Hermès Birkin 35 Black Ardennes Gold Hardware
The classic 35cm Black Birkin from Hermès is a perennial favorite in our collection. Crafted from the exquisite, now discontinued, Ardennes leather, it's characterized by a large grain and a flat, structured form that retains its shape rather than slouching or flopping. This leather's impressive scratch resistance, coupled with a subtle, understated sheen that stops short of outright shininess, further enhances its appeal. While it's lighter and has a less pronounced texture compared to the Togo leather, the Ardennes is reminiscent of Hermès' currently used Vachette Liegee leather.
Condition: Very Good
Collection: 2001, E Square
35cm: 14" L x 7.5" W x 10.75" 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.