Skip to main content

Hermes Clutch Bag

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Hermes Magenta Alligator 'H' Logo Palladium Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Hot Pink Alligator Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Palladium Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box Alligator Palladium hardware Fold in buckle closure Leather lining Date code present Ma...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Alligator Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Gold Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Alligator Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Palladium Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box Alligator Gold tone hardware Fold in buckle closure Leather lining Date code present Made in Fra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Vintage Brown Leather H Clasp Rio Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage brown leather Rio envelope clutch bag featuring an exotic wood and gold toned signature H clasp snap front closure. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. No date code...
Category

20th Century Clutches

Hermes Goodlock Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
Hermès “Goodlock” clutch in “noisette” box calf leather and palladium hardware. Featuring a fold-over top with push-lock closure, this clutch features a main internal compartment alo...
Category

Early 2000s Clutches

  • Hermes Goodlock Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Goodlock Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Goodlock Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Goodlock Clutch Bag
H 5.9 in. W 1.2 in. L 10.6 in.
Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès jig elan 29cm magnolia swift leather. Dated "C" for 2018. Comes with original dust cover, booklet, box, ribbon, and shopping bag.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
H 6 in. W 1 in. L 11.5 in.
HERMES Yachting GM Womens clutch bag purple
By Hermès
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic HERMES Yachting GM Womens clutch bag purple. The color is Purple. The outside material is cotton canvas. The pattern is YachtingGM. Rank AB signs of wear (Small) Used go...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Burgundy Leather Plum Clutch Bag. Pochette
By Hermès
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Hermes Burgundy Leather Plum Clutch Bag. Pochette Totally Authentic, Wonderfully tactile in soft Leather Very Soft leather with silver metal zip closure Fine quality with a roomy i...
Category

2010s Pouches and Wristlets

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...
Category

1980s Clutches

HERMES Sandalwood Smooth Leather Medor Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès 'Medor' clutch bag in smooth leather color sandalwood with palladium hardware. Inside, there is a large patch pocket. Letter L in a square (2008) Will be delivered in its or...
Category

Early 2000s Clutches

Hermes Customised Jige PM Swift Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A true classic, the Jige has long been offered by Hermes. This beautiful brown leather clutch is most distinctive by its graphic print, fold-over top and leather “H” pull tab closure...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermès camel Kelly to Go Clutch / Shoulder bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès camel Kelly to Go Clutch / Shoulder bag Epson leather, silver tone hardware
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Small Bag or Clutch In Red Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely bag, or clutch from maison Hermes. The interior is lined in leather with a zipped pocket and a flat one. It is worn on the shoulder or as a clutch (the handle is removable). ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Small Bag or Clutch In Red Leather
  • Hermes Small Bag or Clutch In Red Leather
  • Hermes Small Bag or Clutch In Red Leather
  • Hermes Small Bag or Clutch In Red Leather
H 5.12 in. D 1.58 in. L 8.67 in.
HERMES black Box leather JIGE 34 Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès Vintage 'Jige' clutch in black Veau Box and white stitching. Lined in off-white toile. Has been carried with some stains on the lining and some soft patina on the leather. Ove...
Category

1980s Clutches

Hermes Bag Picnic Osier Wicker Clutch Rouge H New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Picnic Clutch Bag Osier (Wicker) rare Limited Edition created in very limited quantities. Chic bag for any summer day. Beautifully accented with coveted Rouge H leather and cu...
Category

2010s Clutches

HERMES 23 cm Mississippiensis Lisse Alligator Crocodile Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Mississippiensis Lisse Hermes Clutch Bag COLOR: Red MATERIAL: Alligator Crocodile ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Pristine
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

1970's Hermès XLG Jige Brown Toile Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès classic extra large jige clutch in brown box calf leather with natiral toile inserts. Date stamp G in a circle, 1977. Comes with original box. Minor mark in the interior.
Category

1970s Clutches

Hermes Gris Asphalt Swift Jige Elan Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 29cm jig elan in gris asphalt Swift leather. Dated "C" for 2018. Brand new with original dust cover, booklet, box, ribbon, and shopping bag.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Clutch Jige 29cm Clutch Bag in Red Leather with White Stitching
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Clutch signed Hermes, vintage Jige model, made of red leather with white stitching. Equipped with an interlocking closure, internally lined in beige canvas, roomy for the essentials...
Category

1990s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag Bleuet Ostrich Clutch Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Pochette bag features Bleuet Ostrich. This beautiful vivid Hermes clutch is accentuated with gold hardware. Signature stamp on interior. Small inter...
Category

2010s Clutches

New in Box Hermès Lemon Yellow Epsom Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès lemon yellow Epsom leather clutch with palladium zipper. In a tridimensional shape, this clutch is a novelty for the 2017 collection. Brand new in box with dust cover and ribbon.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly Pochette Clutch Bag Rare Bordeaux Crocodile Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic exquisite jewel toned Hermes Kelly Pochette clutch bag featured in rich Bordeaux lisse crocodile. Fresh with Palladium hardware. Stamped HERMES MADE IN PARIS on...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Measures 10" W x 6.5" H x 2" D Includes original dust bag
Category

Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Cinhetic Mini Wallet Ombre Lizard Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Cinhetic Mini Wallet clutch / shoulder bag. Rare Ombre Lizard with palladium hardware. Fresh new shape with architectural H that turns easily to open. The...
Category

2010s Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Lydie Clutch Bag 2 ways Brown Doblis Gold Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful and Rare Authentic Hermes bag "LYDIE" Made in France Stamp E in a circle Made of Doblis and lined with Leather Golden Hardware Colorway: Brown (1st pictur...
Category

1970s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bleu Colvert Crocodile Gold Hardware Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut smoky Bleu Colvert Niloticus Crocodile. Lush with Gold hardware. The perfect pop of soft colour for any outfit. ...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Diamond Kelly Cut Blue Marine Crocodile Clutch Bag Exquisite
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic very rare diamond Hermes Kelly Cut bag featured in rich jewel toned Blue Marine. Exquisite Hermes Kelly Clutch with Hermes set diamonds. Com...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bag Gris Asphalte Gray Clutch Swift Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Cut in the understated elegance of Gris Asphalte - the perfect gray hue. Rich gold hardware. Swift leather. Comes with box, sle...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Black Lizard Swift Jige Elan 29cm Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Black Lizard Swift Jige Elan 29cm Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine condition. Perfect Gift! Comes in full set with Hermes dust bag and Hermes box....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Crocodile Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Evening Wallet Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Crocodile Leather Buckle closure Date code present Made in France Measures 7.75” W x 5" H x 1" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier lux...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Black Exotic Alligator Leather Square Evening Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Alligator Palladium plated hardware Leather lining Drawstring closure Shoulder strap drop 23.5" Measures 5.5" W x 5" 1.75" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWF...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Rare Black Leather Silver Turnlock Evening Flap Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Silver tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Made in France Date code present Measures 8.25" W x 6" H x 1" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the pre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Emblem Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Measures 10" W x 6.5" H x 2" D Includes original dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxu...
Category

Late 20th Century Clutches

New in Box Hermès Rare Blue Paon Picnic Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès natural wicker Picnic clutch with palladium hardware, blue paon swift leather trim, single flat shoulder strap, tonal leather lining, dual interior compartments, dual slit poc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermes Vintage Red Yellow Leather Trumpet Gold Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Vintage Red Yellow Leather Trumpet Gold Clutch Shoulder Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Kisslock closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Menthe Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Menthe Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Spectacularly gorgeous and rare Menthe is one of the most coveted colors in all of Hermes history! Rare find! ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag Rose Scheherazade Pink Alligator Clutch Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Pochette bag featured in vibrant Rose Scheherazade alligator. This beautiful pink Hermes clutch is rich with Gold hardware. Signa...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Burgundy Red Leather Gold 'H' Logo Envelope Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Shoulder strap drop 15" Measures 10.25" W x 6.25" H x 1.25" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Electric Blue Clutch Bag Gold Hardware Swift Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut feature in rich jewel toned Electric Blue. This brilliant vivid blue is perfect day to evening. Swift leather. Lush with Gold hardware...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bag Jaune Ambre Clutch Swift Gold Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag featured in warm Jaune Ambre. This beautiful Hermes clutch is perfect day to evening for year round wear. Swift leather. Lush wit...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Gris Paris Grey Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic matte alligator Hermes Kelly Cut bag featured in the unicorn Gris Paris - the perfect gray hue. This gorgeous Hermes clutch bag is perfect to move from day to e...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Black Lizard Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Evening Wallet Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Lizard Leather Buckle closure Date code present Made in France Measures 7.75” W x 5" H x 1" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Classic Orange Jige Elan Clutch Bag 29cm NEW RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Classic Orange Jige Elan Clutch Bag 29cm NEW RARE Perfect Gift! New or Never Worn. Pristine condition. Comes in full set with Hermes dust bag, Hermes ribbon, and Hermes box...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Exceptional Hermès Evening Clutch Bag Minaudière Shagreen Grey Silver Tone Metal
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Lovely and Rare Authentic Hermès Evening Bag Made in France No stamp Made of Shagreen (Galuchat) and Silver Tone Metal, Doblis Shoulder Strap Inside lined with smooth grey Leathe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bag Blue Encre Clutch Swift Gold Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag features jewel toned Blue Encre. This rich blue Hermes clutch is perfect day to evening. Swift leather. Lush with Gold hardware. ...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Nude Lizard Gray Exotic Leather Palladium Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Lizard Palladium-plated hardware Leather lining Push-lock closure Made in France Measures 8" W x 5.75" H x 0.50" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes NEW Black Alligator Leather Buckle Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Alligator Black metal hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 9" W x 4.25" H x 2" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Beige Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag With Tan Trim
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes beige leather envelope flap bag is trimmed in tan leather around the sides and on the flap. This evening clutch is lined in same beige color leather as on the exterior. With...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Exceptionnal Hermès Lydie Bag Clutch Brown Crocodile and Matching Card Holder
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Gorgeous Authentic Hermès Bag and Card Holder Called "Lydie" Made in France Stamp I in a circle (vintage) Made of Crocodile Lined with smooth Leather Colorway: Brown, Shiny. M...
Category

1970s Clutches

Hermes Green Yellow Blue Leather Boat 2 in 1 Clutch Evening Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Green Yellow Blue Leather Boat Sac Malice 2 in 1 Clutch Evening Shoulder Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Kisslock closure Leather lining Made in France Shoulder strap drop 16...
Category

Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Limited Edition Lizard Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Limited Edition Lizard Exotic Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag Lizard Gunmetal hardware Leather lining Date code Square B Made in France Shoulder strap drop...
Category

Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Brand New in Box Hermes Vert Vertigo Jige Elan Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès jig elan 29cm vert vertigo in evergrain leather. Dated "A" for 2017. Comes with original dust cover, booklet, box, ribbon, and shopping bag.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Bag Blue Sapphire Crocodile Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag features Sapphire Crocodile. This exquisite Blue Hermes clutch is perfect day to evening. Lush with Gold hardw...
Category

2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Pochette Jaune Ambre Gold Hardware Clutch Amber Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Jaune Amber Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Jaune Amber is a gorgeous rich yellow that is so coveted with gold hardware in this rare Kelly Pochette. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Blue Frida Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Blue Frida Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Blue Frida is a brand new and spectacularly gorgeous blue color from Hermes! Just purchased from Hermes st...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Navy Blue Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Navy Blue Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2020 interior Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Prist...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Cinhetic To Go Wallet Mauve S Bag Clutch Crossbody Chamkila Mysore Chevre
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Cinhetic To Go Wallet clutch / shoulder/ crossbody bag. Exquisite Mauve Sylvestre in coveted Chamkila Mysore Goatskin leather and pall...
Category

2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Lime Yellow Fluo Gold Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Lime Yellow Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag NEW Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine condition (wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Lizard Exotic Leather Gold Evening Clutch Flap Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Lizard Palladium-plated hardware Leather lining Push-lock closure Made in France Measures 8" W x 5.75" H x 0.50" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bag Pink Rose Azalee Clutch Swift Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag featured in Rose Azalee. This beautiful pink Kelly Cut clutch is perfect day to evening. Swift leather. Fresh with palladium hard...
Category

2010s Clutches

  • 1

Hermes Clutch Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary hermes clutch bag you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment 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, Red and more. You’re likely to find the perfect hermes clutch bag among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those 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 is a Hermes Clutch Bag?

On average, a hermes clutch bag on 1stDibs sells for $6,363, while they’re typically $349 on the low end and $162,750 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.