Hermès Birkin 32 HAC Denim & Blue Jean Gulliver Leather Palladium Hardware
The Haut a Courroies (HAC) Birkin, named "belt top" in French, was the original template from which the iconic Birkin bag evolved. The HAC was first conceptualized in the nascent years of Hermès as a spacious bag, designed specifically for saddle transportation. Over a century since its inception, the HAC has witnessed numerous renditions in terms of size and material, often paralleling the contemporary designs of the Birkin bags. A distinct example from this lineage is the 32cm HAC Birkin from 1999, meticulously maintained and in near-pristine condition. This handbag-sized HAC boasts of Blue Jean Gulliver leather — a vintage analogue of the modern Swift leather. The clever nomenclature, Gulliver, pays homage to Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver's Travels. Paired with matching blue denim canvas, the bag is elegantly accented by Palladium hardware. A subsection of Hermès connoisseurs favors the smaller HAC Birkins over their regular counterparts due to their unique proportions and expansive interior space. The shorter handles imbue these smaller iterations with a more feminine appeal.
Material: Denim & Gulliver Leather
Color: Blue Jean & Denim
Collection: 1999, Square C
32cm: 12.5" L x 6.5" W x 10.5" H
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.