Hermès Birkin 30 Vert Cru & Orange H Gulliver Leather Gold Hardware - 1998
Nobody does color like Hermès, and the 1990's was the house's age of color enlightenment. The two most powerful shades to emerge from this formative era were also two shade that miraculously withstand the dulling effects of time: Orange H (Orange d' Hermès if you'd prefer. You may recognize it from the boxes?) and Vert Cru, also know as Granny or Apple green. Hermès knew these two colors were bangers and made a bold historical move in producing a very limited series of their classic bags pairing the two. Yet somehow this most absurd of combinations has become one of the most classic and instantly recognizable. This 30cm Birkin features the two shades in Gulliver leather (The vintage equivalent of Swift leather - Gulliver's Travels was written by Johnathan Swift, see what they did there?), and has been kept in exquisite condition. This bag is a prime example of this formative era in Hermès' history.
Color: Vert Cru & Orange
Dimensions: 11.8"L x 8.6"H x 6.3"D
Material: Gulliver Leather
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.