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Beautiful Hermès Coat Cream Color Rami Cotton Mao Collar Size 36 FR 2-4 US
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Gorgeous Authentic Hermès Coat Made in France Made of 57% Rami and 43% Cotton Lined with beige fabric 100% Silk, "H" printed Colorway: Beige (Cream Color) Closes with...
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20th Century French Coats

Hermes Coat Gray Sleek Subtle Wadding 38 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Elephant Gray gently wadded coat. Off center hidden button at the neck. Detachable collar. Two hidden slot pockets. Has a drop shoulder. Sleek and timel...
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Early 2000s French Coats

Hermes Coat Lamb Leather Taupe Sleek Subtle Wadding Detachable Collar 38
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes warm taupe leather coat. So magnificently made that you could wear the coat inside out if it were not for the labels! Buttons only at the neck for a fabul...
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Early 2000s French Coats

Hermes Cashmere & Wool Hooded Coat
By Hermès
Located in Oakland, CA
Lush Hermes coat. Color is a very pale gray/cream. Wool with cashmere. Detachable hood. Leather belt and buckle closures. Huge front bucket pockets. Shoulder amulets. Unlined....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coats and Outerwear

HERMES T 46 Coat in Taupe Reindeer
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes coat, trench coat style, in taupe reindeer. The inner lining is made of smooth calfskin. There are 2 deep inner pockets lined in Hermes monogramed satin and closed by an engra...
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Late 20th Century French Trench Coats

Hermes Brown Alligator Trench Coat
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This eternally classic item the trench coat has been interpreted in myriad different ways and fabrics over the years. Hermes released this elite item at the famed fashion house. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats

Hermes creme wool coat, 1970s
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Hermes ivory wool coat. lined in silk. Fit size medium shoulder: 15” / Bust 38"/ Waist : 36"/ Hip: 38"/ Length: 41" Sleeve: 24.5" ******small yellow stain on lining. see imag...
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1970s French Coats

Hermes Cotton Maxi Logo Coat
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes long white "H" pattern cotton cloque brocade coat with white center zip closure. A large silver signature "H" is the zipper pull. Lined in taffeta. Chic and timeless. 1970's ...
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1970s French Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Paris Brown Cashmere Coat
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermes Paris Brown Cashmere Coat Totally made in france in size xs
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1980s French Coats and Outerwear

Hermès Polyester Trench Coat in Green
By Hermès
Located in Carnate, IT
Hermès Polyester Trench Coat in Green Hermes trench coat. In polyester and nylon. Very soft fabric. Lined (streaked as in the photo). It has 2 external and 1 internal pockets. T...
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Late 20th Century Trench Coats

Hermes by Martin Margiela Black Trench Coat
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes by Martin Margiela black trench coat featuring a black gabardine flared trench coat, slits detailing at sides, detachable cape and sleeves at back and a seperated belt. In goo...
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Late 20th Century French Trench Coats

Hermes Chocolate Brown Calf Hair & Calfskin Trench Coat
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Chocolate Brown Calf Hair Trench Coat -This stunning Hermes trench coat has a loose, double-breasted silhouette in smooth leather which give a unique contrast to the pony...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats

Hermes Classic Burgundy Wool Twill Over Coat
By Hermès
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hermes classic burgundy wool twill over coat a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Long raglan sleeve coat with Hermes logo button tab cuffs. Round collar with a logo button at the ne...
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1990s French Overcoats

Men's Hermes black wool belted trench coat, c. 1980s
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
▪ Men's Hermes black trench coat ▪ 100% Wool ▪ 'Hermes Paris' etched buttons ▪ Raglan sleeves ▪ Rayon lining ▪ Two side pockets ▪ Size 52 ▪ c. 1980s
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1980s French Trench Coats

Hermes Paris Gray Heavy Gauge Wool Leather Trim Unisex Coat c 1970s
By Hermès
Located in University City, MO
Hermes Paris Gray heavy gauge wool leather trim unisex winter coat c 1970s The stylish vintage Hermes heavy wool coat is designed with a brown leather collar Paired with brown leathe...
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1970s French Coats and Outerwear

HERMES camel brown wool LEATHER TRIM CAPE Coat Jacket 38 S VINTATGE
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès vintage cape in camel brown wool (assumed cause tag is missing) and brown leather . Features a leather trim and two slits for the arms slits. Opens with a hook ...
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1980s Coats

Hermes Brown Double Breasted Suede Leather Trim Trench Style Wool Coat, 1970s
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous coat was made by Hermes Paris, most likely in the late 1970s. Made from brown boiled wool blend, it features a brown suede collar and is unlined. Preowned/vintage with...
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1970s French Coats

Hermès Classic Trench
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès, blue tone, iridescent, cotton and silk, classic, double breasted, belted, short trench having generous, notched lapels, and slash pockets. Fabric content: 29% silk and 71% co...
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Early 2000s French Trench Coats

Hermès Lightweight Double Breasted Pea Jacket
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès, black, mixed fibers, double breasted, cropped, unlined pea coat, having a wide notched collar, and slanted, slash, breast pockets.
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Early 2000s French Pea Coats

Hermes Limited Edition Silk Parka Print Bouclerie Moderne
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
This pre-owned new Hermès parka / coat is beautifully crafted in the "Bouclerie Moderne" print. This print is a new version of the "Bouclerie d'Attelage" from the 70's. Collection:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Jacket Silk Paperoles Reversible Cashmere Scarf Print S mint
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a vintage Hermes extremely rare to find Paperoles reversible scarf print gently wadded jacket. Beautiful silk scarf print gently wadded jacket that reverses to ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Vintage Jacket Exquisite Silk Moire Puffer Dramatic 36 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes dramatic reversible silk moire wadded jacket. Striking balloon hem in muted burnt pumpkin. This is a changeable moire with color variations from bu...
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Early 2000s French Coats and Outerwear

HERMES black nylon merino wool knit leather zip jacket XXL
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, NT
HERMES black nylon merino wool knit leather zip jacket XXL Reference: TGAS/B02251 Brand: Hermes Material: Merino wool Color: Black Pattern: Solid Closure: Zip Extra Detail: Merino wo...
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2010s Coats

Vintage Hermes Astrology Cover With Fringes By F. Faconnet Mint Condition
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Hermes Astrology Cover With Fringes and sleeves By F. Faconnet Mint Condition ,no issues to report.Looks unworn . Beautiful in person Made in France. FINAL SALE
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Beige Cashmere-Silk Longline Belted Cardigan - US 6
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Beige Cashmere-Silk Longline Belted Cardigan -Fine soft cashmere & silk blend -Lightweight -Sleeveless cardigan -Belted, removable -Two pockets, one featuring embroidered log...
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2010s Italian Coats and Outerwear

HERMES Paris 100% cashmere hand woven suede leather H logo belted robe L
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, NT
HERMES Paris 100% cashmere hand woven suede leather H logo belted robe L Reference: AEMA/A00044 Brand: Hermes Material: Cashmere Color: Blue Pattern: Solid Closure: Belt Extra Detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Coats

Hermes Shearling Capelet Jacket Dark Brown 3/4 Sleeve 38 / 4 to 6 Striking
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes rich brown leather shearling capelet style jacket. Dark brown shearling jacket drop shoulder and 3/4 length wide sleeve. 2 front slash pockets. Open - n...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Brown Leather Vintage Jacket Bordeaux Lined Cashmere / Wool 38 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes vintage jacket features deep chocolate brown lambskin leather. The sleeve has five working gold snaps at the cuff. Awesome! All snaps have HERMES PARIS e...
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Early 2000s French Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Jacket Vintage Iridescent Quilted Parka Lush Fox Hoodie Trim 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic vintage Hermes iridescence quilted drawstring with lush fox trimmed hoodie. A bronzed olive tone to the brown. Quilted with stylized stitchin...
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1980s French Coats

Hermes Sellier Cashmere Cape with Fringe
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is elegance and sophistication! Hermes has done it again! This beautifully handcrafted Hermes Sellier poncho is made out of a lux Merino Wool and Cashmere that is ultra-soft to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Capes

Hermes Vintage Jacket Le Carnavale de Venise Reversible Scarf Print 36 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes reversible scarf print silk jacket. Beautiful Le Carnavale de Venise scarf print jacket with gentle wadding. Depicts the iconic Venetian Carnival with ora...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats

Hermes Jacket Carnavale de Venise Vivid Reversible Scarf Print Vintage 36 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic reversible scarf print vintage Hermes silk jacket. Beautiful Le Carnavale de Venise scarf print jacket with gentle wadding. Depicts the iconic Venetian Carnival ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats

HERMES Large Shawl in Brown Silk
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Large HERMES shawl in brown silk with khaki trim (Dip dye shawl) Pattern : 'carriages'. In very good condition. Dimensions: 135 cm x 140 cm Will be delivered in a new, non-origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shawls

  • HERMES Large Shawl in Brown Silk
  • HERMES Large Shawl in Brown Silk
  • HERMES Large Shawl in Brown Silk
  • HERMES Large Shawl in Brown Silk
H 55.12 in. L 53.15 in.
Hermes Jacket Le Carnavale de Venise Reversible Scarf Print 36 / Fits 4 to 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a vintage Hermes Le Carnavale de Venise reversible scarf print silk jacket. Beautiful Le Carnavale de Venise scarf print jacket with gentle wadding. Depicts the ico...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coats

Hermes Shawl Bouquets Selliers in Multicolored Cashmere and Silk
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès shawl "Bouquets Sellier " in cashmere and silk: nasturtium, caramel and sun. Designed by : Pierre Marie. New condition. It nevertheless presents 2 small stains (see photos) ...
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2010s French Shawls

Hermes Allure General Purpose Rain Cape Navy / Beige S New w/Tag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes rain cape that can be worn with or without the sleeves. Chic Navy with Khaki interior has snap closure. Light waterproof cape for rider on foot or in the ...
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2010s French Raincoats

HERMES Shawl 'Folklore' in Multicolored Silk Twill
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful HERMES shawl 'Folklore' in silk twill colored in pink, mauve, brown. Drawn by: Henri d'Origny Stamp S from private sales Delivered in a Valois Vintage Paris dustbag
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2010s French Shawls

HERMES 'Psyché' Lagre Scarf in Multicolored Silk.
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES large scarf model "Psyche" in silk. Color in shades of ocher, orange, fuchsia, brown. The roulotte is impeccable. In perfect condition. Artist: Sophie Koechlin Dimensions: 1...
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2010s French Shawls

Hermes Vintage Shawl Lush Leather Fringe Cashmere and Wool Poncho
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes unique vintage shawl/poncho with a dramatic leather fringe. Striking warm Gold cashmere and wool large Poncho styled shawl. Rich with long, lush leather...
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Early 2000s French Shawls

Hermes Warm-Up Fleece Jacket in Navy S New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Warm-Up Fleece featured in Navy. Fleece jacket has water resistant, breathable fabric. Light, but warm. High collar and slim cut. Front zip with and side ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Raincoats

Hermes Ponant Waterproof Jacket w/ Hidden Hoodie S New w/ Tag
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Ponant Waterproof Jacket featured in Navy. Light and breathable, the jacket is waterproof and weather resistant. Hoodie can be hidden in zipper at rear o...
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2010s French Raincoats

HERMES Large Shawl in Multicolor Cashmere and Silk
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES Large shawl in green, orange, blue, pale pink, purple and brown colors cashmere and silk. This shawl is in an immaculate condition. Dimensions : Height: 136 cm, length: 136 ...
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2010s French Shawls

Hermes Poncho Brides de Gala Sweater White / Black Cashmere
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Poncho Brides de Gala Sweater White / Black Cashmere
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21st Century and Contemporary French Ponchos

HERMES Shawl in Light Blue Cashmere and Herringbone Wool
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES light blue shawl in cashmere and herringbone wool, fringed edge. Floral pattern. Made in Italy In good general condition. Some light stain on the light blue background. Dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shawls

Hermes Jacket Gibiers Scarf Print Rare Vintage H de Linares 38 / 6 Mint
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Lightyly wadded silk jacket feaures magnificent Gibiers print designed by by Henri de Linares. Created in 1966, this rare and distinctive palette is a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Car Coats

Hermes Jacket Taupe Bison Leather Bomber 38 / 4
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes chic bison leather jacket. Bomber jacket in taupe with a gray wool flannel lining. Knit ribbing around hem, cuffs and neck. Front zip with logo embossed p...
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2010s French Bomber Jackets

Hermes NEW Grey/Aqua Zouaves et Dragons 140cm Silk/Cashmere Shawl 100-17836
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes NEW Grey/Aqua Zouaves et Dragons 140cm Silk/Cashmere Shawl. Designed by Virginie Jamin. Please note, this item was purchased at a Hermes sale and the tag is stamped with a "...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shawls

Elena Benarroch Black Persian Lamb Astrakhan three quarters Fur Coat
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
This special vintage persian lamb coat is from karakul lambs. 100% Astrakhan Lamb Fur (Outer), 100% Silk (Lining) The coat has 2 pockets and 1 hooks. Size: 42 FR / 46 IT/ 10 US / 14...
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1950s Spanish Anoraks and Parkas

Hermes Jacket Les Mythologies des Hommes Rouges Reversible Scarf Print XS
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychicic offers a rare Hermes exquisite Les Mythologies des Hommes Rouges scarf print reversible padded jacket. Depicts beautifully drawn indigenous cultures and their respecti...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Box Jackets

Hermès Saddle Leather Safari Biker Jacket with Logo Buttons and Silk Lining
By Hermès
Located in Boston, MA
WOW! Discreetly show off your impeccable taste in this saddle leather Hermès safari biker jacket. Flattering sexy deep back vents will show off the waist and curve - all so effortles...
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2010s French Safari Jackets

Hermes Qui' Import le Flacons Silk Scarf Distressed Denim Jacket-Medium
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Vintage Qui' Import le Flacons Yellow Silk Scarf denim jacket in NWOT condition. Medium weight denim jacket with gentle stretch and soft cotton. Hand distressed patches throug...
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2010s Coats

Hermes Vintage La Mecanique des Idees Silk Scarf Distressed Denim Jacket Medium
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Vintage La Mecanique des Idees Silk Scarf distressed denim jacket in NWOT condition. Medium weight denim jacket with gentle stretch and soft woven cotton. Hand distressing thr...
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2010s Coats and Outerwear

Hermes Vintage Camel Single Breasted Coat - SIZE XXXL
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Vintage Camel Single Breasted Coat - Light beige single breasted camel coat - Fully lined with Hermes logo satin twill - Lightly padded shoulders - Two flap pockets a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

HERMES x Martin Margiela Black 'H' Leather Women's Coat Jacket
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition Leather Silk Lining Size FR 44 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

HERMES red wool LEATHER TRIM Coat Jacket S VINTAGE
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès vintage classic coat in red wool (assumed cause tag is missing). Features a red leather trim and two patch pockets on the front. Has long raglan sleeves (sleeve...
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1980s Jackets

Hermes Men's Piumino Extra-Light Puffer Coat / Jacket Fauve M
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Men's Piumino extra-light puffer coat / jacket featured in fauve. The jacket is insulated with pure goose down duvet making it warm and light weight. Stre...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Jackets

HERMES Size 46 Navy Grey Plaid Wool Sport Coat
By Hermès
Located in San Francisco, CA
HERMES sport coat comes in a navy & grey plaid wool with a full liner featuring a notch lapel, flap pockets, double back vent, and a three button closure. Made in Italy. Very Good ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sport Jackets

HERMES orange cashmere 2019 CROD & LEATHER Coat Jacket 38 S
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Spring/Summer 2019 cashmere coat in orange and camel cashmere (100%). Features cord and lambskin leather (100%) embellishments at the neck, the trim and the cuf...
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2010s Jackets

Hermes Cardigan Coat Promenade du Matin Black / White Cashmere 34 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Promenade du Matin over sized long cardigan coat featured in Black and White. Drop shoulder long cardigan coat has a jacquard knit with Promenade du Matin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cardigans

HERMES white cotton SHORT BUTTON FRONT Coat Jacket 34 XXS
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes single-breasted between-seasons coat in cream cotton (100%). With notch collar, two front zipper pockets, two front flap pockets with piping in tan leather, and two zipper sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Jackets

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Hermes Coat For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hermes coat 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, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a hermes coat may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Coat?

Prices for a hermes coat can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $395 and can go as high as $49,900, while, on average they fetch $1,763.

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 Coats and Outerwear for You

There is a stylish garment for anywhere in the universe, and on 1stDibs, finding the right vintage and designer coats and outerwear doesn’t have to feel like a journey to the ends of the earth.

Outerwear includes many types of garments aside from the standard coat. From capes, gilets, jackets and cloaks to raincoats and kimonos, fashion designers have long been preparing us for the elements, and outerwear in general has changed and evolved significantly over time.

A lot of the coat styles in our closets, such as the durable Navy-inspired peacoat, were popularized by soldiers who battled aggressive climes in their regulation field jackets and parkas — indeed, keeping troopers comfortable guided the design of the military surplus garments that have often become buzzy fashion trends. Even today, owing to the likes of Burberry, a luxury fashion house that is among the originators of the trench coat worn by British officers during World War I, the trench remains a timeless style, now available in a range of colors that can be worn throughout the year.

While women in late 1700s England donned an adaptation of a men’s jacket called a spencer — the likeness of which could be spotted in Ralph Lauren’s ready-to-wear collections hundreds of years later — designers hadn’t widely been crafting outerwear specifically for women. Generally, the outerwear of choice for the fashionable, well-heeled lady prior to the 1800s usually consisted of capes, shawls and stoles. By the mid-1800s, women were wearing overcoats with multiple layered collars popularized by men (often called a Garrick coat in England), and as women entered the workforce during the 1920s, hemlines climbed, jewelry was prominent and fashion conventions were broken across the board.

Thankfully, the 20th century’s tradition of challenging the norm continues steadfast in today’s outerwear fashions. Contemporary designers certainly find inspiration in 1960s and 1970s coats by Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Bonnie Cashin, but unisex options abound in modern creations that take both function and style into account. Find what inspires you in the full range of vintage and designer coats and outerwear available for sale on 1stDibs.