Hermès Birkin 40 Vache Naturelle with Gold Hardware
While Hermès is known for their incredible colors, their selection of grays alone spans dozens of shades. Some hues are produced for decades, while other shades are more elusive, only popping up for one season before seemingly disappearing entirely. One such example is offered here in Vache Naturelle, a highly sought after example with gold hardware. Vache Naturelle, which is the sister heritage leather to Barenia; similar in look and marked by the foil-free Hermès brand stamp, Vache Naturelle is stiffer and less likely to darken than Barenia. This is an incredibly durable bag perfect for travel or weekend getaways.
Material Vache Leather
Collection: 1997, A Square
40cm: 16" W x 8" D x 11.25" 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.