In 2015, the ultimate Hermes treatment was given to their classic Birkin bag, showcasing many of the recent updates the House has developed for the chief bag among bags. The Sac Birkin Sellier is history and modernity combined into one. A minimalist classic style that has been in production for 35 years, this Birkin is rendered in 30cm and a minimalist design. Five years later, the maison’s master craftsmen perfected the design, releasing limited examples of both 25cm and 30cm Sellier Birkin's. 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 leather derives its name from a bit of history. "Monsieur" was the title given to the king's younger brother under the Ancien Regime. One of Hermès' more recent offerings, the Monsieur calfskin first made an appearance in 2018. It is considered to be very similar to "the king of leathers", Box calfskin, hence the name. It features a smooth grain with an understated satiny finish, which over time becomes slightly exaggerated in areas that are most often handled. The leather is fairly rigid, holds its shape well, and displays an extraordinary rich appearance that only gets better with age.
Condition: Store Fresh
Collection: 2020, Y
Material: Veau Monsieur Leather
Kelly charm is available separately
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.