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Hermès Gold Togo Retourne Kelly 32 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Gold Togo Retourne Kelly 32 GHW SKU: 110738 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Final sale. Brand: Herm...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Black Clemence Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès signature Kelly bag, 32 cm, in black taurillon clemence leather and gold-plated hardware. Ton sur ton stitching. Blind stamped "T" in the inside strap, 2015. Comes with plasti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelly 32 Black Clemence Gold Bag
  • Hermes Kelly 32 Black Clemence Gold Bag
  • Hermes Kelly 32 Black Clemence Gold Bag
  • Hermes Kelly 32 Black Clemence Gold Bag
H 9 in. W 4.5 in. L 13 in.
Hermes Kelly 32 Bamboo Clemence Gold Hardware Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes kelly 32 cm retorune in bamboo green taurillon clemence and gold tone hardware. Date stamp T fro 2015. Comes with couchette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Vintage Hermès Kelly 32 Handbag with Gold Hardware 1998
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
A 1980s vintage Hermès Kelly 32cm/12,59 inches made of "caramel" Epsom grained leather handbag with gold hardware, a front toggle closure, lock and key, and a detachable strap for e...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Rose Jaipur Clemence with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Splitting on flap opening corner wax edges, creasing on exterior and underneath flap, scratches and minor tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Clochette, Loc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Noisette Ostrich with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loose turn-lock hardware. Minor wear on base and flap corners, splitting on closure belt wax edges, light scuffs on interior base, scratches and tarnish on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Orange H Clemence with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior and handle. Moderate wear on base corners and opening edges, creasing and small marks on exterior and underneath flap, darkening and wear on ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Havane Clemence with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Loss of shape on exterior. Minor wear on base corner, handle and in interior, moderate cracking and splitting on handle, strap and opening trim wax edges. Creasing a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Vert Olive Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Loose turn-lock hardware, creasing and heavy scuffs on exterior and in interior, moderate wear and discoloration on base corners. Heavy cracking...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Rouge Grenat Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior and underneath flap, cracking and splitting on flap opening corner and closure strap wax edges. Minor scuffs in interior, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Retourne Bag Black Gold Hardware Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Retourne 32 Black bag. Rich and lush with Gold hardware. Togo leather is supple and scratch resistant. This beauty is sure to be...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Vert Cypress Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, creasing near base and on strap. Splitting and slight peeling on flap opening and interior wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Bleu Nuit Clemence with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Small indentation on base, creasing near base, loose turnlock closure. Light scuffs on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Lock, Keys, With...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Bag Matte Fauve Barenia Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes 32 Kelly bag featured in coveted matte Fauve Barenia Porosus crocodile. Signature bone top stitch. Lush with Gold hardware. Clean handle, corners and inte...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vintage Toile Canvas and Gold Leather Kelly 32 Bag Golden Hdw RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Bag "KELLY" A must-have for any wardrobe ! Made in France Stamp A in square (1997) Made of Toile (Canvas) and Courchevel Leather (Ex Epsom Leather) G...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 sellier handbag in brown Courchevel leather and gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Hermes Kelly Sellier 32 cm handbag in brown Courchevel leather, gold plated metal hardware, simple brown Courchevel leather handle allowing a handheld. Closure by flap. Lin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Ostrich Exotic Brown Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Leather trim Gold plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Shoulder strap drop 17" Measures 13" W x 9.5" H x 4.75" D Includes origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Ostrich Exotic Yellow Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Leather trim Gold plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Shoulder strap drop 17" Measures 13" W x 9.5" H x 4.75" D Includes origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Ostrich Exotic Black Gold Top Handle Tote Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Leather trim Gold plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Shoulder strap drop 17" Measures 13" W x 9.5" H x 4.75" D Includes origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Tri-Color Bag Tabac Camel/Ebene/Parchemin Brushed Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 32 bag featured in Tabac Camel, Ebene and Parchemin. This gorgeous and rare tri color Kelly bag is rich in neutral earth tones. Accentuated with br...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32cm handbag with strap in black calf leather and gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Gorgeous Hermes Kelly 32 retourné in black box calf leather Shoulder Bag with strap, Gold Plated Metal hardware, black leather handle, Removable black leather Shoulder Strap for Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Gold PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Hermes Kelly in the iconic Gold color is a real statement piece. This Kelly bag is made out of the Popular Togo leather. The Kelly bag is accented with palladium hardware and fe...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Ostrich Gold GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
The epitome of class and elegance: meet the Hermès Kelly. This gorgeous bag has ladylike features and was first seen on the arm of Monégasque Princess Grace Kelly. Feel every inch a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 Gold Veau Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Get your hands on this exclusive Hermès bag without having to wait in line! This beautiful and brand new beauty comes in the distinctive Gold hue and is crafted out of the timeless T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 Gold Veau Togo PHW
  • Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 Gold Veau Togo PHW
  • Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 Gold Veau Togo PHW
  • Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 Gold Veau Togo PHW
H 9.06 in. W 12.6 in. D 4.14 in.
Very Rare Hermes Kelly 32 Gold Chamonix GHW + Strap
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very Good Preloved Condition Very Rare Hermes Kelly 32 Chamonix GHW This Hermès Kelly Sellier bag is a true masterpiece. Chamonix leather is similar to box leather, but matte inste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Gold 32 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Kelly Gold 32 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Classic color. Coveted size. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly Gold togo 32'
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Shoulderbag golden metal hardware (x22x12cm), comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice. Pristine, unworn condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Togo Gold PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly 32 Togo Gold PHW This Hermès Kelly comes in a smooth and grainy gold togo leather. This is a real statement piece. The Kelly bag features palladium silver hardware w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Gold Kelly 32 cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
The Hermes Kelly bag is a timeless icon of style and elegance. Handcrafted out of the finest leather and with Hermes' signature closure in gold. Inside a zipper pocket and two pocket...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Retourne 32cm Gold Togo
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Hermés Togo Kelly Retourne Gold, handcrafted by the artisans of Hermes into an iconic 32 cm Kelly from 2004. Hermes "Kelly" handbag in a beautiful shade of brown textured calfskin le...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes 32 Togo Gold PHW Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly 32 Togo Gold PHW This Hermès Kelly comes in a timeless gold color and is made out of Togo leather which has a smooth and grainy texture. The palladium hardware finishes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Orange Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Kelly 32 Orange Togo GoldHardware. Excellent Condition, light hairlines on the hardware Plastic still on back plate hardware. Q stamp 2013. Shop with confidence from Lux Addi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Gold Epsom Leather Sellier Kelly 32 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès Kelly 32 bag sellier in gold epsom leather. Gilded metal hardware. Included : Zipper, clochette, keys and padlocks. Stamp T in a circle, Year 1990. The interior is lined with...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Gold Epsom Leather Sellier Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermes Gold Epsom Leather Sellier Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermes Gold Epsom Leather Sellier Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermes Gold Epsom Leather Sellier Kelly 32 Bag
H 8.27 in. D 3.94 in. L 12.6 in.
Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Togo leather, features rolled top handle, frontal flap and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Gulliver with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Gulliver with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Gulliver leather, features a single rolled top handle, frontal flap, protective base studs, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and darkening on base corners and handle, splitting on flap wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, Clochette, With Strap Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Ardennes With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear on base corners and handle, creasing near base, splitting on handle, flap and closure belt wax edges. Bubbling underneath flap, indentations in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from gold togo leather, features single rolled top handle, a frontal flap and standard Hermes turn lock hardware an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2017 Hermès Gold Togo Leather Kelly 32cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Gold Togo Leather Kelly 32cm Xupes Reference: HB2910 Serial Number: A Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Lock, Keys, Clochette, Rain Cover, Protective Fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Togo Etoupe/Gold Mint Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Kelly bag 32 cm retourne in etoupe togo leather and gold-plated hardware. Blind stamped "Q" in the inside strap, 2013. Detachable strap measures 35.5". Excellent condition, pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Jaune Courchevel With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, darkening and scuffs on exterior and handle, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, Clochette, With St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Naturel Box leather & Gold KELLY I 32 RETOURNER Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Kelly I 32 Retourner' bag in Naturel (light tan) Veau Box leather with contrasting white stitching. Lined Chevre (goat skin) with two open pockets against the front and a zip...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Palladium Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Palladium Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Togo leather, features a single top handle and palladium hardware. Its turn-lock closure opens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Evergrain With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Evergrain with Gold Hardware 32, crafted in Gold brown Evergrain leather, features a single rolled top handle, frontal flap, and gold hardware. Its tur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Gulliver With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Gulliver with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Gulliver leather, features a single rolled top handle, frontal flap, protective base studs, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Ardennes With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear on base corners and handle, creasing near base, splitting on handle, flap and closure belt wax edges. Bubbling underneath flap, indentations in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Togo leather, features rolled top handle, frontal flap and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Gold brown Courchevel leather, features a single top handle and gold hardware. Its turn-lock closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel With Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Courchevel with Gold Hardware 32 is truly a classic piece. Known for their expert craftsmanship, each bag takes over 18 hours to produce. Crafted from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and darkening on base corners and handle, splitting on flap wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, Clochette, With Strap Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Gold Togo with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from gold togo leather, features single rolled top handle, a frontal flap and standard Hermes turn lock hardware an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Gold camel Swift leather KELLY 32 RETOURNE Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Kelly II 32 Retourne' bag in Gold (camel) Veau Swift leather with palladium-plated hardware. The interior is lined in Chevre (goat skin) with a divided open pocket against th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Soleil Clemence with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior and underneath flap, darkening and wear on base corners. Splitting on flap corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Rouge H Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior. Scuffs and minor wear on exterior, underneath flap and in interior. Cracking on flap opening corner wax edges, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Natural Ardennes with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Handbag Natural Ardennes with Gold Hardware 32, crafted from Natural Ardennes leather, features a single rolled top handle, frontal flap, protective base studs, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Hermes Kelly Gold 32 For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary hermes kelly gold 32 you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gold, Red and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect hermes kelly gold 32 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. 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 Kelly Gold 32?

The price for a hermes kelly gold 32 starts at $1,680 and tops out at $75,995, and on average, selling for $8,478.

hermes 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.