(SOLD) genuine pre-owned Hermès 1979 vintage constance 23

23 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm
(Length x Height x Depth)

Handle drop:
21 cm / 37 cm (double strap / single strap)

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There are timeless designs that never go out of style, like the Hermès Constance bag which was first debuted in the 1960s. With impeccable craftsmanship, this vintage Constance bag from 1979 was made to last a lifetime.


The cleverness of Constance bag’s design can be found within its rounded edges which not only reduce the impact of wears and scuffing, but also add a feminine touch to the boxy silhouette.



Size – The 23 cm, now discontinued, has a sleeker and lighter silhouette without the additonal gusseted compartment. Visually, size 23 is slightly “rectangular” which will enhance your overall height. A special feature on vintage Constance – a convenient flat pocket on the outer back!


H buckle – This centre of attention of Constance bag is opened by just a light pull on the middle bar, and it closed back securely with just a simple click. Invented in the 1960s, this iconic feature demonstrates the ingenuity of Hermes design.


Dancing handle – The agile strap handle, another highlight of Constance bag, enables flexibility to its user. For an elegant look, double the handle to make bag shorter to carry in hand; for a more relaxed look, simply extend the handle to make it a shoulder bag.


Colour & leather – GOLD, one of H’s classic colours. This warm earthy shade is finished with a luxurious touch of yellow-gold plated hardware.

Courchevel leather, the predecessor of Epsom leather, and like its successor, this calfskin has an embossed grain texture to resist wear and scratches. It also has a subtle dual tone in the grains which gives the colour a profound darker shadow. This sturdy leather keeps its shape excellently.



  • GOLD colour with gold hardware.
  • Courchevel embossed-grain calfskin leather.
  • Sliding flat leather strap handle.
  • Flap with H buckle closure.
  • Soft lambskin leather interior.
  • 2 inner pockets – 1 zipped, 1 slip.
  • Stamp (I), circa 1979



Attachment (s): dust bag.

8/10 very good vintage condition.