The oldest member of the family.
The Haut à courroies was Hermès’ firstborn, before the automobile and the taste for travel, at the beginning of the 20th century. Designed by Hermès to protect and transport saddles and riding boots, this ingenious and practical bag made life easier for riders and offered them an early expression of elegance. Its rigid flap folded flat against the rear of the bag creating a wide opening. The two saddle flaps were thus held in place by the straps, as if absorbed by the bag, like a sleight of hand.
Extremely rare 40cm Haut A Courroies (HAC) 40 CM Bag Black Clemence Leather. Why we love 40cm Birkin HAC's - It's super chic, makes you look smaller, and with The JaneFinds Baginizer it can transform into a beach bag or a diaper bag! The ultimate travel bag.
Material: Clemence Leather
Condition: Preloved Excellent - Plastic is still on the hardware - the bottom feet have slight swoosh marks, some small indents on the bottom interior.
40cm HAC: 16" L x 9.5" W x 14" H
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.