Hermès Birkin 40 Rouge Vif Ostrich with Gold Hardware
Exotic Birkins are a rarity unto themselves, but due to Hermes’ strictly high standards, in recent decades they’ve stopped using Ostrich skins larger than 30cm, as they’re no longer able to find large skins with dense and even quills. This 40cm Birkin is an exceptional example from the early 1990’s, a massive showcase of the Ostrich skin, here in bright Rouge Vif red set with warm gold hardware. Carefully kept and maintained in very good condition, this rare bag not only checks boxes as a collectible, but is also stunningly beautiful; big and bright in person, like a giant juicy strawberry!
Color: Rouge Vif
Condition: Very Good
Collection: 1993, W Circle
40cm: 16" W x 8" D x 11.25" H
Pictured accessories available separately
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.