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Hermes Kelly 25 Anemone Epsom Sellier Orchid Purple Shoulder Bag NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25 Anemone Epsom Sellier Purple Shoulder Bag NEW Devastatingly gorgeous color! Beyond darling and super chic! New or Never Worn. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Ado II Bag Backpack
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Hermes Kelly Ado II Bag Backpack Size:22 cm Colour: Blue Encre Materials: Veau Taurillon Clemence Leather HW: Gold plated 2018C No original packaging. Has certificate of authenticity...
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2010s Backpacks

Hermès Bleu Brighton Swift Kelly Cut GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Brighton Swift Kelly Cut GHW SKU: 110096 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Brand: Her...
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2010s Clutches

Hermès Epsom Kelly Sellier 32 Anemone Bag
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This Hermes classic handbag is beautifully crafted in stamped epsom leather in purple. A single rolled leather top handle is secured with polished gold hardware. The traditional gold...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Stunning Hermès Kelly double tour bracelet in purple epsom and silvery hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Hermès Kelly double tour bracelet model in purple epsom leather, palladium silver metal trim with a turret clasp. Length. 33 cm Width: 1,2 cm Box, ribbon and pouch. In very good con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Modern Bracelets

Hermès Bleu Encre Togo Retourne Kelly 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Encre Togo Retourne Kelly 25 PHW SKU: 110763 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Final sale. Brand...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Anémone Evercolor Kelly Danse II with PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Anémone Evercolor Kelly Danse II with PHW SKU: 106308 The rare Kelly Danse has been re-released for the 2019 Collection. The highly-versatile Danse can be worn...
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2010s Belt Bags

Hermès Bleu Electrique Tadelakt Sellier Kelly 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Bleu Electrique Tadelakt Sellier Kelly 35 GHW SKU: 108892 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on har...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Sellier Bleu Electrique Epsom GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This brand new Hermès Kelly 32 Sellier Bleu Electrique Epsom GHW comes with full set. The Kelly is one of the most iconic bags of all time. This precious one comes in a vibrant Bleu ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Purple Leather Gold Evening Kelly Style Top Handle Satchel Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 4.5" Measures 10" W x 6.5" H x 3" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Kellygraphie Lettre R Sellier Kelly 28 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Limited Edition Kellygraphie Lettre R Sellier Kelly 28 PHW SKU: 110838 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. Light s...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Bleu Électrique Shiny Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly 32 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Électrique Shiny Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly 32 GHW SKU: 110781 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on most hardware. Light...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Lakis Bag Tosca Swift Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes 32 Kelly Lakis bag featured in rich, saturated Tosca. Signature front and zipper pockets. Swift leather with Palladium hardware. This be...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag Rose Scheherazade Pink Alligator Clutch Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Pochette bag featured in vibrant Rose Scheherazade alligator. This beautiful pink Hermes clutch is rich with Gold hardware. Signa...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Electric Blue Clutch Bag Gold Hardware Swift Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut feature in rich jewel toned Electric Blue. This brilliant vivid blue is perfect day to evening. Swift leather. Lush with Gold hardware...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Cut Bag Blue Encre Clutch Swift Gold Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut bag features jewel toned Blue Encre. This rich blue Hermes clutch is perfect day to evening. Swift leather. Lush with Gold hardware. ...
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2010s Clutches

1990 Hermes Navy Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Navy Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 15cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG032 Serial Number: No stamp due to strap replacement by Hermès Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Hermès...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Blue Electric Alligator Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier 20 featured in vivid Electric Blue Alligator. Rich with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine siz...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Navy Blue Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Navy Blue Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2020 interior Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Prist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28cm "Letter" Collection in Blue with Palladium Silver hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sheridan, WY
Limited edition, unworn Hermes Kelly 28cm from the "Letter" collection. This "Letter R" bag features soft clemence leather in Blue Nuit and Blue Brighton with Terre Battue orange ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 25cm Blue Sapphire Navy Epsom Sellier Bag Gold Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25cm Blue Sapphire Navy epsom Sellier Bag Gold Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly II Mini 20 cm epsom Anemone
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This beautiful and precious Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Anemone GHW features a detachable shoulder strap and it the perfect bag for a night out. The gold tone hardware complement...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini Sellier 20 Bag Deep Blue Epsom Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in rich, saturated Deep Blue. Epsom leather and accentuated with gold hardware. Carry by hand, sho...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Ostrich Rare Purple Violine Jewel Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic rare Hermes Kelly 35cm bag features jewel toned exotic Violine Ostrich. Fresh with palladium hardware. NEW or NEVER WORN. Comes with Hermes box, raincoat, shoul...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Pochette Doblis (Suede) Violet Purple Clutch Bag Gold
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes very rare crazy beautiful suede Violet purple Kelly pochette. Rich with Gold hardware. Signature stamp on interior. Small interior compartment. Clean corn...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly Pochette Doblis (Suede) Violet Purple Clutch Bag Gold
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes very rare crazy beautiful suede Violet purple Kelly pochette. Rich with Gold hardware. Signature stamp on interior. Small interior compartment. Clean corn...
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2010s Clutches

HERMES PURPLE CHEVRE LEATHER KELLY LONG WALLET
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This highly desirable HERMES Purple Cherve Leather Kelly Long Wallet is a must-have! <br /> <br /> A classic Hermes design that is enhanced by its gorgeous colorway. It closes with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Iris Purple Togo with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Hermes Kelly Handbag Iris Purple Togo with Palladium Hardware 35 is a signature for the modern Kelly. Accented in polished palladium hardware and constructed with vibr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

2009 Hermes Purple Micro Kelly Bracelet With PHW
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Purple Micro Kelly Bracelet With PHW is a must for any lover of all things Hermes! Go ahead...pile them on! Features alluring purple leather and signature PHW closure. Made in Fra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bracelets

Hermès Kelly 40 UltraViolet
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly 40 UltraViolet Crafted in France, this iconic ultraviolet leather Kelly 40 two-way handbag from Hermès Vintage features top handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Kelly 35 HERMES Vintage Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
A must-have Kelly 35 bag from Maison Hermès, in a blue Prussian leather. It is worn by hand or shoulder by a removable shoulder strap. The lining is in smooth blue leather with 3 poc...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • Kelly 35 HERMES Vintage Bag
  • Kelly 35 HERMES Vintage Bag
  • Kelly 35 HERMES Vintage Bag
  • Kelly 35 HERMES Vintage Bag
H 9.45 in. D 4.73 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long inspired by its iconic Kelly bag is a timeless investment piece for any fashionista. Crafted in blue electric epsom leather, this luxuri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long inspired by its iconic Kelly bag is a timeless investment piece for any fashionista. Crafted in blue electric epsom leather, this luxuri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 1 in.
Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, slight creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Splitting on flap opening corner wax edges, scuffs on interior base, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 35
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 35
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 35
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 35
H 10 in. W 14 in. D 5 in.
Hermes Kelly Handbag Iris Purple Togo with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Hermes Kelly Handbag Iris Purple Togo with Palladium Hardware 35 is a signature for the modern Kelly. Accented in polished palladium hardware and constructed with vibr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 7.5", Depth 1" Designer: Hermes Model: Kelly Walle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
  • Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
H 4.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 1 in.
Hermes Kelly Cut Rich Aubergine Purple Plum Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic timeless Hermes Kelly Cut in exotic jewel toned Aubergine. (Eggplant). Lush with gold hardware. Comes with sleeper, signature Hermes box and ribbon. NEW or ...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32, crafted from Bleu Electrique blue Epsom leather, features a single rolled top handle, frontal flap, protective base studs, and palladium har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
  • Hermes Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
H 9 in. W 13 in. D 5 in.
Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Wallet Chevre Mysore Long, crafted in Bleu Brighton blue Chevre Mysore leather, features palladium hardware. Its turn-lock closure opens to a Bleu Brighton blue Che...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Magic Kelly Silk Scarf 90
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Magic Kelly Silk Scarf - Multi-coloured printed scarf - 100% silk - This item comes with the original case Please note, these items are pre-owned and may show some signs of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Hermes So Kelly Handbag Togo 26
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes So Kelly Handbag Togo 26, crafted from purple togo leather, features an adjustable single looped handle and palladium-tone hardware. Its turn-lock closure opens to a purp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes So Kelly Handbag Togo 22
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes So Kelly Handbag Togo 22, crafted from Bleu Electrique Togo leather, features an adjustable single looped handle and palladium-tone hardware. Its turn-lock closure opens ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly Togo 28' BLEU NUIT
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Métal hardware, comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice.

 Pristine, unworn condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES Kelly Togo 28' BLEU NUIT
  • HERMES Kelly Togo 28' BLEU NUIT
  • HERMES Kelly Togo 28' BLEU NUIT
  • HERMES Kelly Togo 28' BLEU NUIT
H 8.67 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.94 in.
Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box Kelly cut clutch in swift blue sapphire leather and palladium hardware. Plastic still on hardware, never worn. Dated X for 2016, comes with felt, dust cover, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
H 5 in. W 1 in. L 12.25 in.
Hermes Purple Kelly Double Tour Leather Bracelet In Silver Toned Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Authentic and brand new Hermes purple Kelly double tour leather bracelet in silver toned hardware. It is a classic leather bracelet with a sense of chicness! - Made in France. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bracelets

Hermès So Kelly 22 Iris Togo PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
As new, Excellent preloved condtion Hermès So Kelly Iris Togo PHW This So Kelly bag is made out of the sturdy Togo leather. Togo is the most popular leather. It's fine-grained, sc...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès So Kelly 22 Iris Togo PHW
  • Hermès So Kelly 22 Iris Togo PHW
  • Hermès So Kelly 22 Iris Togo PHW
  • Hermès So Kelly 22 Iris Togo PHW
H 11.82 in. W 12.6 in. D 5.12 in.
HERMES Kelly Bleu Nuit togo 32cm
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
HERMES Kelly Bleu nuit togo '32 Metal hardware, comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice.

 Pristine, unworn condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • HERMES Kelly Bleu Nuit togo 32cm
  • HERMES Kelly Bleu Nuit togo 32cm
  • HERMES Kelly Bleu Nuit togo 32cm
  • HERMES Kelly Bleu Nuit togo 32cm
H 9.06 in. W 4.73 in. L 12.6 in.
Hermes Kelly 25 Sellier Bag Crocodile Prunoir Gold Hardware Deep Plum Purple
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic exquisite, beautiful and rare crocodile Hermes Kelly Sellier 25 bag featured in Prunoir. Stunning jewel tone rich dark Black Plum. Lush with Gold hardware. NEW o...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Iris Togo Calfskin Gold Hardware Kelly 40
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The famous Kelly by Hermes is a handbag that will remain a must-have bag for years to come. This version is crafted from supple Togo leather in purple iris. The c lassic exterior is ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Iris Togo Calfskin Gold Hardware Kelly 40
  • Hermes Iris Togo Calfskin Gold Hardware Kelly 40
  • Hermes Iris Togo Calfskin Gold Hardware Kelly 40
  • Hermes Iris Togo Calfskin Gold Hardware Kelly 40
H 11.03 in. W 6.3 in. L 15.75 in.
Hermès 28cm Togo Palladium H/W Kelly Retourne Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès 28cm Togo Leather Kelly Retourne Bag with Palladium hardware. Top handle and detachable shoulder strap. Tonal leather lining. Double slit pocket and zip pocket on interior wal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Verso Evercolor with Palladium Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, handle and clochette, light scuffs on exterior. Cracking on flap opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Clochette,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long, crafted in Bleu Electrique
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Wallet Epsom Long, crafted in Bleu Electrique blue Epsom leather, features palladium hardware. Its turn-lock closure opens to a Bleu Electrique blue Epsom leather i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes NEW Kelly 32 Ostrich Exotic Purple Blue Brown Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Leather trim Palladium plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Measures 12" W x 9" H x 4.5" D Includes original Hermes clochette, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly 25 Sellier Bag Ostrich Violine Palladium Hdw Aurtuche Purple 25 cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Please notice: the exact color is very difficult to show correctly on the photos. Thank you to check on the web what is the true color for &quot;hermès violine&quot; it's an aubergin...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 HSS Special Order Rouge Pivoine Red Anemone Purple Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Kelly 32 HSS Special Order Rouge Pivoine Red Anemone Purple Piping and Interior Epsom Leather & Gold Hardware. 2016 X Stamp. Excellent Pristine Condition, light hairlines on H...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Verso Evercolor with Palladium Hardware 28
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on base corners, small indentations underneath flap, faint scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Keys, Dust Bag, Lock, With Strap Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 25 Rose Pourpre Togo Palladium Hardware 2018
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
New Hermes Kelly 25 Rose Pourpre Togo Palladium Hardware. From collectors closet, has been displayed and handled but never worn out. C Stamp 2018. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Rare Hermès Kelly 32 sellier handbag with strap in Purple calf box and SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Exceptional Hermes Kelly 32 sellier handbag with strap in Purple calf leather, silver metal hardware, removable shoulder strap in purple calf leather , simple handle in purple leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Ultraviolet Clemence Leather Palladium Hardware Kelly Retourne 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
After Grace Kelly, the Hollywood star and a princess, used her Hermes bag to hide her baby bump and subsequently, the public started referring the bag after her name, Hermes official...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Anemone Kelly 25 Epsom Sellier Bag Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes 25cm Kelly Hermes Kelly 25cm Never worn, plastic on the hardware including shoulder strap hardware Anemone Color Gold Hardware Epsom sellier Plastic on the hardware includin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Hermes Kelly Purple For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary hermes kelly purple for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an option in Purple and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Black, Red and more. You’re likely to find the perfect hermes kelly purple 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 Purple?

On average, a hermes kelly purple on 1stDibs sells for $15,300, while they’re typically $285 on the low end and $160,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.