First introduced in 2015 Cactus was the first and is still the only shade of exotic bright green Hermes produces in a matte finish. For years it was only available in Matte Alligator, and very few bags were produced, though recently Hermes has introduced a shiny Cactus as well. The best way to describe this shade is Kelly Green, although it's obvious why Hermes went with a different name. This 35cm Birkin is a pristine example, featuring the more desirable gold hardware, making this bag in effect a matte version of the ultra-rare Vert Emerald and Gold combo that so many collectors desire. Still today, Cactus is very rarely seen, and distinctly stands out from any other green Birkin.
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.