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HERMES Calf Leather Her Bag Backpack Black, Pre Loved
By Hermès
Located in Scarsdale, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Her Bag Backpack or 100% of your money back. This Hermes backpack is in black canvas leather. It features a lock closure and key. Measurements: Width 1...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and minor scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, peeling and large marks on front. Minor wear on handle, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Briefcases and Attachés

  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
H 11 in. W 15 in. D 2 in.
Hermes Calf Leather Tadelakt Sanguine Collier de Chien CDC Cuff Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes Collier de Chien CDC Cuff Bracelet in calf leather tadelakt sanguine color, fittings in palladium silver. Letter T, year 2015. Dimensions: from the clasp to the first hol...
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2010s Cuff Bracelets

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Base Metal

Hermes Kelly Danse Pochette Box Calf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, scuffs and small stains on exterior, darkening and wear on exterior edges, light cracking on flap opening corner wax edges. Bubbling, heavy darkening, wear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag is in excellent condition. It is not new and minor imperfections should be expected. Brick red smooth calf leather slim satchel...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
H 6.25 in. W 10 in. D 1.5 in.
Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very Good Condition Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet We adore this extremely rare and practical "Jet Clutch Bag" in black box leather. Boxcalf is known for its smooth finish and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

  •  Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet
  •  Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet
  •  Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet
  •  Hermes Black Box Calf Pochette Jet
H 6.7 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.79 in.
Hermes Black Calf and Suede Gloves
By Hermès
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant Hermes black calf glove with suede lace-up cuffs. Made in France.<br /> Very Good condition, Size 6.5
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1980s Gloves

Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, heavy wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, handle, underneath flap and in interior, moderate discoloration on interior lining, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
  • Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
  • Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
  • Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
H 11.5 in. W 15 in. D 3.5 in.
Hermès Oversize Box Calf Jige Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès navy blue box calf leather oversize jige clutch. Contrast stitching and interior cream toile. Minor stains in the bottom interior. Minor scuffs on corners. Date stamp S for 19...
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1980s Clutches

Hermes Vintage Brown Box Calf Leather Jige Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Amazing Vintage Hermes Jige clutch in very good vintage condition. Brown box calf leather exterior with cream white topstitching throughout. Signature front H logo strap closure op...
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1980s Clutches

Beautiful vintage Hermès suitcase in brown calf leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Collector & Decorative Object: Superb and Rare Hermès case covered in brown cow leather, brass trim, natural leather handle allowing a handheld. Three brass clasps. 5 feet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Suitcases and Trunks

Hermès Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Constance 23
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Constance 23 Xupes Reference: HBJJLG023 Serial Number: (F) Age (Circa): 1976 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (...
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1970s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint scuffs on exterior, creasing underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 5.5", Width 6.5", Depth 1", Strap Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
  • Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
  • Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
  • Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
H 5.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 1 in.
Hermes Vintage Rouge Box Calf Jewelry Travel Case
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes Vintage Sac Mallette - EXCELLENT condition Originally designed as a travel case, the Sac Mallette doubles as a sophisticated handbag with purpose. This is the largest size mad...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermes Navy Calf Pan Clutch with Sterling Silver Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Riverdale, NY
Hermes classic vintage navy calf leather "Pan" clutch featuring a fold over top with Art-deco push-lock closure of sterling silver signed Hermes and is made around 1930-1940's. Attr...
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1940s Clutches

Vintage Brown Box Calf Leather Hermès Constance 23cm
By Hermès
Located in Annapolis, MD
Made with brown box calf leather and gold plated hardware. Produced in 1985. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior: One exterior pocket, light scratching on hardware and leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Vintage Zig Zag Flap Clutch Box Calf Medium
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, small indentations on rear. minor wear in interior. Stain in interior pocket, scratches and moderate ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Vintage Hermes "Half Moon" Black Box Calf Bag 1950
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Rare !!! Vintage Hermes "Half Moon" black bag made of box calf. The name comes from the swivel clasp. Circa 1950. In good vintage condition with signs of wear on the back (see pictu...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rare Black Box Calf So Black Birkin 30 PVD
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rare Black Box Calf So Black Birkin 30 PVD SKU: 110988 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Natural scuffing to leather. Light scratching to ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

2010 Hermès Black Box Calf Leather SO Black Kelly Cut
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather SO Black Kelly Cut Xupes Reference: JJLG002 Serial Number: [N] Age (Circa): 2010 Accompanied By: Hermès SO Black Dust Bag, Box, Ribbon, Care Booklet Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Noir Box Calf with Gold Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Wear on base corners, flap edges and closure straps, creasing and heavy scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior. Scuffs on handle, small stains on strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle 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

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 Notebook Cover Small Model in Black Grained Calf Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES notebook cover, small model, in black grained calf leather. Letter F in a square. Delivered in a HERMES pouch
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Early 2000s Curiosities

1998 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Retourne Xupes Reference: JJLG046 Serial Number: [B] Age (Circa): 1998 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Sh...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

2001 Hermes Rouge H Box Calf Leather Vibrato Kelly 28cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Rouge H Box Calf Leather Vibrato Kelly 28cm Retourne Xupes Reference: JJLG043 Serial Number: [E] Age (Circa): 2001 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlock, Keys, Cloche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2003 Hermes Fauve Box Calf Leather & Parchemin Verso Birkin 30cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Fauve Box Calf Leather & Parchemin Verso Birkin 30cm Xupes Reference: JJLG038 Serial Number: [G] Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Black Box Calf Leather & Natural Chamonix Leather Bolide 31cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather & Natural Chamonix Leather Bolide 31cm Xupes Reference: HB3833 Serial Number: [G] Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Shoulder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

2011 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG047 Serial Number: [O] Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlock, Keys, Clochette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

1994 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG045 Serial Number: (X) Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Sho...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

1990 Hermes Navy Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Navy Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG032 Serial Number: No stamp due to strap replacement by Hermès Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Hermès...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Customized Hermès Sac à dépêches briefcase in black calf and crocodile leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Very Classy Hermès Briefcase Messenger bag in black box calfskin leather customised with black Crocodile porosus (tirette and clochette), gold-tone metal hardware, simple black leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Briefcases and Attachés

Hermès Brique, Rouge H & Chocolate Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 28cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Brique, Rouge H & Chocolate Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 28cm Xupes Reference: HBJJLG020 Serial Number: (Z) Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Size 57 Black Calf Leather and Grey Cashmere Bucket Hat
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès black calf leather and grey cashmere bucket hat. Size 57 It comes from private Sales Dimensions : width of the edges: 4 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Hermes Petit H Black and Blue Lizard and Calf Leather Cuff Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Blue Lizard Calf Leather Petit H Bracelet Cuff One of a Kind World Exclusive from the Hermes Petit H Collection Brand New in Box Coming store fresh with Hermes pouch, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Hermès Kelly 35 sellier strap shoulder bag in burgundy calf leather, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Stunning Hermes Kelly 35 cm sellier in burgundy calf box leather shoulder strap (Red H), gold-plated metal hardware, removable burgundy leather shoulder strap, simple burgundy leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 32cm handbag with strap in burgundy calf leather and GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Hermes Kelly 32 retourné handbag/Shoulder bag in burgundy calf leather, gold plated metal hardware, burgundy box leather handle, removable shoulder strap handle in burgundy ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 handbag in natural calf leather with strap and silver hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Hermès Kelly 35 handbag with strap in natural Gold cow with white stitching, palladium silver metal hardware, simple gold leather handle, gold leather shoulder strap handle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 cm strap in Burgundy box calf shoulder bag with gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid handbag Hermes Kelly 28 retourné in red calf leather (burgundy), gold plated metal hardware, simple handle in burgundy leather box, handle shoulder strap in burgundy box (no...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 32cm handbag with strap in black calf leather and gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Gorgeous Hermes Kelly 32 retourné in black box calf leather Shoulder Bag with strap, Gold Plated Metal hardware, black leather handle, Removable black leather Shoulder Strap for Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

RARE Hermes Constance 24 shoulder bag in black Madame calf and Clasp in Lizard
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
BRAND NEW / VERY RARE / FULL SET / CONSTANCE 24 IN BLACK MADAME CALF AND CLASP IN OMBRE LIZARD ! Exceptional and rare Hermes Constance handbag in black Madame calf leather with Ombr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Rare Hermès Kelly Lakis 35 handbag with strap in orange swift calf leather, PHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Superb and Rare Hermes Kelly Lakis 35 cm bag in orange swift calfskin, silver plated palladium plated metal trim, simple orange leather handle, a removable orange leather shoulder st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes 90cm Black Box Calf Leather Collier De Chien Belt with Silver PDH
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes 90cm Black box calf collier de chien Waist Belt in excellent condition. Black swift leather with silver palladium hardware. 95cm length. 91cm- wearable length. Stamped squa...
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Early 2000s Belts

Rare Hermès Kelly 35 shoulder bag with strap in beige canvas and black calf, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Gorgeous Hermes Kelly 35 cm sellier handbag in black leather box and beige canvas, gold metal hardware, black leather handle, a removable strap in black leather box (not signed Hermè...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Bonwit Teller c.1964 "Kelly Retourne" 32 cm Brown Box Calf Leather Purse
By Hermès
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: HERMES Bonwit Teller c.1964 "Kelly Retourne" 32 cm Brown Box Calf Leather Purse Circa: c.1964 Label(s): Hermes Paris Designer: Style: Kelly Retourne Color(s): Brown L...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

HERMES c.1973 "Berry" Navy Blue Box Calf Leather Double Top Handle Tote Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: HERMES c.1973 "Berry" Navy Blue Box Calf Leather Double Top Handle Tote Handbag Circa: c.1973 Label(s): Hermes Paris Style: Berry Color(s): Navy Blue Lined: Yes Unmark...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

1984 Hermès Black Box Calf & Lizard Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès black box calf and lizard clutch with gold tone studs details. Excellent condition. Date stamp N for 1984. Comes with original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton White Calf Leather Monte Carlo Driving Loafers - size 40
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
EXCELLENT, AS NEW Hermès Birkin 35 Veau Togo Jaune Poussin GHW Stand out in the crowd with this prestigious Birkin 35 in the highly coveted soft shade of yellow, "Jaune Poussin". T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Vintage Tri-Color Box Calf Kelly Handbag 32, 1991.
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Limited Edition Vintage Tri-Color Vert Fonce, Rouge H & Indigo Box Calf Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware 32, 1991. Originally introduced in the early 1930's as the Sac à dépê...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

OOAK HERMES Box Calf Amazonia Birkin 35 with Hand Painted Dragon
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE OOAK HERMES Hand Painted Dragon Birkin 35 in very good condition. Brown box calf leather and amazonia canvas hand painted with vibrant dragon print throughout. Gold hardware tri...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

1994 Hermes Vert Fonce, Rouge H & Indigo Box Calf Vintage Kelly 32cm Selllier
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Vert Fonce, Rouge H & Indigo Box Calf Tri-Colour Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier Xupes Reference: CB339 Serial Number: (X) Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Clochette, Ke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Forest Green Calf Gloves
By Hermès
Located in Riverdale, NY
Hermes forest green calf gloves with signature gilt toggle hardware. The hardware is set into forest green suede motif.<br /> Leather is buttery soft.Lined in silk jersey. Size 6.5<...
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Late 20th Century Gloves

Hermes Kelly 32 Poussiere Box Calf + Strap
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very Good Condition Hermes Kelly 32 Poussière Box Calf + Strap The iconic Hermes Kelly made out of boxcalf leather in a soft beige color with silver harware. Hermès boxcalf leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Birkin 30 Box Calf GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Black Birkin bag in Box Calf leather. This beauty is made of smooth and glossy calf skin that is more rigid than the grainy leathers, the box calf leather develops a highl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Dark Brown Box Calf Vintage Kelly
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermes dark brown box calf vintage Kelly. Leather is still in beautiful condition. Silver hardware. Purple leather lining and details on the site. Adjustable strap. Handle drop: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Dark Brown Box Calf Vintage Kelly
  • Hermes Dark Brown Box Calf Vintage Kelly
  • Hermes Dark Brown Box Calf Vintage Kelly
  • Hermes Dark Brown Box Calf Vintage Kelly
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.12 in.
Hermes Kelly 35 Black Box Calf and Strap
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good Vintage Condition Hermes Kelly 35 Black Box Calf + STRAP This Stunning Black Hermès Kelly made out of smooth and shiny boxcalf is a timeless beauty. The gold hardware stands o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Brique Box Calf 35 GHW + STRAP
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly Brique Box Calf 35 GHW The Hermès Kelly bag is one of the most desired bags in the world. This vintage beauty is made of smooth and glossy calf skin that is more r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf, crafted from Noir black Box Calf leather, features a leather top handle and gold hardware. Its magnetic peg-in-hole closure opens to a Noir blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Briefcases and Attachés

  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Briefcase Box Calf
H 11 in. W 15.5 in. D 2 in.
Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf, crafted from Noir black Box Calf leather, features leather top handle, frontal flap, and gold hardware. Its magnetic peg-in-hole closures open to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf
  • Hermes Piano Handbag Box Calf
H 6.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Hermes Kelgo Bag Box Calf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners and handle, scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Slight splitting on flap corner wax edges, wear and scuffs underneath flap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelgo Bag Box Calf
  • Hermes Kelgo Bag Box Calf
  • Hermes Kelgo Bag Box Calf
  • Hermes Kelgo Bag Box Calf
H 6 in. W 9 in. D 2.5 in.
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Hermes Calf For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hermes calf you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Orange and more. If you’re looking for a hermes calf from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Calf?

On average, a hermes calf on 1stDibs sells for $7,120, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $70,949 for the highest priced versions of this item.

hermes 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.