Hermès Crocodile Constance Handbag

Brooke Friedman

 

Say “hello beautiful” to the super-rare crocodile Hermès Constance bag. The bag was designed by Catherine Chaillet in 1959, who named the bag after her daughter, Constance. This stunning authentic Hermès bag is crafted from the highest quality porous crocodile. Featuring a long strap that can be doubled for a shorter length and striking gold hardware, this bag is pure perfection for any occasion.

hermes-logoSince establishing the company in 1837, Hermès has been recognized for hand crafting the finest leather goods. The Hermès Fashion House was started in Paris as a harness making shop for caliches and carriages. It provided the finest bridles and harnesses for nobleman throughout Europe. It wasn’t until 1922 when the company introduced their first handbag, and in 1929 released their first collection of women’s fashion. During the 1970’s, Hermès continued to expand their empire, creating international shops to reach larger and richer markets. While other fashion houses crumbled to the ground, Hermès continued to grow and became one of the world’s most valuable luxury brands. Having a Hermès handbag is far more than a fashion statement; it is a symbol of exclusivity and wealth. With most of their leather bags starting around $5000, with long weight lists, Hermès has created a high demand for their iconic products.

After its original release in 1959, the bag quickly coined the nickname the “Jackie Bag,” after Jackie Kennedy Onassis was frequently seen sporting the fabulous handbag. Revamped in 2010, The Constance Elan bag was released with a slightly longer shape.

This classic Hermès is ultra-versatile, it can be taken from a high power business meeting to an elegant night on the town.  A staple in fashion since the 1960’s, this rare treasure should not be missed. It has been rumored that the Constance is soon to be discontinued, making the bag more popular as of late.

 

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Designer: Hermès

Estimated Retail: $23900.00

Condition: Good. Scratches at hardware, slight wear on stitching.

Measurements: Shoulder Strap Drop 14.5”, Height 6.5”, Width 9”, Depth 2”

To be featured in our upcoming November 5th auction. Click here for more information.

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