DescriptionHermes 35cm Matte Mais Alligator Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware
M Square, 2009
Very Good to Excellent Condition
14" Width x 10" Height x 7" Depth
One of the rarest neutral colorations, and truly gorgeous in Matte Alligator, Mais is a radiant neutral with warm yellow undertones that is perfect for any season. This Birkin bag is an incredible example of the exquisite aesthetic flavor and tone that Hermes gives to their luxury accessories, neutrals included. This bag is done in the fabulous combination of Mais and Matte Alligator, featuring two rolled handles, beautifully paired Gold Hardware, and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The interior is done in Mais Chevre Leather, featuring one slip pocket and one zip pocket. This bag includes two keys, a lock, and a clochette.
This bag is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. The protective plastic is intact on the plaquees and the touret base. There is light scratching to the unprotected hardware, and noticeable scratching to the clous. There is light creasing and slight darkening to the exterior alligator at the corners and edges, light scratching and scuffing throughout the exterior, and a few small dents to the base alligator. There is some light wear to the tiret from contact with the lock and clochette. The interior leather is scratched, scuffed, and dented, with a few light red ink markings toward the top front edge. The handles were just replaced at Hermes and are in pristine condition. This bag includes an Hermes dustbag, clochette dustbag, and a rain protector with its dustbag.
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Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.
References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.
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