Monday, December 27, 2010


I was really hoping to post this just-in-time-for-Christmas Hermes Constance bag (we get so many requests for these), but this one arrived today and it is better late than never! The Constance has had a renaissance in popularity. When you wear the strap long, it has a 70s-meets-new-Celine attitude. (Phoebe Philo has fortunately helped women realize they don't have to carry everything in one huge bag the size of a Prius). When the strap is doubled, it's a bit ladies who lunch, but not the case when worn casually with a pair of ballet flats, jeans, and a jersey tee-shirt. That's the way I see a Decades shopper styling herself while carrying this bag. Now, the boxed black leather Constance has marvelous gold hardware with a wonderful patina and looks a little vintage in all the right ways. If you are looking for a Constance that was born yesterday, this isn't your bag. After all, the bag is from 1984. There are some surface scratches inherent with a bag that is pre-owned, but it hardly cause for a commotion. Rather it is cause for celebration! Naturally, if you want to give this bag a leather facial, just bring it to Hermes for a quick spa treatment, but I must say I like the vibe of the bag in its current condition. At a fraction of the cost of a new Constance, this bag is an insider's choice because the next owner of this bag will not look like she just realized that the Constance is hip, but rather has known all along -- since 1984 when this leather beauty was born!

Hermes Black Constance with gold hardware N stamp for 1984 Measures 7" x 9" x 1" comes with sleeper bag. SOLD

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