This multicolour canvas tote bag is both playful and functional, and large enough to carry all beach essentials. It’s made of sturdy canvas to withstand the surf and sand, and most importantly, boasted a low estimate of a mere $500, making it accessible to both the seasoned and novice Hermès collectors.
The Hermès Bolide is a bag made for travel. Designed in 1923, this ‘sac pour l'auto’ is the first to use the Zip fastener to replace traditional metallic clasps. The legendary round-angle shape ensures a quick access to the content.
In recent years petite handbags have become the most collectible bags on secondary market. The Kelly Pochette, a favorite of collectors of Hermès since the model’s inception, is beautifully executed in the bright and cheerful Lime hue and structured epsom leather. A standout piece, perfectly sized to hold one’s evening belongings, the lightweight pochette is the perfect accompaniment for a summer evening out on the town.
Originally introduced in 1975, the Passe-Guide was re-released in 2012 after a 30-year hiatus. Named for its clasp, which is modelled after the ring on the front of a Roman chariot, the Passe-Guide was the most expensive bag to be released at its inception, thanks to its construction, craftsmanship and design. This model from the early 1980s is crafted from the finest exotic skin that Hermès utilises, and comes in a classic black and gold combination.
Said to have left the factory on the same day that designer Chatherine Chaillet’s fifth child was born, the Constance bag entered the market in 1959, named after the designer’s newborn child. Youthful and meant to be worn cross-body or over the shoulder, the Constance was a creation for the modern woman, the woman on the go. This Limited Edition iteration combines combines leather and toile with a creative pattern illustrating the iconic links.
There are few bags more coveted at auction than the Custom Horseshoe iteration of a classic style. A one-of-a-kind creation custom designed by a top client of the brand is usually only available at auction. This Horseshoe stamped Kelly features a bi-colour exterior in a beautiful complimentary black and Rose Azalée, with brushed gold hardware.
The newest of Hermès’ limited-edition iterations of classic styles is the ‘Au Bout Du Monde’ Constance, which uses a combination of exotic skins, leather types and colours to create a landscape. The prominent H clasp is crafted of six individual pieces of hardware and, in this exclusive iteration, is crafted of both metal and enamel.
This extraordinary Hermès bag features five coveted Hermès colours and six different skins. The exterior is a combination of four shades of green — Vert Foncé, Vert Émeraude, Vert Titien and Malachite — and contrasts beautifully with the Rose Azalée pink interior. The flap closure is crafted of the finest shiny porosus crocodile skin, while the remainder of the bag combines classic Hermès materials including Chèvre, Epsom, Clémence, Evercolor and Calf Box leathers.
There is something exceedingly dramatic about an exotic skin bag, and even more so about a bag laden with 18k white gold and diamonds. The combination of the two results in a bag that even the most dedicated of Hermès collectors would be privileged to include in their collection. Crafted of shiny braise, in the finest skin, this Hermès porosus crocodile bag with diamond and white gold hardware is a rarity not to be overlooked.