Hermes has a long history of producing their famous bags with canvas bodies to make them lighter and more casual. These limited editions are varied, and highly sought after by collectors, especially if they've managed to stay in excellent condition, as this has. This Birkin 35 uses classic heritage Fauve Barenia leather throughout the top, handles, and corners, framing a blue jean denim body. The pairing of Barenia leather, with is used in crafting the finest saddles and equestrian gear, and the blue jean denim, which harkens back to cowboys in old American west, is extremely apropos, a uniquely "American" Birkin.
Material: Denim & Barenia
Collection: Square B, 1998
35cm: 14" W x 7.5" D x 10.75" H
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.