Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, this shorter, elongated version of the classic Birkin was designed to fit on the shoulder, hence the name Shoulder Birkin. This bag is very rarely seen in exotics, making this example an excellent addition to the collectors closet. The exterior is Shiny Fuchsia Porosus Crocodile and features two rolled handles, a lock, keys, and clochette. The interior is done in Fuschia Chevre Leather. Kept in Excellent condition but a seasoned and discerning collector. This is the original JPG, with different hardware that was later available on what is known as a JPG 2.
Collection: 2008, Square L
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.