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Hermes Commande a la carte
Have you heard about a ‘ Commande à la carte’ / ‘Special Order’ before?
If not you may find some interesting information below.
Kelly 35 Navy Blue Swift Special order G
Kelly 25 HSS black epsom rose extreme (5
Birkin 30 HSS chevre bleu electrique ins

Only a few VIP Hermès clients have the privilege to place a ‘ Commande à la carte’.  This gives you the unique opportunity to create your dream bag, tailored to your specifications.  

Commande à la carte/ Special orders are most frequently placed for the Birkin, the Kelly and the Constance, but they are also available for  few other models such as; the Kelly Sac à dépêches (briefcase), the Bolide, the Jige, and the Plume.

The Special Order “SO” is also known as an “HSS” (for HorseShoe Stamp, the foil stamp unique to a SO, see photo).

The selected VIP client will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of colors, leathers and hardware (Rose gold hardware (RGHW), palladium (PHW), brushed palladium (BPHW), gold (GHW), brushed gold (BGHW) or permabrass, which is paler than GHW.

Hermès produces lists of color and leather options annually, timeless colors like black, étoupe, grey, brown… are permanent colors which can be found anytime however seasonal colors such as pink, green, blue, red, orange, yellow… will be found in different shades every year. As an example, a ‘soufre yellow’ color could become a ‘lime’ the year after.

A Special Order/ Commande à la carte usually takes between 6 to 18 months (or longer) to be delivered and usually costs about the same as a regular Birkin or Kelly or slightly more.

The Special Order is really the ultimate Hermès handbag. An exclusive handbag that has been made only for you, following your very own taste and requirements.

From time to time, Duke of Luxury have HSS Birkin and Kelly handbags, those aren’t posted on our website so don’t hesitate to send us an email if you wish us to send you options.

As an extra note, Hermès employs 14,284 men and women, including very well trained 5,180 craftspeople!


Send us your details by E-MAIL and we will reach out with options when available

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