When we think about French fashion house Hermès we think about superior quality, effortless elegance and timeless style… which means acquiring a second-hand Hermès bag is always a great investment. Now the pressing question is: how do I choose the right Hermès bag for me? The answer depends on what you’re looking for in a luxury bag.
There is no doubt about it – the most iconic of all Hermès bags is the Birkin. Created in 1984, it was inspired by and named after actress Jane Birkin and is arguably the most famous bag in the fashion world today. If you’re a genuine Hermès fan, this is the bag for you: classic, timeless and oh so coveted, it is available in various colors, materials and sizes (from the original Birkin 40, to the Birkin 25, 30 and 35). And besides the fact that it’s an obvious investment piece, what’s the best part about buying a gorgeous second-hand Birkin Hermès bag? No waitlist!
Coming in super close with the Birkin in terms of popularity is the Kelly Hermès bag. Also inspired by a celebrity – the equally iconic Grace Kelly – this was the brand’s first show-stopping bag and continues to be as popular as it was in the 1970s. If you’re looking to wear timeless sophistication on your arm, the Kelly is definitely the Hermès bag for you and is available in a variety of sizes for your specific daily needs. Just one more small decision to make: you’ll have to choose between the Sellier (more structured, created with hard leather) or the Retourne (more casual, created with soft leather). Both gorgeous!
If you love the entire Hermès vibe and are looking for a bag that is cool and contemporary, without forgoing the classic and unmistakable French girl inspiration, look no further than the Constance. A crossbody or shoulder bag, it is beautifully structured, simple and elegant, with the unmistakable Hermès logo front and center. This is a second-hand investment that will quickly pay itself off… because you’ll wear it everywhere, with everything!
Did you know that the Bolide was the first handbag to have a zip closure back in 1923? Redesigned in 1982, the Hermès bag we know today as the Bolide continues to be as sleek and functional as ever, and it is available in two great versions: the more structured and classic Rigide and the more relaxed and unfussy Mou. So, if you’re looking for a generous-sized tote bag for work or travel, this is surely the Hermès bag to consider. Second-hand casual classiness that is second to none… perfect for Hermès fans.
When it comes to purchasing a second-hand Hermès bag, there are options for all types of styles and at MyPrivateDressing it’s not only in the bag, it’s sustainably beautiful. Why? Because it’s an Hermès and there’s nothing quite like it.