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Hermes Magenta Alligator 'H' Logo Palladium Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Hot Pink Alligator Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Palladium Evening Clutch Wallet Bag in Box Alligator Palladium hardware Fold in buckle closure Leather lining Date code present Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

HERMES Iris purple Swift leather TOOLBOX 26 Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'Toolbox 26' bag in Iris purple Veau Swift leather with palladium plated hardware. Detachabel and adjustable canvas shoulder strap. Lined in Veau Swift with two...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Constance Purple Mini 18 Bag. Dark purple color swift leather. Palladium hardware. Rare hard to find Constance especially in this mini size. Color is rare too. Good condition....
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
  • Hermes Mini Constance 18 Purple Bag
H 6 in. D 1.5 in. L 7 in.
Hermes Constance 24 Bag Purple Anemone Swift Palladium Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes Constance 24 bag featured in jewel toned Anemone with palladium hardware. Carried by hand, over the shoulder, or even across t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

HERMES Yachting GM Womens clutch bag purple
By Hermès
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic HERMES Yachting GM Womens clutch bag purple. The color is Purple. The outside material is cotton canvas. The pattern is YachtingGM. Rank AB signs of wear (Small) Used go...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Constance 18 Bag Crocus Purple Epsom Leather Palladium Very Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Constance 18 bag feature in rare to find Crocus. Crocus is no longer produced and is a rich jewel toned purple. Fresh with Palladium hardware. HERMES PARI...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black and Purple Silky Pop Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès black leather and multi pattern silk foldable bag. Excellent condition. Bag closed, 5"W x 5"L x 1"D. Handle drop, 10"L. Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Hermes Black and Purple Silky Pop Bag
  • Hermes Black and Purple Silky Pop Bag
  • Hermes Black and Purple Silky Pop Bag
  • Hermes Black and Purple Silky Pop Bag
H 21 in. W 5 in. L 11 in.
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

Hermès Vintage Sequana Bag Magic Purple Blue Porosus Crocodile Golden Hdw RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Stunning Authentic Hermès Vintage Bag "Séquana" This bag is magic! Depending on the weather, the light, your outfit, its color changes! It will sometimes look purple, s...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Blue Purple Lizard Exotic Leather 'H' Logo Wallet Clutch Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Blue Purple Lizard Exotic Leather Evening 'H' Logo Jige Wallet Clutch Bag in Box Leather Lizard Leather lining Fold in buckle closure Made in France Measures 8.5" W x 5" H x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Togo Purple Leather Birkin 30 cm Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Delicious Hermes Birkin 30 cm in a dark purple. Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Year 2007
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Togo Purple Leather Birkin 30 cm Bag
  • Hermes Togo Purple Leather Birkin 30 cm Bag
  • Hermes Togo Purple Leather Birkin 30 cm Bag
  • Hermes Togo Purple Leather Birkin 30 cm Bag
H 7.88 in. D 5.91 in. L 11.82 in.
HERMES D Engraved mark(2019 ) Double Sens28 Womens tote bag rose purple x blue s
By Hermès
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic HERMES D Engraved mark(2019 ) Double Sens28 Womens tote bag rose purple x blue s. The color is rose purple x blue saphir x beton. The outside material is Veau Sikkim. Th...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Transat Sailor Bag Novillo
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Clochette, Lock Measurements: Handle Drop 6.5", Height 11", Width 9.5", Depth 5.5" Designer: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Transat Sailor Bag Novillo
  • Hermes Transat Sailor Bag Novillo
  • Hermes Transat Sailor Bag Novillo
  • Hermes Transat Sailor Bag Novillo
H 11 in. W 9.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Hermes Constance Bag Evercolor 24
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing on strap, indentation on interior side, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9", Height 7", Width 9", Depth 3"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Constance Bag Evercolor 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Evercolor 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Evercolor 24
  • Hermes Constance Bag Evercolor 24
H 7 in. W 9 in. D 3 in.
Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Heavy splitting on side opening wax edges. Moderate wear and discoloration on base edges and handles, creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior and interior opening t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
  • Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
  • Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
  • Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
H 13 in. W 13 in. D 9 in.
Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and creasing on exterior, scuffs and indentations on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Clochette, Lock, Dust Bag, With Strap Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
H 9 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Amazing Hermès Rodeo bag Charm in purple, brown and blue leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
HERMES Paris made in France *Charm " Rodeo " in lamb leather Mila purple, brown and blue. Dimensions: 12 * 14 * 2.5 cm. In very good condition despite traces of use.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

Hermes Purple Cognac Leather 2 in 1 Evening Clutch Shoulder Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Purple Cognac Leather 2 in 1 Evening Clutch Shoulder Bag in Box Leather Palladium tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Adjustable shoulder strap 15.5-19.25" Measures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder 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

Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing, minor scuffs and marks on exterior, indentations on handle bases. Cracking on side opening wax edges,scuffs, marks and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
  • Hermes Eclat Toolbox Bag Swift 20
H 9.5 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Hermes Catenina Bag Printed Silk Small
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear on base corners, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 6", Width 9", Depth 2", Strap Drop 5.5-1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Purple Ostrich Exotic Silver Top Handle Satchel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Ostrich Palladium tone hardware Leather lining Turn lock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 4.5" Measures 11.5" W x 8.75" H x 5.75" D Includes original Hermes clo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès jig elan 29cm magnolia swift leather. Dated "C" for 2018. Comes with original dust cover, booklet, box, ribbon, and shopping bag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Magnolia Swift Jige Clutch Bag
H 6 in. W 1 in. L 11.5 in.
HERMES Tote Bag in Red H Canvas with Red and Dark Purples Strips
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès tote bag, red H canvas with red H and dark purple strips. New condition. At the front, 3 compartments. The interior is lined in the same material and in the same color. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Sac à Malice Palm Tree Bag Rare
By Hermès
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Hermès is the pinnacle of luxury. Constantly evolving since their beginning almost 200 years ago, Hermès not only maintains a portfolio of traditional and timeless design pieces, but...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

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

Hermès Jypsière 37cm Togo Palladium H/D Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès Jypsière 37cm Togo Leather Bag with Palladium hardware. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. Tonal leather lining. Double slit pocket and zip pocket on interior walls. Tu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

HERMES Petit H Tree purple brown calfskin silk twill cord bag charm key holder
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, NT
HERMES Petit H Tree purple brown calfskin silk twill cord bag charm key holder Brand: Hermes Model Name / Style: Petit H charm Material: Leather Color: Purple Pattern: Solid Made in...
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2010s Vanity Items

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 Bleu Encre Evercolor 2002 26 Bag PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Encre Evercolor 2002 26 Bag PHW SKU: 111506 MSRP: USD 10,200.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on hardware. Light indentat...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Magnolia Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in striking Magnolia. This gorgeous pink colour is no longer produced - a collectors find! Lush Togo leather is supple and scratch ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Rare Hermes 30 Birkin Ghilies Anemone Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes pristine and rare Birkin 30 ghillies togo anemone and swift leather and palladium hardware. T stamp for 2015. Handle drop 4". Excellent condition, plastic still on hardware bu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, scuffs and indentations on flap. Wear underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
  • Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
  • Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
  • Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
H 10.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Hermes Special Order Birkin 30 Pink Purple Leather Top Handle Tote Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
• Epsom leather • Gold plated hardware • Leather lining • Turn-lock closure • Made in France • Measures 11.75" W x 8.75" H x 4.25" D • Includes padlock, keys, clochette, dust bag,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rodeo MM Horse Bag Charm Rare Anemone New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guarranteed authentic rare limited Hermes Rodeo MM Anemone Rodeo horse bag charm with Bleu Izmir tail and mane. Saddle and holder are Fauve. Skin is lamb Milo. Signature HERMES PAR...
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2010s Wallets and Small Accessories

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 Birkin 25 Bag Rose Pourpre Togo Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 25 bag featured in Rose Pourpre. This gorgeous Hermes Birkin bag is accentuated with gold hardware. Togo leather is scratch resistant and supple to...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Rose Scheherazade Pink Crocodile Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag features vivid Rose Scheherazade Crocodile Lisse. The most exquisite scales create this show stopping and over the top fabulous bag. Accen...
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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

Hermes Bolide 1923 35 Au Bout Du Monde Bag Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Bolide 1923 - 35 Au Bout Du Monde is a rare Limited Edition bag featuring superior craftsmanship and is easy to fall in love with. The combination of leat...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Cinhetic To Go Wallet Mauve S Bag Clutch Crossbody Chamkila Mysore Chevre
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Cinhetic To Go Wallet clutch / shoulder/ crossbody bag. Exquisite Mauve Sylvestre in coveted Chamkila Mysore Goatskin leather and pall...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag HSS Electric Blue Rouge Grenat Togo Leather Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 HSS exotic creation of vivid Electric Blue and rich Rouge Grenat. This Hermes Birkin special order is fresh with palladium hardware. Created in...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin HSS 40 Bag Electric Blue / Rose Jaipur Togo Brushed Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic striking Hermes HSS Birkin 40 bag is featured in Blue Electric. This limited edition special order Hermes birkin bag has Rose Jaipur Pink int...
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2010s Tote 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 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 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

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 Birkin 25cm Blue Nuit Jewel-Toned Navy Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Navy Blue Nuit Togo 25cm Birkin Gold Hardware Jewel-Toned Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store! Bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Iris Purple Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Iris Purple Birkin 35 Bag. Beautiful color and swift leather with gold hardware. Excellent condition. Rare and hard to find color. Plastic is still on gold hardware. Includes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Cassis Purple Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Cassis Birkin 35 Bag. Purple Cassis color with gold hardware. Excellent condition. Plastic is still on hardware. Beautiful Fjord leather. Rare color and most wanted gold hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes purple leather silver hardware Birkin 35 bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermes purple leather silver hardware Birkin 35 bag
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Anemone Purple Epsom 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes Anemone Epsom 25 cm Birkin- EXCELLENT condition Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermes Birkin is stitched by hand. Waitlists are commonplace. Anemone is a stunning po...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Crocus Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag features coveted Crocus. This beautiful purple has a fabulous depth of color. Palladium hardware and Epsom leather. Minor wear on body. W...
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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

2000s Hermès Purple Leather Hand Bag
By Hermès
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Lively Hermès purple leather hand bag. The item was produced in 2007 Cod. [K] and its in very good conditions, it only shows few very light signs of utilization. It comes with its or...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • 2000s Hermès Purple Leather Hand Bag
  • 2000s Hermès Purple Leather Hand Bag
  • 2000s Hermès Purple Leather Hand Bag
  • 2000s Hermès Purple Leather Hand Bag
H 14 in. W 20 in. D 7 in.
HERMÈS Plume Shoulder bag in Purple Exotic leathers
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Plume - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 28cm, Height: 17cm, Depth: 7cm - Exterior Material: Exotic leathers...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Purple Hermes Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary purple hermes bag for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Purple, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Black, Brown and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for a purple hermes 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. 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 Purple Hermes Bag?

On average, a purple hermes bag on 1stDibs sells for $16,350, while they’re typically $300 on the low end and $127,444 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.