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Hermes Chocolate Shiny Porosus Crocodile Leather 30cm Birkin

$41,503.74

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Hermes Chocolate Shiny Porosus Crocodile Leather 30cm Birkin Bag. Age: 2008 Serial Number: [L] Colour is Chocolate Shiny Porosus Crocodile Two rolled top handles Signature twist-lock fastening Signature palladium plated hardware, Internal zip and slip pocket Accompanied By: Hermes box, Dust Bag, Lock, Keys and Clochette. PLEASE NOTE - This item does not have it's CITEs This item can be viewed at our HEWI London offices, please kindly contact admin with any questions and a HEWI car service is available in Central London area. Postage cost to be confirmed upon purchase. Please note, these items are pre-owned and may show some signs of storage, even when unworn and unused. This is reflected within the significantly reduced price. Please refer to images and use the zoom function for more detail. Base Length: 30cm Height: 21cm Depth: 14cm Handle Drop: 10cm

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  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.27 in. (21 cm)Depth: 5.52 in. (14 cm)Length: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Marked Size: 30 (NA)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Condition 9/10. Some light wear to the base corners and trim. Light scratches to the hardware and some light marks to the lining. Please use zoom and feel free to contact admin for more information.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2024661stDibs: LU550310528292

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Birkin Bag

Designed by Hermès
Since its 1984 debut, the Birkin bag has become a coveted status symbol as much as it has an exclusive collector’s piece. The handbag is among the most expensive in the world, and the appetite for the accessory is well-known inside and outside the fashion industry. Its history owes to a chance meeting on a flight from Paris to London in 1981, when British actress, singer and model Jane Birkin found herself describing her ideal handbag to another passenger. The two travelers hadn’t properly met, so it wasn’t immediately clear that she was practically brainstorming a future product with Hermès chairman Jean-Louis Dumas. When the latter identified himself, he told the star that Hermès was prepared to produce the accessory of her dreams. A discussion followed that involved rough sketches on an Air France airsickness bag, and the Birkin was introduced three years later.A spacious and symmetrical rectangular bag that features dual handles as compared to the trapezoidal single-handle frame of the company’s popular Kelly, the Birkin has amassed a rabidly enthusiastic fan base since its inception. Because it is so pricey and coveted, the goatskin-lined Birkin has frequently been targeted by counterfeiters, and its modest aesthetic and understated branding prevent it from being easily discernible from fakes. An array of metallic hardware fixtures, most often produced in gold or palladium, helps distinguish this dynamic handcrafted tote, and likely assisted the French police officers who broke up an international counterfeit Birkin operation in 2012.Among the characteristics that are integral to determining a Birkin’s authenticity as well as rendering it a truly desirable collector’s item are the signature lock and accompanying keys. The latter are tucked inside a lanyard made from a single piece of leather and draped around one of the handles. There are scuff-resistant base studs, too — a defense system to shield the durable leather exterior from damage should its owner park it on a gritty sidewalk. The studs are hammered in and can’t twist off, so there isn’t any danger of the bag losing its feet.Each tote is hand-sewn according to Hermès’s centuries-old saddle-stitching technique, and the exotic leathers — a variety that includes ostrich and crocodile — are subsequently painted and polished by house craftsmen in France. Owing to the artisan construction effort behind this globally adored accessory, it may take up to several days to produce a single Birkin bag.Jane had to wait for hers, too.
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Located in London, United Kingdom

Launched in 2012 and headquartered in an elegant Mayfair townhouse in the heart of London, this seller is the ultimate destination for luxury fashion e-commerce. Partnering with elite profiles from fashion, entertainment, and royal networks, Hewi offers renewal to iconic men’s and women’s clothing, bags, and accessories from such names...

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