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Hermès Handbags and Purses

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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Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Electric Crocodile Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Electric Shinny Niloticus Crocodile Palladium Hardware. Excellent Condition, Plastic on Hardware, Perfect corners and Structure. Q Stamp 2013. Shop w...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Electric Epsom Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Blue Electric Epsom Palladium Hardware. Pristine Almost Like New Condition, Plastic on Hardware and Feet, Excellent corners and Structure. R Stamp 2014. S...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

WOMENS DESIGNER Hermes Evelyne III 29 Bag Grey
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Great Evelyn III 29 bag by Hermes for sale in Grey leather. In very good preloved condition – do look at the photos as there are a few pen marks and makeup marks on the inside. BRAN...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly 28 Rose Pourpre Pink Purple Togo Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Hermes Kelly 28 Hermes Kelly 28 Rose Pourpre Togo Leather Palladium Hardware. Pristine Condition, Plastic on hardware, Perfect corners and structure. C Stamp 2018. Shop with confide...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Vintage Hermes Gold Foil Kelly 32
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Hermes Gold foil kelly 32 in very good condition. Timeless Kelly style covered in gold foil for a rare and regal look. Signature double strap flap twist kelly closure opens t...
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1990s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Vintage Brown Lizard Envelope Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Vintage Brown Lizard Envelope Clutch in very good condition. Brown lizard exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Envelope flap opens to a brown kidskin interior with one side zi...
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1980s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Bleu Indigo & Rouge Contour Epsom Leather Birkin 30cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"HERMÈS Bleu Indigo & Rouge Contour Epsom Leather Birkin 30cm Retourne Xupes Reference: CB403 Serial Number: A Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Lock, Keys, Cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Bleu Encre Taurillon Clemence Leather Evelyne III 29 PM Messenger Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes 2018 Bleu Encre Taurillon Clemence Leather Evelyne III 29 PM Messenger Bag W/ GHW Made In: France Year of Production: 2018 Color: Blue Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Bleu Ciel Togo Birkin 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Bleu Ciel Togo Birkin 35 PHW SKU: 110780 Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Heavy wear to corners. Marks to clochette. Scratching to hardware. Marks ...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2019 24/24 35cm Taurillon Maurice and Swift Leather Handbag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘24/24’ 35cm handbag has been made from soft tan Taurillon Maurice and Swift leather exterior and Swift leather interior, this piece is dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2020 Constance 19cm Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2020 Hermès ‘Constance’ 19cm shoulder bag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Noir’ and soft leather interior, it is decorated with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2018 Kelly Ado II 22cm Clemence Leather Backpack
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2018 Hermès ‘Kelly Ado II’ 22cm backpack has been made from soft Clemence leather exterior in ‘Rouge Casaque’ red hue, it is decorated with gold hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2019 Kelly Ado II 22cm Clemence Leather Backpack
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘Kelly Ado II’ 22cm backpack has been made from soft Clemence leather exterior in ‘Etoupe’ taupe hue, it is decorated with gold hardware on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2014 Constance Elan Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2014 Hermès ‘Constance Elan’ handbag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in a teal/turquoise hue and soft leather interior, it is decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2016 Kelly Matte Alligator Mississippiensis Leather Long Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2016 Hermès ‘Kelly Long’ wallet or clutch has been made from beautiful matte Alligator Mississippiensis in brown and soft leather interior, it is decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2019 Bearn Compact Epsom Leather Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘Bearn Compact’ wallet has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Lime’ and Epsom leather interior in ‘Mauve Silvestre’, it is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2019 Constance Epsom Leather Long Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2019 Hermès ‘Bearn Compact’ wallet has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Rouge de Coeur’ and soft leather interior, it is decorated wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2020 24/24 35cm Clemence and Swift Leather Handbag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2020 Hermès ‘24/24’ 35cm handbag has been made from soft taupe Clemence and Swift leather exterior and Swift leather interior, this piece is decorated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Picotin Lock 18 Bag Grey Feutre and Gold Barenia
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
This pre-owned but as new Picotin Lock 18 bag is a Limited Edition of the Picotin Line. Using Felt as the main material, it is holding its shape well and can be used for a longer tim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Bag Necto 34 Evercolor Toffee / Jaune Ambre Palladium Tote New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Necto 34 Tote is featured in Toffee and Jaune Ambre. The front has two exterior slot pockets. The Necto 34 bag comes in Evercolor leat...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès 2013 Constance 23cm Epsom Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2013 Hermès ‘Constance’ 23cm shoulder bag has been made from textured Epsom leather exterior in ‘Soufre’ yellow hue and soft leather interior, it is de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 25 Bag Sellier Rouge H Gold Hardware Veau Madame Leather New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Birkin Sellier 25 bag featured in rich jewel toned Rouge H. Veau Madame leather is absolutely gorgeous with a small flat grain and acc...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini II Sellier NATA GOLD EPSOM Gold Hardware Z
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Kelly 20cm Hermes Kelly 20cm Sellier Most desired size in a Kelly Color is Nata and Gold Bicolor VIP ORDER Horseshoe stamp Contrast topstich detail Epsom Leather Top handle ...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

New Hermès 18cm Rose Texas Picotin in Box
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès brand new in box collectible rose texas taurillon clemence leather picotin 18cm. Palladium hardware. Date stamp Y for 2020. Comes with original dust cover, booklet, box, and r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

New Hermes Electric Blue Epsom Birkin 30 Cm Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès NEW 30cm Birkin in electric blue epsom leather with palladium hardware. Handle drop, 3.75"L. Date stamp A for 2018. Brand new in box with full set: clochette, tirette, lock, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Brown Doblis Kelly Pouchette
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès mini Kelly pouchette bag in brown doblis (suede) leather with palladium hardware. Date stamp I for 2005. Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

New in Box Hermes Evelyne PM Blue Nuit Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès blue nuit yellow Clemence leather medium (PM) Evelyne with gold tone hardware. Adjustable shoulder strap, can be worn cross body. Date stamp Z in a square, 2021. Comes with or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

New in Box Hermès 18cm Rose Mexico Picotin Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès brand new in box collectible rose Mexico taurillon clemence leather picotin 18cm. Palladium hardware. Date stamp Y for 2020. Comes with original dust cover, booklet, box, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Vintage Hermes Black Lizard Lift Bag 4 Ways
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage and collectible rare lift lizard bag. Black lizard exterior, black lambskin interior, gold tone hardware. 4 ways to wear it, adjusting the strap in different positions. Comes...
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20th Century Hermès Handbags and Purses

New Hermes Birkin 25 Anemone Swift Gold in Box
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 25cm Birkin in anemone swift leather with goldtone hardware. Rare and collectible. Handle drop, 3"L. Date stamp Y from 2020. Brand new, unused condition.Comes in box with full...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 35 Etoupe Togo Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes birkin 35 cm etoupe togo leather with palladium hardware. Date stamped "O" for 2011 collection. Handle drop, 5"L. Includes clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, small dust cover, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

New Hermes Kelly 32 Retourne Black Togo
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Kelly retourne 32cm in black togo leather and gold tone hardware. Handle drop, 3.5"L. Strap, 35"L. Letter Y for 2020. Brand new in box. Comes with strap, clochette, tirette, l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Birkin 35 Black Togo Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Birkin bag 35 cm black togo with palladium hardware. Blind stamp "X," dated 2019. Bag is in mint condition. Must have for every classy woman, casual and business like. Bag com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly 35 Candy Rose Tyrien Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès limited edition 35cm Candy Kelly Retourne bag with rose tyrien epsom leather exterior, tosca chèvre mysore interior, and palladium hardware. Handle drop, 3.5"L; detachable str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

NEW 2021 Hermes Etoupe Togo Birkin 25 GHW
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
NWOT Hermes Etoupe Togo Birkin 25 GHW in mint unused condition. Etoupe togo leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware which still retains protective plastic covering. Signature bir...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Almost New - Hermès Birkin 30 handbag in Blue Encre Epsom leather, gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 30 cm Blue Encre Epsom Leather Handbag with gold-plated metal hardware, double blue leather handle for a handheld. Closure by flap. Lining in blue leather, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Etain Togo Tin Grey 35cm Birkin Gold Hardware GHW NEW
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Birkin 35 Etain, such a great neutral grey that goes with just about everything Togo leather, durable and scratch resistant Gold Hardware Tonal Stitching Inside zipper pocket and sli...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Mini Evelyne Palladium Hardware Etoupe (Blue Strap)
By Hermès
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Origin: France Collection: Z Dimension: 6.75 x 7 x 2.25 in; Drop 23 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Mini Convoyeur Swift Calfskin Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This Hermes Convoyeur bag is crafted in France from pale-yellow Swift calfskin leather, this mini version has palladium hardware and a detachable shoulder strap with three interior c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Rodeo PM Pegase Bag Charm Menthe / Bleu Brume/ Sesame New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes Pegase Rodeo PM bag charm featured in Menthe, Sesame and Blue Brume. Charming and playful she easily adorns a myriad bag colou...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Havane Evergrain Leather Palladium Hardware Kelly Pochette
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Kelly Pochette is a delighting find. Named and inspired by the world-famous Kelly bag, this wondrous work of art is presented in Evergrain leather and secured by the iconic Kell...
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Early 2000s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Vintage Brown Box Calf Leather Hermès Constance 23cm
By Hermès
Located in Annapolis, MD
Made with brown box calf leather and gold plated hardware. Produced in 1985. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior: One exterior pocket, light scratching on hardware and leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Bleu Brume Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in exquisite Blue Brume. Espom leather accentuated with Palladium hardware. Hermes Bleu Brume is a ...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Roulis Blue Leather Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Roulis 23 in Blue Hydra/Silver hardware Very good condition. No original packaging.
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Birkin 35 handbag in Blue Lagon Togo leather with gold hardware !
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Hermes Birkin 35 cm handbag in Togo blue lagoon leather , gold plated metal trim , double blue leather handle allowing a handheld. Closure by flap. Lining in blue leather,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Gold Birkin 35 Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Birkin with Gold Hardware. Size 35. The most wanted combination. Hard to find. Good condition. Light wear on corners. Very light surface scratches on hardware. Togo leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Birkin 35 in black leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMÈS - Model: Birkin 35 - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Interior stains, Scratches on hardware, Bag restored by a professional - A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

NIB Hermès HSS Amethyste & Vert Cypress Shiny Alligator Sellier Kelly 25 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
SKU: 111668 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Fin...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Kelly II Retourne 25 Swift Bag
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Hermes Kelly II Retourne 25 Veau Swift Rouge Sellier Gold HW Was bought on September 06, 2021 Serial number ZBY***** New, full set. Invoice included. For buyers from EU we can prov...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Vinyl Orange Kelly Beach Bag
By Hermès
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Kelly beach bag is made with a popping orange vinyl and features a flat top handle, fold-over top with twist-lock closure, a main internal compartment, a sheer construction, a p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

HERMES Rouge de Coeur Swift leather Ecru Toile H BIRKIN 35 FRAY FRAY Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Burkin 35 Fray Fray' tote in Ecru (off-white) Toile H. canvas and Rouge de Coeur (red) Swift leather. with mini fringe edges. Limited edition for spring/summer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

New Hermès So Black Touch Croc Rodeo Bag Charm
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
HERMES Milo Lambskin Matte Alligator Touch Grigri Rodeo Horse Bag Charm MM So Black. Date stamp Z for 2021 . Comes with original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

HERMES black Clemence leather KELLY 35 RETOURNE Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Kelly 35 Retourne bag in back Taurillon Clemence leather with palladium hardware. Lined in black goat skin leather with two open pockets against the front and a...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermès Vintage Smallest Mini Micro Bolide Bag Pill Box Sterling Silver Rare
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Authentic Hermès Pill Box In shape of the "Bolide" Hermès Bag Made in England Made of Sterling Silver Vintage Item Opens at the bottom Can be hung on a belt, handba...
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20th Century Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Paris Vintage Black Gray Cotton Fourre Tout MM Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
'HERMES FOURRE TOUT - MM' - Tote handbag. Made in France. Black color with grey stripes. Material: 100% cotton. It has snaps on both ends for expansion. Durable canvas handles, perfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Orange Taurillon Clemence Leather Jypsiere 28 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We rarely get to see a creation as striking as this one from Hermes. It is unlike any other handbag one is used to marveling at. First introduced as a part of the Fall 2008 Collectio...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Jaune D'or Taurillon Clemence Leather Jypsiere 28 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Jypsiere comes with a design that delightfully resembles the famous Birkin and Kelly. It is a more casual design of the iconic handbags. This messenger-style bag comes crafted fr...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses

Hermes Rouge Garance Taurillon Clemence Palladium Finished Kelly Retourne 35 Ba
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Inspired by none other than Grace Kelly of Monaco, Hermes Kelly is carefully hand-stitched to perfection. This Kelly Retourne is crafted from Taurillon Clemence leather and has palla...
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2010s Hermès Handbags and Purses