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Hermès Cherry Red Togo 30 cm Birkin with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Cherry Red Togo 30 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Stunningly paired with warm gold hardware, thi...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes 30cm Red Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 30cm Red Birkin Bag with Silver Hardware 100% Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag COLOR: Red MATERIAL: Leather HARDWARE: Silver ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Good Includes: Dustbag, lock,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Red Rouge Garance Birkin 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Good condition. Togo leather. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Red Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 30 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent like new condition. Plastic still on hardware. Rare 30 size. Great investment bag. Includes clochette, lock, keys, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Tomato Red Togo 25 cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Tomato Red 25 cm Birkin is in pristine condition with the protective plastic on much of the hardware. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Tomato Red Togo 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Tomato Red Togo 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Tomato Red Togo 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Tomato Red Togo 25 cm Birkin
H 8 in. W 9.5 in. D 3 in.
Hermès Lipstick Red Togo 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Lipstick Red Togo 25 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Highly sought after in the 25 cm silhouette,...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag slight imperfections on the hardware, otherwise excellent condition, very beautiful old Togo leather Packaging: Dustbag Measurements Wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vivid Red Epsom 30 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Vivid Red Epsom 30 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermès Birkin is stitched by hand. Waitlists are commonplace an...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rose Red 30 cm Epsom Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rose Red 30 cm Epsom Birkin is pristine with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. The elusive Birkin is made by hand and often requires extensive wai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 48982MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Birkin 30cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold plated hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, lining leather, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 53295MSC M...
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Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Ruby Red Togo 30 cm Birkin with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Ruby Red Togo 30 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. The handstitched Birkin is harder than ever to acquire, especially in the coveted 30 cm silhouette. Lipsti...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rubis Red Togo 35 cm Birkin with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rubis Red Togo 35 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. A stunning lipstick red with pink undertones, Rubis is is perfectly paired with Palladium hardware. Vivi...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Poppy Red Epsom Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Poppy Red Epsom Leather 25 cm Birkin is in pristine condition. A sensational shade of head turning lipstick red, it is perfectly paired with bright Palladium h...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Vivid Red Clemence 35cm Birkin with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rouge Jaipur Clemence 35cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Hand stitched by skilled craftsmen, wait lists of a year or more are commonplace for the intensely...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

40cm Rare Red (rougue) Ostrich Hermes Birkin Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Carlsbad, CA
More than just a purse, Hermes Birkin bags are coveted items that grow in value. This would be great for your collection and is an investment. This iconic handbag is 40cm with gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES Rouge Vif red Skipper leather BIRKIN 35 Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Rouge Vif (true red) Skipper leather with palladium hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a zipper ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Hermès 25 cm Bougainvillea Red Epsom Birkin with Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès 25 cm Epsom Bougainvillea Birkin is in pristine condition. A vibrant pinky red, Bougainvillea adds excitement to any ensemble. Very hard to find in the 25 cm ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Pink and Red Epsom Special EditionSellier 30 cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Pink and Red Epsom Sellier 30 cm Birkin is in pristine condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Extremely rare, the more structured Sellie...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47098MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Vermillion Red Togo Gold Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Vermillion red Hermes Birkin 35 bag. Unique warm red tone - is lush with gold hardware. Togo leather is scratch resistant. NEW or NEVER WORN. Comes with lock, k...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Rouge Vif red OSTRICH leather & Palladium BIRKIN 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès 'Birkin 35' bag in Rouge Vif ostrich leather. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a zipper pocket against the back. Has been carried with sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rouge Red Epsom 25 cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rouge Red Epsom 25 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition; the protective plastic is still intact on the hardware. Considered the ultimate luxury item, t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Rouge Red Epsom  25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rouge Red Epsom  25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rouge Red Epsom  25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rouge Red Epsom  25 cm Birkin
H 8 in. W 9.5 in. D 3 in.
Hermès Dark Red Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Dark Red Swift Leather 25 cm Birkin Bag is in pristine unworn condition with plastic intact on the hardware. Long waitlists are commonplace for the intensely c...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 35 Red Epsom Leather Palladium Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Condition From 2015 Collection Rouge Casaque Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware Measures 13.75" W x 11" H x 7.25" D Handle Drop 4.25" Includes Clochette, Lock, Keys and Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermès Poppy Red Togo 30 cm Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Poppy Red Togo 30 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Beautifully warmed by gold hardware, the combin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Rouge Vif Togo Gold Hardware Perfect Lipstick Red
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 in rich and exquisite lipstick red Rouge Vif. Signature pink top stitch. Coveted gold hardware and togo leather. Comes with ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Framboise Pink Red Leather Handbag Bag Palladium Hardware RARE
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Very Rare and the Only ONE on eBay! 2021 Z Stamp Hermes Birkin 25 Framboise Leather Palladium Hardware. Includes all accessories and Box. Shop With Confidence from Lux Addicts. Auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 30 Coral Red Orange Leather Palladium Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2012 Collection Vachette Grainee Des Ardennes Measures 11.75" W x 8.25' H x 6" D Handle Drop 4" Includes Clochette, Keys, (No Padlock), Rain Cover an...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès birkin 35 Deep Red silver hardware bag slight imperfections on the hardware, otherwise excellent condition, very beautiful old Togo leather Packaging: Dustbag Measurements Wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 48982MSC
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
  • Hermes Red Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
H 7 in. W 13.75 in. L 10 in.
HERMES NEW Birkin 30 Red Rouge Leather Palladium Top Handle Satchel Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2016 Collection Rouge Grenat Taurillon Clemence Leather Palladium Tone Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 8.5" H x 5.5" D Handle Drop 4" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Ke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES Birkin 35 Red Multi Color Vibrato Leather Gold Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2003 Collection Vibrato Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 13.75" W x 11" H x 7" D Handle Drop 3.5" Includes Clochete, Padlock, Keys ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin Rose Tyrien 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rose Tyrien Pink Birkin 35 Bag. Stunning hot pink color bag with gold hardware. Excellent like new condition. Still has plastic on hardware. Epsom leather. Beautiful bag. Incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 25 Capucine Orange Red Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Capucine Orange Red Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Orange Togo Birkin 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Orange Togo Birkin 35 GHW SKU: 119686 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to corners and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Capucine Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Capucine Orange Birkin 35 Bag. Excellent like new condition. Gorgeous bright orange/red color. Togo leather. Palladium hardware. Beautiful Birkin Bag. Includes clochette, lock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Ostrich GHW Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47098MSC
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Rouge Grenat Red Clemence Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Rouge Grenat complimented by Gold Hardware. Excellent Pristine Condition with Plastic on Hardware. 2016 X Stamp. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Au...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin is in excellent condition. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Hermès Birkin is stitched by hand. Waitlists are commonplace and th...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin
  • Hermès Rust Epsom 25 cm Birkin
H 8 in. W 9.5 in. D 3 in.
Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Rose Jaipur
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermes Birkin 35 cm Togo Leather Rose Jaipur Silver Hardware Serial Number: [N] 2010
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Rose Jaipur
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Rose Jaipur
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Rose Jaipur
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Rose Jaipur
H 9.45 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Casaque Birkin 35 Bag. Excellent condition. Beautiful most wanted red color. Gold hardware. Beautiful combination. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Feu Epsom Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Feu Epsom Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 118924 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Birkin 30 Burgundy Red Gold Hardware Top Handle Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2006 Collection Vache Liegge Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.75" W x 8.25" H x 6" D Handle Drop 3.5" Includes Clochette, Keys,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Pivoine Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Pivoine Bag. Beautiful rosy pink red color. Gold hardware. Excellent like new condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rouge Casaque
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This Hermès Birkin 35cm bag is featured in the Rouge Casaque color, which is a red tone. This bag is made from smooth Epsom leather, which is highly resistant to scratching. The blin...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rouge Casaque
H 9.45 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Sunset Rainbow Sellier Birkin 35
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
BNIB Hermes 35 Birkin Sellier bag featured in Sunset Rainbow limited edition. The applique-stitch technique gives the effect of a rainbow casting the warm glow of sunset hues. Abrico...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Rose Pivoine Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rose Pivoine Birkin 35 Bag. Beautiful Spring and Summer color bag. Gold hardware. Rosy pink color. Gold hardware. Excellent condition looks new. Plastic is still on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rouge Casaque Togo Birkin 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rouge Casaque Togo Birkin 30 PHW SKU: 111666 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin 40cm rose Jaipur clemence leather and palladium hardware. Dated N for 2010. Handle drop, 5"L. Excellent condition, plastic still on hardware . Includes clochette, tiret...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Rose Jaipur 40cm Birkin Bag
H 13 in. W 8 in. L 15.5 in.
Hermes Candy Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes rare and collectible candy color collection Birkin bag 35 cm in rouge casaque epsom leather/talahasa blue goatskin and goldtone hardware. Date stamp P for 2012. Handle drop 4....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Candy Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Candy Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Candy Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque
  • Hermes Candy Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque
H 11 in. W 7 in. L 13.75 in.
Hermes Togo Leather Rubis Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Togo Leather Rubis Birkin 35 PHW The most desired Hermes bag, the Birkin is a timeless style with a better investment rate than Gold! This 35, the most popular style is in a ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin Capucine Togo Leather 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Birkin Capucine Togo Leather 30 PHW An exquisite Hermes 30cm Birkin bag. The exterior of this Birkin is in capucine red Togo leather with tonal stitching. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Casaque Birkin Sellier Bag Epsom 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on front, faint scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Dust Bag, Keys, Box, Lock Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height 9", Width 12", Depth ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rose Epsom 30 cm Birkin with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Rose Epsom 30 cm Birkin is in pristine unworn condition; the protective plastic is still intact on the hardware. Considered the ultimate luxury item, the Her...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Berry Rose Crocodile 30 cm Touch Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Framboise Rose Crocodile 30 cm Touch Birkin is in pristine condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. A subtle way to add an exotic “touch” ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Tangerine Shiny Lizard Birkin 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Tangerine Shiny Lizard Birkin 25 PHW SKU: 110764 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on most hardware. Faint marks to interior. Bran...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom Palladium Hardware This Birkin is one of the most sought-after handbags worldwide. This refined combination of "Rouge Casaque" red and palladium...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
  • Hermès Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Epsom PHW
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.09 in.
Hermès Rouge Casaque Swift Birkin 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rouge Casaque Swift Birkin 25 PHW SKU: 118570 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scratching to ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Capucine Togo Birkin 25cm PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Hermès 25cm Capucine bag. The exterior of this birkin is in vibrant capucine togo leather with tonal stitching. It features palladium hardware with two straps and front ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Capucine Togo Birkin 25cm PHW
  • Hermès Capucine Togo Birkin 25cm PHW
  • Hermès Capucine Togo Birkin 25cm PHW
  • Hermès Capucine Togo Birkin 25cm PHW
H 7.88 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.12 in.
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Red Birkin For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary red birkin you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Red, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Orange and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect red birkin may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Red Birkin?

On average, a red birkin on 1stDibs sells for $16,990, while they’re typically $392 on the low end and $225,775 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.

Finding the Right Top Handle Bags for You

Usually characterized by simplicity and sporting a classic and beloved silhouette, vintage and designer top-handle bags can easily find a place among your wardrobe staples. From the Haut à courroies — Hermès’s original top-handle bag, created in 1892 — to the smaller and timeless Sac à dépêches that inspired both the Kelly bag in the 1950s and the Birkin in the 1980s, the discerning shopper has had no shortage of options to choose from.

Small and mini designer top-handle bags, including vintage top-handle box bags and micro clutches, offer an alternate dynamic and usually feature sleek lines and modest features to perfectly complement your evening look. Styling with jeans and a comfortable sweater works, too — the classic top-handle bag is an ideal accessory to pair with casual attire. For a personal touch or pop of color, add a key chain, a patterned scarf or a handbag chain.

On 1stDibs, you can find vintage top-handle bags from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and more. The numerous styles of this universally loved accessory that we have available also include the Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma GM handbag, Fendi Baguette purses and modern leather handbags by Longchamp.