One of our favorites from Hermes, the classic 35cm black Birkin in Clemence leather. Clemence leather is made from baby bull, this leather has been on the scene since the 1980s and is very much a classic material. The heavy leather is extremely durable, offering tough resistance against tarnishing, although it tends to be one of the slouchier leathers. Many women see this as an advantage, especially when using the bag daily and any cracking that appears at the edges of the bag can be easily refurbished.
Country of Origin: France
Accompanied by: Care Booklet; Dust Bag Plastic Raincoat
Height (in inches): 9
Width (in inches): 14
Depth (in inches): 7
Primary Material: Clemence Leather
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.
New - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware and never worn.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn and essentially as new.
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.