Hermes does color like nobody else, but while they have produced over 40 shades of blue, their spectrum of "black" is much smaller, and finding a black Birkin that isn't just black is extremely difficult. The shade closest to black, and the perfect option for a black Birkin that has just a little something extra, a little something mysterious to it, is Plomb. Why does that black Birkin look so good? Because it's not black. Plomb translates to Lead in English, and Hermes has somehow managed to capture that faint luster, that hint of grayish-purple-green that you only notice for a second.
40cm: 16" W x 8" D x 11.25" H
Condition: Preloved - Excellent
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.