The Birkin Touch is something new and a little different from Hermes and combines the main body of the bag in Togo leather, the flaps, handles and straps are all in Shiny Nilo Crocodile – it’s a striking combination of the two leathers, in black. What’s the story with the Touch Birkin - a few years ago Hermes started crafting bags with just a “touch” of exotic leather. And it’s not just Birkins—Touch Kellys, Touch Picotins, and even Touch Baton de Craies have been spotted! These bags are considered “Limited Edition” for Hermès purposes and are quite rare. The Touch Birkin, naturally, is the most iconic of them all.
In most cases, the Touch Birkin has “touches” of exotic leather—either crocodile or alligator—on the flap, sangles, handles, and clochette. The rest of the Birkin remains either Togo leather or Novillo leather. Togo is usually paired with shiny croc/alligator, while Novillo tends to go along with matte croc/alligator, but this is not a hard-and-fast rule as you can occasionally find the opposite combinations. Additionally, Hermès only releases Touch Birkins in a small selection of colors.
Condition: Store Fresh
Hardware: Rose Gold
Collection: 2020, Y
Material: Togo Leather & Niloticus Crocodile
30cm: 12" W x 6.25" D x 9" 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.