Hermès Gris Cendre Himalaya Birkin 30 Matte Nilo Crocodile with Palladium Hardware - 2013, Q Square
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.
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Color: Gris Cendre Himalaya
Material: Niloticus Crocodile
Collection: 2013, Q Square
30cm: 12" W x 6.25" D x 9" H
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 colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.