Hermès Constance bag

25 January 2016

After our Masterclass on the Birkin and the Kelly, it is about time to shed some light on the history of the gorgeous Hermès Constance bag. We travel back in time to 1969, when the French fashion house launched a brand new icon.

The first Hermès Constance bag
The very first Hermès Constance was designed in 1969. The bag soon become one of the favorite accessories of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (America's most stylish First Lady). It didn't take long before Hollywood and the rest of the world followed her lead.

Fun fact about the Constance
Did you know that the bag is named after the fifth child of in-house designer Catherine Chaillet? The story goes that this icon was launched on the same day that Catherine gave birth to her daughter Constance. Little Constance grew up to be a well-known French journalist and writer. We can only assume that she loves having her 'own' Hermès namesake bag. 

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Sizes & Materials
This iconic piece from the House of Hermès has a strap and can be carried as a long shoulder bag or clutch. If you shorten the straps you can carry it right under your arm. The Constance bag is available in five sizes! The mirco, mini, 23 cm, 24 cm and the Elan, which is a wider version. The Constance bag is available in various materials, such as calfskin, crocodile leather and other exotic materials. 

The rumour goes that the Hermès Constance bag will be discontinued in the near future, which only adds to its popularity! This bag matches with every outfit and has a timeless and elegant design, that has stolen the hearts of many. Check out our selection of Constance bags on Designer-Vintage or fall in love with one of our other Hermès beauties.