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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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Designer:Hermès
Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Geranium Togo Leather with Gold Hardware Stamp A 2017
By Hermès
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Hermès Birkin Bag 35cm Geranium Togo Leather with Gold Hardware Stamp A_Year 2017. This bag is still in excellent condition. The leather still smells fresh as when new, and it still...
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2010s Hermès

A Hermès Cardigan Jacket in Silk Knit and Silk Print - France Circa 2000
By Hermès
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2000 France A 100% silk cardigan jacket, as new, from the 2000s. Jacket in navy blue silk knit, bardot collar, long sleeves and two buttoned pockets. Front made with a Carré H...
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Early 2000s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware. Like New Plastic on Hardware and Feet. Perfect corners and Structure. R Stamp 2014. Shop with Confidence from Lux...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes HSS Kelly 25cm Rose Lipstick Gris Perle Pink Grey Gold VIP EXCLUSIVE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes HSS Kelly 25cm Rose Lipstick Gris Perle Pink Grey Gold VIP EXCLUSIVE World exclusive! Custom VIP Bi-Color Special Order. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly 25cm Tri-Color Nata Sesame Jaune Poussin VIP Limited Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25cm Tri-Color Nata Sesame Jaune Poussin VIP Limited Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2021 Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Swimsuit 2pc Black Bustier Top Gold Toggle Straps Vintage Size 38
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Hermes black ribbed swim suit with gold toggle bustier top, 2pc bikini, likely made in the 2000s. Made from a skinny ribbed polyamide and elastane fabric...
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Early 2000s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Etain Rose Gold Tin Grey Togo Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Etain Rose Gold Tin Grey Togo Z Stamp, 2021 Etain with Rose Gold is SO PRETTY in person. Don't miss the most wanted combination this fall! Brand New in Box. Store ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25cm Blue Nuit Jewel-Toned Navy Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Blue Nuit Jewel-Toned Navy Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Just purchased from Hermes store! Bag bears new interior 2021 Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Constance Long Wallet Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather Palladium HW T 2015
By Hermès
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Hermès Constance Long Wallet Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather with Palladium Hardware Stamp T 2015. This stunning wallet is in very good condition. - Exterior Condition: Very good conditi...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25cm Sellier Biscuit Veau Madame Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021 RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Sellier Biscuit Gold Hardware 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

Hermes Birkin 25cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Statement Baby Birkin! The only bag you need! Just purchased from Hermes store! Bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35 Gold Togo Tan Gold Hardware Bag ULTRA RARE Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35 Gold Togo Tan Gold Hardware Bag Z Stamp, 2021 Don't miss this hardest to find combination now- this spec is currently so rare in production! Just purchased from Her...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 25 Capucine Red Orange Togo Bag NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Capucine Red Orange Togo Bag NEW New or Never Worn. Pristine condition (plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Comes full set with keys, lock, clochette, a sleeper for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30 Etain Grey Gold Hardware Togo Bag Z Stamp, 2021
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Etain Gold Tin Grey Togo Z Stamp, 2021 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès White Birkin 35 Brushed Palladium Clemence Leather PHW 234423her
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
This item will ship out immediately. Previously owned, unless otherwise stated. Production Year: 2001 Date/Authenticity Code: E in a square (2001) Measurements: 14" L x 7.5" W x 10.7...
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20th Century Hermès

Hermès Beige Toile Garment Bag with Large Box 382her225
By Hermès
Located in Dix hills, NY
Hermès Beige Toile Garment Bag with Large Box 382her225
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20th Century Hermès

Hermes Birkin 40cm HAC Black Togo Palladium Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 40cm HAC Black Togo Palladium Bag Z Stamp, 2021 ULTRA RARE Ultra rare Z Stamp 2021 production Black Birkin 40 HAC! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Mini Sellier Box Calf "Cafe" Vintage Kelly Bag, 20 cm with Gold Hardware.
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Mini Sellier Box Calf "Cafe" Vintage Kelly Bag, 20 cm with Gold Hardware. Originally introduced in the early 1930's as the Sac à dépêches bag, the Kelly became world renowned ...
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1980s Hermès

Hermes Blue Hydra Birkin 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Hydra Birkin Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Beautiful vibrant blue color. Rare and unique color. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 25cm Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Brown Leather Birkin 25cm Satchel Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and turn lock closure. 54689MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

HERMES pink leather BIRKIN 25 Bag Rose Azalee Swift Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Birkin 25 bag in Rose Azalee (pink) Veau Swift leather with palladium-plated hardware. Lined in Chevre (goat skin) with an open pocket against the front and a z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes 1979 Le Bien Aller by Jean de Fougerolle Fox Hunt Silk Jacket & Culottes
By Hermès
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful vintage Hermes 2 piece outfit that includes brown cotton corduroy culottes and a reversible Le Bien Aller by Jean de Fougerolle hound and fox hunt silk scarf prin...
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1980s Hermès

Hermes Twilly Sea Surf and Fun Gris / Ciel / Cobalt Set of 2 by Filipe Jardim
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a set of two (2) Hermes Twilly Sea Surf and Fun by Felipe Jardim. Featured in Gris, Ciel and Cobalt. Tropical palms and surfboards. This iconic Hermes accessory can...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Brand New Mini Lindy Nata Togo Palladium HDW
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box mini lindy nata togo with palladium hardware. Date stamp Z, 2021. Coveted new size , can be worn in three ways, also cross body. Two interior pockets. Comes w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly To-Go Wallet Gold Hardware Black
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25 in; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Jaipur Pink Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Rose Jaipur complimented with Gold Hardware. T Stamp 2015, Excellent Condition with Plastic on Hardware. Shop With Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authentici...
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2010s Hermès

HERMÈS Hunter Evelyne Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Hermès Evelyne Sellier bag in Hunter cow hide leather with palladium hardware. The newest series of Evelyne. One open flat inner pocket. Removable strap. Palladium hardware. Ve...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Halzan 25 Palladium Hardware Blanc White
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 9.5 x 8.75 x 3.25 in; Drop: 3.5 in; Drop: 19 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Orange 30 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin 30 Orange Bag. Togo leather. Gold hardware. Most wanted color combo and hard size to find 30. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Etain 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Birkin Etain 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. Hard combination to find. Great investment bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

HERMÈS, Evelyne in green leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Evelyne - Condition: Very good condition. Interior stains - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 28cm, Height: 27cm, Depth: 7cm, Strap: 95cm - Exte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Blue Silk Scarf Belles Amures 2002 Loic Dubigeon
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful silk scarf named 'Belles Amures' designed for Hermes by Loic Dubigeon. Nautical theme. Main colors are blue , yellow and white. The design was never reprinted yet. HERMES P...
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Late 20th Century Hermès

Hermes Grand Manege Detail Silk Scarf in black and tan
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Grand Manege Detail Silk Scarf in excellent condition. Original silk screen design c2018 by Henri d'Origny features black, gold, beige, cream and grey equestrian bows, belts, ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Kelly 28 Sellier Anemone Purple Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miramar, FL
Stunning Unusued Like New Hermès Kelly 28 Sellier Epsom Leather complimented by Palladium Hardware. Plastic on all hardware and perfect structure and corners. Shop with confidence ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Orange Cashmere Wool H Pattern Large Scarf Shawl
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare cashmere and wool scarf by Hermes. Orange color. Big H pattern in the center. Composition; 80% Cashmere,20% Wool. Fringed hem. Approx. measurements: 60 x 80 inches - 152 x 203. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Dark Coral Vintage Suede Button Up Shirt Jacket
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Dark Coral Vintage Suede Button Up Shirt Jacket - Suede shirt in dark coral lined with smooth leather - Front button-up closure, band collar - Button finished cuffs - C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes COLLECTORS Madison Avenue Celebrating 10 years 90cm Silk Scarf
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes COLLECTORS Madison Avenue Celebrating 10 years 90cm Silk Scarf Made In: France Color: Red/multi Materials: 100% silk Overall Condition: Excellent. Light fading to edges fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

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

Hermes A Sporting Life Jumping Rope
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris wood handle and leather jumping rope. Marked HERMES 2013 Made in France. Embossed Chic, le sport ! A sporting life. Indicative measurements : from each side of the han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Red Negonda Leather Garden Party GM Tote
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Red Negonda Leather Garden Party GM Tote is in pristine condition. Perfectly scaled for everyday, the Garden Party easily carries everything in high style. ...
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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

New Hermes Black White Silk Hair Scrunchie in Box
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box black and white silk scrunchie. Patchwork de sole imprimee. Original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Cavalcadour Toile and Black Swift 32 cm Kelly Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Cavalcadour 32 cm Kelly is a limited edition in pristine condition with protective plastic on the hardware. The classic Kelly in the Sellier rigid silhouette i...
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2010s Hermès

HERMES 1988 Laurence Bourthoumieux “Brazil” Feathers Silk Square Scarf w/ Box
By Laurence Bourthoumieux, Hermès
Located in Thiensville, WI
HERMES c.1988 Laurence Bourthoumieux “Brazil” Feathers Silk Square Scarf w/Box Brand/Manufacturer: Hermes Circa: 1988 Designer: Laurence Bourthoumieux Style: Square scarf Color(s):...
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1980s 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, Evelyne in red leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Evelyne - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Box, Dustbag, Strap (Removable & Adjustable) - Measurements: Width: 29cm , Height: 28cm , Depth:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hérmes 42cm White Clemence JPG Shoulder Birkin
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A classic Birkin with a twist! Circa 2006, this 42cm Birkin is named after its designer, John Paul Gaultier. Originally created in 2006, Gaultier took the classic Birkin and gave it ...
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Early 2000s Hermès

HERMES black brown 32mm Reversible Belt Strap 105 Box / Togo leather
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% auth Hermes 32mm reversible belt strap Noir (black) Veau and Chocolat Veau Togo leather. Brand new. Comes with box. Tag Size 105 Width 3.2cm (1.2in) Fits 102cm (39.8in) to 107c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag White Gold Hardware Clemence Leather New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in White. Lush with Gold hardware. A beautiful year round neutral color., white is the most rare of all Hermes ...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Bamboo Clemence Leather Evelyne III PM Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Hermes is a brand that delivers crafts with art and creativity. Crafted from Clemence leather and featuring an adjustable shoulder strap, this Evelyne III PM is a classic. The bag co...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes LIKE NEW Gris Chine Marine Silk Cashmere Peuple Du Vent 140 Scarf Shawl
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gris Chine Marine Silk Cashmere Peuple Du Vent 140 Shawl. Designed by Christine Henry. Please note, this item was purchased at a Hermes sale and the tag is stamped with an "...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Carre Cube 2013 Scarf
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Add yet another amazing Hermes scarf to your collection! Circa 2013 designed by Henri d'Origny, this gorgeous scarf titled "Carre Cube" features a geometric cube motif in anthracite,...
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2010s Hermès

2019 Hermes Rouge Swift & Rouge Piment, Rouge H Epsom Tessage Birkin 30cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Rouge de Coeur Swift Leather & Rouge Piment, Rouge H Epsom Leather Tressage Birkin 30cm Xupes Reference: HB3975 Serial Number: D Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Brique, Rouge H & Chocolate Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 28cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Brique, Rouge H & Chocolate Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 28cm Xupes Reference: HBJJLG020 Serial Number: (Z) Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Bow Tie in Silk
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Bow Tie Made in France Made of 100% Silk Colorways: Ivory, Blue, Turquoise, Purple, Fuchsia, Orange, Green. Vibrant colors ! Silver-tone hardware Siz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

HERMES c. 1973 Philippe Ledoux “Proues” Purple Brown Gold Nautical Print Scarf
By Philippe Ledoux, Hermès
Located in Thiensville, WI
HERMES c. 1973 Philippe Ledoux “Proues” Purple Brown Gold Nautical Print Scarf Brand/Manufacturer: Hermes Circa: 1973 Designer: Philippe Ledoux Style: Square scarf Color(s): Shades...
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1970s Hermès

Hermes Vache Hunter/Officier Canvas Lime & Blanc Garden File 28 PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Vache Hunter/Officier Canvas Lime & Blanc Garden File 28 PHW - Blanc vache hunter leather - Lime yellow Officier Canvas - Palladium Hardware with clou de selle snap closure -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès fashion for sale on 1stDibs

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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.