For years now, Hermes has been tinkering with a new design for their iconic Birkin bag. As the classic Kelly is constructed in both Retourne and Sellier styles, the Birkin too is now being produced in an out-stitched Sellier construction to counterbalance the original design (do we call that the Retourne Birkin now?). The first example of this new construction came in 2014 as the 40cm Vache Hunter Sellier Birkin, which featured an unlined interior with a tethered zip pouch, and distinct stitches around the hardware on the bag’s face. Five years later, the maison’s master craftsmen perfected the design, releasing limited examples of both 25cm and 30cm Sellier Birkins. This store-fresh piece is one such example, and unlike the original version, today’s Sellier Birkins have fully lined interiors with all of the classic pockets we’ve come to expect. This 30 cm bag is triply special because of its color and material: Gold Madame leather, and a new leather with a subtle, ladylike pressed texture, daintier than classic Epsom, which is perfectly paired with Palladium hardware.
Condition: Store Fresh
Collection: 2020, Y
30cm: 12" W x 6.25" D x 9" H
Material: Madame Grain Leather
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.