Marking the end of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s time as creative director at Hermes, the So Black collection has grown into one of the most desirable and collectible groups of handbags ever produced. This sophisticated line that saw every aspect of Hermes’ classic Birkin and Kelly bags thoroughly blacked out was crowned by a very small number of exotic So Blacks. This 35cm Birkin is rendered in matte black Alligator with the unique black PVD coated hardware that gives So Black bags their distinct look. Kept in excellent condition for nearly a decade, this is a bag that sits at the top of many collectors’ wishlists, and will only get harder to find in the years to come. The Legend Lives on, make it a part of your story.
Material: Matte Alligator
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.