(SOLD) genuine pre-owned Hermès 1981 vintage constance 23

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There are timeless designs that will never go out of style, like the Hermès Constance bag which was first debuted in the 1960s. Known and loved for their impeccable craftsmanship, this vintage Constance bag from 1981 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. Special feature on vintage Constance – a convenient flat pocket on the 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.


Box leather – One of the earliest leathers Hermès ever used – the history goes all the way back to 1920s, the “Box” leather tanning technique originated in England. This leather has a polished ultra-smooth appearance, its structure is firm and holds its shape well.

Age like fine wine, this vintage Box leather has gained a silky “buttery” shine patina after 4 decades which blended into a unique character of its own. Hermes does provide outstanding spa service for this classic leather, ensuring it will last for a lifetime to be passed down as an heirloom.


Bleu Indigo – The darkest blue in H’s colour chart. Like midnight blue, it looks black in photo and under darker lighting but its mysterious blue tone would reveal elegantly in real life. Sparkled up with H’s 24k gold-plated hardware.



  • 23 x 17 x 5 cm (Length x Height x Depth)
  • Handle drop: 21 / 37 cm (strap doubled / strap extended)
  • ‘Bleu Indigo’ with gold hardware.
  • ‘Box’ calf leather outer with lambskin leather inner.
  • Sliding flat leather strap handle.
  • Flap with H buckle closure.
  • 2 inner pockets – 1 zipped, 1 slip.
  • 1 outer back pocket.
  • Stamp (K), circa 1981



Attachment (s): bag only, it will be delivered in a plain dust bag for storage.

7 to 7.5/10 good vintage condition with normal signs of use.