I've been doing some research lately since I wanted to know the year some of the bags were invented. So far I have: Hermes started 1837 Kelly--1930 but made famous in 1956 by Grace Kelly when she used her H bag to hide her baby bump. Originally named Petit Sac Haut a Courroies Birkin--Named after Jane Birkin who wanted a roomier bag for everyday use (I believe it was actually a diaper bag). 1984 or 1986. I'm confused....I think the designer spoke to her in 1984 on an airplane and then it was launched in 1986. HAC--1930 or 1982. I'm confused by the source....Used for carrying boots or saddles. JPG Birkin--?? I want to know! JPG Kelly--?? I want to know! The following was taken from HermesGroupie's post: Evelyn: Based on the bag worn by stable boys to carry the grooming equipment for horses. The holes were to allow the equipment to dry. Hermes designed the bag with the holes in an "H" pattern. It was actually meant to be worn with the H against the body. Picotin: Designed after the feedbag for horses. The handles were meant to be looped around the horse's ears. Garden Party: Based on a gardener's bag, which was used to carry gardening implements. Mangeoire: Another bag based on a feedbag. Bolide: First known as the Bugatti. Designed because the owner of Hermes' wife complained she could not find an appropriate bag to carry in the new fangled invention called the car. Plume: Translates into feather. Based on the bag used to carry blankets. Constance: Named after the designer's daughter Yeoh: Named after Michelle Yeoh Sandrine: I thought this was cool. Named after Jean-Louis's daughter.