Gifts That Will Impress the Hermès Bag Lover
With the holiday season right around the corner, people are starting to ponder gifts for their loved ones. Sotheby's Specialists have reviewed the top trends of 2022 and put together a list of Hermès bags we think will impress the discerning Hermès bag lover. Our list includes the newest sought after light pink from Hermès, exotic bags in the most popular and most practical size in rare to source colors along with unexpected limited edition Hermès bags. If you don't see your desired bag available at auction or Buy Now Marketplace, contact our Specialists. We are available to source rare Hermès bags, often within a week depending on the bag. Our Specialists are happy to review our Sotheby's Handbag Concierge Service.
Pretty in Pink: Mauve Sylvestre
Hermès Pinks are among the brand’s most popular colors, but all pinks aren't equal and collectors tend to favor the lighter pinks. An Hermès bag in Mauve Sylvestre is the perfect gift since the discerning buyer is probably looking to add this pink to their collection. The latest light pink from Hermès is Mauve Sylvestre, and is already popular with buyers. Resale prices for this newest light pink are exceeding all other shades. While Mauve Sylvestre had no real predecessor to compare to, its slight tinge of purple a truly refreshing development. Pastel colors have had a resurgence in popularity with newer shades like Glycine, Jaune Poussin and Bleu Brume nearing the popularity of delicately tinged neurals like Nata and Craie. Vert Fizz, released recently along with Mauve Pale, is another exciting new shade, the first pastele green Hermes has produced. This, along with the continuing popularity of Vert Criquette, will keep collectors’ interests in the color green altogether high.
Mini Kelly Mania Remains
A Mini Kelly frenzy has overtaken Hermès collectors around the world since it's release in 2016. With no sign of collector fatigue, an exotic Hermès Mini Kelly is sure to surprise and delight. The highly sought-after 20cm mini-Kelly II has been breaking records at auction season after season. A Gris Perle and Kraft Matte Alligator Hermès Mini Kelly II 20 HSS Gold Hardware, 2021 sold for over $195,000 in Hong Kong. While this bag sells for $8,000 in Epsom and $8,500 in Chèvre, it continues to sell for multiples of this value on the secondary market due to strong demand. This exciting mini rendition of a timeless bag has proven to be a runaway success. It is a hit with both experienced and young collectors and makes the perfect holiday gift. Our Specialists are happy to source an exotic bag in alligator, ostrich or lizard along with leather bags in a rainbow of colors.
Never Enough Birkin Bags
For the Hermès Birkin lover, they are always in market for another Birkin to add to their collection. This holiday, a Matte Crocodile Birkin in a dark neutral is the perfect gift. In 2022, Matte has led demand over Shiny exotic skin so an Hermès bag lover will most likely be looking to add more Matte bags to their collection. The Birkin Bag, named after Jane Birkin, remains one for the most sought after bag by celebrities, collectors and fashion obsessed. Since it's initial introduction in 1984, the bag has been made in four standard sizes, 40cm, 35cm, 30cm and 25cm. While the Birkin 25 has remained the most popular in 2022, the Birkin 30 is generally considered the most versatile.
Limited Edition Kelly Danse
The Kelly Danse is a more casual Kelly bag and can be worn six different ways! The Kelly Danse can be worn as a clutch, cross body, shoulder, around the waste, wristlet and a backpack due to the adjustable strap. The petite size and versatility in a rare exotic material makes an unexpected gift this holiday for the Hermès bag lover. The Kelly Danse II is rare find and is increasing in popularity with Hermès collectors. This bag was originally designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and released in 2008, discontinued in 2013 and then reintroduced in 2019. The bag is very lightweight since there are no zippers while it's slim profile make this the perfect casual Kelly bag. The bag is rare in the secondary market and even rarer in Ombre Lizard. Hermès Ombre Lizard bags are often considered an alternative to Hermès Himalaya bags.
Ultimate Travel Bag: Exotic Hermès HAC Birkin 40
The Hermès HAC Birkin 40 is the perfect gift for male collector or the woman who loves to travel in style. This could also be the perfect gift for the couple that loves to travel. An exotic Exotic Hermès HAC Birkin 40 in Matte Crocodile is sure to impress the Hermès bag lover. The Hermès ‘Haut a Courroies’ or HAC Birkin was created in 1892 and means "tall straps" in French. It was originally created to transport horse riding equipment like saddles and boots. Émile-Maurice Hermès designed the bag based on inspiration from Argentinian cowboys. Both the Birkin and Kelly bag take inspiration from the HAC Birkin.