Very rarely Hermes produces extremely limited special edition bags in acutely limited numbers. In 2019, the ultimate Hermes 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 Hermes 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 Hermes 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 Hermes collection.
Condition: Store Fresh
Note: Model is wearing the only other version of this Birkin for size reference
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.