There’s a lot to consider when selecting your perfect luxury handbag – from long-term investment value to how durable the piece is and how well it complements your lifestyle and day-to-day routine.
And while a lot of focus is often channelled into the craftsmanship behind such luxury accessories, the material quality and the individual features, colour is one of the details that can make or break a particular model or new release in the eyes of both everyday and investment buyers.
In this article, we’re sharing some of the top bags and their most popular colours from Hermès – specifically considering the Autumn market and which pieces we predict will be snapped up by buyers.
What are the best Hermès colours for Autumn?
As one of the most popular collections that we have here at Love Luxury, Hermès handbags are renowned for their craftsmanship, the complex blend of functionality and style, and for the plethora of sizes and pieces for different buyers and uses.
To look specifically at the current Autumn market, we tend to see a preference for rich and warm colours which complement those found in nature at this time of year – with the following spotlighted bags all showcasing warm tones with gold, deep red and rich brown details.
Hermès Kelly 25 Togo Gold on Gold
A bag that is popular not just for its colour palette but also for its size and general usability, the Hermès Kelly 25 Togo Gold on Gold is made from a rich tan-brown leather material and boasts gold details to create a warm finish. The light colour stitching frames each element of the bag and adds additional aesthetic detail, with this bag complementing all manner of outfits and fashions thanks to the neutral brown with its warm, caramel undertones.
Termed “Gold” in the Hermès colour wheel, this tan brown-like coloured bag is one of the ever-present tones in Hermès’ collections.
Hermès Birkin 25 Togo Chai
This is another Birkin, however, the colour of this bag is much softer and lighter than the rouge – with reviews heralding this Togo Chai bag as being one of the most popular, easy-to-wear luxury handbags on the current market.
This colour is a new release for 2022 and is a darker neutral which – in the bag, we have here at Love Luxury – is brought to life with palladium hardware.
Hermès Birkin 25 Togo Rouge Grenate
Again, this Hermès bag boasts gold metal detailing however the bag itself is fashioned from a deep wine-red that the Hermès colour wheel refers to as rouge. The raspberry pink undertone of this shade gives the bag a very feminine feel, and it pairs exceptionally well with neutral colours in your outfit or can brighten up a dark-coloured look.
As an Hermès Birkin 25, this particular model also benefits from the plethora of features and selling points that come with a Birkin bag.
Hermès Mini Evelyne TPM Clemence Cassis
The Mini Evelyne takes on a different shape from the classic Hermès, and is popular for its practical, saddle-look shape which is ideal for a shoulder bag and when on-the-go. The Clemence Cassis is a very rich purple which adds colour to a light or dark outfit and benefits from the gold hardware which links it to the warmth of Autumnal style.
Hermès Kelly 25 Togo Etoupe
This shade is one of the most coveted in the Hermès and in fact the broader luxury handbag market – the Etoupe. A taupe colour with gold hardware, this grey-brown, neutral shade is warmed up by the gold hardware, meaning that if you prefer a cooler look for your luxury handbag you can achieve that with the silver palladium hardware finish.
To look specifically at the edges and the handles of this bag, the resin boasts a warm brown shade while the stitching contrasts the bag’s main colour with its white finish, drawing attention to the features and the little details which showcase the fine craftsmanship of the bag. This is a year-round staple in the Hermès colour palette and integrates into an Autumn look with ease.
Hermès Constance To Go Shiny Crocodile Bordeaux
An exotic leather made from crocodile skin, this Hermès clutch bag boasts a deep and rich Bordeaux red – with a shiny textured finish and an oversized gold clasp. The wine-purple undertone gives this bag and its colour a really rich and opulent finish, perfectly suited to the dark colours of Autumn – plus its removable strap means it can be worn as a shoulder bag if you prefer.
This bag is a rare find at Love Luxury due to the crocodile skin exterior – something which is not found very often in the UK and so commands an extra high price tag among investment buyers.
Hermès Mini Kelly II Chamkila Chevre Rouge Sellier
Our final bag is from the Mini Kelly collection and boasts a deep red-brown colour palette which takes inspiration from the Bordeaux colouring of the crocodile skin bag but with a deeper brown undertone. Despite not being considered a popular colour within the Hermès buyer community, largely because this is seen as being an older and more outdated colour, when you combine the gloss sheen with the gold hardware and the rich, Autumnal shade, this bag is both versatile and easy to wear alongside an Autumn wardrobe.
When it comes to finding your perfect Hermès handbag, colour is not just a detail but something which can transform the aesthetic of your bag, how it looks, and what you can wear it with. All of the colours explored in this article are part of the Hermès luxury handbag collection and can be worn with Autumn shades and trends this year – though some fetch higher prices and more interest than others.
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