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Marble Silk Orbis Constance 24 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Marble Silk Constance 24 PHW - A rare and beautiful Constance 24 crafted in swift leather - 2021 Z - Rare & Limited edition - palladium plated hardware - Rose Azalee & ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Vert Criquet
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box Constance 18 in vert criquet epsom leather and palladium hardware. Date stamp U for 2022. Brand new in box with felt, booklet, dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Vert Criquet
  • Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Vert Criquet
  • Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Vert Criquet
  • Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Vert Criquet
H 6 in. W 2 in. L 7.5 in.
Hermès Black Epsom Constance 18 RGHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Black Epsom Constance 18 RGHW SKU: 115348 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visibl...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Epsom
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light creasing and faint scuffs underneath flap. Accessories: Box, With Strap Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 8", Depth 1", Strap Drop 21" Designer: Hermes Mod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Epsom
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Epsom
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Epsom
  • Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Epsom
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 1 in.
Hermes Blue Zanzibar Constance Wallet Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Zanzibar Constance Wallet Bag. Hermes crossbody bag with silver hardware. Mint like new condition. Plastic still on hardware. Highly sought after Constance crossbody bag....
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Gold
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Constance To Go Wallet Gold Condition: 100% Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories Do not hesitate if you have any questions, we will be glad to h...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Slim wallet in craie Epsom calfskin with removable zipped change purse, 2 credit card slots, belt loop and yellow enamel and palladium plated closure. The piece is in the hous...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Clutches

  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
  • Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt
H 4 in. W 1.2 in. L 4.9 in.
Hermes Constance Handbag 23cm (1984)
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Constance Bag by Hermes Paris N circle stamp (1984) White Smooth calfskin leather Gold Hardware H buckle secure at front flap Leather shoulder strap Leather interior with zip pocke...
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1980s French Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Matte Crocodile Palladium H/W Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Long wallet in matte patina alligator with 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets, zipped change purse, external pocket and palladium ’H’ tab closure. Some protective plastic still att...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Parchemin Ostrich Constance 18 PHW SKU: 110050 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint marks to back exterior. Scratching to hardware. Bra...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rose Tyrien Ostrich Constance 18 PHW SKU: 108890 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on so...
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2010s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Spectacular Constance 24 bag in very good conditions Year 2018 Ultra rare Green Vertigo color (U4) Leather Supersoft in the internal Silver colored metal Comes with dustbag Hermes p...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
  • 2018 Hermès Green Vertigo Constance 24 Bag
H 7.88 in. D 3.15 in. L 9.45 in.
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box Gold Hardware Hermès Constance stays one of the most coveted handbag designs in the history and is equally desired as Hermès Birkin and Hermès ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
  • Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Black Box GHW
H 16.5 in. W 23 in. D 4.5 in.
Hermes BNIB Constance 18 Mauve Rose Gold
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes mini constance cross body 18cm in mauve goat skin leather and rose gold hardware. Date stamp U for 2022. Brand new in box with dust cover, booklet, felt.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance To Go Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Hermes Constance To Go Gold Hardware Black Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection:U Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25 in; Drop 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Brown and gold Hermès Constance. Brown leather with gold hardware in excellent shape, with no odor or discoloration. One outside and one inner pocket. Collection from 1972.
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1970s French Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
  • Hermès Constance Brown and Gold 23 cm
H 5.91 in. D 0.79 in. L 9.06 in.
Hermes Craie Constance Slim Wallet Belt BNIB
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Slim wallet in craie Epsom calfskin with removable zipped change purse, 2 credit card slots, belt loop and yellow enamel and palladium plated closure. The piece is in the hous...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Clutches

Black Sombrero On a Summer Night Constance 18 PWH
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Black Sombrero On a Summer Night Constance 18 PWH Age - A 2017 A Limited Edition Hermès Constance 18cm A Summer Night handbag. The exterior of this bag features subtle b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Rouge Vif Ostrich Constance 24 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Rouge Vif Ostrich Constance 24 GHW SKU: 115042 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde The Constance by Hermès bag was introduced by Catherine Chaillet in 1959. It became quite soon one the house's must-have bags! But this very ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
  • Hermès Constance 24 Au Bout du Monde
H 6.89 in. W 9.45 in. D 1.97 in.
Hermès 2019 Constance Epsom Leather Long Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘Bearn Compact’ wallet has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Rouge de Coeur’ and soft leather interior, it is decorated wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Bubblegum Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Bubblegum Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2020 D Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill ...
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermés Constance 24cm Cuivre Lisse Alligator PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A rare and exceptional Hermès Constance 24cm Mississippiensis Alligator handbag. This exotic bag is adorned with a Lisse Mississippi Alligator in Cuivre complemented by palladium har...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

Hermes Constance Slim Wallet In Yellow, Jeune De Naples
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Hermès Constance Slim Wallet is in Jeune De Naples (Yellow) with Silver plated hardware. Included is a removable wallet that can be used as a change purse. There is al...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets

Hermès Constance Epsom Leather Wallet HR-1029P-0011
By Hermès
Located in Downey, CA
Hermès Constance Epsom Leather Wallet HR-1029P-0011 World renowned luxury brand Hermes are known for their quality in leather and materials. A simple yet elegant design with the cla...
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2010s French Wallets

HERMES Mini Constance in Orange Mysore Goat Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
HERMES Mini Constance in Orange Mysore goat Leather. Silver plate Hardware. The H buckle is enamel. In very good exterior condition, pen mark under the flap. Made in France. Size: 18...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

Mini Constance HERMES crinoline and swift Rouge Casaque
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Mini Constance Elan HERMES in red leather and horsehair. The hardware is in palladium-plated silver metal (protective plastic always present). The lining is in leather. In very good...
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2010s French Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Cartable Bag Limited Edition Rouge H Sombrero
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a Limited Edition Hermes Constance Cartable 29 features deep rich Rouge H Sombrero leather. Stunning inlaid leather logo clasp and shorter strap. Carried by hand a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Rose Mexico Swift Leather & Marble Silk Constance 24
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMES Rose Mexico Swift Leather & Marble Silk Constance 24 Xupes Reference: HB4429 Serial Number: Z Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Protective Felt, Selfrid...
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 2014 Constance Elan Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2014 Hermès ‘Constance Elan’ handbag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in a teal/turquoise hue and soft leather interior, it is decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Constance 18cm Blue Frida Swift Leather Bag with Palladium Hardware - Brand new - Y Stamp - 18 - 14.5 x 4 cm - Includes Box, dust bag and receipt - Swift Leather
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
  • Hermes Swift Leather Blue Frida Constance 18 PHW
H 5.71 in. D 1.58 in. L 7.09 in.
Vintage Brown Box Calf Leather Hermès Constance 23cm
By Hermès
Located in Annapolis, MD
Made with brown box calf leather and gold plated hardware. Produced in 1985. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior: One exterior pocket, light scratching on hardware and leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

NIB Hermès Vert Rousseau Matte Alligator Constance 24 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
NIB Hermès Vert Rousseau Matte Alligator Constance 24 GHW SKU: 111444 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: NIB. Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Compact Wallet Rose Confetti Epsom Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare, beautiful, store-fresh Hermes Constance compact wallet in Rose Confetti Epsom leather with palladium hardware. The wallet features pink stitching, the iconic "H" snap...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets

Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Brown Shiny Crocodile Porosus GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Vintage Constance 23 Brown Shiny Crocodile Porosus Gold Hardware This Hermès Constance 23 in Crocodile Porosus is the epitome of luxury. This vintage Constance is crafted fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Limited Edition Marble Printed Silk 24
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box Measurements: Handle Drop 9.5", Height 7", Width 9", Depth 2", Strap Drop 16" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Bag Limi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Ficelle Shiny Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Ficelle Leather: Shiny Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2020 Y Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets...
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Limited Edition Marble Printed Silk 18
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Excellent. Creasing on flap and strap. Accessories: Box Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height 6", Width 7", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop 20" Designer: Hermes Model: Constance Ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès 18cm Constance Bubblegum Epsom Palladium Hardware 2021
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermès 18cm Constance Bubblegum Epsom Palladium Hardware (Z/2021)
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2010s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Abricot Matte Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Abricot Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2018 C Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bill pockets...
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance 18cm Vert Criquet Epsom Gold Hardware Bag
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
HERMES CONSTANCE BAG Size 18cm The mini size, the most popular size Criquet Epsom Leather One of the newest colors, and highly collected Gold Hardware Brand new Plastic on the Hardw...
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Constance 24cm Marble Silk PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A limited edition Hermès Constance 24cm bag. The bag features a rare technique that creates exceptional colours in the silk Orbis design. The exterior of this Constance features tona...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

Hermes Constance Marquette Bag Graine Monsieur with Lizard 24
By Hermès
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear, marks and scuffs underneath flap and in interior, creasing on interior pocket, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès 2017 Constance 23cm Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2017 Hermès ‘Constance’ 23cm shoulder bag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in a blue hue and soft leather interior, it is decorated w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance 18 Bag Lime Swift Gold Hardware Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes 18 Constance bag featured in fabulous coveted Lime in Swift leather. Rare with gold hardware. Carried by hand, over the shoulder, or cross body. HERMES P...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Constance 18cm Marble Silk PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A limited edition Hermès Constance 18cm bag. The bag features a rare technique that creates exceptional colours in the silk Orbis design. The exterior of this Constance features tona...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

Hermes Constance 24 Rose Tyrien Pink Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Constance 24 Rose Tyrien Pink Epsom Palladium Hardware. Excellent Pristine condition with plastic on hardware. T Stamp 2015. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authentic...
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Constance Bag Rose Lipstick Pink Mini III Veau Tadelakt
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a chic pink Rose Lipstick Hermes Constance 18 bag in Veau Tadelakt. Fresh with Palladium hardware. HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE is stamped on front under flap. Come...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Black Box Calf Leather Hermès Constance 23cm Bag
By Hermès
Located in Annapolis, MD
A beautifully structured bag that has aged gracefully, made with black box calf leather, and brushed gold plated hardware. Produced in 1985. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Vintage Constance Bag in Brown Chocolate Crocodile Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Constance' bag in brown chocolate crocodile leather. Gold plated hardware. The interior is in smooth lamb leather. Worn shoulder. Dimensions : Length 23 cm, height...
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Late 20th Century French Shoulder Bags

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Gris Tourterelle Shiny Alligator Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Constance Wallet Size: 20.5 L x 13 H x 2 D cm Color: Gris Tourterelle Leather: Shiny Alligator Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2017 A Other: 12 credit card slots, 2 bi...
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermès Gold Vert Fizz Evercolor Bicolore Constance Slim Compact GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Gold Vert Fizz Evercolor Bicolore Constance Slim Compact GHW SKU: 125394 MSRP: 2675.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wallets

Hermes Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather 24cm Constance Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Sleek, subtle and sophisticated, this unique 24cm Constance bag from Hermès features Epsom leather - a favoured hide, popular for its finely-grained embossed texture and ability to r...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Rose Jaipur Epsom leather CONSTANCE 18 MINI Bag w Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Constance 18 mini shoulder bag in Jaipur Veau Epsom leather. Palladium H-Buckle closure. Lined in Veau Swift leather. Inside is divided into two compartments wi...
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès 18cm Crocodile Rose Gold H/W Constance Mini Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Black crocodile leather exterior trimmed with shining rose gold hardware. Lift latch single flap style closure opens to a black leather lined interior that holds 2 slit and 1 zippere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Limited Edition Constance 18cm On A Summer Night PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A Limited Edition Hermès Constance 18cm A Summer Night handbag. The exterior of this bag features subtle black printing on black Sombrero leather with tonal stitching, finishes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Novelty Bags

1stdibs Exclusives Hermès Constance 24cm “Marble” Silk Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives from Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Constance "Limited Edition Marble" Size: 24cm Color: Rose Mexico Leather: Satin & Swift Hardware: Palladium Year: Y 2020...
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Constance 18 Desert Lizard Bag Palladium Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Constance 18 bag featured limited edition Desert Lizard. Exquisite markings with fresh Palladium hardware. HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE is stamped on front...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Hermes Black Crocodile Constance 23 GHW Shoulder Bag RARE
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
AUTHENTIC HERMES black crocodile constance bag in excellent vintage condition. Black crocodile leather exterior trimmed with shining gold hardware. Lift latch single flap style closu...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Black Box Calf Mini 18 cm Constance with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Box Calf Mini Constance in pristine condition. The Constance has simple clean lines and combines classic with modern. The adjustable strap allows for sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Hermes Constance Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of hermes constance bags for sale on 1stDibs. For hermes constance bags, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Red, Blue and more in stock now. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 20th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 157 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Hermes Constance Bags?

On average, hermes constance bags on 1stDibs sell for $12,391, while they’re typically $1,415 on the low end and $72,000 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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 Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

Questions About Hermes Constance Bags
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Hermès Constance bag is named after one of the children of Catherine Chaillet, the designer who created the iconic purse. It debuted in 1959, and legend has it that the luxury fashion house's factory finished the first one on the day that her daughter was born. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Hermès Constance bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Constance is available in a variety of leather options. They include Box and Swift smooth leathers and Epsom grained leather. Hermès also periodically offers the bag in exotic crocodile, lizard and ostrich leather. Find a collection of Hermès Constance bags on 1stDibs.