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Hermès Constance: Discover the Story Behind This Vintage Icon

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If you’re truly a Hermès’ lover, you most certainly are familiar with Constance – the brand’s hands-free bag. If you’re surprised hearing this name don’t worry, today we’ll unveil you everything about this timeless vintage icon.


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Designed in 1959 by Catherine Chaille, the bag was given its name in honour of the designer’s fifth child, Constance, as she delivered her baby the same day that the first Constance left the Hermès production place.

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With a leather shoulder strap allowing the bag to be carried on the shoulder, it quickly became the favourite bag to the former First Lady of the United States of America, Jacqueline Kennedy who made Constance famous amongst Hollywood’s elite.

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Jacqueline Kennedy carrying her Hermès Constance.

“No one can doubt that a lot of the popularity is due to the brand recognition that the large Constance H hardware provides. It’s kind of an Egyptian spin on the traditional H logo with the serif across the top and bottom”, states Graham Wetzbarger – The Real Real’s Senior Authentication Director.

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Constance is a small bag compared to a standard shoulder bag. It is available in four sizes: micro, mini, 24 cm and the Elan. The Elan is the latest version introduce by Hermès. It is slightly longer and narrower, and less square compared to the other three sizes.

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Each Hermès Constance bag is created by a single craftsman, taking 14 hours to create, approximately.

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KEEP READING ABOUT HERMÈS – THE KELLY BAG


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Despite being crafted from the noblest materials, the bag’s versatility ultimately makes it an easy-wearing bag for those who can afford to own one.

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While the Hermès’ Birkin bag is an all-time icon, and the Hermès’ Kelly exudes glamorous elegance, the Hermès Constance’s best quality is its timeless versatility. It incorporates Hermès’ classical design yet can effortlessly go along with any outfit and be suitable for any occasion making the bag the perfect day to night one.

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Content sources: www.bagsofluxury.com, www.realstyle.therealreal.com and www.portero.com
Photography sources: www.bloglovin.com, @threadsstyling, www.ruelala.com, @LorraineSherman, www.fauxionista.com and www.bagsofluxury.com


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