The Hermes Brand
The designer brand Hermes stands out among the plethora of designer outfits and brands in the world today. Established in 1837, it is one of the oldest, most prestigious brand names. Hermes is a French outfit specializing in luxury goods, lifestyle accessories, perfumes, jewels, wristwatches, and clothing. The handbags are renowned for exquisite quality and world-class craftsmanship
Some popular Hermes style bags are highlighted below:
Birkin Handbag: The Birkin handbag is one of the most popular and easily recognizable names in the brand’s unique collection of chic handbags. The Birkin bag excels because of its unique design, fashion appeal, and craftsmanship. This particular style was inspired by Jane Birkin, for whom the bag was initially made. Since then, the brand has sold several different editions of the bag in various sizes, and styles. Although prices have varied over the years, the Hermes Bag is one of the most expensive in the entire Hermes handbag collection. The bag has been made into different sizes ranging between 25 and 50 cm in length, with the most demanded sizes being either 30cm or 35cm. The bag’s status as a special piece is further enforced by the fact that it is totally handmade, often taking a craftsman an entire day to create a single unit of the fashion item. It is made out of quality leather such as crocodile leather, and top-quality hardware e.g. palladium. The most demanded colors are orange, black and pink. As it is with unique historical pieces, the Hermes Birkin handbag has only appreciated over the years, with a single unit costing anywhere between $10,000 and $500,000.
Hermes Constance Bag: The Hermes Constance is another authentic vintage Hermes bag with as much popularity as the likes of Kelly, Birkin, and Evelyne. This masterpiece was created by Catherine Chaillet in 1969, named after her child born on the day the Constance style was produced for the mass market. It features smooth and lustrous lines, the “H” clasp representing the Hermes brand, and an adjustable strap. It is available in a wide range of colors and sizes depending on functionality and personal preference. Its craftsmanship is excellent, though laborious, often taking up to 14 hours to craft by hand. Hermes bags are expensive, with some styles costing up to $50,000
Hermes Kelly Bag: Along with the Birkin, the Kelly Bag is primarily popular for the hardware that it features, some of which are the lock, buckle, base studs, and keys. The bags are also crafted with interior stitching and lining. The Hermes Kelly is a unique, vintage member of the Hermes collection, with its popularity spurred by affiliations to such characters as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The finishing that is applied to the hardware is made to be tarnish-resistant, although this does not prevent wear and peeling. One way to identify a fake Hermes vintage bag is that the palladium will have patches of gold visible. Authentic vintage Hermes bags will only show black upon when it begins to wear. The base studs ensure that the bags sit upright independently, without a need to recline on a larger vertical platform. Quality studs, as opposed to fake ones, cannot be easily screwed off. In addition, the lock and keys possess matching “Hermes” engravings and a set of corresponding numbers.
Hermes Bolide Handbag: Another popular vintage Hermes bag is the Bolide Handbag. It was created in 1923, with bulk functionality in mind. That is to say that it was designed with size as the main creative factor. It is an excellent choice for long-distance travel or tours, with its small size excellent for mobility and placing into another larger bag. It also comes in larger sizes, however. Its zip fastener was crafted by Emile Hermes who made its unique shape, the round angle. Some styles are made of Clemence leather and have a removable strap. Its handles, as well as palladium hardware, are equally detachable. You can buy Vintage Hermes bags online, as well as in physical stores around the world. Splurging those vast sums on one unit of these masterpieces is more than just a fashion statement; it is an excellent investment.