An iconic counterpart to its well-known cousins, the Birkin and the Kelly, this leather shoulder bag is undoubtedly one of Hermès’ most essential pieces. Introducing the Hermes Constance Bag. Created in 1969, the bag was designed by Catherine Chaillet and named after her newborn daughter.
Sewn entirely by hand, this small bag requires around fourteen hours of time and attention to produce. It’s marked by an unmistakable silver “H” closure, thanks to its adjustable shoulder strap, the bag has been prized for how easily it carries from day to night.
Constance, the girl, went on to become a successful and well respected French journalist and writer. Constance, the bag, aged in a similarly graceful way. Attracting wearers as diverse as Diane Kruger, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Anna Dello Russo, the Constance has certainly stood the test of time.