When I started shopping at Hermès back in 1997, 90 cm scarves cost $275, 45 cms cost $100. There were no twillies, triangles, or 70 cms, but mousselines were plentiful and came in two sizes, and the cashmere silk GMs were so sturdy they very rarely pilled or pulled. Birkins still weren’t easy to find, but my Kellys were occasionally on display, and Constances could be had for the asking (and they couldn’t give the Kelly Danse away).

The Old Hermès

There is a certain kind of chest pain I feel when looking back at the old prices. If only! Those 32 cm Sellier Kellys on display in the mid-aughts were $6,500. My first Birkin purchase was $8,900 (or thereabouts) for a 30cm in Raisin. I remember looking at reseller websites back then, thinking, “who is gonna pay for that crazy markup price??” when those crazy markup prices are about half of what I’m seeing now. Prices seem to be increasing exponentially, and as a customer, it’s hard to keep up.

However, another slightly irritating issue I find is when we’re talking about current prices, markups, or sales values, so many in the media seem to be unable to research what these bags actually cost. How many “news” articles have we read where any given Hermès bag is deemed to cost $20,000 or more? (Hey, Newsweek: no Vert Bosphore Birkin, even in exotic, is going to sell for $110,000. That’s the reseller’s wishful thinking. Oh, and P.S.: don’t delete comments that question easily verifiable information.)

To some extent, of course, I understand that for most people who don’t keep up with the offerings and the ever-changing prices, it can get a bit confusing. The same item can have different prices depending upon the leather used or the structure.

Hermès 2022 Pricing

Now, of course, as I’m writing this article, Hermès decides to announce that it’s time for a price increase – which admittedly does happen around this time every year. So while I have a trove of price information for you…..a lot of it is going to be slightly out of date.

Never fear! I’ve done my best to get as much of the new information as possible, and for the rest, I am passing along some guesstimates.

A few new confirmed Hermès bag prices for 2022. Chart via @The_Notorious_Pink.

A few new confirmed Hermès bag prices for 2022. Chart via @The_Notorious_Pink.

As it happens, as of this writing, the prices have not completely changed over yet. Therefore, I will include the “old” prices along with an estimate of what the new price could be. These “estimates” are based on the limited confirmed increased prices I have listed above (reported by Hermès clients), ranging from 2% to 5%. I have rounded the estimated number up or down to the closest $25, as Hermès tends to do, rounding down when the price is about to hit “large” numbers (e.g., a new thousand), which Hermès may want to avoid.

My Disclaimers

NOTE that Hermès does NOT tend to increase prices by an even percentage or across the board; some prices may not change at all, depending on the style of the bag or the leather; occasionally, some prices are decreased as well. In particular, I find that exotic bag prices do not tend to increase by the same percentage as regular leather – it’s usually less.  Please note the estimate column is solely a suggestion. The 2021 price column is accurate, as reported by members of The PurseForum; the new price estimate is based on the 2021 number plus 2-5%. Note also that the percentage I am choosing is somewhat arbitrary, but as Hermès tends to round their prices to the nearest $25, deciding to estimate a percentage by a few points either way (say, 3.5% instead of 3%) isn’t going to make a huge difference ($5000 x .03 = $150, $5000 x .035 = $175).

I will update the charts below with confirmed 2022 prices, but PurseBlog and I need your help to do this! PurseForum price threads are a member-generated source of information. When you purchase a bag, please visit this thread, which is the PurseForum 2022 price thread. Quote the last post, remove the “[quote]” at the beginning and the end, add the price you paid (not including tax) at an Hermès boutique in the appropriate bag section, along with the date of purchase, and leather, and submit. This is how we all get the latest and most up-to-date price information. As new prices are submitted I will update this article. Thank you!

Estimated Kelly Price Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Kelly Price Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Birkin Price Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Birkin Price Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Constance and Lindy Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Constance and Lindy Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Picotin and Evelyn Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

Estimated Picotin and Evelyne Increases. Chart by @The_Notorious_Pink.

If you are reading this after 2022, click here for the Hermès Shopping subform, and scroll down to “[Year] Hermès Bag Prices – No Chatting PLEASE!”.

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Marina
Marina
8 months ago

Hi, I am in Paris right now. It’s impossible to buy an Kelly or Birkin at this time. You need an appointment trough the website. Unfortunately you will receive every day the same email that no appointments available. I was coming from Dubai with the hope to buy one of them and so many other people were leaving disappointed the shops here.

Any suggestion how to purchase a NEW Kelly or Birkin Bag?

Sandee
Sandee
9 months ago

These price increases are reasonable (a relative term) at only 2-3%. Now, if only Hermes could get these bags in their stores.

Toby
Toby
9 months ago
Reply to  Sandee

True. Especially compare to Chanel, Dior and of course “ Louis Vuitton”!!
Sadly everything getting so expensive due to the current inflation………..

Tara L.
Tara L.
30 days ago
Reply to  Toby

so true. in the process to buy my 1st lady dior that been on my wish list for so long; prices keeps going up up and away. same for lv.

Alexandra Barcomb
Alexandra Barcomb
9 months ago

I bought my Togo Birkin 35 (etoupe, Palladium) in 2016, for 7,500 Euro over in Germany. Wait was 6 months. Crazy how much they cost here.

Maxine
Maxine
9 months ago

Just don’t think they are worth the money, people seem to fall out of love with them.Hundreds of them in the preloved market place.

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
4 months ago
Reply to  Maxine

I’ve used one that belonged to my boss, and while it was nice to carry art around, it won’t ever work for my life. It’s a lot for a bag that never leaves your hands free. Glad I got the experience though – I did fall out of love with it.

LindaL
LindaL
9 months ago

Great post! Do you know how much a Kelly 32 and 35 cost? Also, do they still make fjord leather?

LindaL
LindaL
9 months ago
Reply to  Notorious Pink

Do you know how much a Kelly 32 and 35 are now?

Passerine
Passerine
9 months ago

Are Bolide prices going up too? I didn’t see them listed in any of the tables.

Vanessa
Vanessa
6 months ago

How much is a mini kelly 2 in 2022 in euros?

C. Kress
C. Kress
9 months ago

Thank you for this informative article. You mention that, in the past, “cashmere silk GMs were so sturdy they very rarely pilled or pulled.” Do you see a difference in the quality of the cashmere scarves today? 

Michee F
Michee F
1 month ago
Reply to  C. Kress

My experience is that the large silk/cashmere scarves and shawls will degrade over time, especially around the edges. There is nothing much you can do about it.

Boo
Boo
9 months ago
Reply to  C. Kress

Its crap now. So is the regular leathers (thinner, skunk, etc). I remember when Epsom first came out and the SAs even said wtf is this?!

Fabuleux
Fabuleux
9 months ago
Reply to  Boo

Epsom is definitely the worst leather at Hermès.

Adguru
Adguru
9 months ago
Reply to  Fabuleux

Not my favorite either but it’s so popular I’m not sure it can be called the “worst”.

Star
Star
9 months ago
Reply to  Fabuleux

What’s the best leather if not Epsom?

Lucy
Lucy
9 months ago
Reply to  Star

swift

Sandra Hohn
Sandra Hohn
9 months ago

I need a raincoat for a Birkin 35gauge my Mom gave me but can not find the raincoat for. Any ideas where I could get one? But to stay on topic , all designers have increased their prices almost quarterly. To my estimate at least Hermes is primarily handmade which both Chanel and LV are not both are machine done. I believe Hermes has a quality that the other brands do not,there are great resale options for Hermes handbags.

Leonor
Leonor
9 months ago
Reply to  Sandra Hohn

Unbelievably Zara has a raincoat for bags online, but not in stores

Sandra Hohn
Sandra Hohn
9 months ago
Reply to  Leonor

Thank you Leonor,still hoping to find a Hermes
Sandra

Adguru
Adguru
9 months ago

Per current US website, prices I saw a couple of days ago were Evelyne TPM $1900, Bolide 27 $6300, and Bolide 31 either $8400 or $8500, I forget, up from $8300.

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