The Hermes Constance bag comes in various sizes I have the 18 sometimes referred to as the mini which measures 18×14.5x4cm. It also comes in various other sizes: 14cm (micro), 23cm, 24cm, 25cm, 25cm Elan, 29cm and 29cm Cartable.
I chose palladium hardware in the Hermes heritage leather Barenia (the colour is fauve). Just a heads up Barenia leather scratches very easily! If this would bother you opt for Epsom leather instead.
The leather-lined interior of the Constance Mini has two compartments and two slip pockets. I don’t carry much, therefore I can comfortably fit my iPhone 8, Louis Vuitton key pouch and Hermes coin purse.
In terms of wear and tear, my bag is still in really good condition (it’s only 10 months old). There are some minor marks on the leather around the clasp from my fingernails scratching the surface when opening and closing the bag.
The Constance 18 is a very compact and easy to wear bag. I prefer wearing it crossbody, but the bag can also be used on the crook of the arm or over the shoulder. For reference, I am 164cm tall. The only con I should mention is that the H clasp is a magnet for fingerprints! It’s not a deal-breaker for me, but something to consider if that could easily annoy you.
The price of the Constance Mini depends on various factors such as your location, hardware, and the leather used (Barenia, Epsom, Exotics etc.). For an updated price list check out the Purse Forum thread: 2020 Hermes Bag Prices. Members from all around the world are constantly updating it.
If the high price tag or conspicuous H clasp is not for you a classic alternative is the Celine small classic box bag – understated elegance at its finest!