Hermès HAC Birkin 32 Rouge Vif Ostrich Gold Hardware
The Haut à Courroies (HAC) bag, a renowned product line from Hermès, boasts a heritage spanning over a hundred years. Originally crafted for accommodating a rider's saddle and boots, it has presently garnered immense popularity among Hermès aficionados as a coveted travel accessory, particularly in larger dimensions. Nonetheless, compact variants like the 32cm model spotlighted herein have become increasingly scarce in the marketplace, as their production ceased more than ten years ago. This particular piece, crafted in vibrant Rouge Vif Ostrich leather and graced with gold hardware, stands as a unique embodiment of individualistic style.
Despite its quarter-century vintage, this rare HAC Birkin has been meticulously maintained and presents an exceptional augmentation to any collection. Minor evidence of use is evident on its exterior, with slight fading, water marks, and corner wear. The hardware presents superficial scratches and the handles display a faint darkening, all contributing to its authentic vintage appeal. While the interior exhibits some wear, there are no significant impairments to note, underscoring the piece's overall charm and timeless allure.
Color: Rouge Vif
Condition: Very Good
Collection: 1996, Z Circle
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.