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Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès (FRANCE)

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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Hermès Rare Rouge H & White Dalmatian Retourne Kelly 28 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rare Rouge H & White Dalmatian Retourne Kelly 28 PHW SKU: 110765 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some hardware. Scratching to...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Terre Cuite Ostrich Leather Kelly 28cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Terre Cuite Ostrich Leather Kelly 28cm Sellier Xupes Reference: HBJJLG009 Serial Number: Y Age (Circa): 2020 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Violet Lizard Sellier Kelly 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Violet Lizard Sellier Kelly 25 PHW SKU: 110544 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on feet. Faint scuffing to corners. Light scratch...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin 25 PHW SKU: 110342 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on hardware. Light marks to corners. Brand: Hermès Mod...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

2011 Hermes Rose Dragee Swift Leather Kelly Danse
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Rose Dragee Swift Leather Kelly Danse Xupes Reference: HB3062 Serial Number: [O] Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly 32 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly 32 PHW SKU: 110339 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Bran...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Graphite Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Graphite Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 110345 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on most hardware. No visible signs of wear. Bra...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Gris Tourterelle Shiny Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Gris Tourterelle Shiny Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 PHW SKU: 110546 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on most hardware. Final sal...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly 25 Ostrich Bleuet Blue Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
New Hermes Kelly 25 Ostrich Bleuet Blue Gold Hardware. New rare Bleuet Hermes color. From collectors closet! D Stamp 2019. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity Guara...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Hermès Vert Anis Ostrich Birkin 30 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Vert Anis Ostrich Birkin 30 PHW SKU: 110547 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Partial plastic on hardware. Light marks and discoloration t...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Chevrons Toile Canvas and Barenia Leather Tigre Royal Bucket Bag RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Extremely RARE Authentic Hermès Bucket Bag Pattern: "Tigre Royal" (Royal Tiger) Made in France Stamp N in Square, 2010, year of the tiger in the chinese zodiac Made of Toile Che...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 35 HSS Special Order Black Bubblegum Pink Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Like New Rate Hermes Birkin 35 HSS Special Order Black Bubblegum Pink Palladium Hardware. Like New with all plastic. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity Guaranteed!
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 30 HSS Special Order Blue Electric Anemone Brushed Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Like New Rare Hermes Birkin 30 HSS Special Order Blue Electric Anemone Purple Epsom Leather Brushed Gold Hardware. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity Guaranteed!
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly Pochette Lime Yellow Fluo Gold Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Lime Yellow Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag NEW Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine condition (wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior Y 2020 Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 35cm Etoupe Epsom Taupe Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Etoupe Epsom Taupe Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2020 interior Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

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 Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 25 Vert Criquet Chic Green Bag Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Vert Criquet Fresh Green Bag Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Superb new pale green from Hermes- fresh and so on point for spring summer! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 25 Bambou Green Verso Caramel Bamboo Togo Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Bambou Green Verso Caramel Togo Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Limited Edition Verso Birkin! Jaw-dropping and gorgeous! Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly Pochette Blue Frida Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Pochette Blue Frida Gold Hardware Clutch Cut Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Blue Frida is a brand new and spectacularly gorgeous blue color from Hermes! Just purchased from Hermes st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 30 Classic Hermes Orange Birkin Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30 Classic Hermes Orange Birkin Gold Hardware Ultra coveted and rare combination- long discontinued Hermes Classic Orange with Gold Hardware! Excellent Condition (with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly Handbag Rouge Casaque Clemence with Palladium Hardware 28
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, closure belt, clochette, handle, strap and underneath flap, cracking on closure belt, opening, flap opening and handle wax edges, scratche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Chocolate Fjord with Gold Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Heavy splitting on handle, clochette and closure strap wax edges. Touch up on opening edges, handles and clochette. Moderate wear on base corners and top flap ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Gris Etain Epsom Leather Constance 24 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Gris Etain Epsom Leather Constance 24 PHW This outstanding piece comes in a neutral Etain grey tone accentuated with palladium-plated hardware. - Made of resistant textured ...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Sac Good News Bag Leather PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy splitting on front opening wax edge. Wear on base edges, strap and in interior, creasing on exterior. Cracking on opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen I Epsom PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Scuffs on exterior and interior pocket, moderate wear on strap bases, slight creasing near base. Minor cracking on side opening and strap base wax edges, wear o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen I Clemence GM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Peeling and wear on exterior edges, creasing on exterior, cracking on closure trim wax edges. Moderate wear and discoloration on strap and in interior, scratches and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Toolbox Bag Grizzly and Leather 33
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate creasing, wear and darkening on exterior. wear on handles handles, small stains on rear. Color transfer on handle bases, heavy splitting on handle and side ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners and strap, slight creasing on exterior, cracking on opening corner wax edges. Light scuffs and indentations on interior base, scratch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bougainvillea Clemence with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on base corners, minor creasing on exterior, slight cracking on opening wax edge, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Lock, Clochette, Keys, Bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Havane Courchevel with Gold Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, scuffs on base and flap, minor cracking on flap opening corner. Moderate indentations and scuffs on base, scratches and discoloration on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Lindy Bag Clemence 34
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners and handles, loss of shape on exterior, light splitting on zipper pull base wax edges. Scuffs and small indenations on interior base,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Rose Pourpre Togo with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing near base, light wear on closure belt, handle and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Lock, Clochette, Keys, Box Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly Handbag Vert Anis Togo with Gold Hardware 28
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Slight creasing near base and on strap, small stains on handle base and underneath flap. Wear and scuffs underneath flap, cracking and stains on fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bleu Zanzibar Clemence with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing near base, light cracking on flap opening corner wax edges, minor wear on rear handle wax edge, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Cloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly Handbag Vert Olive Togo with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Loose turn-lock hardware, creasing and heavy scuffs on exterior and in interior, moderate wear and discoloration on base corners. Heavy cracking...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Orange H Epsom with Palladium Hardware 25
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor wear on base corners and handles, moderate cracking and peeling on handle, belt closure, clochette and flap opening corner wax edges. Scuffs in interior, scrat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes HAC Birkin Bag Noir Ardennes with Gold Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior edges, base trims and clochette. Creasing on exterior, large scuff on base, wear on flap edges and handles. Splitting on flap opening corner an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Clemence TGM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on base, scuffs on base corners, moderate wear, pilling and darkening on strap, rear pocket interior opening and in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Picotin Lock Bag Clemence MM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, creasing near base, small marks on hande bases. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Clemence TPM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on opening corners and in interior, creasing near base. Wear and fraying on strap, cracking on closure trim wax edges, scratches on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Steve Messenger Bag Clemence 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing on base, scuffs and minor wear on exterior and interior, darkening on strap and exterior edges. Creasing and peeling on flap open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Jypsiere Bag Clemence 34
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, splitting on flap opening corner, closure trim, strap base and zipper wax edges. Small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Epsom 27
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base corners, scuffs and small indentation on exterior, heavy darkening and wear underneath handle and on clochette. Bubbling underneath flap. Split...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Box Calf 38
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, heavy wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, handle, underneath flap and in interior, moderate discoloration on interior lining, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Candy Birkin Handbag Epsom 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Repainted base corners. Creasing on exterior, splitting on flap closure wax edges, light cracking on opening flap corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

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

Hermes Kelly Handbag Plomb Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Loss of shape on exterior. Light wear on base corners, moderate splitting on handle wax edges. Creasing underneath flap, moderate scuffs and indentations on interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Baseball Bolide Bag Evercolor 45
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Creasing and minor wear on base corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Lock, Keys, Clochette Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Jypsiere Bag Clemence 34
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners and strap, creasing on exterior, indentations and darkening on flap edge near handle bases. Moderate splitting on base corner, closure belt, fla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

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 Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Clic Wallet on Strap Box Calf 16
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint scuffs on exterior, creasing underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 5.5", Width 6.5", Depth 1", Strap Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Double Sens Tote Clemence 45
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear on base corners, minor cracking on opening wax edges. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9.5", Height 13", Widt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Chocolate Swift with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and in interior, wear on flap and base corners. Cracking on handle wax edges, splitting on belt closure wax edges, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin Handbag Prune Swift with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on exterior edges, closure straps and handles, loss of shape and moderate scuffs on exterior. Splitting on flap opening wax edges, heavy scuffs and indentations...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Caravas Handbag Leather 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Very good. Light wear on base corners, creasing on handle bases, moderate splitting front pocket open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Jige Clutch Epsom PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, indentation on flap closure. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Height 7.5", Width 11.5", Depth 1" Designer: Hermes Model: Jige Clutch Epsom ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses