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Hermes Black Leather Gold Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Measures 10" W x 6.5" H x 2" D Includes original dust bag
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Emblem Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Measures 10" W x 6.5" H x 2" D Includes original dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxu...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Burgundy Red Leather Gold 'H' Logo Envelope Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Shoulder strap drop 15" Measures 10.25" W x 6.25" H x 1.25" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes NEW Black Alligator Leather Buckle Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Alligator Black metal hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 9" W x 4.25" H x 2" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Beige Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag With Tan Trim
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes beige leather envelope flap bag is trimmed in tan leather around the sides and on the flap. This evening clutch is lined in same beige color leather as on the exterior. With...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Limited Edition Lizard Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Limited Edition Lizard Exotic Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Shoulder Flap Bag Lizard Gunmetal hardware Leather lining Date code Square B Made in France Shoulder strap drop...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Vintage Hermès Sac Cordelière White Patent Leather Envelope Handbag- 25 cm, 1951
By Hermès
Located in Tucson, AZ
Though it is almost 70 years old, this magnificent handbag is as lustrous and stylish as the day it was made in 1951. Best of all it is true, bright white and an ideal complement to ...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Leather White Stitch 'H' Logo Envelope Evening Clutch Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Canvas lining Fold in closure Measures 11.5" W x 8" H x 1.25" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer ...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Crocodile Leather Gold Buckle Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Crocodile Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 8.75" W 5" H x 2" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashio...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Red Lizard Exotic Leather Silver Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Red Lizard Exotic Leather Silver Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag Lizard Silver tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in France Measures 9.5" W x 6...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Envelope Pouch Leather Large
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Envelope Pouch Leather Large, crafted in Framboise pink Chevre Mysore leather, features an envelope silhouette. It opens to a Framboise pink Chevre Mysore leather interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

  • Hermes Envelope Pouch Leather Large
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H 4.5 in. W 6 in. D 0.5 in.
Hermes Red Lizard Envelope Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes handbags are wildly collectable and hold their value like none other! This pristine red lizard clutch is elegance in simplicity. A distinctive gold tone stylized "H&quo...
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20th Century Clutches

  • Hermes Red Lizard Envelope Clutch
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H 6.00 in. W 9.25 in. D 0.25 in.
Hermes Dark Green envelope clutch
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hermes dark green envelope clutch with the signature H.<br /> It has a nice white top stitching that out lines the H and edges. <br /> The large H is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"<br /> This pi...
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1970s Clutches

Brown Hermes Leather Envelope Clutch
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Brown leather envelope clutch by Hermes. Front flap closure. 6"L x 4.25"H x 0.25"D. Condition: Excellent.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

HERMES kelly green leather envelope clutch
By Hermès
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Gorgeous vibrant green courchevel leather 'RIO POCHETTE' clutch from Hermes. 9.5" by 6.5" by 1". Made in France. Blind stamp. VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT CONDITION -- very small smudge to ba...
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1980s Handbags and Purses

Hermes Tassel Envelope Crossbody Bag Leather Small
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Tassel Envelope Crossbody Bag Leather Small, crafted from yellow leather, features long leather strap, whipstitch detailing and two tassels at the bottom of the envelope ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Hermes White Leather Envelope Clutch GHW
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Fit for a lady, this Vintage Hermes White Leather Clutch is a wonderful addition to any connoisseur's collection! Features the most sublime, supple leather, classic &quot;envelope...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Brown Lizard H Envelope Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Brown H Lizard Clutch/Shoulder Bag With Gold Hardware Made In France Materials: Lizard Stamped: "HERMES" "PARIS" "MADE IN FRANCE" Closes With Snap H Closure Attacha...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

HERMES Jige "H" Logo Burgundy Leather Envelope Clutch w/ Sleeper
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Hermes design is available for viewing at our Beverly Hills Boutique. We offer a large selection of evening gowns and luxury garments. This clutch is composed of a beautifu...
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20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Leather H Envelope Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather H Envelope Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code Circle F Made in France Shoulder strap drop 14&quot; Measures 10&quot; ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Leather Envelope Flap Evening Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Black leather Palladium hardware Silver tone stitching Leather lining Snap closure Date code Square B Measures 8.25" W x 5.25" H x 1.25" D Buy authentic pre-own...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Black Leather Palladium Evening Envelope Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Rare Black Leather Kelly Palladium Evening Envelope Clutch Bag in Box Leather Palladium hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 8.25" W x 6" H x 1" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Satin Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Satin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Flap closure Date code Circle K Made in France Measures 10&quot; W x 4.75&quot; H x 2&quot; D
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Palladium Evening Envelope Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Rare Black Leather Kelly Palladium Evening Envelope Clutch Bag in Box Leather Palladium hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 8.25" W x 6" H x 1" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

HERMES 2000 Tan Chevre Leather Envelope Pouch/Passpoprt Holder
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
HERMES 2000 Tan Chevre Leather Envelope Pouch/Passport Holder Made in: France Year of Production: 2011 Color: Tan Materials: Chevre leather Lining: Chevre ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

Hermes Vintage Yellow Leather 'H' Logo Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Leather (Courchevel) Gold hardware Leather interior Snap button closure Date code Circle U (1991) Made in France Measures 9.5" W x 6.5" H x 1" D
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Baby Pink Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Baby Pink Rose Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Wallet Leather Gold-plated hardware Leather lining Belted turnlock closure Features twelve card slots Measures 8" W x 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Leather Silver Toggle Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Leather Silver Toggle Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Date code Circle X Made in France Measures 8.75&quot; W x 6&quot; H x 1&quo...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Leather Small Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Hand Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Leather Small Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Hand Bag Leather Leather lining Fold-in flap closure Date code Circle K Measures 9.25&quot; W x 4&quot; H x 1&qu...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Lizard Exotic Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Lizard Exotic Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Leather lining Flap closure Date code present Made in France Measures 10" w x 4" H x 1" D ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes RARE Vintage Black Leather Gold Hardware Envelope Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes RARE Vintage Black Leather Gold Hardware Envelope Clutch Bag Calf leather Gold hardware Made in France Date code Circle S Measures 10&quot; W x 6.3&quot; H...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Orange Leather Crocodile Trim Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Orange Leather Crocodile Trim Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Leather Crocodile Gold tone hardware Leather lining Magnetic closure Date code Square H Measures 9.25&quot; W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Collier Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold Medor Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold-plated hardware Leather lining Slide-lock closure Made in France Measures 11.25" W x 6" H x 1.5" D I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Silver Toggle Envelope Evening Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Kelly Gold Silver Toggle Envelope Evening Clutch Bag Leather Gold and silver tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 8.25" W x 6"...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Blue Leather Gold Palladium Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
The Hermes Clutch of Understate Elegance. This Hermes clutch is understated elegance at its best. Inspired by the classic Kelly design and crafted in blue box leather, this luxuriou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Rare Black Crocodile Gold H Evening Envelope Flap Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Rare Black Crocodile Gold H Evening Envelope Flap Shoulder Bag Crocodile Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Interior features one zip and one slip pocket Shoulde...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Vintage Cognac Ostrich Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Vintage Cognac Ostrich Leather Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Ostrich leather Silver and gold tone hardware Magnetic closure Made in France Date code Circle Y Measures 10"...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Cognac Leather Multi Color Canvas Envelope Evening Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Cognac Leather Multi Color Canvas Envelope Evening Clutch Bag Canvas Leather Leather lining Silver tone hardware Snap closure Made in France Date code Squa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold H Lock Charm Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Black Leather Gold H Lock Charm Top Handle Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Made in France Date code C...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes NEW Cognac Leather Gold Collier Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes NEW Cognac Leather Gold Medor Evening Envelope Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Slide-lock closure Made in France Measures 11.25" W x 6" H x 1.5" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Crocodile Leather Gold 'H" Emblem Logo Envelope Flap Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Crocodile Leather Gold 'H" Emblem Logo Envelope Flap Clutch Bag Crocodile leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 10" W x 6....
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Turquoise Togo Leather Flap Attache Envelope Tech Accessory Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Togo leather Tonal stitching Palladium hardware Interior slip pockets Tab closure Date code Square G (2003) Measures 10.5" W x 13.5" H x 1" D
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Cognac Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Cognac Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag in Box Your next important meeting? Guaranteed confidence with Hermes at your side. Leather Gold har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Cognac Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Cognac Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag in Box Your next important meeting? Guaranteed confidence with Hermes at your side. Leather Gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Hermes Light Pink Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Wallet in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Light Pink Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Wallet in Box Leather Gold-plated hardware Leather lining Belted turnlock closure Features twelve card slots Measures 8" W x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Black and Red Box Leather Rouge H Flap Envelope Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Box leather Gold tone hardware Clasp closure Made in France No shoulder strap Date code Circle F (1976) Measures 10.5" W x 7" H x 0.5" D
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1970s Clutches

Hermes Dark Brown Leather Gold 'H' Logo Button Envelope Evening Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Dark Brown Leather Gold 'H' Logo Button Envelope Evening Clutch Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Made in France Measures 9.5" W x 6.5" x 0.25" D I...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Chocolate Lizard Leather Gold Envelope Evening Flap Wristlet Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Chocolate Brown Lizard Leather Gold Envelope Evening Flap Wristlet Clutch Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Push lock closure Leather lining Made in France Mea...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Vintage Red Leather Gold Envelope Evening Wristlet Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Vintage Red Leather Gold Envelope Evening Wristlet Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Push lock closure Made in France Date code Square A Measures...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag Leather Gold hardware Buckle closure Made in France Date code present Measures 14" W x 10.5" H x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag Leather Gold hardware Buckle closure Made in France Date code present Measures 14" W x 10.5" H x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Hermes Dark Chocolate Leather Gold Evening Envelope Wristlet Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Dark Chocolate Leather Gold Evening Envelope Wristlet Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Flip lock closure Leather lining Made in France Measures 9" W x 6.75" H x 1....
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag Your next important meeting? Guaranteed confidence with Hermes at your side. Leather Gold hardware...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

HERMES Dark Blue Leather H Logo Envelope Carryall Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
HERMES Dark Blue Leather H Logo Envelope Carryall Evening Clutch Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Magnetic closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Measures 9.25" ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Red Rouge H Box Calf Leather Gold Hardware Envelope Evening Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Forever a classic, the Hermes envelope clutch in luscious rouge red and box calf leather. Includes original Hermes key and clochette. Versatile and spacious enou...
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1980s Clutches

Hermes Burgundy Exotic Skin Ostrich Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Flap
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Burgundy Exotic Skin Ostrich Leather Gold Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Ostrich Gold plated hardware Leather lining Pull-through closure Made in France Measures 9.75" W ...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Lizard Leather Kelly Lock Gold Hardware Envelope Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Lizard Gold hardware Slide-lock closure Date code Circle O (1985) Shoulder strap 18.5” Measures 7" W x 6.5" H x 0.25” D
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Rare Hermes Marigny Bag Clutch Envelope 3 ways Red Lizard Gold Hdw + Mirror
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
EXCEPTIONAL and RARE Authentic Vintage Hermes Bag Called "Marigny" Made in France Stamp P in a circle Made of Lizard Skin and Golden Hardware Colorway: Rouge vif (red)...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Black Leather Gold 'H' Logo 2 in 1 Clutch Envelope Shoulder Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold 'H' Logo 2 in 1 Clutch Envelope Shoulder Bag in Box Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Magnetic closure Made in France Shoulder strap drop 14" Meas...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Leather Ivory Nude Leather H Logo Large Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Leather Ivory Nude Leather H Logo Large Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Leather Canvas lining Pull through closure Date code present Made in France Measures 11&quot; W x ...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

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Hermes Envelope For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hermes envelope you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Red and more. You’re likely to find the perfect hermes envelope among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Hermes Envelope?

Prices for a hermes envelope can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $200 and can go as high as $39,940, while, on average they fetch $4,225.

hermes 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.