Birkin bags are known for being hard to get, always ‘sold out’ in stores, being offered even a simple leather Birkin is never guaranteed. Some Birkins, though, are rare on a level that goes far and beyond the rest. These super collectible grail pieces are often made of unusual materials, like this 35cm example in Black Veau Velours Suede. All suede Birkins are rare. Grizzly Suede bags are the most common, with leather handles and trim, Doblis Suede bags are extremely rare, sometimes with Swift handles, sometimes done in all suede, but the rarest of all are Veau Velours Suede Birkins, which are so soft they feel almost like velvet. Veau Velours is reserved for only specially produced bags, and Velours Suede Birkins are some of the most special bags in the world. Though produced in many colors, and in all four Birkin sizes from 25 to 40, fewer suede Birkins are produced each year than Himalayans. This extremely rare collectors piece is at once unbelievably unique, and as classic as any Suede Birkin could be, with Gold hardware complementing the deep black that seems to absorb light. It has been kept in immaculate condition and is ready to sit at the top of a new world-class collection.
Collection: 2000, D
Material: Velours Suede
Where used in this sale 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 coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.