Hermes Bag Styles
- Haut à Courroies (HAC)
- Garden Party
Most Expensive Hermes Bags in The World
- Hermès Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka (retailed at US$1.9M)
- Hermès Birkin Sac Bijou (retailed at US$1.9M in 2012)
- Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Hermès Birkin 30 (sold at auction for HK$2.98M in 2017)
- Blood red Hermès braise shiny porosus crocodile Birkin bag (sold at auction for US$298,000 in 2016)
- Fuchsia pink crocodile Hermès Birkin studded with diamonds (sold at auction for HK$1.72M in 2016)
- Dark blue crocodile Hermès Birkin (sold at auction for GB£125,000 in 2017)
- Metallic bronze chèvre leather Hermès Birkin bag (sold at auction for US$117,000 in 2017)
- Brighton blue Porosus crocodile Hermès Birkin Bag (sold at auction for US$113,525 in 2011)
As one of the oldest luxury fashion houses in the world, Hermes is known throughout the world for its impeccable bags and accessories. Hermes’ handbags have become the favorites of top celebrities and dignitaries everywhere as the brand is a symbol of absolute elegance and opulence.
Started as a company catering to the horse-riding and equestrian business, now Hermes has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. All of the brand’s products are deemed as the most luxurious thing a person can own and all fashion-enthusiasts must have in their designer collections. Let’s take a look at the brand’s famous products below.
The Hermes Birkin Bags
The Hermes Birkin bags were named after the English-French actress, Jane Birkin. These Hermes bags were initially popular only among working woman in executive positions because they are big enough to fit A4 papers and folders. However, in the recent years, the Birkin bags have become a staple in the high-fashion industry and everyone, not only working women, are itching to get their hands on this iconic bag.
Materials and Colors of the Birkin Bags
The Hermes Birkin is not meant to be slung over the shoulder and you are supposed to carry it through your arm or by the handles. They are made with various different materials and the price would also depend on the size and the material used to make the Birkin. The types of leather used for the Birkin bags are crocodile, ostrich, alligator, and lizard.
The colors of the Birkin bags vary but there are three colors that have been considered as a classic color throughout the years: Etoupe, Gold, and Black. Every season Hermes would come out with seasonal colors for their handbags like the Malachite and the Bamboo for the spring/summer collections.
Why the Hermes Birkin Bag is Worth Investing
Many experts have expressed that the Hermes Birkin bags are a better investment than stocks of gold. This is due to the fact that the Birkin bags have outperformed the two in the last 35 years. So, for those who are looking to resell their Hermes Birkin bags, the return rate would be higher than stocks or gold. However, even if you don’t plan to let go your Birkin bags, you should still consider on investing in them because they will remain as a status symbol for the elite for the years to come.
The Hermes Kelly Bag
The Hermes Kelly bag is another popular bag from the French fashion house. Although it has a similar silhouette as the Birkin bag, the Hermes Kelly bags only has one handle while the Birkin would usually have two. Another distinctive difference is the straight front flap of the Kelly as well as the Kelly’s strap. For many who can’t handle the Hermes Birkin’s weight, the Kelly bags would be their alternative.
There are two different models of the Kelly bag available today: the Sellier and the Retourne. The Sellier features stitching on the exterior of the bag while the Retourne, a newer design, are stitched from the inside. The Hermes Kelly bags also use the same materials as the Birkin bags and they do come in various colors as well but perhaps the most popular color for the Hermes Kelly is the classic Hermes Orange.
The Hermes Constance Bag
Those who prefer a more classic design should consider the Hermes Constance bag. Named after the designer’s newborn daughter, the Constance features a bold H clasp in the front, made from palladium. Making one Constance bag would usually take 14 long hours because the stitches need to be done by hand on all the 50 pieces of leather needed to complete the bag. Along the Hermes Evelyn bag, the Constance sometimes would lose the spotlight to the Kelly and the Birkin. However, the Constance and the Evelyn bags should also be taken into consideration as your first Hermes item.
Other than handbags, Hermes also offer accessories like belts, scarves, watches, Apple Watch straps, ties, shoes, and fragrances. It also offers a collection of jewelry for men and women, categorized into gold, silver, enamel, leather, lacquered metal, and horn jewelry. Aside from that, Hermes provide stationery like notebooks, office accessories, and luxurious writing instruments and accessories.
Funnily enough, the French fashion house also has a collection catering to babies and children. The baby gifts collection includes placemats bibs, beach towels, baskets, blankets, duffel bags, napkins, flat case, soft toys, sleep sacks, pillows, booties, school bags, and more.