How Much Is Your Handbags Worth?
Do you own any Hermès accessory? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
The history of the Hermès brand
Hermès was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. The specialities of this luxury brand are very diverse (luxury bags, leather goods, saddlery, tableware, perfumery, ready-to-wear fashion, jewellery, etc.). The colour orange sets it apart from other luxury brands. Originally, Hermès made harnesses and saddles for horse riding. The company is still mainly owned by the founder’s family. With the rise of the automobile, Hermès quickly became a leading brand for gloves, belts and bags. The first Hermès carré (square silk scarf) was designed in 1937 and was quick to attract wealthy customers such as Jackie Kennedy.
Most popular Hermès handbag models
Hermès is known worldwide for its iconic models such as the Kelly handbag and the Birkin handbag. This brand is renowned for the quality and elegance of its creations. Their expertise is unique, some of the pieces can only be made by hand. One of their workshops is located near the famous boutique at 24 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in Paris. Hermès has always known how to keep up with the times by importing the first zip or by collaborating with Apple.
Hermès has collaborated with some of the greatest designers for its clothes and bags, among them Jean-Paul Gaultier and Martin Margiela. Hermès has also been able to leave its mark on several generations with its timeless models of jewellery and watches with its Parade rings, trademark anchors and the Cape Cod watch.
Hermès and auctions
Hermès bags, scarves and jewellery are frequently found on the auction market. Vintage lovers particularly appreciate the old-fashioned models. Bags regularly reach record prices. Limited editions are highly sought-after. The value of a Hermès accessory will depend on its model, colour, material, condition and origin. Beware of counterfeits, which are rife on the market.
How do we appraise your Hermès accessory?
Requesting an online appraisal of your leather goods is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our Hermès experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a luxury leather goods, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.