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Hermès (FRANCE)

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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1994 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG045 Serial Number: (X) Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Sho...
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1990s Hermès

Hermes Sac a Depeches Bag Epsom 27
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Indentations on front due to hardware, creasing, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, handle and underneath flap, peeling on exterior and handle wax edges. Moderate we...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

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 Hermès

Rare Hermès Kelly 32 sellier handbag with strap in Purple calf box and SHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Exceptional Hermes Kelly 32 sellier handbag with strap in Purple calf leather, silver metal hardware, removable shoulder strap in purple calf leather , simple handle in purple leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

HERMES white leather ORAN Flat Slides Sandals Shoes 37
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes Oran flats in white Box leather with iconic 'H' cut-out. Features beige contrast stitching. Brand new. Comes with dust bag. Measurements Imprinted Size 37 Sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Black Birkin 40cm Hermes Fjord Leather Palladium Hardware 2006s
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
2006s Hermes black Fjord leather Birkin 40cm featuring palladium hardware, turn lock, with key & cadenas. inside in leather compartments, dual rolled handles, frontal flap, inside ...
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Early 2000s Hermès

Hermes Double Sens Tote Veau Sikkim 45
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, slight creasing and small marks on exterior and in interior. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 9", Height 15", Width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes 24/24 Bag Clemence with Swift 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, scuffs and indentations on flap. Wear underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Clemence GM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing near base, wear on exterior edges and in interior, pilling and wear on strap. Splitting on rear pocket opening corner wax edges, scratches and tarnish ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

1998 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Retourne Xupes Reference: JJLG046 Serial Number: [B] Age (Circa): 1998 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Sh...
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1990s Hermès

Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Tadelakt
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, moderate wear, scuffs and marks on exterior, handle and underneath flap, indentations on front. Light splitting on flap opening corner wax edges, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Clemence PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, marks on strap and in interior, darkening on strap bases and in interior. Moderate wear in interior, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Ultraviolet Taurillon Clemence Leather Mini Evelyne Bag PHW
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Ultraviolet Taurillon Clemence Leather Mini Evelyne Bag PHW Since 1978, this bag has enchanted daily riders. First intended to tend horses, it is sewn without a lining and br...
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Early 2000s Hermès

Hermes Victoria II Bag Clemence 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and wear on exterior and handles, glue stains on side opening trims, wear on base corners. Splitting on handle and opening trim wax edges, moderate wear and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

2011 Hermes Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Black Box Calf Leather Vintage Kelly 32cm Sellier Xupes Reference: JJLG047 Serial Number: [O] Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlock, Keys, Clochette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Bolide Bag Clemence 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing near base, small stains on strap base, scuffs and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Lock, Keys, Dust Bag, With Strap Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Rouge Vif Gulliver with Gold Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior and handles. Darkening, wear, scuffs and marks on exterior, handles and belt closure trims. Cracking on side and flap opening wax edges, modera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Orange H Epsom with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate creasing on exterior, heavy wear and peeling on base corners, wear on opening, top flap corners and handles. Cracking on flap opening wax edges, minor peeli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Baton de Craie Bag Epsom 25
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Indentations on front underneath hardware, small mark on front, splitting on strap base, closure trim and opening wax edges. Scuffs and wear in interior, scratc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Berline Bag Swift 21
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Darkening and wear on exterior and in interior, marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 7", Width 8", D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Clemence TPM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Excellent. Light creasing near base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Cherche Midi Clutch Epsom
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and peeling on base wax edges, slight splitting and cracking on opening corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Octagone Bag Epsom 23
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on flap and strap, scuffs underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Height 8", Width 9", Depth 2.5", St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Lindy Bag Swift Mini
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuff on base, wear on front base edge, minimal wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 5", Width ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Kelly Handbag Geranium Clemence with Palladium Hardware 28
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight creasing on exterior, cracking and minor peeling on opening flap corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Keys, Dust Bag, Lock, Clochet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Catenina Bag Printed Silk Small
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and darkening on exterior edges, small mark on rear, scuffs and small indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen I Toile and Leather PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on base, scuffs and marks on leather trims and on interior pocket. Minor wear on exterior, strap and in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Bolide Bag Buffalo Mini
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Illegible code. Tear on zipper pull, creasing on exterior, moderate wear on base corners and in interior. Heavy discoloration on zipper tape, scuffs in interior, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Prune Swift with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, loss of shape and scuffs on exterior, splitting on front handle and opening flap corner wax edges. Scuffs and indentations in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes HAC Birkin Bag Noir Togo with Palladium Hardware 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear on top flap edge, heavy cracking and splitting on handle and belt closure wax edges. Moderate scuffs and indentations in interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Paris Gray Canvas Fourre Tout PM Bag Ginza 2001 Limited Ed
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Model: 'HERMES FOURRE TOUT PM - Ginza 2001 Limited edition' Tote handbag, created for the Hermes Ginza store opening celebration in 2001. Made in France, Gray background with lgrey, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Mid 20th Century Hermes Horse Head Magnifying Glass, France, Circa 1960
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A beautiful mid 20th century Hermes horse head magnifying glass, France, Circa 1960. The intricate horse's head beautifully represents the designer, whilst creating a unique piece...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès

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Glass

Hermes GR24 Backpack Evercolor
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, splitting on exterior, flap and strap base wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen III Toile and Leather PM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight creasing on base edges, wear on rear pocket corner wax edges. Minor peeling on opening side wax edges, splitting on closure trim wax edges, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Bleu Nuit Togo with Gold Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on rear. Minor wear on base corners and in interior, slight cracking on handle and flap opening corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Evelyne Bag Gen I Epsom GM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and scuffs on exterior, wear on opening corners and base trim. Pilling on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Hei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Iris Epsom with Palladium Hardware 30
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and light scuffs on exterior, minor wear on base corners and in interior, moderate splitting on flap opening corner wax edges. Indentations and scuffs on in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Prune Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loss of shape near base, wear on base corners, moderate splitting on belt closure and handle wax edges. Scuffs and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Paris Bombay Satchel Togo 37
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and darkening on base corners, creasing on exterior, wear and loss of shape on handles. Darkening, scuffs, marks and stains in interior, scratches on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Birkin Handbag Chocolate Epsom with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loose closure hardware. Wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior, minor wear on handles. Slight cracking on handle base wax edges, indentations on inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Women Handbags Garden Party Orange Fabric
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
From 2016 Collection Garden party, fabric, solid color, front logo, button fastening, silver-tone hardware, main internal compartment, day bag Includes: N/A Product Condition: Exce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Toolbox Bag Swift 33
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Heavy splitting on side opening wax edges. Moderate wear and discoloration on base edges and handles, creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior and interior opening t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Women Shoulder bags Kelly 35 Purple Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
From 2011 Collection. Kelly 35, taurillon clemence, tosca, leather, solid color, iconic detail, turn-lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pockets, day...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

HERMES light blue suede TENDRESSE Cloud Wedge Platform Sandals Shoes 38.5
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Tendress ankle-strap wedge platform sandals in sky blue suede goatskin with hollow wooden wedge heel with cut-out cloud motif. Close with a suede goatskin buckl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermès Silver Plate Double Bridle Post Tray Vintage Barware
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing Hermès rare silver plate double tray or bowl has the center of a rendition of the post that horses would have been bridled to. It is hallmarked Hermès Paris made in Fran...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermès Silk Scarf Vintage Les Jouets Mobiles Moving Toys Yellow 90 cm RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Cute Authentic Hermès Vintage Scarf Would be beautiful framed in a baby room Pattern: "Les Jouets Mobiles" (Moving Toys) Made in France Designed by Nina Von Bistram Made of 100%...
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20th Century Hermès

Hermes Mosaique Au 24 Gold Ashtray Limoges Porcelain Tray New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Mosaique Au 24 Gold Ashtray Limoges porcelain ashtray. Classic depiction of the mosaic from the 24 Faubourg Flagship store in Paris! M...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Vintage Silk Scarf La Comtesse de Segur Philippe Dumas 1982 2A 35' Rare
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Adorable Authentic Hermès Vintage Scarf Pattern: "La Comtesse de Ségur" (The Countess of Segur) Would be beautiful framed in a little girl's room ! Designed in 1982 by Philippe Du...
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1980s Hermès

Hermès blue suede multicoloured silk vest
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès blue suede multicoloured silk vest Size 48
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1990s Hermès

Hermes Birkin 35 Bag Rare Feu Orange Togo Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin 35 bag featured in Feu Orange - a fresh take on the iconic classic. Rich with gold hardware. Hermes leather in Togo is textured...
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2010s Hermès

Hermès Limited Edition Celeste & Mykonos Epsom Candy Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Limited Edition Celeste & Mykonos Epsom Candy Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 110052 Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Scuffing to corners. Light discoloration t...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Paris Vintage Brown Cotton Canvas Fourre Tout GM Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Hermes Paris Vintage Brown Cotton Canvas Tote Handbag Fourre Tout GM. Made in France. Brown and navy blue colors. Material: 100% cotton. 3 front pockets on the front and 3 pockets on...
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20th Century Hermès

Hermes Les Allures Du Cheval Silk Scarf Vintage
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This very special rare vintage Hermes silk scarf was designed by Phillipe Ledoux it was an early issue and as done most likely in the late 60's. These were done between the 60's and ...
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1960s Hermès

Hermes Women Shoulder bags Jypsiere Black Leather
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
2012 Collection Jypsiere, leather, solid color, iconic detail, turn-lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, day bag Includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Women Handbags Herbag Beige Fabric
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
From 2009 Collection Herbag, etoupe, fabric, solid color, front logo, security closure, silver-tone hardware, internal pouch, day bag Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Good L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Index Palmarum Shawl Cashmere Scarf 140 cm New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Index Palmarum Finesse shawl. Gorgeous in muted shades of Naturel, Khaki, and Rouge. Designed by Katie Scott featuring a Botanical mot...
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2010s Hermès

Louis Vuitton NEW Multicolor Rainbow Wood Aluminum Novelty Skateboard in Box
By Louis Vuitton, Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Wood Aluminum Polymer Made in France Measures L 8.3" x H 31.5" x W 3.9" Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès

Hermes Oran Nano Bag Charm Black Epsom Leather New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Oran Nano bag charm featured in chic Black. Charming and playful she easily adorns a myriad bag colours in your fabulous collection. H...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Jump General Purpose Saddle Pad Rouge H New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Jump General Purpose Saddle Pad featured in Rouge H. The pad is quilted with waterproof outer fabric. Lightweight and ergonomic. Round Orange and White He...
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2010s Hermès

Hermes Jump General Purpose Saddle Pad Navy New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Jump General Purpose Saddle Pad featured in Navy. The pad is quilted with waterproof outer fabric. Lightweight and ergonomic. Round Orange and White Herme...
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2010s Hermès