Hermès Birkin 20 Faubourg Sellier Bleu Marine, White & Orange H Madame Calfskin, Leather and Sombrero Leather, Epsom & Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware
Very rarely does Hermès produce extremely limited special edition bags. In 2019, the ultimate Hermès treatment was given to their classic Birkin bag, showcasing many of the recent updates the House has developed for the chief bag among bags. The Sac Birkin Faubourg is history and modernity combined into one.
A classic style that has been in production for 35 years, this Birkin is rendered in the newest size: 20cm, the newest construction: Sellier, and features along with the Matte Crocodile flap and handles (a nod to the recent “touch” edition), features two classic and two new leathers. Beneath the exotic flap the facade of 24 Rue de Faubourg Saint Honore (the FSH flagship as many collectors call it) is masterfully crafted in Madame leather, with Sombrero detailing to bring out the stone work. The windows are paned with Epsom leather, capped by classic Orange H Swift awnings. This location has been the heart of the Hermès world since Charles-Emile took over the family business in 1880 (the previous location was in a townhouse on a road that once ran where the Opera Garnier now stands). The cherry on top is the Clochette, which has been transformed into the iconic Orange Hermès shopping bag, complete with mini rope handles and the Ex Libris logo embossed in the center. Only 50 of these exquisite works of master craftsmanship were produced in two different color ways (Orange and navy), and they were only offered to top tier clients at the FSH store in Paris itself. This bag has immediately become the collectors piece to crown any Hermès collection.
Condition: Store Fresh
Collection: 2019, D
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.