Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

HERMES HAC 32 Brown Chocolat Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Travel Tote Bag

$15,940
$19,92520% Off

About

Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2003 Collection Chocolat Chevre Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 13" W x 10.25" H x 6.75" D Handle Drop 2.75" Includes Clochette, Padlock, Keys, Rain Cover, Dust Bag and Box 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: Express Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-4 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Manufacturer

Hermès

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
518 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Hermes Birkin HSS 35 Bag Black / Turquoise Brushed Palladium Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin HSS 35 bag featured in Black with Turquoise interior and piping. A stunning special order Hermes Birkin bag. Unique with rare ...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Vert Fonce / Vert Anis / Chartreuse Interior Ruthenium Togo
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 Limited Edition Vert Fonce, Vert Anis, Chartreuse bag. Rare special order Hermes tri colour Birkin bag in Togo leather. Rich Vert Fonce with Ve...
Category

2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Lock 18 Bag Vert Cypress Gold Hardware Clemence Leather
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Picotin Lock 18 tote bag featured in rich, deep Vert Cypress. Wear this neutral Hermes colour like a black bag. This charming Hermes ...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Limited Edition Plomb (Off Black) Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag features limited edition Plomb (Off Black). SO chic! Extremely difficult to find this is a perfect year round beauty. L...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Limited Edition Bi-Color Vert Anglais Feutre Vert Cypress Swift
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag features imited edition Feutre and Swift leather. This beautiful bag is rich Vert Angalis wool (feutre) with exotic dark...
Category

2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag HSS Iris / Electric Blue Togo Brushed Gold Hardware New w/B
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
MIghtychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 HSS bag featured in vivid Iris with Electric Blue piping and interior. This exotic special order Birkin bag has the zipper ...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Bag Black Porosus Crocodile Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 30 bag featured in classic, rich Black Porosus Crocodile. Beautiful scales accentuated with brushed gold hardware. This exotic Hemres Birkin beauty...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin HSS 30 Bag Crocodile Gris Elephant / Ficelle Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin HSS 30 Crocodile bag features Gris Elephant with Ficelle and gold hardware. Gris Elephant is the most exquisite grey that lends...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery