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Hermes Birkin 30 Black Noir Epsom Gold Hardware GHW Stamp
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Become an owner of perfect solid hard calfskin Hermes Birkin 30 Black Epsom Gold Hardware Stamp A (2017) purse. As the most demanded fashion bag in the world it helps you pay attenti...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Poppy Orange Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Poppy Orange complimented with Gold Hardware. T Stamp 2015, Almost Like New Condition with Plastic on Hardware. Shop with confidence from Lux Addicts. Auth...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Roulis Slim Wallet Gold Hardware Blush
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 5 x 4.2 x 1.2 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Halzan 25 Palladium Hardware Blanc White
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 9.5 x 8.75 x 3.25 in; Drop: 3.5 in; Drop: 19 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Herbag 31 Gold Hardware Gold Beton
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 12 x 10 x 4.5 in; Drop 2.5 in; Strap 18 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Lindy 26 Palladium Hardware Blanc White
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 10 x 7 x 5.5 in; Drop: 4.5 in; Drop: 12 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 11.4 x 9.5 x 6 in; Drop 2.5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
  • Hermes 24/24 29 Gold Hardware Gold
Size: 11.4 x 9.5 x 6 in; Drop 2.5 in
Hermès bordeaux shoulder bag gold tone hardware
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès bordeaux shoulder bag gold tone hardware Measurements: 37 * 24 cm, 13 cm depth
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Birkin Togo 35 Gold tone Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Birkin Togo 35 Gold tone Hardware This bag comes in a really good condition, like unworn. Togo leather in perfect condition Gold tone hardware Comes with: Dust bag, origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Monochrome Picotin 22 Black Clemence Black Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Hermes Picotin Lock 22 WHAT CAN WE SAY..GORGEOUS! RARE LIMITED EDITION WE ONLY HAVE ONE Bag in taurillon Clemence leather with anodized aluminum plated Kelly lock closure for...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance Slim Wallet Gold Hardware AA Blush
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 4 x 4.75 x 1.25 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25 in; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Birkin 25 Violet Purple Lizard Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in rich Violet lizard. This stunning jewel toned purple Hermes Birkin bag is timeless and perfect for year round wear Comes with th...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch Rose Sakura Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Cut Size: 32 L x 14 H x 2.5 D cm Color: Rose Sakura Leather: Swift leather Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2019 D Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Colvert Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Rare Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Colvert Gold Hardware. Excellent Pristine Condition, Plastic on Hardware. Excellent corners and Structure. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30 Mauve Sylvestre Clemence Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
30cm New color: Mauve Sylvestre Leather Clemence, Baby Bull Collection: Z Origin: France Condition: Pristine; new or never worn (Plastic on hardware) Accompanied by: Hermes box, H...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Electric Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Blue ElectricEpsom Gold Hardware. As New Condition, Plastic on Hardware and Feet, Excellent corners and Structure. R Stamp 2014. Shop with Confidence from...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Menthe Mint Green Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Like New Hermès Birkin 35 Menthe Mint Green complimented by Palladium Hardware. Plastic on all hardware and perfect structure and corners.
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware. Like New Plastic on Hardware and Feet. Perfect corners and Structure. R Stamp 2014. Shop with Confidence from Lux...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Barenia Faubourg Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in limited edition Barenia Faubourg. Beyond chic the finish to Barenia this beauty is a coveted find! Fresh with Palladium hardwa...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vert Criquet Swift Mini Lindy Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Mini Lindy Bag Vert Criquet Swift Leather Palladium his Mini Lindy is in Vert Criquet swift leather with palladium hardware and has tonal stitching, double zipper pulls, fron...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Bag Evelyne GM Etain Clemence Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Evelyne GM featured in Etain clemence leather. Fabulous shoulder or cross body bag with roomy interior and rear outside deep pocket. Sport strap in tex...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Roulis Slim Wallet Gold Hardware Bleu Nuit
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 5 x 4.2 x 1.2 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Birkin 30 Biscuit Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in warm Biscuit. Togo leather with fresh palladium hardware accentuates the beautiful colour of this Birkin bag. This beauty will t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Lock 18 Bag Mauve Sylvestre Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Picotin Lock 18 tote bag featured in coveted Mauve Sylvestre. Ultimate neutral colour. This charming Hermes Picotin tote is a perfect everyday go to bag. ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Bag Evelyne PM Black Clemence Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Evelyne PM featured in Black clemence leather. Rich with gold hardware. Fabulous shoulder or cross body bag with roomy interior and ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Picotin 18 Lock Bag Palladium Hardware Sakura
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 7.5 x 7 x 5.5 in; Drop: 5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Gold Hardware Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25 in; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Aubergine Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in rich, saturated Aubergine crocodile. Rarely produced this exquisite beauty is a must have for any Hermes af...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly 28cm Rouge Sellier Hermes Epsom Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
BANK WIRE PRICE ONLY Hermes Kelly 28cm Rouge Sellier Hermes Epsom Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Picotin 22 Lock Bag Palladium Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Y Dimension: 8.5 x 8.75 x 7 in; 6 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Rose Jaipur Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Hermes Kelly 28 Hermes Kelly 28 Rose Jaipur Togo Palladium Hardware. R stamp 2014. Excellent Condition, hairlines on hardware, Excellent corners and structure. Shop with confidence...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag White Clemence Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in White. Lush with Gold hardware. A beautiful year round neutral color., white is the most rare of all Hermes ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Red Togo Palladium Hardware 2016
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Hermes Kelly 28 Red Togo Palladium Hardware Palladium Hardware. X stamp 2016. Excellent Condition, hairlines on hardware, Excellent corners and structure. Shop with confidence from...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Certified Authentic Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Evelyne TPM Bag Black Clemence Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Black Hermes Evelyne TPM bag easily worn as a shoulder or crossbody. Clemence leather is soft and scratch resistant. Signature perforated H on front of bag. Lu...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Hac 50 Black Fjord Leather Brass Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic rare 50 Hermes Hac (Sac Haut a Courroies) featured in Black Fjord leather. Limited edition accentuated by brass hardware. Chic and timeless...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Togo Bag Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Certified Authentic Origin: France Collection: Y Dimension: 11.25 x 8 x 4.5 in Handle Drop 3.25 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Kelly 28 Togo Bag Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Kelly 28 Togo Bag Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Kelly 28 Togo Bag Gold Hardware Black
  • Hermes Kelly 28 Togo Bag Gold Hardware Black
Size: Dimension: 11.25 x 8 x 4.5 in |
Hermès Shoulder Strap Etoupe Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Authentic Hermès Shoulder strap For Kelly or any other Hermès Bag Made in France Made of Togo Leather and Palladium Plated Hardware Colorways: Etoupe, White Stitching, Silver-Ton...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly pochette petrol blue silver hardware alligator
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly petrol blue silver hardware alligator clutch Alligator leather with silver tone hardware in good condition from 2013 Shows some slight opacity on the bottom of the bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Birkin 30cm Himalayan with Palladium hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sheridan, WY
Hermes Birkin 30cm in classic hiamalayan niloticus crocodile leather with palladium hardware. A classic since its inception, it is one of the world's most coveted handbags. Packag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Himalayan with Diamond hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sheridan, WY
Hermes Birkin 30cm in ultra rare Himalayan crocodile leather with diamond hardware. Without doubt the world's most coveted handbag. Packaged in its original packaging with all app...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Evelyne TPM Blue Feutre Swift Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Evelyne TPM featured in Blue Feutre (felt) with Gold hardware. Trimmed in Blue Swift leather. Signature perforated H on front of bag. Fabulous shoulder ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Tresssage with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sheridan, WY
Limited edition new unworn Hermes Birkin 30cm "Tressage". Soft Blue Indigo swift leather interwoven with Blue du Nord and Gold Epsom leather into an argyle pattern down the front pan...
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2010s Tote Bags

HERMES Escapade Black Chevre Leather Palladium Hardware Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Holland, PA
HERMES BLACK CHEVRE LEATHER ESCAPADE HANDBAG *Please note, color may not be fully representative of handbag based on monitor and lighting. This handbag is black. This bag is i...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 35cm Birkin Palladium Hardware Bag Superbly Chic New or Never Worn. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes with lock, keys, clochette, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Jaipur Pink Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Jaipur complimented with Gold Hardware. T Stamp 2015, Excellent Condition with Plastic on Hardware. Shop With Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authentici...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 30cm Dalmatian Buffalo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Birkin Size: 30cm Colour: Dalmatian Black & White Leather: Buffalo Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2004 E Condition: Vintage excellent: This item is vintage and ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Mimosa Matte Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Birkin 30 Matte Alligator bag featured in Mimosa - a clear sunny yellow. Lush with Gold Hardware. Comes with the lock ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Rouge Pivoine Togo Gold Hardware NEW
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning As New Hermes Kelly 35 Rouge Pivoine Togo Gold Hardware. 2017 New uncarried. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity Guaranteed!
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning As New Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Gold Hardware. As New with Plastic on all Hardware and Feet, Excellent corners and Structure. D Stamp 2019. Shop with confid...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Turquoise Swift with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners and handle, creasing on exterior, bubbling and indentations underneath flap. Cracking and splitting on flap opening...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Black Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in coveted Porosus Crocodile in Black. Porosus Crocodile is the most exclusive created from the the smallest scales. The scales ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Unusued Like New Hermès Kelly 28 Sellier Epsom Leather complimented by Palladium Hardware. Plastic on all hardware and perfect structure and corners. Shop with confidence ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Rouge Exotic Lizard Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer an Hermes Birkin 25 bag Rouge Exotic in rare coveted Lizard. Toned down strawberry red that is utterly neutral and striking. Fresh with palladium hardware. Comes wit...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Sage Gold Hardware Clemence Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in Sage (Suage). Exquisite muted neutral color Sage is perfect for year round wear. Luxurious with gold hardware in clemence leathe...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Etoupe Clemence Leather Palladium Hardware Marwari GM Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wonderfully crafted from Clemence leather, this Marwari GM from Hermes is a creation for people who love a perfect blend of luxury and utility. It sits in a relaxed shape with a sing...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Rouge Casaque Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in lipstick red Rouge Casaque. This beautiful red has a fabulous depth of color. Fresh with Palladium hardware and Epsom leather. ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Ostrich Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Roulis Slim Wallet Rose Gold Hardware Gris Perle
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 5 x 4.2 x 1.2 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

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Hermes Hardware For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary piece of hermes hardware 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, Red and more. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of hermes hardware among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Hermes Hardware?

The price for a piece of hermes hardware starts at $300 and tops out at $649,000, and on average, selling for $11,018.

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.