HERMES 30cm Clemence Birkin Bag Orange.
This Hermés Birkin bag embodies the quintessence of style and luxury due to its impeccable design, craftsmanship, rarity and significance. As one of the the most iconic and desired pieces from the Hermés handbag collection, its value only increases. In addition, this particular HERMES 30cm Clemence Birkin Bag Orange features Taurillon Clemence genuine leather.
Taurillon Clemence is the most classic calfskin leather of the brand, even as it relates specifically to Birkin since the leather and style were introduced simultaneously in the 1980’s. The material is a matte-finished leather that is smooth to the touch and has an even texture. Due to the graininess of the skin, it is very scratch-resistant. In addition, Clemence has a wonderful slouchy look over time, which is perfect for those who are looking for a less-rigid, more relaxed bag. With proper care, this leather is very durable and fairly resistant to cracking or tarnishing. We highly recommend conditioning more often than other Hermés calfskin leathers, especially in damp climates. Color of bag is Orange with gold-tone hardware.
The Birkin Bag became an instant icon and was named after English actress/singer Jane Birkin. Apparently, Ms. Birkin had a mishap on a plane – when she tried to fit her ubiquitous straw bag into an overhead compartment. The bag’s contents spilled all over the floor, which made Birkin verbally express frustration about not being able to find THE perfect stylish yet practical travel bag. Ms. Birkin coincidentally sat next to the Axel Dumas, the CEO of Hermés. As complete strangers, they sketched the perfect bag together for the duration of the trip. One year later Mr. Dumas presented “The Birkin Bag” whose chic sophisticated design was also spacious for every day use.
The design has since been crafted in various sizes, and continues to be incredibly sought after many decades. The long wait lists to purchase the style added mystique in acquisition among admirers and collectors alike.
Condition is Pristine to Excellent. This collectible bag includes dust bag, clochette, lock and key. Dates 2008; Signed “Hermés“.