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Hermes Vintage Silver Plated Horse Head Equestrian Ashtray
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silver plated horse head equestrian ashtray. Marked HERMES Paris. Maker's hallmark. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 12 cm (4.72 inches) / horse head heigh...
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20th Century For The Table

Hermes Vintage Riding Jacket / Blazer Check Leather Buttons Velvet Collar 36 / 4
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic particularly beautiful 4 button single breasted Hermes vintage riding jacket. Shawl shaped lapel with a black velvet collar. Leather covered buttons. The fabric ...
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1980s Blazers

Hermes Vintage Jacket Charcoal Cashmere Velvet Collar Rear Keyhole Vent 38
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes 3 button single breast vintage rich charcoal gray jacket with beautiful shaping. Black velvet collar. 2 flap pockets and 1 breast pocket. Rear has a uni...
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1990s Single-Breasted Jackets

Hermes Riding Pant Vintage 5 Coveted Gold Clou de Selle Ankle Snaps 38 / 4
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes vintage black and gray textured fabric riding pant with coveted gold Clou de Selle ankle snap detail. Jodhpur stitching detail inside the knee area. 2 fro...
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Early 2000s Riding Pants

Hermès Vintage Cashmere Coat FR42 IT46
By Hermès
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Beautiful and chic Hermès cashmere coat Fall/winter 1991 Bought in Montecarlo 100% Cashmere Black color Double breasted Three pockets Hermès signed buttons Shoulder / hem length cm 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats

  • Hermès Vintage Cashmere Coat FR42 IT46
  • Hermès Vintage Cashmere Coat FR42 IT46
  • Hermès Vintage Cashmere Coat FR42 IT46
  • Hermès Vintage Cashmere Coat FR42 IT46
Size: French size 42, Italian 46, US12
Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Vintage Kachina Legging
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare legging featuring Kachinas designed by native Texan artist KERMIT OLIVER. This legging depicts ceremonial spirit dancers according to western Pueblo religious be...
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20th Century Pants

Hermes Vintage Carriages Silk Turban Hat
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk turban hat printed with carriages in shades of blue and yellow on an off-white background. Netted interior. Grosgrain headband. Elasticated neckline. Label read...
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20th Century Berets

Hermès Vintage Gold Toned Horse Comb
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage gold toned horse comb featuring an equestrian design at front. Embossed HERMES. Indicative measurements : max. length approx. 9.8 cm (3.86 inches) / max. width appro...
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20th Century For The Desk

Hermes Vintage Gold Toned Equestrian Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage polished gold toned equestrian cufflinks. Embossed HERMES Paris Bijouterie Fantaisie. Indicative measurements : max. 1.7 cm (0.67 inch) x max. 1.9 cm (0.75 inc...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Hermès Vintage Ornament for Hermès Skirt Golf Pattern Hdw Brown Leather
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Vintage Ornament Composed of a piece of leather decorated with half balls. The middle one is printed "golf ball" 1 buckle at each end This piece of leather i...
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1980s Miscellaneous

Hermes Vintage Flowers and Birds Silk Turban Hat
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk turban hat printed with flowers and birds on a brown background. Fabric lining. Grosgrain headband. Structured. Label reads HERMES Paris. Indicative measuremen...
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20th Century Berets

Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Blue Pochette Fanny Pack
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare dark navy blue pochette fanny pack with gun patina hardware. Snap button closure at front with iconic HERMES horn and ribbon design. Adjustable straps can be ti...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Hermes Vintage Silver Plated Horse Head Pin Tray
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silver plated horse head pin tray. Embossed HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE. RAVINET DENFERT hallmark. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 14.2 cm (5.59 inches) /...
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20th Century For The Table

Hermes Vintage Brown Leather H Clasp Rio Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage brown leather Rio envelope clutch bag featuring an exotic wood and gold toned signature H clasp snap front closure. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. No date code...
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20th Century Clutches

Hermes Vintage "Key Escutcheons" Black Leather Belt, 1972
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage 1972 rare "Key Escutcheon" belt. This belt consists of black leather featuring gold toned key escutcheons and key. Signed HERMES Paris. Embossed HERMES Paris o...
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20th Century Belts

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf "Gronland" by Philippe Ledoux
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare silk carre scarf "Gronland" featuring Greenland traditional eskimo scenes of daily life. Designed by PHILIPPE LEDOUX. Issue date : 1982. This scarf f...
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20th Century Scarves

Hermès Vintage Notepad Cover / Holder in Green Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Notepad Cover / Holder "Piqué sellier" version Made in France RARE Vintage item, from 1975 (Stamp E in a circle) Colorway: Dark Green "HERMES PARIS...
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1970s Other

Hermes Vintage 1962 Brown Box Leather 27cm Drag Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1962 brown box leather 27cm DRAG bag. This bag features : - Brown box leather body. - Foldover top with iconic gold toned H push-lock closure. - Top handles. - Gold t...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf Hommage à Mozart by Julie Abadie
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk carré scarf HOMMAGE A MOZART inspired by MOZART's life and musical works. Designed by JULIE ABADIE. This scarf features : - Hand rolled borders. - Plump hems. -...
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20th Century Scarves

Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Pair of Authentic Hermès Earrings Pattern: Medor Clip-on Earrings, no need to have pierced ears Made of Metal Colorways: Base is silver-tone, pyramids are golden "HERM...
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
  • Hermès Vintage Golden and Silver Metallic Clip-On Medor Earrings
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H 0.6 in. W 0.95 in. L 0.95 in.
Hermes Vintage Silve Plate Twisted and Braided Rope Desk Magnifier
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES silver pated desk magnifying glass featuring a gorgeous twisted and braided design handle. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. Indicative measurements : length approx. 19....
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20th Century For The Desk

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Eggshell Chick Grey Yellow Gold Brooch Easter RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Authentic Vintage Hermès Vintage Brooch Pattern: Chick coming out of its eggshell Made in France in the 60's Made of yellow gold and grey gold The eggshell is formed o...
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20th Century Brooches

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Gold

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf Grands Fonds by Annie Faivre 1992
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1992 hard to find silk carre scarf GRANDS FONDS featuring a gorgeous opulent and vibrant sea-life design. Designed by ANNIE FAIVRE. This scarf features : - Crispy si...
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20th Century Scarves

Hermes Vintage Hard Stone Pebble and Solid Silver Stirrup Pendant Necklace
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage pendant necklace featuring a hard stone polished pebble in a solid silver stirrup design mount. Brown leather rope. Slips on. Embossed Hermes Paris (on the stirrup)....
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Hermes Vintage Silk Carre Scarf "La Charmante aux Animaux" by Annie Faivre
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silk carre scarf "LA CHARMANTE AUX ANIMAUX" (The Animal Charmer) featuring an opulent multicolored design based on the "One Thousand and One Nights". Black background...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Hermès Vintage Silk Scarf Les Pekinois Xavier de Poret Pekinese in Frame 1965
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Please Notice: Scarf can not be unframed, and there is no glass, only the wooden frame Rare and Gorgeous Authentic Hermès Scarf Pattern: "Pekinois" (Pekinese) Designed by Xavier d...
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1960s Scarves

Hermes Paris Vintage Gold Toned Equestrian Wide Cuff Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare gold toned wide cuff bracelet featuring 3 stylized horse heads. A super rare and hard to find piece for Hermès collectors or amateurs of beautiful vintage ...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Hermès Silk Scarf Vintage Roue Arriere du Carosse Imperial Vauzelles 1983 1B
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Gorgeous Authentic Hermès Scarf Pattern: "Roue Arrière du Carosse Impérial de la Cour de Vienne" Designed by Christiane Vauzelles in 1983 This is a rare Vintage scarf, ...
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1980s Scarves

Hermes Vintage H Box
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare silver toned box featuring a large gold plated H design on top. The inside is made of divided mahogany panels. Embossed HERMES PARIS. Silversmith RAVINET D...
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20th Century Boxes

  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
  • Hermes Vintage H Box
H 1.38 in. W 4.73 in. L 6.3 in.
Hermès Vintage Gloves
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
In soft to touch black lambskin, these flawlessly made gloves are elegant and timeless. The gloves feature a silver-tone padlock, subtle yet recognisable. This bag comes in its ori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Gloves

Hermes Vintage Kachina Legging
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare legging featuring Kachinas designed by native Texan artist KERMIT OLIVER. This legging depicts ceremonial spirit dancers according to western Pueblo religious be...
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20th Century Pants

Hermès Vintage Silver Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage silver cufflinks. Embossed HERMES and number "53378" on one cufflink (the other has no HERMES marking). Both cufflinks have both French silver and maker's h...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A chic silk scarf by Hermes. This one is 'Selliers', and has grey border with a gold, red and blue print. 35'' square.
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1970s Scarves

  • Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf
  • Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf
  • Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf
  • Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf
W 35 in. L 35 in.
Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This cuff from Hermès is made of brown leather and features red cut-out leather logo detailing and a concealed gold-tone hook fastening. Colour: Red, Brown Material: Leather ...
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Late 20th Century Cuff Bracelets

  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
  • Hermes Vintage Leather Bracelet
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W 1.19 in.
Hermès Vintage Carré “Petite Main "
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Hermès Model : Carré 90 Fabric : Silk Color: Multicolor Dimensions : 90 cm Descriptions of the product: General Condition : Very Good Hermès Vintage Carré...
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1990s Scarves

Hermes Vintage crocodile purse, 1960s
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless 1960s Vintage Hermes crocodile purse .. In great condition. 100% authentic. Width: 10.5"/ Height: 6.5"
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1960s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Vintage Sleveless Knit Sweater
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Embody the Hermes class in 3-in-one fashion with this black and white cashmere and cotton knit sweater, cowl and shirt from Hermès Vintage featuring a V-neck, a classic collar, long...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pullovers

Hermes Vintage Memoire d'Hermes Silk Scarf, circa 1990s
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TIMELESS Hermes Vintage Memoire d'Hermes Silk Scarf in excellent condition. Original silk screen design c1992 by Caty Latham features an artistic rendition of portrait of Hermes fou...
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1990s Scarves

Hermès Vintage Carré “Fleurs de Lotus "
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Hermès Model : Carrè 90 Fabric : Silk Color: Multicolor Dimensions : 90 cm Descriptions of the product: General Condition : Very Good Hermès Vintage Carré...
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1990s Scarves

HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage clutch in natural suede. Clasp in gold (punch). Snap closure with external slit. The interior is in natural suede with a slit and a zipped pocket. Good condition. Di...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
  • HERMES Vintage Clutch in Naturel Suede
H 5.12 in. D 0.6 in. L 7.88 in.
HERMES Vintage Belt in Navy Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage belt in navy leather, gold leather interior. Hardware H in gilded metal. Hook clasp. Made in France. Stamp B in a circle, year 1972. Dimensions: total length: 95 cm,...
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1970s Belts

Hermes Vintage Enamel Flacons Loquet Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage printed enamel gold toned loquet bracelet featuring multicolored flacons after the design of CATHERINE BASCHET for the Maison HERMES silk scarf "QU'IMPORTE LE FLACON, ...
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20th Century Bangles

Hermes Vintage Leather Handle Bottle Opener
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage stainless steel bottle opener featuring handle wrapped in brown leather with contrasting saddle stitching. Marked HERMES. Indicative measurements : length approx. 14...
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20th Century Barware

Hermès Vintage bag "Balle de Golf"
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Hermès Model : Balle de Golf Type : Shoulder bag Fabric : Leather & canvas Color: Sand Dimensions : W 23 cm x H 18 cm x D 7 cm. Descriptions of the product:...
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Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Vintage bag "Balle de Golf"
  • Hermès Vintage bag "Balle de Golf"
  • Hermès Vintage bag "Balle de Golf"
  • Hermès Vintage bag "Balle de Golf"
H 7.09 in. D 2.76 in. L 9.06 in.
Hermes Vintage Silver Ball Point Pen
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes silver vintage ballpoint pen. Numbered piece. Needs refill. Comes with Hermes gift bag.
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21st Century and Contemporary For The Desk

Hermes Vintage Mineraux Silk Shirt Blouse
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris vintage rare MINERAUX silk shirt blouse featuring a an opulent multicolored minerals on an off-white background. This shirt features : - Classic collar. - Long sleeves....
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20th Century Shirts

HERMES Vintage Gold Dog Necklace Belt
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic belt of the HERMES House. The Dog Necklace in gold leather and gold plated metal jewelery. It is a belt of 1978 (letter H in a circle). The size is not specified but is approx...
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1970s Belts

Hermès Vintage Bordeaux Crocodile Small Crossbody Bag
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Vintage Bordeaux Crocodile Small Crossbody Bag is in excellent condition. Extremely rare custom ordered piece from 2000-2001. Slim flap bag in rich Bordeaux c...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès Vintage Carré “Ombrelles et Parapluies " 1998
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Hermès Model : Carré 90 Type : Fabric : Silk Color: Multicolor Dimensions : 90 cm Serial Number : Descriptions of the product: General Condition : Very Go...
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1990s Scarves

Hermes Vintage Drag Bag Brown Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Hermes Vintage Drag bag: - Brand: Hermès - Model: Drag - Year: 1970 - Condition: Good - Materials: Box Leather, Gold-Toned Hardware -...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Vintage Drag Bag Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage Drag Bag Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage Drag Bag Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage Drag Bag Brown Box Leather
H 8.08 in. W 4.14 in. L 10.24 in.
Hermes Vintage Pavement Print Pleated Silk Skirt
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare PAVEMENT print pleated silk skirt featuring a gorgeous ancient flora and fauna mosaic design. Hidden zippered side closure. Belt loops. One side slit. No lining....
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20th Century Pleated Skirts

Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES Paris gorgeous vintage 18 karat gold feather brooch. Secure clasp fastening. Engraved HERMES PARIS. Numbered 15226 (see photo 9). Fully hallmarked with French Eagle Heads an...
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Gold

  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
  • Hermes Vintage 18 Karat Gold Feather Brooch
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W 0.71 in. L 2.37 in.
Hermès Vintage Chaine d'Ancre Silver Cufflinks
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage "Chaine d'Ancre" silver cufflinks. Embossed HERMES and numbered on one cufflink (the other has no HERMES marking). Both cufflinks have French silver hallmar...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Hermes Vintage Cashmere/Wool Scarf w/Fringe-Unisex
By Hermès
Located in Port Hope, ON
This scarf is 50/50 cashmere and wool knit. One side is two-tone, with a wide brown stripe in the middle and two black stripes on either side. The reverse is all black, and can be wo...
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Late 20th Century Scarves

Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Pullman' bag in brown box leather. Gilded metal hardware. Inside there are 3 storage spaces, very convenient. will be delivered in a dustbag
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Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
H 7.09 in. D 1.97 in. L 10.24 in.
Hermès Vintage Carré " Les Jardiniers du Roy " 1993
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Hermès Model : Carré 90 Fabric : Silk Color: Multicolor Dimensions : 90 cm Serial Number : Descriptions of the product: General Condition : Very Good Her...
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1990s Scarves

HERMES Vintage Tie in Printed Anthracite Gray Silk
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage tie in printed anthracite gray silk. In very good condition. Made in France Dimensions: bottom width: 9 cm Will be delivered in a new, non-original dust bag
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21st Century and Contemporary Ties

Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf “EQUIPAGES” by Philippe Ledoux,
By Hermès
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf “EQUIPAGES” by Philippe Ledoux, Beautiful condition has been kept folded since new “EQUIPAGES” by Philippe Ledoux Horse Carriage Driving The highest qualit...
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1990s Scarves

HERMES Vintage 'Bolide' bag in Cannelle Grained Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes vintage Bolide bag in cannelle grained leather. In very good condition. Stamp W in a circle (1993). It is lined with a leather. Golden hardware. It comes from private sales ...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

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Hermes Vintage For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary hermes vintage for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a hermes vintage may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Hermes Vintage?

Prices for a hermes vintage can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $58 and can go as high as $127,709, while, on average they fetch $936.

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.