veau Doblis Suede Vintage Kelly 20cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Framboise & Black Veau Doblis Suede Vintage Kelly 20cm Sellier Xupes Reference: HB3988 Serial Number: (Y) Age (Circa): 1995 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Shoulder Strap Au...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Hac 50 Travel Bag Black Matte Porosus Crocodile Palladium New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic rare 50 Hermes Sac HAC (Haut a Courroies) features Black porosus crocodile. Limited edition accentuated by palladium hardware. Chic and timeless. This beaut...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Vintage Drawstring Bucket Bag Hand Painted
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Vintage Bucket Bag Hand Painted in very good condition. Woven beige canvas exterior with hand painted black and white rope pattern trimmed with navy blue box leather and golde...
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1970s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Hermes Mini Herbag Beige Black Toile Crossbody Bag Unisex
By Hermès
Located in Bangkok, TH
Hermes Mini Herbag Beige Black 2 in 1 Toile Crossbody Bag Unisex Material: Cotton Color: Black/Beige Origin: France Measurements: 15 x 19 x 7 cm Drop 60 cm Condition: Outside: So...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES Brown Trim Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES Brown Trim Bag with Gold Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Trim Bag COLOR: Brown MATERIAL: Leather HARDWARE: Gold Hardware ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Pristine INCLUDES: Dustbag
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Hermes Constance Long To Go Wallet Black Epsom Gold Hardware WOC New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes Constance Long To Go Wallet featured in Black. Rich Gold hardware. Epsom leather. The consummate Wallet on a Chain! Detachab...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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

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Hermes Black Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of hermes black bags available on 1stDibs. Our collection of hermes black bags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, 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. 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 are Hermes Black Bags?

Prices for hermes black bags can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $170 and can go as high as $499,925, while these items, on average, fetch $8,788.

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.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

Hermès Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Hermès furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Hermès' original furniture was created in the Romantic style in Europe during the 20th century. Prices for Hermès furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $145 and tops out at $2,899, while pieces like these can sell for $815 on average..

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.