When you hear the name Hermes, you probably think of the famed Birkin and Kelly bags. There are many other bags the leather house creates beyond those two icons, and most are fairly recognizable. Sometimes a true rarity pops up, though, and this time I ran into a bag I’ve never seen at Heritage Auctions.

Behold, the Hermes Shiny Vert Emerald Alligator, Rouge Vif Ostrich, Violet Veau Doblis Suede & Black Calf Box Leather Sac Himalaya Bag. It’s a mouthful because the bag has so many different materials and colors in a relatively small space. It immediately caught my attention, with a gold-plated kelly closure at the top right corner and a skewed stance. This bag is from the 80s, and it shows off the brand’s craftsmanship via the exotic appearance, complex construction and mix of materials.

The starting bid on this bag is $15,000 as part of the Heritage Auctions Luxury Accessories Signature Auction on April 28th. If you want to own an extremely rare piece of Hermes history, get ready for this item to hit the market. More info via Heritage Auctions.

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Regina George
Regina George
8 years ago

what the bloody f^#% is that!?

kevinkim
kevinkim
8 years ago
Reply to  Regina George

right? i thought i was having a stroke..

Abbi
Abbi
8 years ago
Reply to  kevinkim

It is a Kelly bag having a stroke…

louch
louch
8 years ago
Reply to  Abbi

Classic comment! Gave me a good chuckle 🙂

Tagatha
Tagatha
8 years ago

Frankly? If I owned that bag, I’d sell it too.

Jesica
8 years ago

I hate to say anything negative, because in general I think there is always somebody out there who can rock a unique bag but… this looks like a child’s art project.

Stephanie
Stephanie
8 years ago

UGLY

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
8 years ago

There’s a reason why it’s rare. It’s ugly. However, if from a collector standpoint, I’d buy it if money were no object.

Linda
Linda
8 years ago

Hideous

kemilia
kemilia
8 years ago

One hot mess.

laura
laura
8 years ago

this is ugly. looks like they made it out of leftover materials. it’s good that Hermes tried to push the envelope but they didn’t have to push it that far.

Miles
Miles
8 years ago

I can see the design process … ” hmm what do we do we all the left over material? let’s put it together and make a handbag! call it unique and slap a 5 figure price tag”

ElainePG
ElainePG
8 years ago

I am reminded of the book “If I ran The Zoo.” Did Dr. Seuss design this?

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