Hermès Constance 18 Paprika Doblis Suede with Gold Hardware - 2021, Z
Long appreciated by collectors, Suede Hermès bags are as rare as exotics. The soft velvety material is treated with the reverence of silk or lambskin. This 18cm double gusset Constance is rendered in warm Paprika Doblis suede, a color exclusive to this material, and paired perfectly with Gold hardware. A store-fresh piece, this rare Constance is a spectacular example and an exceptional bag.
The Hermès Constance bag was first designed by Catherine Chaillet in 1959 and was given the name in honor of her fifth child, Constance, having delivered the baby the same day that the first Constance left the Hermès production store. With its leather shoulder strap allowing the bag to hang freely, it soon became the favorite former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy who popularized the Constance amongst Hollywood’s elite.
Material: Doblis Suede
Condition: Store Fresh
Collection: 2021, Z
18cm, 7.5" L x 5.5" H x 2" D
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.