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Hermès Rouge Braise Constance Alligator
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Rouge Braise Constance Alligator gold hardware lining in lambskin Width:24 cm Height:20 cm Depth:8 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Black Mini Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Constance Mini 18 Bag. Black leather with lizard buckle. Good condition. Swift leather. Palladium hardware. Rare size bag and combo. Includes Hermes dust cover. Guaranteed aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear and scuffs on exterior, small indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 8", Dep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 1.5 in.
Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuff on flap, indentation on front due to closure hardware, light scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, With Strap Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Dept...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Elan Bag Swift 25
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight odor in interior. Darkening, wear and scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, small stains underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Constance Elan Bag Swift 25
  • Hermes Constance Elan Bag Swift 25
  • Hermes Constance Elan Bag Swift 25
  • Hermes Constance Elan Bag Swift 25
H 6 in. W 10 in. D 2 in.
Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Gold Condition: 100% Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories Do not hesitate if you have any questions, we will be glad to h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Black Epsom Constance 18 RGHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Black Epsom Constance 18 RGHW SKU: 115348 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visibl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Matte Crocodile Palladium H/W Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Long wallet in matte patina alligator with 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets, zipped change purse, external pocket and palladium ’H’ tab closure. Some protective plastic still att...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Constance 18 PHW SKU: 110050 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint marks to back exterior. Scratching to hardware. Bra...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Matte Crocodile Palladium H/W Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Long wallet in matte patina alligator in light green with 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets, zipped change purse, external pocket and palladium ’H’ tab closure. Some protective pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Constance Purple Mini 18 Bag. Dark purple color swift leather. Palladium hardware. Rare hard to find Constance especially in this mini size. Color is rare too. Good condition....
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
H 6 in. D 1.5 in. L 7 in.
Hermès Rose Azalee Evercolor Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Azalee Evercolor Constance 18 PHW SKU: 109539 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Light fraying to stitching on strap. Brand: Hermès M...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt BNIB
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Slim wallet in craie Epsom calfskin with removable zipped change purse, 2 credit card slots, belt loop and yellow enamel and palladium plated closure. The piece is in the hous...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Spectacular Constance 24 bag in very good conditions Year 2018 Ultra rare Green Vertigo color (U4) Leather Supersoft in the internal Silver colored metal Comes with dustbag Hermes p...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
H 7.88 in. D 3.15 in. L 9.45 in.
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box Gold Hardware Hermès Constance stays one of the most coveted handbag designs in the history and is equally desired as Hermès Birkin and Hermès ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
H 16.5 in. W 23 in. D 4.5 in.
Hermès Rouge Vif Ostrich Constance 24 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rouge Vif Ostrich Constance 24 GHW SKU: 115042 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Thalassa Evercolor Leather Constance Elan Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Hermes Constance Elan is crafted using Swift leather and features the iconic H clasp on the front flap. The shoulder strap lets you carry it gracefully, and the fine finish of th...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Constance 18 PHW SKU: 108890 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on so...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Bleu Zanzibar Evercolor Constance 24 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Zanzibar Evercolor Constance 24 GHW SKU: 111508 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scratching to hardware. Faint scuffing to interior....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rose Extreme Swift Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Extreme Swift Constance 18 PHW SKU: 109541 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on hardware. Faint indentations to leather. Bran...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Bleu Saphir Swift Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Saphir Swift Constance 18 PHW SKU: 109540 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint scuffing between buckle and inner flap. Brand: Herm...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde The Constance by Hermès bag was introduced by Catherine Chaillet in 1959. It became quite soon one the house's must-have bags! But this very ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
H 6.89 in. W 9.45 in. D 1.97 in.
Hermès 2019 Constance Epsom Leather Long Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘Bearn Compact’ wallet has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Rouge de Coeur’ and soft leather interior, it is decorated wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermès Constance Epsom Leather Wallet HR-1029P-0011
By Hermès
Located in Downey, CA
Hermès Constance Epsom Leather Wallet HR-1029P-0011 World renowned luxury brand Hermes are known for their quality in leather and materials. A simple yet elegant design with the cla...
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2010s Wallets

Hermes Constance Bag Swift with Marble Enamel 18
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear and scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, creasing on strap and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES Mini Constance in Orange Mysore Goat Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES Mini Constance in Orange Mysore goat Leather. Silver plate Hardware. The H buckle is enamel. In very good exterior condition, pen mark under the flap. Made in France. Size: 18...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Limited Edition Rouge H Sombrero
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a Limited Edition Hermes Constance Cartable 29 features deep rich Rouge H Sombrero leather. Stunning inlaid leather logo clasp and shorter strap. Carried by hand a...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 2014 Constance Elan Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2014 Hermès ‘Constance Elan’ handbag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in a teal/turquoise hue and soft leather interior, it is decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Constance 18cm Blue Frida Swift Leather Bag with Palladium Hardware - Brand new - Y Stamp - 18 - 14.5 x 4 cm - Includes Box, dust bag and receipt - Swift Leather
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
H 5.71 in. D 1.58 in. L 7.09 in.
HERMES Constance Bag in Rouge Casaque Swift Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES Constance Bag in Rouge Casaque swift Leather. It has a double bellows. In very good condition, only the golden H has micro scratches. It is made of Swift leather. It has a t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance 24 Vert Bosphore Alligator Lisse PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Constance 24 Vert Bosphore Alligator Lisse PHW Impossible to find elsewhere! This Hermès Constance 22 in absotulely stunning "Vert Bosphore" has been made to perfection from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Compact Wallet Rose Confetti Epsom Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare, beautiful, store-fresh Hermes Constance compact wallet in Rose Confetti Epsom leather with palladium hardware. The wallet features pink stitching, the iconic "H" snap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermès Limited Edition Constance 24cm Marble Silk PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A limited edition Hermès Constance 24cm bag. The bag features a rare technique that creates exceptional colours in the silk Orbis design. The exterior of this Constance features tona...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermès 18cm Constance Bubblegum Epsom Palladium Hardware 2021
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 18cm Constance Bubblegum Epsom Palladium Hardware (Z/2021)
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES Rose Mexico Swift Leather & Marble Silk Constance 24
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMES Rose Mexico Swift Leather & Marble Silk Constance 24 Xupes Reference: HB4429 Serial Number: Z Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Protective Felt, Selfrid...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 2017 Constance 23cm Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2017 Hermès ‘Constance’ 23cm shoulder bag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in a blue hue and soft leather interior, it is decorated w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rose Azalee Evercolor Constance To Go Wallet PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rose Azalee Evercolor Constance To Go Wallet PHW SKU: 115529 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Constance 18 Bag Lime Swift Gold Hardware Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes 18 Constance bag featured in fabulous coveted Lime in Swift leather. Rare with gold hardware. Carried by hand, over the shoulder, or cross body. HERMES P...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 24 Rose Tyrien Pink Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Constance 24 Rose Tyrien Pink Epsom Palladium Hardware. Excellent Pristine condition with plastic on hardware. T Stamp 2015. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authentic...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 18cm Constance Canopee Swift Palladium Hardware 2016
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 18cm Constance Canopee Swift Palladium Hardware (X/2016)
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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

Hermès 2013 Constance 23cm Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2013 Hermès ‘Constance’ 23cm shoulder bag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Soufre’ yellow hue and soft leather interior, it is de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

NIB Hermès Vert Rousseau Matte Alligator Constance 24 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
NIB Hermès Vert Rousseau Matte Alligator Constance 24 GHW SKU: 111444 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: NIB. Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Naturelle beige Courchevel leather CONSTANCE 23 Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Constance 23 shoulder bag in Naturelle Courchevel leather featuring gold-tone hardware. Vintage from 1988. Lined in beige lambskin with one zipper pocket agains...
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1980s Tote Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Ficelle Shiny Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Ficelle Leather: Shiny Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2020 Y Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Bubblegum Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Bubblegum Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2020 D Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vintage Constance Bag in Brown Chocolate Crocodile Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Constance' bag in brown chocolate crocodile leather. Gold plated hardware. The interior is in smooth lamb leather. Worn shoulder. Dimensions : Length 23 cm, height...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Abricot Matte Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Abricot Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2018 C Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather 24cm Constance Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Sleek, subtle and sophisticated, this unique 24cm Constance bag from Hermès features Epsom leather - a favoured hide, popular for its finely-grained embossed texture and ability to r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 18cm Crocodile Rose Gold H/W Constance Mini Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Black crocodile leather exterior trimmed with shining rose gold hardware. Lift latch single flap style closure opens to a black leather lined interior that holds 2 slit and 1 zippere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Bag 18 Black Lizard Palladium Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Constance 18 bag featured in jet Black Lizard. Lizard saturates colour beautifully and gives this Black Constance fabulous depth. Fresh with palladium ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 18 Desert Lizard Bag Palladium Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Constance 18 bag featured limited edition Desert Lizard. Exquisite markings with fresh Palladium hardware. HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE is stamped on front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Rose Lipstick Pink Mini III Veau Tadelakt
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a chic pink Rose Lipstick Hermes Constance 18 bag in Veau Tadelakt. Fresh with Palladium hardware. HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE is stamped on front under flap. Come...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Slim Wallet Waist Belt Bag Biscuit Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Constance Slim Wallet Belt bag featured in warm Biscuit. This Hermes wallet is stunning with coveted Gold hardware in epsom leather. I...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Hermes Black Crocodile Constance 23 GHW Shoulder Bag RARE
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

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 Constance Bag 24 Limited Edition Marble Silk Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Constance 24 spectacular Marble Silk bag. Accentuated with Rose Extreme Swift leather. This rare technique creates exq...
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2010s 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

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Gris Tourterelle Shiny Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Gris Tourterelle Leather: Shiny Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2017 A Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bi...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Box Calf Mini 18 cm Constance with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Box Calf Mini Constance in pristine condition. The Constance has simple clean lines and combines classic with modern. The adjustable strap allows for sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Hermes Constance Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of hermes constance bags for sale on 1stDibs. For hermes constance bags, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Red, Blue and more in stock now. 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 20th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 157 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Hermes Constance Bags?

On average, hermes constance bags on 1stDibs sell for $12,391, while they’re typically $1,415 on the low end and $72,000 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

Questions About Hermes Constance Bags
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 29, 2020

    No, vintage Hermès Constance bags do not have serial numbers. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 29, 2020

    On the front of your Hermès Constance bag, the metal “H” doubles as both an insignia for the high fashion goods manufacturer and a clasp to keep your bag snapped shut. To open your Hermès Constance handbag, grab the metal “H” — position your fingers directly around the horizontal middle bar of the letter, so that your fingers are curled underneath it, and pull out toward you. The key to opening the clasp without scratching the accessory’s leather is to pull only at the horizontal bar. The bag opens and closes with the help of a spring-loaded mechanism that is concealed on each of the bar’s ends fixed to the flap.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 29, 2020

    When you’re trying to authenticate your Hermès Constance bag, there are a few things to remember. For one, there is no “authenticity card” — Hermès doesn’t accompany its Constance bags with any such certificate. There is a label stamp inside any authentic Hermès Constance handbag that reads “Hermès Paris Made in France” — the lettering will be clear and it won’t appear blocky or oversized. Lettering on this label that looks anything other than professionally set and lightly pressed into the leather may mean that your Hermès Constance bag is a fake.

    Stitching is a good metric to consider because each Hermès Constance handbag is hand-sewn by Hermès artisans (spotting a fake Birkin bag requires similar inspections) according to Hermès’s celebrated saddle-stitching technique, so while the sew lines will have some inconsistencies, the work will be demonstrative of the company’s commitment to quality, and the stitching will indicate as much.

    Hardware on your authentic Hermès Constance bag is always made of a genuine precious metal — the metal is typically brass that is hand-polished and plated with fine gold, palladium or permabrass, while the H-shaped clasp has been silvered, lacquered, set with diamonds, and more over the years. This metal will feel substantial, and it will not tarnish over time.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best leather for Hermès Constance is truly a matter of personal taste. Most Constance bags are crafted from a variety of leathers as well as exotic leather and skin. Shop a range of authentic Hermès Constance bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Hermès Constance bag is named after one of the children of Catherine Chaillet, the designer who created the iconic purse. It debuted in 1959, and legend has it that the luxury fashion house's factory finished the first one on the day that her daughter was born. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Hermès Constance bags.