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Hermès Backpacks

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 Grey x Black Herbag Backpack 861849
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 10.125 " Width: 2.5" Height: 12" Shoulder Strap Drop: 10-19" Handle Drop: 3.5" OVERALEL EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ( 78/10 or AB ) ...
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20th Century Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Sac Polochon Drawstring Backpack Canvas
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 14.5", Width 7", Depth 7" Designer: Hermes Model: Sac Polochon Drawstring Backpack Canva...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Kelly Ado PM Veau Gulliver Leather Lime Green Gold Hardware Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2001 Collection Veau Gulliver Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 7.5" W x 7.5" H x 3.25" D Adjustable Shoulder Strap 19 - 35" 100% A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Navy Herbag Backpack Sac a Dos 15h712s
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: F in a Square Made In: France Measurements: Length: 11.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 14" Shoulder Handle Drop: 14.5" Handle Drop: 2.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Kelly Sport GM Black Ardennes Leather Gold Hardware Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition Ardennes Leather Gold Hardware Measures 11.5" W x 12.25" H x 4.75" D Strap Drop 14-15.5" Includes Dust Bag 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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Late 20th Century Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Kelly Sport PM Cognac Brown Alligator Exotic Gold Shoulder Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1991 Collection Alligator Gold Tone Hardware Measures 8" W x 9.5" H x 3" D Adjustable Shoulder Strap Drop 18-19.25" Includes Box 100% Authenticity G...
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Late 20th Century Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Kelly Sport MM Red Ostrich Exotic Gold Carryall Shoulder Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Ostrich Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.5" W x 11.5"H x 4.25" D Adjustable Strap Drop 15-16" Includes Dust Bag 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Beige Canvas Herbag Backpack
By Hermès
Located in PARIS, FR
Hermès Beige Canvas Herbag Backpack. Hermes Airbag backpack Very good condition show some light signs of use and wear but nothing visible. A beautiful piece to add in your closet ! ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack Men's Bag Black Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a men's Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack featured in Black Togo calfskin. Bag has an adjustable shoulder strap. Palladium plated hardware and D-ring. Large interior com...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Herbag A Dos Backpack Toile
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, moderate wear and marks on exterior, extra bag and in interior, discoloration on base corners. Wear, scuffs, creasing and oil slick discoloration on flap, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack Men's Bag Bleu Nuit Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a men's Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack featured in Bleu Nuit Togo calfskin. Bag has an adjustable shoulder strap. Palladium plated hardware and D-ring. Large interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Chocolate Brown Ardennes Leather Gold Hardware Shoulder Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1995 Collection Ardennes Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 11.5" W x 14.5" H x 6.75" D Adjustable Strap Length 17.5-25.5" Includes Dust Bag 100% ...
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Late 20th Century Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Yellow Canvas Sac Polochon Mimile Drawstring Backpack 913her18
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 11" Width: 7" Height: 11" Shoulder Handle Drop: 10" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Very Minor Markin...
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20th Century Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Flash Backpack Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and minor wear on exterior and straps, splitting and cracking on flap opening corner wax edges. Bubbling underneath flap, wear in interior, scratches a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack Men's Bag Vert de Gris Togo Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a men's Hermes Hac a Dos PM Backpack featured in Vert de Gris Togo calfskin. Vert de Gris is a fabulous year round neutral which is a fabulous gray green, or green ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Black Swift Leather Unisex Sling Backpack
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Swift Leather Sling Backpack is in pristine condition. Hermès bags are hand sewn by skilled artisans and represent the epitome of fashion luxury. Smo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

New in Box Hermes Rouge Casaque Kelly A Dos Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box rouge casaque and gold tone hardware Kelly a dos backpack. Date stamp D for 2019. Comes with full set: dustcover, booklet, box , ribbon and shipping bag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES HAC Dos PM Black Togo Leather Palladium Men's Travel Backpack
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
From 2021 Collection Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Measures 3.5" W x 10.5" H x 6.75" D Handle Drop 17.25" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Keys, Dust Bag and Box 100% Authenticity Gua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Kelly Ado GM Red Leather Gold Top Handle Carryall Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2001 Collection Couchevel Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 10.5" W x 11.5" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 2" Adjustable Strap Total Lengt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Cream Cotton Canvas Rocabar Cavalier Sling Shoulder Backpack Knapsack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition 100% Cotton Silver Tone Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 19" H x 8" D Strap Length 29" Includes Dust Bag and Box 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Black Toile Canvas Feedbag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes black herringbone toile feed bag with black leather straps . Can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a backpack. Shoulder drop 17” . Original dust cover .
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Black Clemence Men's Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès men's shoulder bag in clemence black leather with toile strap. Shoulder drop, 20"L. Comes with dust cover (not original to the bag). Minor wear.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Black Toile Canvas Feedbag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes black herringbone toile feed bag with black leather straps . Can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a backpack. Shoulder drop 17” . Original dust cover .
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Polochon Drawstring Backpack Printed Toile
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior, straps and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Height 14", Width 7.5", Depth 7", Strap Drop 11" Designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Cityback Backpack Evercolor 27
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior and straps, slight splitting on handle base and strap wax edges. Minor marks and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Beige x Brown Sac a Dos Herbag Backpack 2-in-1 60h429s
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: D in a Square Made In: France Measurements: Length: 11" Width: 4" Height: 11" Shoulder Handle Drop: 12.5" Handle Drop: 2" OVERALL FAIR+ CONDITION ( 6.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermés 1999 Red Gulliver Kelly Ado 20cm
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Rare Hermés Red Gulliver Kelly Ado, handcrafted by the artisans of Hermes into an iconic 20cm Kelly from 1999. Hermes "Kelly" mini backpack in a beautiful shade of red soft calfskin ...
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1980s Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Cityback Backpack Evercolor 27
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, small marks on exterior, creasing on exterior, handle and straps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Herbag Backpack Sac a Dos 2 In 1 855865
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) (Outside) Minor rub partially Minor tear on the edge of the upper parts Minor crack on the leather parts (Outside) Minor stain partially Minor discolo...
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20th Century Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Bolide Ado PM Navy Blue Leather Gold Carryall Top Handle Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2001 Collection Evercalf Leather Leather Lining Gold Tone Hardware Measures 10.5" W x 9.5" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 2.0 " Strap Drop 18-34.5" Includes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Bolide Ado PM Black Veau Gulliver Leather Gold Hardware Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition Veau Gulliver Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.5" W x 9.5" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 2" Shoulder Strap Length 19 - 35" Includes Dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Herbag Backpack Sac a Dos 2 In 1 855865
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) (Outside) Minor rub partially Minor tear on the edge of the upper parts Minor crack on the leather parts (Outside) Minor stain partially Minor discolo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Tan Toile Canvas White Leather Palladium Hardware Bucket Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition Toile Canvas Courchevel Leather Palladium Tone Hardware Shoulder Strap Drop 32" Measures 8" W x 11.75" H x 8" D 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Airsilk Backpack Printed Silk
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior and in interior, scuffs on leather trims, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 15", Width 11", Depth 5", S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Kelly Danse Bag Tabac Camel Ostrich Gold Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Kelly Danse featured in warm Tabac Camel in Ostrich. This fabulous, versatile bag can be worn as a backpack, shoulder, crossbody or waist bag. Lush with G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES Lime Green Leather Gold Hardware Bolide Ado PM Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition Taurillon Clemence Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.5" W x 9.5" H x 4.25" D Handle Drop 2" Adjustable Shoulder Strap 19-35.0" 100% A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

HERMES NEW Kelly Ado Red Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Shoulder Backpack Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
New Condition From 2018 Collection Rouge Casaque Togo Leather Palladium Hardware Leather Lining Measures 8.5" W x 8.75" H x 3.75" D Shoulder Strap Drop 13" Includes Dust Bag 100% Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Navy x Green Voyage Terre Sherpa Satin Backpack 1224h23
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Hermès Navy x Green Voyage Terre Sherpa Satin Backpack 1224h23 Made In: China Measurements: Length: 13.5" Width: 6" Height: 15.5" Shoulder Handle Drop: 11.5"-13" OVERALL VERY G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès 2018 Kelly Ado II 22cm Clemence Leather Backpack
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2018 Hermès ‘Kelly Ado II’ 22cm backpack has been made from soft Clemence leather exterior in ‘Rouge Casaque’ red hue, it is decorated with gold hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Unisex Potiron Toile Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes mint condition small unisex shoulder bag in orange potiron toile and brown leather strap and detail. Excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès Black Cheri Calfskin Bridado Backpack PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Black Cheri Calfskin Bridado Backpack PHW SKU: 117619 MSRP: 4800.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Hermès Origin Country: Fran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

NIB Hermès Bleu Frida Clémence Kelly Ado II Backpack PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
NIB Hermès Bleu Frida Clémence Kelly Ado II Backpack PHW SKU: 111786 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Cond...
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2010s Hermès Backpacks

Hermes Herbag A Dos Zip Backpack Toile and Leather
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuffs on leather trims, handle and straps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Pochette, Lock, Dust Bag, Box, Clochette, Leather Stopper (Herbag) Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Backpacks

Hermès backpacks for sale on 1stDibs

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