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Hermes Black Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Kelly 35 Bag. Good condition. Togo leather black with gold hardware. Classic bag for
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21st Century and Contemporary European Shoulder Bags

1970 Hermes Kelly Black Supple Leather Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vintage black box leather 32cm supple Kelly bag with gold hardware. Dates from 1970, as told by the
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1970s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20cm (mini Kelly) Black Touch
By Hermès
Located in Sheffield, GB
Hermes Kelly 20cm (mini Kelly) Sellier, Madame, Shiny Alligator in Black with Gold Hardware (GHW
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Bandouliere Black Epsom NIB
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New Hermès bandouliere Kelly black leather shoulder strap. Black leather pocket in epsom leather
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Hermes Black Kelly 28 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Kelly 28 Bag. Looks new. Excellent condition. Black sellier epsom leather. Gold
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21st Century and Contemporary European Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Kelly 28 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Kelly 28 Bag. Excellent condition. Gold hardware. Sellier bag. Interior clean
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Sheffield, GB
Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Sellier Epsom leather with Gold Hardware (GHW). Brand new with box and
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

1stdibs Exclusive Hermès Kelly Charm Black Lizard Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Charm Color: Black Leather
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

1997 Black Hermes Kelly 40 Retourne
By Hermès
Located in PARIS, FR
. - Hermès Kelly bag - Clasp: Gold-plated - Interior: Black leather. Large inside gold zipped pocket. plus
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pocket Shoulder Strap Black Swift Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Kelly Pocket Bag Strap PM featured in Black. The Hermes shoulder strap
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets and Small Accessories

HERMES black Togo leather KELLY 28 RETOURNE Bag w Gold
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Kelly II 28 Retourner' bag in Noir (black) Veau Togo leather with gold
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMÈS KELLY 25CM BLACK Epsom Leather with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès Kelly 25cm in Black Sellier Epsom Leather with Gold Hardware Z Stamp / 2021 Accompanied
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

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H 7.5 in W 9.8 in D 3.5 in
Hermès Black Crocodile Vintage Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Kelly 32 sellier vintage. Black crocodile leather and gold tone hardware. Fading on gold
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

HERMÈS KELLY 25CM BLACK Togo Leather with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès Kelly 25cm in Black Retourne Togo Leather with Gold Hardware U Stamp / 2022 Accompanied
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

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H 7.5 in W 9.8 in D 3.5 in
Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Box Leather Black with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Houma, LA
This sought-after 28cm Hèrmes Kelly is constructed of Black Box leather, noted for being slightly
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

HERMES black BOX leather KELLY 32 RETOURNE Bag w Gold
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Kelly 32 Retoune bag in black Veau Box leather featuring gold-tone hardware
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
MAGNIFICENT Kelly 35 bag from the House of HERMES in shiny black porosus crocodile. The jewelry is
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1940s French Top Handle Bags

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H 9.85 in D 4.73 in L 13.78 in
Hermès Kelly Padded 25 Noir/Black Swift Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermès Kelly Padded 25 in noir and swift leather with gold hardware. The bag is unworn and comes as
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Noir Black Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Noir Black Epsom Gold Hardware New Never used. Rest of Boutique Stock
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Black Epsom Sellier Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Chicjoy is pleased to present this Hermes Kelly 28 Black Epsom Sellier Gold Hardware Brand New in
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMÈS KELLY ELAN BLACK Chevre Chamkilla Leather with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès Kelly Elan in Black Chevre Chamkilla Leather with Gold Hardware B Stamp / 2023
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2010s European Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly 25 Retourne Bag Black Matte Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Kelly 25 Retourne bag presented in classic Black Matte Alligator
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 20cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 20cm BRAND Hermès MODEL Kelly 20cm AGE 1993 GENDER
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 5.52 in W 7.88 in D 3.55 in
Hermès BLACK LIZARD LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 20CM SELLIER
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès BLACK LIZARD LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 20CM SELLIER CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 5.52 in W 7.88 in D 3.55 in
Hermès Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in very good
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 9.06 in W 12.6 in D 4.14 in
Hermes Black Epsom Leather Gold Hardware Kelly Sellier 32 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
When it comes to beautiful bags, there are hardly any that can come close to the Hermès Kelly. It
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2010s Italian Tote Bags

New Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Noir Black Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Noir Black Epsom Gold Hardware New Never used. A Collectors Piece
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Sellier 32 Noir/Black Niloticus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermès Kelly Sellier 32 in noir and niloticus crocodile leather with gold hardware. The bag has
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 25 Colormatic Blue Black Chai Gold Palladium Hardware NEW LIMITED
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Brand New 2022 Purchase Ultra Rare and Hardest to get Hermes Kelly 25 Colormatic Blue ( Caban) Chai
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly Ado Vert Cypres Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermès Kelly Ado in vert cypres and togo leather with gold hardware. The bag is unworn and comes as
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Lizard Micro Kelly Bag Charm with Twilly
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Lizard Micro Kelly Bag Charm is in pristine condition. Adorned with a
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Black Alligator GHW (1994)
By Hermès
Located in Double Bay, AU
Condition: Good used Colour: Black Leather: Alligator Stamp/Year: 1994 Hardware Colour: Gold
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 25 Black GHW
By Abrahams Brothers, Hermès
Located in Double Bay, AU
Condition: Like new condition Material: Epsom Colour: Black Hardware: Gold Year: U Stamp
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21st Century and Contemporary European Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Ardennes Leather Vintage Kelly 35cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès Black Ardennes Leather Vintage Kelly 35cm Retourne Brand- Hermès Model- Kelly 35cm Product
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 9.45 in W 13.78 in D 4.73 in
Hermès Vintage Mini Kelly 20 Sellier Shiny Black GHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
black shiny croc leather and finished with shimmering gold hardware. This rare piece from 1992 combines
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1990s Top Handle Bags

HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Mini Kelly 20cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Mini Kelly 20cm Serial Number: (U) Age (Circa): 1991
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 5.12 in W 7.88 in D 1.97 in
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier Serial Number: (V) Age (Circa): 1992
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

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H 4.34 in W 5.91 in D 1.97 in
HERMES Kelly 20 Black Crocodile Exotic Leather Diamond Gold Shoulder Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Shiny Crocodile Diamond Gold Tone Hardware Strap
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 20 Black Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Small Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Box Calfskin Leather W 8" x H 5.5" x D 3.5 " Shoulder Strap Drop. 9" 100% Authenticity Guaranteed
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Vert de Gris Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermès Kelly 32 in vert de gris and togo leather with gold hardware. The bag is unworn and comes as
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Mini Kelly Double Tour bracelet T2
By Hermès
Located in Nicosia, CY
T2 Double tour bracelet in Swift calfskin with gold-plated mini Kelly closure. Made in France Wrist
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2010s French Modern Bracelets

Hermès Kelly Sellier 25 Vert Titien Ostrich Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermès Kelly Sellier 25 in vert titien and ostrich leather with gold hardware. The bag is unworn
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

HERMÉS black Tadelakt Leather Twilly mini Kelly bag charm, gold hardware, 2021s
By Hermès
Located in Stuttgart, DE
About HERMÈS black Tadelakt leather and multicolored silk ribbon Twill Mini Kelly bag Charm, gold
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2010s French Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes Kelly 28 Bag Vert Anglais Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Kelly Sellier 28 bag featured in Vert Anglais. This exquisite deep rich
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Kelly Bag with Gold Hardware 28, 1940.
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Rare Vintage Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware 28cm, 1940
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1940s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Watch Gold Cadena Lock Black Chèvre Mysore Leather Strap 1990s
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage 90s Hermes Kelly cadena watch in gold metal with a black Chèvre Mysore
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1990s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

HERMES NEW Kelly 25 Padded Sellier Black Swift Leather Gold Shoulder Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2021 Collection Swift Calfskin Leather Gold Plated Hardware Measures 9.75" W x
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES Kelly Mini Black Veau Gulliver Leather Gold Small Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1990 Collection Veau Gulliver Leather Gold Hardware Includes
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly 20 Black Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Small Top Handle Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1988 Collection Box Calfskin Leather Gold Hardware Leather Lining
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vintage Kelly Burgundy Calf Leather
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage burgundy/red calfskin Hermès Kelly bag . This handbag is fashioned from dark red box
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1950s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Mini Gold Kelly 20cm Epsom Bag New in Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Mini Gold Kelly 20cm Epsom Bag Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly Dog Extreme 18k yellow gold plated brass turnlock stud black cuff
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, NT
HERMES Kelly Dog Extreme 18k yellow gold plated brass turnlock stud black cuff Reference: KEDG
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2010s French Blouses

1992 Hermes Black 35cm Kelly Supple Box Bag with Thick Strap
By Hermès
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vintage black box leather 35cm supple Kelly bag with gold hardware. Dates from 1992, confirmed by
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Tri-Colour Sellier Kelly 28
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Crafted from high-shine leather, this Kelly 28 two-way bag has a contrasting combination of dark
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1990s European Structured Shoulder Bags

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H 8.7 in W 11.4 in D 3.9 in
1995 Hermes Framboise & Black Veau Doblis Suede Vintage Kelly 20cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Framboise & Black Veau Doblis Suede Vintage Kelly 20cm Sellier Serial Number: (Y) Age
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès BLACK SHINY POROSUS CROCODILE LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 28CM SELLIER
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès BLACK SHINY POROSUS CROCODILE LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 28CM SELLIER CONDITION NOTES The
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

1960s Black Box Calf Hermes Kelly Retourne 32cm Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
1960s Hermès black box calf leather Kelly retourné 32 tote bag featuring a foldover top with push
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1960s French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vintage Kelly 28 GHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
* Black * Box calf leather * Single rolled top handle * Foldover top * Signature sangles straps
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1990s Top Handle Bags

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H 7.88 in W 11.03 in D 4.73 in
NEW Hermès Kelly 28 Bordeaux Matte Alligator Gold Hardware GHW RARE
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE Hermès Bordeaux Matte Alligator Kelly 28 with Gold Hardware GHW in NEW UNUSED condition
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Cut Blue Encre Clutch Bag Swift Gold Hardware Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag featured in jewel toned Blue Encre. This rich
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21st Century and Contemporary French Clutches

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Hermes Kelly Black Gold For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary piece of hermes kelly black gold you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Blue, Purple and more. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of hermes kelly black gold among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Hermes Kelly Black Gold?

On average, a piece of hermes kelly black gold on 1stDibs sells for $8,794, while they’re typically $236 on the low end and $499,925 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Hermès for sale on 1stDibs

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-purses-bags 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, lovers of vintage handbags are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classics created by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga 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.