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Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes vintage Kelly 20cm Blue in Box leather
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
These beautiful bags are no longer made so are very sought after and we are lucky enough to have this gorgeous little Kelly in very dark blue available. S stamp, in good condition wi...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes vintage Kelly 20cm Blue in Box leather
  • Hermes vintage Kelly 20cm Blue in Box leather
  • Hermes vintage Kelly 20cm Blue in Box leather
  • Hermes vintage Kelly 20cm Blue in Box leather
H 5.52 in. D 3.55 in. L 7.88 in.
Vintage Hermes towel Vanity case
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Hermes towel Vanity case,Corail. Good condition, with some signs of wear ( trimmings ) and some stains on the Inside. Marked "S" 18cm x 13cm x 19cm
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Late 20th Century Cosmetic Bags

Hermes Vintage Kachina Legging
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare legging featuring Kachinas designed by native Texan artist KERMIT OLIVER. This legging depicts ceremonial spirit dancers according to western Pueblo religious be...
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20th Century Pants

Hermes Vintage Carriages Silk Turban Hat
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk turban hat printed with carriages in shades of blue and yellow on an off-white background. Netted interior. Grosgrain headband. Elasticated neckline. Label read...
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20th Century Berets

Hermès Vintage Gold Toned Horse Comb
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage gold toned horse comb featuring an equestrian design at front. Embossed HERMES. Indicative measurements : max. length approx. 9.8 cm (3.86 inches) / max. width appro...
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20th Century For The Desk

Hermes Vintage Gold Toned Equestrian Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage polished gold toned equestrian cufflinks. Embossed HERMES Paris Bijouterie Fantaisie. Indicative measurements : max. 1.7 cm (0.67 inch) x max. 1.9 cm (0.75 inc...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Blue Pochette Fanny Pack
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare dark navy blue pochette fanny pack with gun patina hardware. Snap button closure at front with iconic HERMES horn and ribbon design. Adjustable straps can be ti...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Hermes Vintage Flowers and Birds Silk Turban Hat
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk turban hat printed with flowers and birds on a brown background. Fabric lining. Grosgrain headband. Structured. Label reads HERMES Paris. Indicative measuremen...
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20th Century Berets

Hermes Vintage "Key Escutcheons" Black Leather Belt, 1972
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage 1972 rare "Key Escutcheon" belt. This belt consists of black leather featuring gold toned key escutcheons and key. Signed HERMES Paris. Embossed HERMES Paris o...
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20th Century Belts

Hermes Paris Vintage Gold Toned Equestrian Wide Cuff Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare gold toned wide cuff bracelet featuring 3 stylized horse heads. A super rare and hard to find piece for Hermès collectors or amateurs of beautiful vintage ...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf "Gronland" by Philippe Ledoux
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare silk carre scarf "Gronland" featuring Greenland traditional eskimo scenes of daily life. Designed by PHILIPPE LEDOUX. Issue date : 1982. This scarf f...
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20th Century Scarves

Hermes Vintage Silve Plate Twisted and Braided Rope Desk Magnifier
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES silver pated desk magnifying glass featuring a gorgeous twisted and braided design handle. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. Indicative measurements : length approx. 19....
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20th Century For The Desk

Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Pair of Authentic Hermès Earrings Pattern: Medor Clip-on Earrings, no need to have pierced ears Made of Metal Colorways: Base is silver-tone, pyramids are golden "HERM...
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
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H 0.6 in. W 0.95 in. L 0.95 in.
Exceptional Hermès Vintage Eggshell Chick Grey Yellow Gold Brooch Easter RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Authentic Vintage Hermès Vintage Brooch Pattern: Chick coming out of its eggshell Made in France in the 60's Made of yellow gold and grey gold The eggshell is formed o...
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20th Century Brooches

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Gold

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf Grands Fonds by Annie Faivre 1992
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1992 hard to find silk carre scarf GRANDS FONDS featuring a gorgeous opulent and vibrant sea-life design. Designed by ANNIE FAIVRE. This scarf features : - Crispy si...
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20th Century Scarves

Hermes Vintage Hard Stone Pebble and Solid Silver Stirrup Pendant Necklace
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage pendant necklace featuring a hard stone polished pebble in a solid silver stirrup design mount. Brown leather rope. Slips on. Embossed Hermes Paris (on the stirrup)....
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf "Tsubas" by Christiane Vauzelles 1971
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
An opportunity to own a rare vintage Hermes scarf pattern "Tsubas" 86 cm (34") This scarf is the original 1971 release of the famous Hermes "Tsubas" design by Christiane Vauzelles . ...
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Late 20th Century Scarves

Hermes Vintage H Box
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare silver toned box featuring a large gold plated H design on top. The inside is made of divided mahogany panels. Embossed HERMES PARIS. Silversmith RAVINET D...
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20th Century Boxes

  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
H 1.38 in. W 4.73 in. L 6.3 in.
Hermes Vintage Kachina Legging
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare legging featuring Kachinas designed by native Texan artist KERMIT OLIVER. This legging depicts ceremonial spirit dancers according to western Pueblo religious be...
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20th Century Pants

Hermès Vintage Silver Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silver cufflinks. Embossed HERMES and number "53378" on one cufflink (the other has no HERMES marking). Both cufflinks have both French silver and maker's h...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This cuff from Hermès is made of brown leather and features red cut-out leather logo detailing and a concealed gold-tone hook fastening. Colour: Red, Brown Material: Leather ...
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Late 20th Century Cuff Bracelets

  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
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W 1.19 in.
Hermès Rouge Lizard Vintage Constance
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rouge Lizard Constance is in beautiful vintage condition with light signs of prior ownership. The Constance has simple clean lines and combines classic with mod...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Rouge Lizard Vintage Constance
  • Hermès Rouge Lizard Vintage Constance
  • Hermès Rouge Lizard Vintage Constance
  • Hermès Rouge Lizard Vintage Constance
H 7.75 in. W 9 in. D 2.5 in.
Vintage HERMES Horse Enamel Pendant
By Hermès
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage HERMES Horse Enamel Pendant Measurements: Height: 1.18 inches (3 cm) Pendant Width: 1.77 inches (4.5 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic HERMES. - Iconic horse print enamel pe...
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Hermès Black Enamel Vintage Earrings
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Hermès Black Enamel Earrings are in very good condition. Gold plated clip on earring with decorative black enamel inset. Pouch or box included.
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
This is a pretty vintage HERMES pouch in black suede lined with leather. The jewelry is in old silver metal. On the clasp small crystals but some are missing (barely visible). The t...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
H 6.7 in. D 1.19 in. L 9.45 in.
Hermes Vintage Grand Apparat Enamel Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage GRAND APPARAT printed enamel bracelet. Printed enamel horses with gold toned brandebourg and tassel patterns on a blue background. Gold plated rim. Marked HERMES Par...
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20th Century Bangles

  • Hermes Vintage Grand Apparat Enamel Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Grand Apparat Enamel Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Grand Apparat Enamel Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Grand Apparat Enamel Bracelet
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W 0.79 in. Dm 2.56 in.
Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag is in excellent condition. It is not new and minor imperfections should be expected. Brick red smooth calf leather slim satchel...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
  • Hermès Brique Box Calf Vintage Handbag
H 6.25 in. W 10 in. D 1.5 in.
Hermes Vintage Mineraux Silk Shirt Blouse
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare MINERAUX silk shirt blouse featuring a an opulent multicolored minerals on an off-white background. This shirt features : - Classic collar. - Long sleeves....
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20th Century Shirts

Hermes Vintage Enamel Flacons Loquet Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage printed enamel gold toned loquet bracelet featuring multicolored flacons after the design of CATHERINE BASCHET for the Maison HERMES silk scarf "QU'IMPORTE LE FLACON, ...
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20th Century Bangles

Vintage Hermes Paris Black, Size 36
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Black polyester with silk lining dress designed by Hermes, featuring zipper detail on both sides, 3/4 sleeve length and crew neck line. Made in France.
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Hermes Parfums Vintage Caleche Charm Brooch
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Parfums vintage gold toned charm brooch featuring Calèche bottles. Embossed HERMES Parfums. Indicative measurements : max. length approx. 7.3 cm (2.87 inches) / height appro...
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20th Century Brooches

Hermes Brown Ostrich Vintage Glove Holder
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermes Vintage Brown Ostrich Glove Holder is in mint condition. Rare style with palladium hardware chain. Made in France. A200
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Late 20th Century Gloves

Hermes Vintage Leather Handle Bottle Opener
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage stainless steel bottle opener featuring handle wrapped in brown leather with contrasting saddle stitching. Marked HERMES. Indicative measurements : length approx. 14...
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20th Century Barware

HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage clutch in natural suede. Clasp in gold (punch). Snap closure with external slit. The interior is in natural suede with a slit and a zipped pocket. Good condition. Di...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
H 5.12 in. D 0.6 in. L 7.88 in.
Vintage Hermes Paris Leather Jumping Saddle
By Hermès
Located in East Hampton, NY
Hermes Paris close contact leather jumping saddle.
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Late 20th Century French Organic Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

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Leather

Vintage Hermes Black Lizard Lift Bag 4 Ways
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage and collectible rare lift lizard bag. Black lizard exterior, black lambskin interior, gold tone hardware. 4 ways to wear it, adjusting the strap in different positions. Comes...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris gorgeous vintage 18 karat gold feather brooch. Secure clasp fastening. Engraved HERMES PARIS. Numbered 15226 (see photo 9). Fully hallmarked with French Eagle Heads an...
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20th Century Brooches

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Gold

  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
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W 0.71 in. L 2.37 in.
Exceptional Hermès Vintage Mini Kelly Sellier Bag Satin and Doblis Gold Hdw 20cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Extremely Rare Authentic Hermès Bag "Mini Kelly" Sellier version, rigid, so Chic ! Collector piece ! Only a few in the world. A true collector bag Made in France Stamp U in a c...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Vintage HERMES Horse Motif Gold Tone Comb
By Hermès
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage HERMES Horse Motif Gold Tone Comb Measurements: Height: 2.75 inches (7 cm) Width: 3.93 inches (10 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic HERMES. - Iconic horse motif comb. - Gold ...
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20th Century Decorative Objects

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Mini Kelly Sellier Bag Shiny Red Lizard Gold Hdw 20cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Adorable Authentic Hermès "Mini Kelly" The current "It bag" ! Sellier Version, rigid, so chic ! Made in France in 1990 Made of Lizard skin and Gold Plated Hardware Colorway: Rou...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Vintage HERMES Medor Leather Pyramid Stud Earrings
By Hermès
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage HERMES Medor Leather Pyramid Stud Earrings Measurements: Height: 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) Width: 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic HERMES PARIS. - Brown lambs...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
By Hermès
Located in Port Hope, ON
This scarf is 50/50 cashmere and wool knit. One side is two-tone, with a wide brown stripe in the middle and two black stripes on either side. The reverse is all black, and can be wo...
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Late 20th Century Scarves

  • Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
  • Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
  • Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
  • Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
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Hermes Vintage Pavement Print Pleated Silk Skirt
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare PAVEMENT print pleated silk skirt featuring a gorgeous ancient flora and fauna mosaic design. Hidden zippered side closure. Belt loops. One side slit. No lining....
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20th Century Pleated Skirts

Hermès Vintage Chaine d'Ancre Silver Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage "Chaine d'Ancre" silver cufflinks. Embossed HERMES and numbered on one cufflink (the other has no HERMES marking). Both cufflinks have French silver hallmar...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Vintage HERMES Jewelry Box in Brown Crocodile
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Hermes jewelry box in brown crocodile. Zip closure. The interior is in brown velvet with several compartments to store your precious jewels.
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Late 20th Century Jewelry Boxes

  • Vintage HERMES Jewelry Box in Brown Crocodile
  • Vintage HERMES Jewelry Box in Brown Crocodile
  • Vintage HERMES Jewelry Box in Brown Crocodile
  • Vintage HERMES Jewelry Box in Brown Crocodile
H 2.76 in. D 4.34 in. L 11.03 in.
Hermes Vintage Plaza De Toros Bullfighting Silk Blazer
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare PLAZA DE TOROS jacket designed by HUBERT DE WATRIGANT, featuring matador and bull print. This jacket features : - Opulent Spanish bullfighting theme print in vib...
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20th Century Jackets

Vintage Hermes Ship Yellow Gold Pendant Chain Necklace
By Hermès
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Ship Pendant 28" Long Chain Necklace by Hermes. Details: Chain Length: 28", Width: 3mm Weight: 40.5 grams Pendant: 48mm x 32mm Stamped Hallmarks: Hermes Paris Frenc...
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

Vintage HERMES Reversible Pop Color Double Strap Belt
By Hermès
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage HERMES Reversible Pop Color Double Strap Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 2.16 inches (5.5 cm) Wearable Length: 27.55 inches, 28.34 inches, 29.13 inches (70 cm, 72 cm, 74 c...
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20th Century Belts

Brown Vintage Ceramic Hermès Tobacco Jar, France, c. 1950s
By Hermès
Located in New York City, NY
Brown vintage ceramic Hermès tobacco jar, France, c. 1950s. This stunning object consists of a sculptural base, lidded top, and horse bust handle.  
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Mid-20th Century French Ceramics

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Ceramic

Hermes Vintage Brown Leather H Clasp Rio Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage brown leather Rio envelope clutch bag featuring an exotic wood and gold toned signature H clasp snap front closure. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. No date code...
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20th Century Clutches

Hermes Vintage Ostrich Three Piece Suit Circa 1980’s
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Product Details: Vintage Ostrich 3 piece suit by Hermes Circa 1980's Brown tweed and leather suit Silk lining with Hermes logo Three front pockets on jacket Leather trim Open front...
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Late 20th Century Trouser Pant Suits

Hermes Cashmere Jacket Heathered Brown/Olive Vintage 38 / 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes beautifully shaped single breast vintage brown/olive tweed jacket. Has 2 flap pockets and a third ticket pocket in front. 3 front buttons with H stitched...
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Late 20th Century Single-Breasted Jackets

Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Pullman' bag in brown box leather. Gilded metal hardware. Inside there are 3 storage spaces, very convenient. will be delivered in a dustbag
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Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
H 7.09 in. D 1.97 in. L 10.24 in.
Exceptional Hermès Vintage Porcelain Ashtray Change Tray Porcelain RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Gorgeous and Rare Authentic Hermès Ashtray Pattern: woman in a traditional outfit This is hard to show in the photos that the pattern is varnished, the colors are beauti...
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20th Century Ashtrays

Hermes Paris Vintage Black Leather Gloves
By Hermès
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Hermes Paris Black Leather Gloves Stylishly done with an edge. These black leather gloves are just the piece needed to add edge to your closet. Split in the front and suede ...
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Late 20th Century Gloves

Hermès Vintage Porcelain Ashtray Change Tray Fox by BC
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Ashtray Pattern: Fox Rare Pattern, gorgeous ! Designed by B.C Made in France Made of Porcelain with golden edges Colorways: Beige, Brown, Black, White "...
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20th Century Ashtrays

Hermes Jacket Riding Influence Zipper Pockets Velvet Collar Vintage 6
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes divinely shaped black jacket with riding influence and beautiful details. Vintage 3 button single breast riding influence black wo...
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Late 20th Century Single-Breasted Jackets

Rare Hermès Vintage Chaine d'Ancre Brooch in Silver
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Brooch Pattern: 3 maillons Chaine d'Ancre (3 anchor chain links) Made of Silver (at least 80%) Vintage Item "HERMES" engraved at back Measu...
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Silver

Vintage Hermes Paris Blue Cotton Mini Shorts, Size 38
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Size 38. Featuring light blue cotton with striped pattern and rope print, navy knit detail with bow tie closure on the front. Mini length. Made in Italy.
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Late 20th Century Shorts

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Hermes Vintage 20 For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary hermes vintage 20 you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Beige and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a hermes vintage 20 may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding a hermes vintage 20 for sale for women should be easy, but there are 190 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Hermes Vintage 20?

The price for a hermes vintage 20 starts at $95 and tops out at $84,946, and on average, selling for $750.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

Hermès Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Hermès furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Hermès' original furniture was created in the Romantic style in Europe during the 20th century. Prices for Hermès furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $145 and tops out at $2,899, while pieces like these can sell for $815 on average..