Some Birkins are rare on a level that goes far and beyond the rest. This super collectible grail bag is a 30cm Birkin made of a very unusual material for Hermes: Suede. Saying suede Birkins are rare is an understatement. They have been produced for as long as any Birkins have, though are more difficult to find than even a Himalayan. Veau Doblis suede as Hermes calls it, is treated as a precious material and given heightened attention towards quality and construction. This extremely rare collectors piece is at once unbelievably unique, and a timeless classic, rendered in one of Hermes’ most enduring neutral shades: Fauve - the tone given to its deeply loved Barenia leather, reimagined here in precious suede. It has been kept in immaculate condition with the plastic intact on the Palladium hardware, and is ready to sit at the top of a world-class collection.
Material: Box Leather
Color: Fauve Doblis
30cm: 12" W x 6.25" D x 9" H
Collection: 2008, L Square
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.