Hermes Birkins are famously hard to get, only offered to loyal customers of the brand, but even rarer is the opportunity to special order a custom Birkin. Each season Hermes adjusts the specifications allowed for their Horseshoe stamp or HSS bags, and there is always the possibility that any HSS bag could be a unique combination produced only once. This 30cm example, produced in 2013 and kept in unused condition, showcases the possibilities of unique color combinations very well. The intense dissonance between the neon Lime and classic neutral Etoupe Chevre leathers is something rarely seen in HSS Birkins today. Paired with gold hardware, it is a stark, exciting, and truly unusual bag.
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.