Hermès Sequana Shoulder Bag in Navy Blue Lizard Leather 1982

Condition: Pristine
Price: Sold

This vintage, enduringly stylish shoulder bag from Hermès is for the collector. While the Birkin and Kelly models remain the calling cards of the French house, their vintage styles offer elegance and timeless sophistication. This beautiful vintage lizard leather Sequana bag is evidence of the timeless essence each Hermès bag possesses. The Sequana was named after the goddess of the Seine River in France and derives its name from the shape of its closure. Done in navy blue lizard leather and accented with gold hardware this shoulder bag is easy to wear and style while remaining rare and unique.

  • Production year: 1982 (L in circle)
  • Handles: single lizard leather shoulder strap. Strap drop: 34cm
  • Material: navy blue lizard leather with gold-plated hardware 
  • Lining: navy blue box calf leather
  • Interior pockets: two compartments; three slip pockets, one button pressed pocket
  • Exterior pocket: rear flat pocket
  • Comes with dustbag and box
  • Condition: this bag has been beautifully cared for and remains in pristine condition with very few signs of use. The bag received a spa treatment by Hermès in October 2019; the shoulder strap was replaced by a new one (copy of invoice available). Exterior is in excellent clean condition. Corners are clean with no signs of rubbing or scuffing. Hardware is shiny and not discolored or faded. Interior is in excellent clean condition. 
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Hermès does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Hermès is a registered trademark of Hermès. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Hermès. 
  • Photos are of the actual item in our possession.
Lizard Leather
Made in France
18.5 x 21.5 x 6 cm


The legendary French luxury goods house began as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. By the twenties, Hermès had the patent for the zipper in France, and introduced the first ladies’ bags with zip closures, and in 1937, the first Hermès silk scarves were born (today, a scarf is allegedly sold every twenty seconds). The company expanded into riding gloves, belts, and men’s and women's sportswear, and designed the now-famous travel trunks to meet the needs of the new automobile drivers. The Kelly bag debuted in 1956 after Grace Kelly used a large crocodile handbag to hide her pregnancy. In the seventies, the first women's shoe collection and the first complete men's ready-to-wear collection were introduced. Actress Jane Birkin replaced her old straw purse with a leather Hermès number in 1984, and started the rage that is the Birkin bag. Today the Birkin continues to have the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory. Hermès also has a complete home line, bed and bath linens, furniture, silverware, crystal and porcelain, office accessories, and baby gifts. In 2003, following Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier joined the house as women's ready-to-wear designer, putting a high-fashion spin on the label’s equestrian roots. After departing in May 2010, Christophe Lemaire, who is best known for reviving preppy label Lacoste, took the reigns. In June 2004, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena took a post as the in-house perfumer and launched several scents that have amassed cultish popularity. There are over 240 Hermès boutiques internationally, including a Wall Street location, the North American flagship on Madison Avenue, and in the fall of 2009, the first menswear-only boutique right across the street.