The top 11 most valuable Hermès bag colors

top 11 most valuable hermes colors

The magnificent Hermès bags are undoubtedly one of the most sought-after accessories on the international market, and their profitability has become notable over the years, as they are products that revalue with time, which means that their buyer can recover their investment and an additional sum with its sale in auctions or second-hand markets.

However, there are some considerations that make a Hermès bag a more profitable investment. First of all, it is important to know that the most exclusive Hermès bags are those belonging to its trinity: Birkin, Kelly and Constance. Any of these three models will guarantee a safe and good investment for the future.

In addition to the models, Hermès bags have some elements that increase their value, to learn more about them visit this post.

On this occasion, we will show you the 11 most valuable colors of Hermès bags on the luxury market, so you can carry out your investment wisely and obtain extraordinary sums if you decide to opt for resale.

If you still have questions about buying any of the Hermès bags, check out these 6 unmissable reasons to invest in them.

  1. Gold (06)
  2. Noir (89)
  3. Craie (10)
  4. Etoupe (18)
  5. Beton (8L)
  6. Vert d’Eau (6J)
  7. Vert Criquet (3I)
  8. Bubblegum Pink (5P)
  9. Rose Sakura (3Q)
  10. Blue Turquoise(7B)
  11. Himalaya

1. Gold (06)

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The gold color is one of the favorites of the French brand and is part of the classics of the atelier for all its types of leather and skins, especially for Togo leather.

Acquiring a Birkin or Kelly bag in this tonality will not only represent a smart investment for the future, but it will also offer you a lot of versatility when it comes to dressing and combining. Gold is a classic and very striking shade.

2. Noir (89)

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When it comes to classic tones, black definitely takes the lead, it is the preferred color at the big auction houses, especially when the bag has gold-plated or diamond-studded hardware.

This color is the most versatile of all and it will always look exquisite no matter what leather you have chosen in your Hermès bag; whether it is box calf leather, with a smooth and lustrous finish, or if you opt for a porosus crocodile leather. Simply breathtaking!

3. Craie (10)

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The chalk color is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated on this list. Due to its pure and delicate characteristics, the maintenance of this tone is quite complex, and this is the reason why it is one of the most sought after, since those collectors who keep their Birkin, Kelly, or Constance bags in good condition, get larger sums on resale.

Hermès’ light colors are not usually available in all seasons, so if you manage to purchase a Hermès bag in the shade of craie (chalk) or even blanc (white), you will make a smart move to get a good resale price.

4. Etoupe (18)

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Etoupe represents one of the most popular colors for Hermès handbags, it is a blend of soft gray and warm brand undertones, and it is often confused with Etain, for their similar names and muted appearance. Etoupe is a gorgeous neutral color that is mostly used on soft calfskin handbags.

The great popularity of Etoupe makes it a stable color in the luxury resale market, which means that it is always sought-after by those that are looking for a classic Hermès bag. This color can hold its value tremendously well and it is very easy to sell. Aside from its value, it is a perfect addition to your collection, as it provides and easy to match option all year round.

5. Beton (8L)

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The Hermès Beton color can be described as a cool light gray color with cream undertones. Since its introduction the Beton color gained popularity quickly, becoming a favorite for Hermès lovers either on smooth calfskin or exotic skins. The brand usually applies Beton to crocodile and alligator bags, enhancing the delicacy of the color with the beauty of the scales.

Beton does very well on resale and it can retain its value. In the majority of the cases, the color is seen on exotic skin bags, which also increases the colors value exponentially. Either way, getting a Hermès handbag in Beton is a very smart idea, as it aside from the resale value, it can also provide impeccable chic looks for decades.

6. Vert d’Eau (6J)

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Vert d’Eau is an exquisite and soft green shade that resembles the calmness of water. This beautiful color has always been an absolute favorite and popular shade amongst Hermès enthusiasts. It is generally applied to exotic skin handbags in matte finish, providing a soft and delicate effect.

As this color is typically applied to exotic bags, it tends to have an increased value in the resale market, and it is highly sought-after. The fact that the sizes to which this color is applied are small, makes it even more valuable and special. Investing in a Hermès bag in Vert d’Eau color is a good choice, not only because it serves as a delicate color for special occasions, but also because it can represent a good profit in the future.

7. Vert Criquet (3I)

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Vert Criquet (cricket green) is one of the highlights of the Hermès spring – summer 2020 collection. It is a very characteristic pastel green tone that resembles the pistachio color; however, it is quite a sensation in itself.

Due to the exclusivity of the collection to which it belongs and the heyday of this color in fashion trends in recent years, choosing a Hermès bag in this color becomes very important for the next decade, when Vert Criquet will become a special shade and get a lot more value at fashion auctions.

8. Bubblegum Pink (5P)

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Hermès bubblegum pink is the most sought-after color in the French atelier, and one of the most difficult to acquire, due to the fact that very few pieces have been made in this attractive shade of pink.

If you are lucky enough to find and purchase a Birkin, Kelly or Constance bag in bubblegum pink, you should do so without hesitation, since in a few years or even months your bag can reach exorbitant sums on the resale market and auction houses. Besides its value, who can resist that precious shade of pink?

9. Rose Sakura (3Q)

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Another of the great representatives of the color pink in Hermès, the fantastic rose Sakura, which made its appearance at the beginning of the year 2021 in the spring-summer collection, and which in a couple of years has managed to conquer the hearts of luxury fans and high positions in auction houses.

This beautiful shade of soft pink is reminiscent of Japanese cherry blossom trees and has become one of the favorite colors for Hermès bags in small sizes, especially the Kelly bag. If you buy a piece in this particular color, we assure you that your investment will be totally successful.

10. Blue Turquoise (7B)

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The gorgeous Blue Turquoise Hermès color is a blue shade with green undertones, that is inspired by the turquoise gemstone. This color, although not as well known as some, it is very sought-after in the resale market, thanks to its beautiful and fresh appearance.

Turquoise is mostly applied to calfskin and goatskin bags, but there are some rare alligator and crocodile bags in Turquoise color, which makes them extra special and valuable in the resale market. Overall, this color is very impressive and valuable, and if you get the chance to buy a Hermès bag in Blue Turquoise, you should definitely do it.

11. Himalaya

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Finally, we cannot ignore the most extravagant and outstanding color in Hermès bag auctions, the one that has managed to break records in value, reaching 316,600 euros in sales. Just as you read it!

This magnificent color is very rare, and therefore the most valuable of all in the Hermès catalog, it consists of a combination of white, beige and brown tones that refer to the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Himalaya. In general, Hermès bags produced in this color are usually created in crocodile or lizard skin, with white gold-plated metal pieces and inlaid with diamonds.

If you are lucky enough to purchase a Hermès bag like this one, you will definitely make a stratospheric profit from reselling this accessory, and even more so if you treasure it and keep it in good condition for a few years.

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