When Jane Birkin went to Hermes to pick up the very first iteration of the handbag that would bear her name, she was getting a bag that would quickly become the ultimate symbol of luxury. And that bag was classic; black leather with gold hardware. The Birkin bag has since undergone many subtle updates (the first one had a shoulder strap), and has been launched in many sizes and limited editions, but nothing beats out the classic black with gold.
This bag, a 30cm shiny black Porosus Crocodile Birkin with gold hardware, produced earlier this year and still in store-fresh condition, is the most elevated version of the most classic handbag of all time. Black Birkins with gold hardware have been in continuous demand for over three decades, and that demand is insatiable. This bag is perfect for anyone, its just large enough to hold anything you could need, and just small enough to work for evening. It is the perfect gift for anyone, or for yourself! The perfect bag to start a collection, or to complete one.
Origin : France
Condition: Store Fresh
Measures: 12"L x 8.5"H x 6"D
Color: Black Shiny
Material: Porosus Crocodile
Closure: Two-Strap & Turn-Lock
Handle Drop : 6"
Accessories: Raincoat, Dust Bag, Clochette, Lock, Key
Includes: Box, Receipt, Documents
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.