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Hermés Alligator Constance 24cm
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
The Hermés bag embodies the quintessence of style and luxury due to its impeccable design, craftsmanship, and significance. That being said, it is the most iconic and desired piece f...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 18
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
: Constance Bag Epsom 18 Exterior Material: Leather Exterior Color: Pink Interior Material: Leather Interior
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 18
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 18
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 18
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 18
H 6 in. W 7 in. D 2 in.
Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 24
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Drop 17" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Bag Epsom 24 Exterior Material: Leather Exterior Color: Red
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Epsom 24
H 8 in. W 9 in. D 3 in.
Hermes Micro Constance Lezard Green
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Wonderful Mini Constance Lezard ! Extremely rare piece. The condition is very good : micro
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2010s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Wallet Alligator Long
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Bag Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Depth 1" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Wallet Alligator
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Constance Elan Swift Leather
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Black Swift Leather Constance Elan PHW swift leather palladium plated hardware signature H
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Lizard 23
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
", Width 9", Depth 2" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Bag Lizard 23 Exterior Material: Lizard, Exotic
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Constance Bag Lizard 23
  • Hermes Constance Bag Lizard 23
  • Hermes Constance Bag Lizard 23
  • Hermes Constance Bag Lizard 23
H 7 in. W 9 in. D 2 in.
Hermès Burgundy Constance 24 cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Crafted from deep burgundy box calf leather, the Burgundy Constance 24 cm bag is fashionably
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Burgundy Constance 24 cm
  • Hermès Burgundy Constance 24 cm
  • Hermès Burgundy Constance 24 cm
  • Hermès Burgundy Constance 24 cm
H 6.97 in. W 9.45 in. D 3 in.
Hermes Constance Wallet Alligator Long
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Wallet Alligator Long Exterior Material: Alligator Exterior Color: Green
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Mini Constance Silver Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Magnificent Silver Mini Constance ! Good condition, there is a small mark on the top of the bag
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance Wallet Alligator Long
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Accessories Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Depth 1" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Wallet Alligator
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Constance Pink Pochette/Belt
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes Epsom Constance mini pink leather pochette with a detachable card case inside. Gold metale
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21st Century and Contemporary French Belt Bags

  • Hermes Constance Pink Pochette/Belt
  • Hermes Constance Pink Pochette/Belt
  • Hermes Constance Pink Pochette/Belt
  • Hermes Constance Pink Pochette/Belt
H 4 in. W 0.5 in. L 5 in.
Hermes Constance Wallet Alligator Long
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Accessories Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Depth 1" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Wallet Alligator
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Constance Handbag 23cm (1984)
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Constance Bag by Hermes Paris N circle stamp (1984) White Smooth calfskin leather Gold Hardware H
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1980s French Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
1.5", Strap Drop 21" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor Exterior Material
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

  • 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 Cartable Bag Sombrero 29
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
: Constance Cartable Bag Sombrero 29 Exterior Material: Leather Exterior Color: Brown Interior Material
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Sombrero 29
  • Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Sombrero 29
  • Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Sombrero 29
  • Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Sombrero 29
H 11.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
: Constance To Go Wallet Evercolor Exterior Material: Leather Exterior Color: Yellow Interior Material
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder 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 Bag Verso Evercolor 18
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Bag Verso Evercolor 18 Exterior Material: Leather Exterior Color: Blue
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Optique Bag Evercolor 18
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
", Depth 2", Strap Drop 20" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Optique Bag Evercolor 18 Exterior Material
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in excellent
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable
  • Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable
  • Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable
  • Hermès Black Sombrero Leather Constance Cartable
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H 8.27 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.15 in.
Marble Silk Orbis Constance 24 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Marble Silk Constance 24 PHW - A rare and beautiful Constance 24 crafted in swift leather
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
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 French Clutches

  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
H 4 in. W 1.2 in. L 4.9 in.
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
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box Gold Hardware In 1967, the Executive Chairman of Hermès
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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.
Hermes Rouge Casaque Swift Constance 18 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermes Rouge Casaque Swift Constance 18 GHW SKU: 129678 Condition: Pre-owned
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

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
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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 Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Brown and gold Hermès Constance. Brown leather with gold hardware in excellent shape, with no odor
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1970s French Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
H 5.91 in. D 0.79 in. L 9.06 in.
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
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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.
Hermes Constance Mini Epsom Orange And Gold
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Bag signed Hermès, Constance model, size Mini 18, made in orange Epsom leather with golden hardware
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2010s Novelty Bags

  • Hermes Constance Mini Epsom Orange And Gold
  • Hermes Constance Mini Epsom Orange And Gold
  • Hermes Constance Mini Epsom Orange And Gold
  • Hermes Constance Mini Epsom Orange And Gold
H 6.11 in. D 1.97 in. L 7.09 in.
Hermés Constance 24cm Cuivre Lisse Alligator PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A rare and exceptional Hermès Constance 24cm Mississippiensis Alligator handbag. This exotic bag is
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

Hermès 24cm Burgundy Constance Barenia with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
The history of the Hermès Constance bag starts with a designer named Catherine Chaillet. She gave
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 French Clutches

Hermès Limited Edition Constance 18cm Marble Silk PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A limited edition Hermès Constance 18cm bag. The bag features a rare technique that creates
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

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
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty 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
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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
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21st Century and Contemporary 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
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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
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2010s French Wallets

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
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets

Hermes Constance 18 Mini Jaune Bourgeon Yellow Chèvre Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
HERMES CONSTANCE BAG Size 18cm The mini size, the most popular size Jaune Bourgeon Pretty new color
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 18 Mini Rouge de Coeur w Mirror
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
HERMES CONSTANCE BAG Size 18cm The mini size, the most popular size Rouge De Coeur Chevre Mysore
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 1-24 Gold Epsom GHW 2022
By Hermès
Located in Double Bay, AU
Condition: Brand New Colour: Gold Leather: Epsom leather Hardware Colour: Gold Tone Measurement: 9.5" width x 7" height x 3" depth; 18" adjustable shoulder strap Year of Produ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Limited Edition Marble Printed Silk 18
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
: Handle Drop 11", Height 6", Width 7.5", Depth 2", Strap Drop 20" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Bag
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Brown Shiny Crocodile Porosus GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Brown Shiny Crocodile Porosus Gold Hardware This Hermès Constance 23
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Black Sombrero On a Summer Night Constance 18 PWH
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Black Sombrero On a Summer Night Constance 18 PWH Age - A 2017 A Limited Edition
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Constance 23 Gold H Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Pasadena, CA
Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Constance 23 Gold H Handbag *Marked G in Circle ( 1977) *Made it France
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1970s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Long To Go Wallet Etoupe Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Constance Long To Go wallet featured in Etoupe with Gold hardware. Rich
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Long To Go Wallet Mauve Sylvestre Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a coveted Hermes Constance Long To Go wallet featured in Mauve Sylvestre with
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Braise red Shiny Alligator CONSTANCE 18 Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès 'Constance 18' shoulder bag in Braise (birght red) shiny alligator. H-Buckle closure. Lined
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather Constance To Go Long Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather Constance To Go Long Wallet Xupes Reference: HB5201 Serial Number: U
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2010s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather Constance To Go Long Wallet
  • HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather Constance To Go Long Wallet
  • HERMÈS Black Epsom Leather Constance To Go Long Wallet
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H 4.34 in. W 8.08 in. D 1.97 in.
1stdibs Exclusives Hermès Constance 24cm “Marble” Silk Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives from Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Constance "Limited Edition Marble
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance Compact Wallet Black Gold Hardware Epsom Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Constance Compact Wallet featured in Noir. This classic wallet features
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets

Hermes Constance Bag 18 Chai Matte Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes 18 Constance in warm Chai Matte Alligator. A cross between toffee and
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured 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
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2010s French Top Handle 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
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2010s French Top Handle 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
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance 18 Ombré Salvator Lizard Palladium Hardware Crossbody Bag
By Hermès
Located in NYC Tri-State/Miami, NY
Hermès Constance 18 Ombré Salvator Lizard Palladium Hardware The Hermès Constance bag was first
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Serial Number: Z Age (Circa): 2021
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

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H 6.7 in. W 9.06 in. D 2.76 in.
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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 bagBirkin, 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 ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Constance is available in a variety of leather options. They include Box and Swift smooth leathers and Epsom grained leather. Hermès also periodically offers the bag in exotic crocodile, lizard and ostrich leather. Find a collection of Hermès Constance bags on 1stDibs.
  • 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 29, 2020

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

  • 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.