While very few people are offered Birkin bags at Hermes stores, even fewer are offered the chance to special order a unique Birkin. These bags, which sometimes take years to be produced, feature the exclusive Horseshoe Stamp of HSS, and can be ordered in potentially unique combinations with otherwise unavailable materials. From the 2016 Hermes Collection, a very special HSS stunner in Blue Electric and Craie with Brushed Gold Hardware.
Hardware: Brushed Gold
Color: Blue Electrique & Craie
Primary Material: Epsom Leather
25cm: 10" W x 5" D x 8"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.