Bleu Encre, Hermes' latest addition to their stable of blue, translates in English to Blue Ink, and a name could not be closer to the reality of this near-navy. But Navy it is not, as in person the strong undertones of some sharpie-esque purple flash out as the light moves over the leather. Its not Indigo, its not Electric, its not Sapphire, its inky and unique. Bleu Encre is, we dare say, incroyable.
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.