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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.

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Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Ostrich Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Ostrich Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 The ultimate lifetime exotic Kelly for the chic and elegant fashionista! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 28 Black Epsom Sellier Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Epsom 28cm Kelly Sellier Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes store; bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 25 Rouge Vif Lipstick Red Sellier Shoulder Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25 Rouge Vif Lipstick Red Sellier Shoulder Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Ostrich Rose Gold Hardware Bag RARE Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Ostrich Rose Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 RARE Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z stamp! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pris...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Gris Perle Togo Bag Gold Hardware Pearl Gray Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Gris Perle Togo Bag Gold Hardware Pearl Gray Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box in Store Fresh, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35cm Blue Pale Bleu Palladium Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Birkin 35cm Blue Pale Bleu Palladium Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35cm Gris Tourterelle Dove Grey Togo Palladium Bag NEW RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Gris Tourterelle Dove Grey Togo Palladium Bag NEW The last and only New Gris Tourterelle Birkin 35cm in the market! Extremely rare discontinued cult favorite Gris ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Brand New -Full set-Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in étoupe Togo leather, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 cm handbag in étoupe Togo leather , gold plated metal hardware, double handle in grey leather allowing a hand carried. Closure by flap. Lining in grey lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Etoupe Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Etoupe Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet GHW SKU: 113234 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: The Kelly To Go wallet is the Kelly wallet's cooler, younger sister-...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Gold Camel Tan Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Gold Camel Tan Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store- bag bears new 2021 interior Z Stamp! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès 2014 Birkin 35cm Porosus Crocodile Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2014 Hermès ‘Birkin’ 35cm handbag has been made from shiny Porosus Crocodile exterior in ‘Royal Blue’ and matching leather interior, this piece is deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Ivory Vif Argent Silk Twill Scarf 90
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Ivory Vif Argent Square Silk Twill Scarf 90 - 3D molten metal 'quicksilver' print, designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko - Vibrant orange base, with cream detailing, and silver ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25cm Gris Asphalte Grey Beige Bag Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Gris Asphalte Grey Beige Bag Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Devastatingly gorgeous! Gris Asphalte is the best neutral to come from Hermes in many years. Just purchas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 35cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 47099MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35cm Rouge Casaque Blue Thalassa Bag Permabrass Candy Rare NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Rouge Casaque Blue Thalassa Bag Permabrass Candy Rare NEW Very rare Limited Candy Edition Birkin in Sexy Rouge Casaque! New or Never Worn. Pristine Condition (with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 25 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Sellier Bag Palladium Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25 Rose Extreme Pink Epsom Sellier Bag Palladium Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès 2010 Birkin 35cm Matte Niloticus Crocodile Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2010 Hermès ‘Birkin’ 35cm handbag has been made from Matte Niloticus Crocodile exterior in ‘Poussiere’ beige and matching leather interior, this piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 25cm Gold Camel Tan Shoulder Bag Togo Retourne Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gold Camel Tan 25cm Mini Kelly Bag Togo Retourne Gold Togo Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Herme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Braise Red Porous Crocodile Birkin 35
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Braise Red Porous Crocodile Birkin 35 in excellent condition. Gorgeous red porous crocodile exterior trimmed with silver palladium hardware. Signature twist lock double strap ...
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Early 2000s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25cm Rose Pourpre Togo Pink Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Rose Pourpre Togo Pink Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Kelly 32cm handbag with 2 straps in brown epsom leather and GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Hermes Kelly 32 handbag in brown Courchevel leather, gold-plated metal hardware, simple brown Courchevel leather handle and two shoulder straps (long in leather and sport in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 28cm Rose Confetti Pink Sellier Shoulder Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 28cm Rose Confetti Pink Sellier Shoulder Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes store...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Etain Tin Grey Togo Palladium Hardware NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Etain Tin Grey Togo Palladium Hardware NEW Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes full set with keys, loc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25cm Blue Nuit Navy Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Blue Nuit Navy Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store! Bag bears new interior 2021 Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with pla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Vase Odyssee Etoupe/Terracotta w/ Gold Trim New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic rare Hermes Odyssee 2 links Vase featured in Etoupe. Chaine d'Ancre design with Terracotta Interior and hand painted Rose Gold trim. The Odyssee vase represents ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30 Rouge de Coeur Lipstick Red Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Birkin Bag 30cm Rouge de Coeur Epsom Palladium Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine condition (with plastic on hardware). Just p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Paris Vintage Black Gray Cotton Fourre Tout MM Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
'HERMES FOURRE TOUT - MM' - Tote handbag. Made in France. Black color with grey stripes. Material: 100% cotton. It has snaps on both ends for expansion. Durable canvas handles, perfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

New Hermès So Black Touch Croc Rodeo Bag Charm
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
HERMES Milo Lambskin Matte Alligator Touch Grigri Rodeo Horse Bag Charm MM So Black. Date stamp Z for 2021 . Comes with original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Rose Pourpre Togo Birkin 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Pourpre Togo Birkin 30 PHW SKU: 111660 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. L...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Multicolor Ciels Byzantins Printed Silk Square Scarf
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Created by Julia Abadie for Hermès, this silk scarf is as iconic as others. It has been crafted from silk and adorned with the Ciels Byzantins print, inspired by the architecture of ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Rouge H Red Birkin 30cm Togo Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Rouge H 30cm Birkin Togo Palladium Y Stamp, 2020 Devastatingly gorgeous!! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 35 Rouge Casaque Bag. Some light crease wear. Good condition overall. Gold hardware. Priced to sell. Beautiful red color bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Etoupe Kelly 25cm Gold Hardware Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Etoupe Kelly 25cm Gold Hardware Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z Stamp Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30 Rouge Tomate Red Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Rouge Tomate Red Epsom Gold Hardware. Excellent Pristine Condition, Plastic on Hardware, Excellent corners and Structure. X Stamp 2016. Shop with Confiden...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Etoupe Togo Jypsiere 34 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Etoupe Togo Jypsiere 34 PHW SKU: 111845 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Ligh...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès 2011 Birkin 35cm Candy Collection Epsom Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2011 Hermès ‘Birkin’ 35cm Limited Edition Candy Collection handbag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Kiwi’ and leather interior in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Birkin 30cm Bleu Saphir/Bleu Marine Touch Alligator/Novillo RGHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
An unworn limited edition Hermès Touch Birkin 30 cm bag. The exterior of this Birkin "Touch" features a bleu marine matte Mississippienis alligator and bleu saphir Taurillon Novillo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Twilly Jungle Love Love Noir / Vert / Rose Vif Set of 2 New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Twilly features limited edition Jungle Love Love featured in rich Noir / Vert and Rose Vif. Rose Vif Hearts sprinkled against the Black background. This iconic Hermes accesso...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Black Fluffy Shearling Oran Sandals - Discontinued/Rare - Us size 7.5
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Black Fluffy Shearling Oran Sandals - Black woolskin shearling - Iconic "H" cut-out - Discontinued style - impossible to buy in store/online - Original box and dust bag incl...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Pegasus Pop Herbag Zip 31 AB Bleu Indigo
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Dimension: 12 x 10 x 4.5 in; Drop 2.5 in; Strap 18 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Rouge Epsom Zip Around Wristlet Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
excellent condition box included. 7.25"x4.25"x.5" 6" wristlet
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Terracotta/Mandarine Newton Calfskin Grace Headband - Sold Out
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Terracotta/Mandarine Newton Calfskin Grace Headband - Crafted in newton calfskin - Tone-on-tone braided lambskin on each side - Rocabar Ribbon Lined - Clou de Selle detail ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Bleu Brighton Epsom Constance Long Wallet PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Brighton Epsom Constance Long Wallet PHW SKU: 110962 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very G...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Paris Men's Black Double Face Cashmere Zip Front Vest
By Hermès
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Hermes Paris Men's Black Double Face Cashmere Zip Front Vest Sz 42 , runs large Chest 48" Waist 42" Length 30" Excellent pre owned condition
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1970s Hermès

Hermès Gold Togo Retourne Kelly 32 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Gold Togo Retourne Kelly 32 GHW SKU: 110738 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Final sale. Brand: Herm...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Sangle Cavale 50mm Bag Strap GHW - Sold Out
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Sangle Cavale 50mm Bag Strap Bag strap in Cavale canvas and Swift calfskin with gold plated hardware, large snap hook Colourway - Ambre/Rose D'été/Gold Age: C 2018 Materia...
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2010s Hermès

2016 Hermes Orange H Swift Leather Halzan 22
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Orange H Swift Leather Halzan 22 Xupes Reference: CB330 Serial Number: X Age (Circa): 2016 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Strap Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Rose Azalee Epsom Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Azalee Epsom Constance 18 PHW SKU: 111847 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Craie Clémence Halzan 31 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Craie Clémence Halzan 31 PHW SKU: 110097 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light marks to leather near hardware connections. Brand: Hermès...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes 2020 Ebene & Gold Togo Leather Verso Birkin 25cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Ebene & Gold Togo Leather Verso Birkin 25cm Xupes Reference: CB351 Serial Number: Y Age (Circa): 2020 Accompanied By: Hermès Box, Dust Bag, Lock, Keys, Clochette, Protective...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Gold Kelly 25cm Tan Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gold Tan Kelly 25cm Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 RARE 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 Hermès

Hermès Women's Handbag Kelly32 Burgundy Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
From 1962 Collection Kelly 32, leather, solid color, shiny effect, front logo, turn-lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, double smartphone pocket, day bag Inclu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Rodeo PM Bag Charm Jaune de Naples / Blue Celeste / Gold
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes PM Rodeo bag charm featured in Jaune de Naples, Blue Celeste and Gold. Charming and playful she easily adorns a myriad bag col...
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2010s Hermès

HERMES 792 MA Blue & Cream Knot Print Silk Tie
By Hermès
Located in San Francisco, CA
HERMES neck tie comes in a ble & cream kno print silk. Made in France. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 792 MA Measurements: Width: 3.5 in.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Bleu Indigo Vache Liegee Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Indigo Vache Liegee Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 113104 Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners and exterior leather. Faint marks to handles. Scratching to hardware. Light m...
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Early 2000s Hermès

HERMES light blue silk twill LA PROMENADE DE LONGCHAMPS 90 Scarf
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes 'La Promenade de Longchamps 90' scarf by Philippe Ledoux in light blue silk twill (100%) with white center and details in gold, sage green, gry and brown. Has b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Ebene Clémence Jypsiere 34 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Ebene Clémence Jypsiere 34 PHW SKU: 110968 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to wax edges and exterior. Scratching to hardware. B...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Craie Evergrain Licol 19 with Ambre, Bleu Indigo & Capucine Strap
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Craie Evergrain Licol 19 with Ambre, Bleu Indigo & Capucine Strap SKU: 110095 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint black marks to exter...
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2010s Hermès

Questions About Hermès
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 15, 2020

    There are a few easy things to keep in mind when trying to spot a fake Hermès Lindy bag. Because all Hermès bags are handmade, stitching is a good metric to use (spotting a fake Birkin bag calls for the same careful inspection). Each bag is hand-sewn according to Hermès’s celebrated saddle-stitching technique, so while the sew lines will have some inconsistencies, the work will not be messy, and there won’t be any stitches that are out of place or out of line.

    Hardware on authentic Hermès bags is always made of a genuine precious metal — locks, keys, studs, and other pieces of hardware are usually made of brass that is hand-polished and plated with fine gold, palladium or permabrass. This metal will feel heavy and substantial, and it will not tarnish.

    Did you find an “authenticity card” tucked inside your Hermès Lindy bag? You shouldn’t have — Hermès doesn’t accompany its bags with any card like this.

    On a fake Hermès Lindy bag, the Hermès logo will look irregular, with oversized or blocky text. An authentic Hermès bag has a label stamp — with clear lettering that is lightly pressed into the bag’s leather — that reads “Hermès Paris Made in France.” If your bag has an uneven or crooked label, you may have a fake Hermès Lindy bag.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 29, 2020

    No, vintage Hermès Constance bags do not have serial numbers. 

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    The Constance can be worn crossbody, or with the strap doubled as a shoulder bag.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    Select Hermes goods go on sale twice a year in Paris, but Birkins – being highly coveted–are not known to be found at the sale. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 29, 2020

    On the front of your Hermès Constance bag, the metal “H” doubles as both an insignia for the high fashion goods manufacturer and a clasp to keep your bag snapped shut. To open your Hermès Constance handbag, grab the metal “H” — position your fingers directly around the horizontal middle bar of the letter, so that your fingers are curled underneath it, and pull out toward you. The key to opening the clasp without scratching the accessory’s leather is to pull only at the horizontal bar. The bag opens and closes with the help of a spring-loaded mechanism that is concealed on each of the bar’s ends fixed to the flap.