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Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Travel duffle by Hermes Zipper closure along top and side Two top handles Front pocket pouch Additional belt strap secure closure on top Dimensions: 24" x 13" x 10" Condition: Okay...
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Mid-20th Century Luggage and Travel Bags

  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
H 13 in. W 24 in. D 10 in.
Hermes Victoria II Large Travel Bag 42cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Victoria II Large Travel Bag - Leather Palladium hardware - Double Zipper closure - Canvas lining - Date stamp: 2007 [K] - Includes original Hermes padlock and keys - Pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Thar Travel Bag Leather
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on exterior corners and in interior, curling and wear on closure trims, moderate indentations on base. Loss of shape and wear on handles, light crack...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • Hermes Thar Travel Bag Leather
  • Hermes Thar Travel Bag Leather
  • Hermes Thar Travel Bag Leather
  • Hermes Thar Travel Bag Leather
H 18 in. W 18 in. D 9.5 in.
Hermes Birkin HAC 32 Black Green Gold Carryall Men's Travel Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 3" Measures 13" W x 11" H x 6.25" D Includes keys, clochette and dust bag only 100% authenticity gu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Burgundy Leather Short Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage travel duffle by Hermes Zipper closure along top and side Two top handles Dimensions: 18" x 9" x 8" Condition: Okay, with noticeable wear
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Mid-20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

HERMES Taurillon Clemence Top Belt Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
This travel bag is grained leather taurillon clemency orange. The attributes are golden. It has its padlock, zipper, bell and keys (two). Closure of the bag by flap. It is carrying i...
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2010s Luggage and Travel Bags

  • HERMES Taurillon Clemence Top Belt Bag
  • HERMES Taurillon Clemence Top Belt Bag
  • HERMES Taurillon Clemence Top Belt Bag
  • HERMES Taurillon Clemence Top Belt Bag
H 15.75 in. D 9.06 in. L 15.75 in.
Hermes Custom Made-to-Order Shoe Travel Case Carrier Bag - Very Rare!
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very rare Hermes custom made-to-order shoe travel case designed for the lady that loves shoes. I've never seen one like this custom-made piece from Hermes! Ideal for the shoe lo...
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20th Century Suitcases and Trunks

1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Birkin 40cm bag made of "caramel" grained leather with gold hardware. To be a product of 1994 it is in excellent condition, equipped with an original dust bag.
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1990s Luggage and Travel Bags

  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
  • 1994 Hermès Caramel Leather Birkin 40 Bag
H 11.03 in. D 7.88 in. L 15.75 in.
Hermes Leather Train Case Travel Bag Vanity Case Vintage 50s Rare
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This extremely rare train case or vanity bag was made by Hermes, most likely in the early 1950s. Made from brown box leather, it features a clasp under the top handle that reveals a...
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1950s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Hac 50 Travel Bag Black Matte Porosus Crocodile Palladium New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic rare 50 Hermes Sac HAC (Haut a Courroies) features Black porosus crocodile. Limited edition accentuated by palladium hardware. Chic and timeless. This beaut...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Superb Hermès Toolbox 33 with Silver Hardware Black Leather Weekend/Travel Bag
Located in West palm beach, FL
Hermes black toolbox 33 with silver hardware and detachable shoulder strap. This bag features dual rolled top handles, soft frame top and palladium tone hardware. Its turn lock clos...
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20th Century Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Haut A Courroies Travel Birkin Bag HAC 45cm Vache Natural Leather Vintage
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This iconic and extremely rare 45cm travel tote was made by Hermes Paris in 1985. Made from Vache Natural leather, Hermes saddle leathers are some of the most sought after due to t...
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1980s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Maxibox Bag Evercolor 37
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base, opening corners and handle base trim, creasing and light wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Dro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • Hermes Maxibox Bag Evercolor 37
  • Hermes Maxibox Bag Evercolor 37
  • Hermes Maxibox Bag Evercolor 37
  • Hermes Maxibox Bag Evercolor 37
H 8.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 6 in.
Hermes Victoria II Bag Toile 43
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, pilling and small marks on exterior, minor wear on handles. Small indentations on handle wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Clochette, Dust B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • Hermes Victoria II Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Bag Toile 43
H 11 in. W 17 in. D 8 in.
Hermes Victoria Bag in Mustard Yellow Leather, 1993
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Travel duffle tote by Hermes from 1993 Zipper closure Two top handles Dimensions: 20" x 13" x 8" Condition: Great, with some minor outside wear
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Lindy Cream Leather Shoulder Duffle Bag, 2008
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Duffle by Hermes from 2008 Zipper flap closure on top Two handles on sides Adjustable shoulder strap 45cm size Condition: Excellent, no visible wear
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Early 2000s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Bolide 45 Bag Rouge H Togo Weekender New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes 45cm Bolide featured in rich jewel toned Rouge H. Crisp Palladium hardware. The Weekender is featured in Togo leather, beautiful and s...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Blue/Brown Canvas and Leather Medium Arion Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Fashion enthusiasts naturally like to travel in style, and at such times only the ideal travel bag will do. That's why it is wise to opt for this Arion bag as it is well-crafted from...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

HERMES Trench beige & Palladium leather BIRKIN 35 Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès 'Birkin 35' in Trench (beige) Veau Togo leather with palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and zipper pocket against the back. ...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Bolide 45 Bag Blue de Prusse Togo Weekender New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes 45cm Bolide featured in Blue de Prusse. Crisp Palladium hardware. The Weekender is featured in Togo leather, beautiful and scratch res...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Birkin Hac 40 Gold Evercolor / Ficelle Toile Bag Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes HAC 40 (Haut a Courroies) bag featured in Gold Evercolor leather with Ficelle Toile. Rare to find this beautiful tote bag is neutral p...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Hac Cosmos Birkin 50 Bag Blue Nuit / Violet Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes 50 HAC (Haut a Courroies) limited edition Cosmos bag. Exquisite gradient ombre in Blue Nuit, Violet and Aqua. Insanely gorgeous, this very limited trave...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Airsilk Duffle Bag Cavalcadour 38 Orange Silk Limited Edition New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Airsilk Duffle Cavalcadour 38 featured in Orange Blue, White, Green and Black. Same size bag is also available in the Blue colourway. Beau...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Airsilk Duffle Bag Cavalcadour 50 Blue Silk Limited Edition New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Airsilk Duffle Cavalcadour 50 featured in Blue, Orange, White and Black. Beautiful Cavalcadour silk scarf print designed by Henri d'Origny...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Bag Hac 50 Lime Evercolor Ficelle Toile Palladium Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Rare Hermes 50 HAC bag (Haut a Courroies) featured in Lime Evercolor leather. The body is warm Ficelle Toile. Palladium hardware. Chic and timeless. This b...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Bolide 1923 Baseball 45 Bag Bleu de Malte Limited Edition Weekender New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Bolide 1923 45 Baseball bag featured in Blue de Malte. This limited edition Hermes Bolide was seen on the 2018 Hermes Men's Spring Run...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Birkin 50 Bag Hac Bi Colour Blue Nuit and Black Palladium Hardware Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic very rare Bi-color Hermes Hac 50 bag - Sac Haut a Courroies - featured in Blue Nuit and Black. Beautiful sophisticated combination with Palladium hardware. ...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Limited Edition Travel Bolide Baseball Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes limited edition bolide baseball weekender 45cm. Handle drop is 5". Blue de malte evercolor leather with white details and palladium hardware. Interior is lined in toile. Brand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermes Burgundy Crocodile HAC travel Birkin Bag, 1972
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
HAC travel Birkin by Hermes from 1972 Burgundy croc skin with gold hardware Dimensions: 17.5"W x 9.75"D x 15.25"H 19.75" height with handles Condition: Excellent vintage condition
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1970s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Tan Beige Leather Carryall Travel Top Handle Satchel Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Measures 14" W x 10.5" H x 6.75" D Handle drop 8" Date code present Made in France Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fash...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Havane brown Clemence leather BOLIDE 45 Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes "Bolide" travel bag in Havane (chestnut brown) Taurillon Clemence leather. Open with a zipper on top. Lined in leather and beige cotton. Has been carried with two small black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Grey Clemence Leather Victoria II Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS NWOT HERMES grey victoria II travel tote in very good condition. Grey taurillion clemence leather trimmed with palladium hardware. Top double zipper closure opens to the sig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes NEW Leather Logo Men's Knapsack Backpack Carryall Shoulder Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Palladium-plated hardware Adjustable shoulder straps Suede lining Drawstring closure Shoulder strap drop 23-27.5" Measures 13.5" W x 15.75" H x 1" D Includes dust bag 100%...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Hermes Cognac Orange Leather Reversible Carryall Travel Men's Women's Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 8.75" Measures 13.75" W x 13" H x 4.75" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Tan Canvas Taupe Leather Carryall Travel Men's Women's Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Canvas Leather Palladium tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 5" Measures 13.75" W x 16" H x 6" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vintage Red Blue Canvas Gold Men's Women's Travel Trunk Briefcase Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Canvas Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Handle drop 1" Measures 16.5" W x 12.25" H x 3" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier lu...
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Late 20th Century Briefcases and Attachés

Hermes Blue Tan Canvas Exotic Leather Kelly Travel Single Shoulder Carryall Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Canvas Leather Ostrich Palladium hardware Leather lining Turnlock closure Shoulder strap drop 16" Measures 9.5" W x 14" H x 4" D Includes original Hermes dust bag 100% authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Tan Suede Blue Leather Carryall Top Handle Satchel Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Suede Leather Measures 11.75" W x 9" H x 5.5" D Handle drop 4.5" Date code present Made in France Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Burgundy Wool Blue Leather Carryall Top Handle Satchel Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Wool Leather Gold tone hardware Measures 11.75" W x 9" H x 5.5" D Handle drop 4.5" Date code present Made in France 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes HAC 32 Burgundy Red Leather Canvas Travel Carryall Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Canvas toile Silver tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 2.75" Measures 12.25" W x 10.25" H x 6.75" D Includes clochette, padlock, keys and dust bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rare Red Green Ostrich Crocodile Suede Exotic Top Handle Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Rare Red Green Blue Ostrich Crocodile Suede Exotic Top Handle Men's Women's Travel Tote Bag Ostrich Crocodile Leather Suede Gold tone hardware Leather lining Turn lock closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes HAC 32 Cognac Ostrich Exotic Gold Travel Carryall Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 2.75" Measures 12.25" W x 10.25" H x 6.75" D Includes clochette, padlock, keys 100% authenticity gu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Rare Hermès Vintage Sumac Travel Riding or Picnic Bag Canvas Leather 50 cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
RARE Authentic Hermès Bag "SUMAC" Made in France Stamp X in cicle (1994) Made of : Canvas (Toile), fine grain and smooth leathers, golden hardware Colorways: Beige, White, Natur...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes NEW Blue White Leather Stitch Top Handle Satchel Carryall Travel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes NEW Blue White Large Leather Stitch Top Men's Women's Bolide Handle Satchel Carryall Travel Tote Bag Leather Palladium tone hardware Zipper closure Leather lining Date code p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Hermes HAC 32 Dark Blue Navy Leather Canvas Travel Carryall Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Canvas toile Silver tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 2.75" Measures 12.25" W x 10.25" H x 6.75" D Includes clochette, padlock, keys 100% authenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin HAC 40 Black Leather Gold Women's Men's Travel Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Measures 16" W x 16" H x 9" D Includes padlock, keys, clochette 100% authenticity guaran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Kelly Relax 50 Travel Bag Black Sikkim Leather PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
You can travel in style - or you can go the extra mile and travel in complete luxury with this limited edition Hermès Kelly Relax 50 Travel Bag. This oversized beauty comes in black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag Toile and Barenia, crafted in Ecru Toile H and Fauve Barenia leather, features dual leather handles, leather trim, perforated H logo at the center and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

  • Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag
  • Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag
  • Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag
  • Hermes Feu2Dou Travel Bag
H 14 in. W 19.5 in. D 9 in.
Hermes Victoria Travel Bag Clemence 43
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Touch up on base corners. Wear and darkening on base and handles, creasing on exterior, wear and small stains in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Steve Travel Bag Clemence 45
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Hermes Steve Travel Bag Clemence size 45 combines luxurious style with practical functionality ideal for work or travel. Constructed in sturdy, scratch-resistant navy ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53, crafted in Bleu Marine blue Fjord leather, features dual rolled leather handles, protective base studs and gold hardware. Its zip closure ope...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

  • Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53
  • Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53
  • Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53
  • Hermes Simplon Travel Bag Fjord 53
H 14 in. W 21 in. D 8 in.
Hermes Victoria Travel Bag Clemence 43
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Estimated Retail Price: $4,800 Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on base corners, slight cracking on handle base wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Victoria Travel Bag Clemence 43
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, cracking on handle wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Clemence 50
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Clemence 50, crafted in Ebene brown Clemence leather, features dual top leather handles and palladium hardware. Its zip closure opens to a beige ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Clemence 50
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Light wear on base corners, creasing on exterior and handle, peeling and cracking on handle wax edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Toile 43
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Marks and creasing on exterior, creasing and minor scuffs handles, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

  • Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Toile 43
  • Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Toile 43
H 13 in. W 17.5 in. D 4 in.
Hermes Victoria II Travel Bag Clemence 50
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Estimated Retail Price: $7,000 Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, small marks and creasing on exterior, indentations on base, light cracking on handle wax edges. Sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Victoria II Large Travel Bag 42cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Victoria II Large Travel Bag - Leather Palladium hardware - Double Zipper closure - Canvas lining - Date stamp: 2007 [K] - Includes original Hermes padlock and keys - Pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Bonwit Teller Vintage Burgundy Travel Birkin Bag, 1970s
By Hermès
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Before opening their own boutique renowned Paris luxury brand, Hermès sold their items through the New York department store, Bonwit Teller. Following Hermès’ store opening, Bonwit T...
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1970s Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Runway Leather Cognac Men's Carryall Duffle Travel Weekender Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Runway Leather Cognac Men's Carryall Duffle Travel Weekender Tote Bag Leather Canvas Palladium hardware Suede interior Drawstring closure Made in France Date code present ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

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Hermes Travel Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary hermes travel bag for your needs in our varied inventory. 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, Blue and more. If you’re looking for a hermes travel bag from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Hermès each produced a popular version that is worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Hermes Travel Bag?

The price for a hermes travel bag starts at $325 and tops out at $225,000, and on average, selling for $6,745.

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.