Hermès Birkin 30 Fauve Doblis Suede Palladium Hardware - 2008, L Square
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
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.