Welcome to our list of 5 Hermès Bags You Should Know About – Not Kelly or Birkin!
Hermès is the luxury brand we all know and love. They are the pinnacle of luxury handbags. The most famous and exclusive bags in the world are Hermès bags. Hermès has been creating beautiful leather pieces, renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship, since 1837. I’m sure you know the Hermès Birkin and the Hermès Kelly bags; they are the most famous bags in the world. But did you know Hermès has other amazing bags that are worth getting to know? They bare that same incredible craftsmanship and beautiful design from the most famous bags but are more understated and way easier to buy! Here I’ll show you 5 amazing Hermès bags you might not know, and don’t worry none of them are quota bags!
So, without further ado here are 5 Hermès Bags You Should Know About – Not Kelly or Birkin:
1. Hermès Constance
Part of the Hermès trinity, the Constance is the most famous Hermès bag apart from the Birkin and the Kelly. Said to have left the factory on the same day that Hermès designer Catherine Chaillet’s fifth child was born, the Constance bag entered the market in 1959, and was named after the designer’s newborn daughter. Although designed more than 50 years ago, the Constance’s elegant shape and functional design make it a favorite among collectors. Jackie Kennedy’s go-to, this youthful yet sophisticated Hermès bag can be worn casually during the day or for an evening out. Like the Birkin and Kelly, the Constance comes in many material and hardware combinations.
It is said that a Constance can be harder to find than the more well-known Birkin and Kelly. The most common Constance would be the ones in neutral colors, and you also don’t need a sales record to buy them. But the most valuable ones would be the more colorful and rare ones. To get your hands in one of those you will need a good sales associate, since they are highly sought-after.
A Constance 18 Evercolor is sold for $8,200 and the limited-edition ones can easily cost more than a Birkin.
2. Hermès Herbag
The Herbag is one of Hermès’ most accessible bags thanks to its largely canvas construction. The top flap is made from thick, durable leather and features the clou de selle closure while the bag’s body is made entirely of canvas or toile. The top can be detached from the body, allowing for the wearer to mix and match Herbags. This Hermès purse, which also came in a backpack version, has been compared to the Kelly because of its elegant, classic style, however, the Herbag is a mere fraction of the Kelly’s price. The Herbag was discontinued in the mid-2000s and was reintroduced in 2009 as the Herbag Zip. The Zip has a few added elements intended to update the Herbag. The newer version features an external pocket, a zip pocket, and an interior removable pouch. The Herbag and the Herbag Zip have both handles and a strap.
This is one of the most casual and least expensive Hermès bags!
3. Hermès Evelyne
Like many other Hermès handbags, the Evelyne is inspired by Hermès’ equestrian roots. The bag has perforations that form a “H” on one side, which hint at the bag’s original function: to transport horse grooming equipment. These perforations allow air to circulate the bag, drying wet combs, brushes, and picks. The ventilated side of the Evelyne was meant to be worn against the equestrian’s body; however, now that the bag is considered a luxury good, the perforations are worn facing outwards.
This Hermès bag is highly functional and sporty.
4. Hermès Picotin
Hermès references its origins with the Picotin, whose name is the French word for the measure of feed given to a horse. This Hermès handbag is a popular style thanks to its minimalist, functional design, inspired by horse feed bags. The wide, round shape of the bucket bag allows you to fit all your necessities with ease, and the lock closure provides a sophisticated accent. This Hermès bag comes in soft, grained leather that gives the bag a timeless look or in canvas with leather accents, providing a sportier feel. The Picotin leather comes in a variety of colors with either palladium or gold hardware.
The Picotin is perfect for someone who needs a casual, simple bag for an on-the-go lifestyle.
5. Hermès Garden Party
The Garden Party is an expertly crafted tote bag. This Hermès purse comes in leather or canvas with leather accents for a beachy, casual feel. The bag can be secured with a snap closure located at the top of the tote. Clou de selle snap closures on either side of the bag can be used to change the shape of the tote and provide extra space. The Garden Party comes in a variety of colors and four sizes: 30, 36, 39, and 49 Voyage. This is one of the most practical Hermès handbags, given how easy it is to use and the amount of interior room it provides.
The Garden Party’s lower price point and durability makes it one of the more accessible Hermès bags. Ideal for those looking to make their first Hermès purchase.