We have a treat for your eyes! Hermes has become ubiquitous with the ultimate designer handbags. The luxury associated with Hermes is known worldwide, continues throughout the years and seasons, and transcends across generations. My collection of Hermes bags is small, but includes all Holy Grail bags for me; a Blue Jean Birkin, a Kelly Wallet in Orange Alligator, and my stunning white Kelly Longue. Next on my wishlist from the brand is a travel size bag. Something big, something to take for weekend trips, something reminiscent of what the brand is known for but offering a new shape to my collection. Top of my list is the Haut A Courroies, better known to the masses as the HAC. And the ultimate HAC from Hermes would be the crocodile HAC that was at Christie’s.

The rare dark red crocodile Hermes 45cm HAC was made in 1972. The bag was given to Christie’s to be auctioned, and was said to be sold for a reported $40,700. The price was not out of this world, as many Hermes items that are rare may go for much more. The Crocodylus porosus is an exotic staple of the house, highly sought after, highly stunning, and highly priced. Not that going without an exotic version would be settling, but I would settle for a leather HAC that could be used as a travel bag. Find more Hermes items at Christie’s to tantalize your handbag obsession and love. Via Christie’s.

Hermes Crocodile HAC

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  • lauren


  • grace

    W-O-W!!! *eyes pop out of sockets*

  • LDJ

    I am lvin’ this one, BIGTIME! The croc look is the bomb, regardless of the style of the purse.

  • Ammie

    OMG! I love the color!

  • Sweet Pea

    One word…STUNNING!!!!

  • mette

    This one is SO beautiful ! But given the money, I´d still prefer the SF one. I believe that it too will become an investment for future. I´d also have more use for, it due to its size !

  • Merve

    They really are timeless. One word Amazing. Nothing beats Hermes.

  • Jennifer

    The handbag is beautiful! But is not very chic to kill a crocodile for a handbag, is like if you were carrying this inocent animal with you.

  • NK

    someday :)

  • birkin

    Nice Hermes bag, but where to buy ?
    I find a website for repica hermes birkin and kelly bags, but there are not this bag for sale
    you can visit http://birkinbag.net for mor birkin bags

  • AD

    This is so beautiful it almost hurts me to look directly at it.

  • armelle



  • Samstone

    This is so beautiful!! I WANT IT!!!! I just signed up for a birkin sweepstakes on closet couture. great site that is giving one away next week.

  • MizzJ

    Amazing, simple, timeless and gorgeous!! It is scary what I would do to own a beautiful Hermes like this.

  • G. Gonzalez

    The hermes purses/bags are the most beautiful purses I have ever seen. I would love to have one, and this Hermes Crocodile HAC is fantastic.

  • kbandit

    Sorry, but my inner-editor cannot resist: I think the word you were going for was “synonymous”, not “ubiquitous”.

  • Jamie


  • hanie

    i so have this!

  • Paris

    can i have it

  • Lotte Decker

    Yes the material is gorgeous but top quality croco or alligator is always breath taking.
    But what about the desing? It’s the same over and over again:
    Kelly and Birkin. A little larger or smaller, change of color or material, yet
    the basic design never changes.
    Neither does the hardware – from gold (plated) to Titanium and any other metal in between, all the way to genuine diamonds.
    I admire Hermes for their invention of the biggest sales pitch ever put to work:
    The Kelly bag created for Grace Kelly was the perfect start to create a market of craving by not satisfying it. In other words, it became more and more difficult to buy it and the WAITING LIST was created.
    And that *craving* and be forced to wait months and months – Well it still works!!!
    Good for Hermes.

  • jess

    this is a great design for Hermes Birkin

  • Eddie

    Pure and chic

  • Beby

    Berapa harganya HERMES 45cn HAC MAROON….??

  • Shopping Nut

    Wow that’s awesome!.

  • Shopping Nut
  • Napoleon

    I DIEE….