ImageHermès leather nameFlexibility (0-5)Fineness (0-5)Descriptionon production
vendome-hermes-leathers-bareniaVeau Barenia (Barenia Calf)30This leather was originally used by the brand for crafting saddles. It is a very high quality calf leather with just the right hardness and a very smooth texture. Furthermore, this leather is entirely scratch resistant and water resistant which makes it ideal for year round wearing. Its main drawback is that it has a tendency of developing patina after extensive use.
vendome-hermes-leathers-boxVeau Box (Box Calf)50The oldest type of leather used in Hermès bags. Its smooth finish allows scratches to blend into the material over time with light buffing and create an almost mirror-like texture. As with most leathers, be very cautious when handling this bag in rainy weathers as water marks will stain the bag.
vendome-hermes-leathers-chamonixVeau Chamonix (Chamonix Calf)50The Chamonix leather can be compared to the box calf variant but in matte finish. Like box calf, it is very smooth, but thanks to the matte finish, it is more scratch resistant and not as shiny. Be cautious when handling this bag around water as it will stain the bag permanently.
vendome-hermes-leathers-togoVeau Togo (Togo Calf)33Made from male calf leather, Togo is known for its fair softness and grain size. Ever since its introduction in 1997, this leather has gained much popularity for its convenience. Indeed, it is entirely scratch resistant with a smooth and fine texture. It is developed in a wide array of product from bags to accessories.
vendome-hermes-leathers-dermaVeau Derma (Derma Calf)11Introduced in 2004, this leather is known for its thinness and smooth texture. It also features a matte finish and very soft to the touch.
vendome-hermes-leathers-epsomVeau Epsom (Epsom Calf)41,5Introduced in 2003, this processed male calf is embossed which means that the pattern pressed into the leather is not the actual grain. This process gives the bag a laminated appearance that is rigid and structured. Due to its popularity and conveniency, it is developed in a wide array of product from bags to accessories.
vendome-hermes-leathers-evercalfVeau Evercalf (Evercalf Calf)1,50,5Male calf leather known for its softness. Also features a matte finish and smooth texture.
vendome-hermes-leathers-evercolorVeau Evercolor (Evercolor Calf)3,53,5First appeared in 2013, this male calf leather has been developed in small leather items such as wallets. Features a firm and matte texture.
vendome-hermes-leathers-graindhVeau Grain d'H (Grain d'H Calf)41Introduced in 2012, the Grain d’H Calfskin is a processed male calf leather with a finely structured press. Used on a range of Hermès products including bags and wallets. The small grain size on the leather provides a soft yet textured feel. Resistant against scratches.
vendome-hermes-leathers-veaugraineVeau Grainé (Grained Calf)41,5Discontinued male calf leather known its thin press and matte texture. Veau Epsom is its successor.
Veau Grainé Courchevel (Courchevel Grained Calf)41,5Similar to Epsom, the Courchevel Grained Calf leather offers a very even grain. It is glossier and darker at the top part of the gain than the Epsom. Very lightweight, easy to carry. Many tarnishes, spills, and other marks are easy to clean.
Veau Grainé Lisse (Shiny Grained Calf)41,5Male calf leather known for its thin press luster. It was developed to become the successor of the Courchevel and Veau Grainé. Discontinued leather, the Veau Epsom is its successor.
vendome-hermes-leathers-grizzlyVeau Grizzly (Grizzly Calf)Male calf rawhide also known as Nubuck. The coat on the surface has a short trimming to a velvet finish.
vendome-hermes-leathers-gulliverVeau Gulliver (Gulliver Calf)1.51.5The Gulliver leather was discontinued in 1999, but reintroduced to the market in 2005 under the new name Swift. The leather features a fine grain which is incredibly soft to touch and has the ability to reflect light. However, it is prone to scratches but small scratches are easily removed by a gentle swipe of your fingers.
vendome-hermes-leathers-negondaVeau Negonda (Negonda Calf)33.5Male calf leather introduced in 2007 and mainly developed in the Garden Party lineup. The leather is characterized by large grains and a medium hardness. Great leather for bags which are going to be used quite heavily because of its toughness.
vendome-hermes-leathers-sikkimVeau Sikkim (Sikkim Calf)31Bull calf leather with slight luster and a soft texture. Features small grains making it less prone to scratches. Available in limited designs and colours.
vendome-hermes-leathers-sombreroVeau Sombrero (Sombrero Calf)50Introduced in 2011, Veau Sombrero is made from male calf leather. Features a smooth and delicate texture with a brilliant matte finish. It is known for its skin-like gentle texture and firmness.
vendome-hermes-leathers-swiftVeau Swift (Swift Calf)31The successor of Gulliver leather. Male calf leather known for its fair softness and smooth texture. Introduced in 2006, this leather obtains superb coloring.
vendome-hermes-leathers-tadelaktVeau Tadelakt (Tadelakt Calf)50Made from male calf leather, Veau Tadelakt has a smooth and delicate texture aswell as a brilliant glossy finish. Brings out the leather’s richness and beauty over time.
vendome-hermes-leathers-troikaVeau Troika (Troika Calf)Crafted from male calf, this leather is best known for its smooth texture and wonderful coat which is full of luster. A rare find, this type of leather is used on very few Hermès bags worldwide.
vendome-hermes-leathers-velvetVeau Velours (Velvet Calf)Also known as Nubuck, the Velvet Leather is crafted from a male calf rawhide. Featuring a coat on the surface, the suede leather is trimmed to a velvet finish. Generally used on accessories and other Hermès products.
vendome-hermes-leathers-vibratoVibratoCurrently discontinued, this very delicate and sensitive leather utilized the vertical pattern of dyed mountain goat skin folded in numerous layers and cut. It was developed in a wide color variation.
vendome-hermes-leathers-ardennesVeau Ardennes (Ardennes Calf)4,53Discontinued male calf leather coming from the Ardennes region spreading from Northern France to Southern Belgium. It is known for its pressed processing. The Vache Liégée leather is its successor.
vendome-hermes-leathers-fjordVachette Fjord (Fjord Calfskin)2,54Male calf leather known for its fair softness and matte texture. Due to its high water resistance out of all cowhides, this leather is also utilized in casual bags such as the Garden Party.
vendome-hermes-leathers-countryVachette Country (Country Calfskin)3,53,5A processed female calf leather, the Country Leather is known for its firmness. A relatively new addition to the Hermès leather collection, this leather was only released in 2012. It is mainly used for the Garden Party lineup and offers a strong protection against everyday wear as well as a large grain size for a unique pattern.
vendome-hermes-leathers-trekkingVache Trekking (Trekking Cow)4.52A rare processed male cowhide, the Vache Trekking Leather is known for its fine press. Available since 2009, Hermès developed this leather for use on a select range of bags. Due to the nature of the grain it’s only available in a limited number of colors and is extremely rare to find on a Hermès bag.
vendome-hermes-leathers-vacheliegeeVache Liégée (Liégée Cow)4.52.5Introduced in 2004, Vache Liégée is Cowhide leather containing luster known for its processed press. and is developed mainly for bags in limited colors.
vendome-hermes-leathers-vacheVache (Cow)50Natural cowhide making this male cowhide very delicate. Known for its maturing color with use and time.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toilesohToile So HCanvas material of cotton and wool created by weaving 2 different colors of thread. This material is very light with splendid durability. Developed in the Garden Party line only.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toileofficierToile OfficierA cotton canvas material utilizing thin thread. Each texture is expressed by a single color of thread. Mainly developed in the Garden Party and Herbags.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toilejeanToile JeanA cotton canvas material created by knurling together an indigo colored thread vertically and a thread that has not been dyed horizontally. It is also called a denim material. It is known to be very durable.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toilehToile HThe most basic cotton canvas material developed by Hermès. This material is known for its durability and strength against friction. Each texture is expressed by two different thread colors.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toilegmToile GMA cotton canvas material which is woven more roughly than the Toile H. It was named the GM (Grand Modèle) due to the canvas’ rough texture. Since it is woven, this material is known for its durability and strength against friction.
vendome-hermes-leathers-toilechevronsToile ChevronsA cotton canvas with a V shape called the Herring Bone, the beauty of the knurling line is heightened. This material is known for its flexibility
vendome-hermes-leathers-clemenceTaurillon Clémence (Clemence bull-calf)23.5Made from baby bull, this leather has been on the scene since the 1980s and is very much a classic material. The heavy leather is extremely durable, offering tough resistance against tarnishing. Be careful when handling around water.
vendome-hermes-leathers-porosusmatCrocodile Porosus Mat (Matte Porosus Crocodile)Created by utilizing wool felt and polishing the spots with machinery, finishing it up with a matte touch. This leather is sourced from saltwater crocodiles inhabiting the brackish waters and originating from Australia and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore. A very exclusive leather even moreso than its shiny variant.
vendome-hermes-leathers-porosuslisseCrocodile Porosus Lisse (Shiny Porosus Crocodile)Leather created by polishing the spots with agate for a "Lisse Finish". This leather is sourced from saltwater crocodiles inhabiting the brackish waters and originating from Australia and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore.
vendome-hermes-leathers-niloticusmatCrocodile Niloticus Mat (Matte Niloticus Crocodile)Leather created by utilizing wool felt and polishing the spots with machinery, finishing it up with a matte touch. Sourced from crocodiles originating from Nile River regions in Africa such as Zimbabwe.
vendome-hermes-leathers-niloticuslisseCrocodile Niloticus Lisse (Shiny Niloticus Crocodile)Leather created by polishing the spots with agate for a Lisse finish. Leather sourced from crocodiles originating from the Nile River regions in Africa such as Zimbabwe.
vendome-hermes-leathers-lezardnaturelLézard Naturel (Natural Lizard)Lizard leather made its first appearance in the 2007 Fall / Winter collection. Very exclusive leather and mostly used on smaller items.
vendome-hermes-leathers-lezardLézard (Lizard)Processed lizard skin mainly originating from Southeast Asia. High class leather known for its beautifully lined spots and charming luster.
vendome-hermes-leathers-lainageLainageDiscontinued material which made its appearance in the 2006 Fall Winter Paris Collection. A wool material which made an impression with its plaid print also called the Karo. It is known for its lightness and durability.
vendome-hermes-leathers-feutreFeutreA wool material with superb cushioning and heat retention properties. It is known for its soft touch and warmth. Mainly developed on smaller accessories.
vendome-hermes-leathers-dalmatienDalmatien2.53.5This unique leather is dyed twice to create the Dalmatian print. It exists in white/black/white (Dalmatian 101) and white/black (Dalmatian 102) colors.
vendome-hermes-leathers-crinolinCrinolinA material with luster created by weaving together hemp and hair of a horse’s tail. It is known for its lightness and durability and is currently discontinued.
vendome-hermes-leathers-chevremyzoreChèvre Myzore (Myzore Goatskin)32.5Introduced in 2002, this male mountain goat leather is known for its fair softness and grain size. Developed mainly in smaller items and Birkin 25.
vendome-hermes-leathers-chevrecoromandelChèvre Coromandel (Coromandel Goatskin)33A strong and resilient goathide leather, this is the perfect option for those who plan to use their Hermès bag on a regular basis. Very resistant against scratches.
vendome-hermes-leathers-bufflesindhuBuffle Sindhu (Sindhu Buffalo)33.5Introduced by Hermès in 2007, the Buffalo Sindhu Leather is crafted from the hide of a water buffalo. It is ideal for heavy use and is very resistant against scratches.
Buffle Pondichéry (Pondichéry Buffalo)2.52Introduced in 2009, Buffle Pondichéry is crafted from water buffalos originating the region along the East Coast of Southern India. It is known for its fair softness.
Buffle Gala (Gala Buffalo)2.52Leather of water buffalo known for its fair softness. Due to this leather’s characteristics, it is only developed in smaller items and accessories only.
vendome-hermes-leathers-buffleBuffle (Buffalo)2.54.5Buffalo leather known for its fair softness and rough grain size. Very resistant to water, it is also widely utilized in casual bags such as the Garden Party line.
vendome-hermes-leathers-autrucheAutruche (Ostrich)Ostrich leather sourced from South Africa and Australia. Its dotted design comes from plucking the animal's feathers. The leather skin darkens when it comes into contact with skin oils and lightens when exposed to light.
vendome-hermes-leathers-alligatormatAlligator Mississippiensis Mat (Matte Mississippiensis Alligator)Leather sourced from Alligators of the Mississippi region. More commonly found on smaller items such as Birkin 25.
vendome-hermes-leathers-alligatorlisseAlligator Mississippiensis Lisse (Shiny Mississippiensis Alligator)Leather sourced from Alligators in the Mississippi region. The shiny finish is obtained by polishing the spots with agate.