Hermès, a French legacy of artisanal know-how.
Hermès is one of the most prestigious French fashion houses ever founded. It is also one of the oldest since its beginnings date back to the year 1837. Since then, the label has never ceased growing, walking an expert line between tradition, originality and modernity. The label's customers have exacting standards and what they get from Hermès is custom-made quality as illustrated by the Birkin 40 design, one of the brand's must-haves.
A bag with a name which resonates in the minds of every fashionista who has ever existed.
Hermès has developed a certain number of designs of women's bags which have become global success stories thanks to their inimitable lines. The design known as the Birkin 40 is a perfect example. The bag was the fruit of a random encounter in the early 1990s between Jean-Louis Dumas, who was the CEO of Hermès at the time, and the Franco-British actress Jane Birkin. She planted the seeds of an idea in his mind for creating a bag which was practical and provided the all-important functionality women needed. The design process then began. The Birkin 40 epitomises one of the most popular formats of this iconic bag, but other versions would also see the light of day to meet the varying needs of different women. The leathers and colours used also vary from one design to the next. In all cases, the bag is known for its aesthetic appeal as much as for its practical nature.
A Hermès range which comes in different shapes and forms.
Hermès accessories are part of the offering from the brand which features on Vestiaire Collective. Alongside accessories, you can find clothing, footwear, and of course the famous timeless bags.
The Hermès 40 design is an exceptional handbag. For anyone who would prefer to opt for a different format, the following bags are also available to buy on our platform: