Hermès Birkin 25 White Epsom with Gold Hardware - 2013, Q Square
The Birkin bag is an icon of luxury that has remained unchanged for decades. Produced in many colors and leathers, this example is special in a few ways. Crisp bright white is a timeless neutral that works with any other color all through Summer, or in the dead of winter, and Epsom leather gives this bag the buttery soft feel that only comes from the highest quality leather. The Gold hardware pairs perfectly. Kept in very good condition.
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.