Updated: Apr 18
Hermès is a brand that has always produced a number of iconic items and attracted many people since it was established in 1837. Now that it is not an exaggeration to say that the brand is a symbol of admiration and the king of luxury bags everyone recognizes today. A major characteristic of Hermes products is not only the quality but also the permanence of their value. This is why even used Hermes bags often trade at high prices. In this blog, we will share with you the top 10 best-selling Hermes bags in 2022 from our Japanese B2B auctions.
1st Place: Garden Party
The Garden Party is the ever-popular casual line of Hermes. The Garden Party is originally designed to hold gardening tools, which makes this bag durable and perfect for everyday use. Also, it is popular among a wide range of people because of the price which is relatively inexpensive compared to other bags. Its simplicity makes it a good match for scarves and charms.
2nd Place: Yale Bags
The Yale bag is filled with Hermes' playful spirit. Launched in 1998, when ready-made bags were the norm, the Yale bag, which can be disassembled and reassembled freely, became a big hit. Production was temporarily discontinued in 2006. In 2009, it was improved and re-released as the ”Yale Bag Zip," but the original Yale Bag is no longer available in new condition. Therefore, you can get this bag only in the secondhand market like Aucnet B2B auction.
3rd Place: Yale Line
The Yale line is a tote bag made of resilient nylon fabric introduced in 2000. The nylon fabric has excellent water repellency, making it useful even in bad weather. It is available in gray and brown colors that are easy to use for men and women of all ages. It also has a zipper and key for excellent security.
4th Place: Fool Toe
The Fool Toe is very similar to the Yale Line. This bag is not heavy, easy to use, and has a good reputation for its luggage capacity and durability. The main difference between the Yale Line and this Fool Toe is the fabric; the Yale Line uses nylon while this one uses cotton fabric.Also, while the Yale Line is available in two dark colors, some leather and bi-colors exist in this one, giving it a more pop impression.
5th Place: Bearn
We can fully enjoy the high level of Hermes' leather processing techniques and the texture of fine leather in the Bearn. The material is very durable and of high quality so it can be used for many years to come. The shape itself is very simple and never goes out of style. It features a buckle in the shape of the "H" for Hermes.This ”H” buckle is attached at the end of the belt and is a presence that low-key gives a sense of Hermes' luxury.
6th Place: Kelly
Originally named Sac à dépêches, the bag has been renamed "Kelly" after Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco since 1952. It is a trapezoidal handbag with a flap over the top and a belt closure. Kelly comes in 2 different styles: the Sellier gives a soft impression, while the Retourne is impressive for its firm form. In both cases, Grace's dignified presence and elegance reside in the Kelly, and it continues to be loved by people all over the world as it is today.
7th Place: Evelyne
Evelyn is a shoulder bag with a vertical shape and an impressive "H" punching. This punching treatment looks like just a mark at first glance, but it actually serves as a ventilation opening to prevent moisture from accumulating inside the bag! Evelyn has been loved for more than 40 years since its release in 1978. This bag has both moderate casualness and a sense of luxury, and also a wide variety of colors and functionality.
8th Place: Bolide
The Bolide bag has a longer history than the Kelly and was created in 1923. It was named "Bugatti" when it was first launched because of its similarity in form to the radiator of "Bugatti," which was known as a luxury car, but later changed to the current name "Bolide”. Although it is commonplace today, back in 1923, a leather bag with a zipper was a world first, and a revolutionary one at that. Another important point is that it can be used as a shoulder bag as it has a strap.
9th Place: Birkin
The Birkin is the king of luxury bags and a favorite of celebrities around the world. Needless to say, the story of the singer Jane Birkin, the origin of the bag's name, and "Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermes," the fifth president of Hermes, who met by chance, is famous. It has a wide opening and no dividers inside, allowing it to carry a large amount of luggage. Compared to the Kelly, it has a softer look and goes well with casual fashion such as jeans. Birkin can be hard to get, but with Aucnet, a Japanese auction site, you can always purchase used ones!
10th Place: Azap
Azap features a simple rectangular design with rounded corners and is loved by both men and women because of its simple and thin design. Also "Silk In," which uses silk scarf as the inside fabric, is very popular. While the outside is simple, you can enjoy the colorful and unique design patterns filled with Hermes motifs on the inside.
Hermes is a luxury brand loved around the world. Even those who hesitate to buy new items may want to start with used Hermes items! As a Japanese B2B auction, we at Aucnet offer items like the ones above at wholesale prices to businesses in Japan as well as abroad. Signing up is free, and there are no monthly fees. If you are interested, please click here to apply for membership, with which you can access over 22,000 items per week!