It's widely known that Himalayan Birkins sit atop the spectrum of handbags, but few know about the extra-rare Gris Cendre Himalayans. This 30cm Birkin is one such bag. A grail for many handbags lovers, the Gris Cendre featured the Hima’s iconic ombre, darkening around the sides, but instead of a white center, the Gris Cendre sports a gray center. Along with this, a fauve Chevre interior adds to the warmth of these exceedingly rare bags. Paired with Palladium hardware, and maintained in exceptional condition, this example is unlikely to come to market again soon. With secondary market prices for Himalayans reaching new heights each year, the values of these rarely seen Gris Cendres have been rising in tandem.
An Investment Bag opportunity
Color: Gris Cendre Himalaya
Material: Niloticus Crocodile
Collection: 2013, Q Square
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.