New To Hermès? Here Are All The Most Notable Bags From The Brand

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Hermès is one of the top brands for handbags and leather goods, but what are each of the bags called? This article explaining the most popular Hermès bag names is here to answer that question!

Hermès is a French fashion house with a rich and illustrious history when it comes to handbags often seeking inspiration from the brand’s equestrian heritage for luxury bags within the collection.

Dark blue Hermes Ostrich Birkin bag with Kelly gloves
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Hermès bags have also been worn by a wide range of celebrities and royalty for decades, including Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, and Elizabeth Taylor.

So, whether you are looking for a new handbag to add to your collection, or just want to know a little more about the bags available from the Hermès brand, you will find all the information you need in this Hermès bag names article.

Hermès Bag Names

1. The Birkin

Tan Hermes Togo Birkin 25
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The Hermès Birkin Bag is one of the most famous, and in-demand, handbags in the world! This handbag was originally named the Haut à Courroies but during a chance meeting with the actress and style icon Jane Birkin on a flight, Jean-Louis Dumas reworked the Haut à Courroies and created the Birkin bag named after the woman who inspired the bag.

There are now four different sizes of Birkin bag available, and it comes in a wide range of colors and leathers.

The Haut à Courroies, also known as the HAC, is the predecessor to the Birkin bag that is still available today, albeit quite rare. The Haut à Courroies, which means high-belt in English, is more spacious than the Birkin and a great bag for travel.

2. The Kelly

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The Hermès Kelly Bag is like the little sister of the Birkin. This bag was first called the Sac-à-Dépêches but was soon renamed by the Hermès brand when the handbag became synonymous with the actress Grace Kelly.

The actress and Princess of Monaco used the bag to hide her baby bump and quickly the Hermès bag became the Kelly bag before it was officially renamed. Like the Birkin, there are a few different sizes, leather, and colors to choose from.

There are now different variations of the Kelly available, due to its enduring popularity, including the Kelly Cut and Kelly Pochette.

3. The Herbag

Cream and red Hermes Toile H Vibration Herbag Zip
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The Herbag was introduced to the Hermès customer in 2009 and has proved a popular choice because of its versatility and relaxed look. The Herbag is available in all leather or leather and canvas and there are lots of colors and designs to choose from – including the limited edition H Vibration Herbag pictured above.

This bag is one of the more affordable options from Hermès and is a bag you really need in your collection because of its unique style, multiple straps, and roomy interior.

4. The Evelyne

Tan Hermes 2021 Clemence Evelyne TPM
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We love the sumptuous, curved lines of the Evelyne, with the striking H design drawing your attention to this stylish Hermès bag. The Evelyne bag is named after its designer, Evelyne Bertrard, who originally intended to create a bag that could be used to carry horse grooming equipment.

The bag was originally part of the equestrian collection before the bag moved to the handbag collection in the early 2000s, and has remained a popular Hermès bag ever since.

5. The Lindy

Grey Hermes Taurillon Clemence Lindy 30
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The Hermès Lindy Bag was named after the world-famous dance, the Lindy Hop which was particularly popular in the 1920s. The Lindy bag was launched in 2006, but the curved silhouette and quirky side handles, give the bag a fun, playful look that is intended to be reminiscent of the Lindy hop.

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The Lindy bag pictured above is crafted from Taurillon Clemence and finished with gold hardware.

6. The Constance

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The Constance bag was first launched in 1959, on the day that the designer Catherin Chaillet gave birth to her daughter, which she named Constance – this chic handbag was then named after the daughter.

The Constance is a timeless bag that is in high demand and so you may have to scour the resale market to get your hands on one without joining the long waiting list.

7. The Picotin

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The Picotin bag gets its name from the measure of feed given to horses, referencing the brand’s rich equestrian heritage.

This Hermès bag has a bucket bag-like silhouette, with leather top handles and padlock hardware to add a touch of glamour. The sleek look makes the Picotin ideal for everyday wear and means this classic bag, which was first launched in 1958 will never go out of style.

8. The Garden Party

Black Hermes Negonda Garden Party
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The Garden Party is the Hermès answer to a classic tote bag, complete with rolled leather top handles and a spacious interior for all your most important items, during the week and at the weekend.

The Hermès Garden Party is available in canvas with leather details, or all Negonda leather, which has a grained finish, making it the perfect durable leather for this practical tote bag.

9. The Berline

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The Hermès Berline bag is one of the more recent additions to the Hermès collection, added in 2011, and is perhaps a bag you haven’t heard of yet.

This bag is like the little sister of the Jypsiére, with a similar practical silhouette and the same belt and Kelly twist lock around the top. The shorter shoulder strap means this bag is meant to be worn slung over your shoulder, while the size is ideal for everyday wear.

10. The Roulis

Blue Hermes Evercolor Mini Sac Roulis
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The Hermès Roulis bag is another timeless and classic handbag from the iconic French fashion house, that was first added to the collection in 2011.

The Roulis has a structured silhouette, with a leather shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulder or across the body, and a chain link-like metal bar to hold the front flap in place – so chic!

11. The Jypsiére

Pale yellow Hermes Swift Jypsiére
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The Hermès Jypsiére is one of the more recent additions to the Hermès collection, introduced in 2008 by artistic director Jean Paul Gaultier.

The bag is made for travel, with a messenger bag-like silhouette and spacious interior, most often crafted from swift or Epsom leather, which are known for their durability. The Jypsiére is finished with a Kelly twist lock for that quintessentially Hermès finishing touch.

12. The Bolide

Cream Hermes Epsom Bolide 27
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If you love clean lines and elegant design, then the Hermès Bolide bag is just right for you. This bag was named the ‘le sac pour l’auto’ when it was first released since it was the first handbag with a zipper – a mechanism that Emile-Maurice Hermès spotted at the Ford factory and bought into leather goods.

Later, this handbag was renamed the Bolide bag, which is a 16th-century word for a comet, and has remained a popular choice in the Hermès collection ever since.

13. The Egee

Red Hermes Tadelakt Egée Clutch
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The Egee clutch has a fun, unique look with a structured, cylindrical shape that is decorated with a chaine d’andre clasp – an element most commonly seen on Hermès jewelry.

Glossy leather, like the Tadelakt leather, perfectly shows off the silhouette of this clutch, or go even more luxurious with a striking Niloticus Crocodile Egee Clutch! The interior is quite compact, but the exterior is like a work of art, making up for the small size.

14. The Jige

Black Hermes Swift jige Elan
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The Jige clutch was originally a wedding present, gifted within the Hermès family before this chic and timeless clutch was made available to the public in 1975. The clutch has an envelope style, with a front flap held in place by an H logo, which opens to a surprisingly spacious interior – ideal for your night-out essentials.

The Jige was available in 4 different sizes, all of which are available on the secondary market, but the 29 size is now the only size sold new by Hermès.

15. The Medor

Red Hermes Tadelakt Medor 23 Clutch
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The Hermès Medor is another bold and eye-catching clutch bag that any Hermès fan really needs in their collection.

The Medor is often crafted from Tadelakt leather or an exotic leather, like lizard or crocodile for a striking look. Each Medor clutch is finished with a collier de chien style clasp that is often seen in Hermès bracelets. The Hermès Medor has a pretty high price tag but is a statement piece that will never go out of style.

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