Welcome to a new edition of Baghunter’s Bags of the Week where we choose three bags which have a common theme and place them under the spotlight. There are few finer skins for handbags than ostrich, with Hermes by far and away the market leader when it comes to getting the most from the unique characteristics of this wonderful skin. The pores on the skin mean that this leather requires a great amount of attention, but the rewards make it so worth it. Its durability is also among the best of all forms of skins and leather used on Hermes handbags.
Today we focus on three particular ostrich skin Birkin bags – a Hermes Birkin 30 Ostrich Terre Cuite, a Hermes Birkin 35 Bleu Iris Ostrich, and a Hermes Birkin 30 Raisin Ostrich. Each of these bags possess the unique qualities and characteristics expected from ostrich bags along with one or two little surprises.
Hermes Birkin 30 Ostrich Terre Cuite
Kicking off our trio of bags is this simply stunning Hermes Birkin 30 Ostrich Terre Cuite. The coveted size 30 bag boasts a rare and eye-catching Terre Cuite color which is almost impossible to find anywhere else. The exclusivity of the bag is further enhanced by the fact that the Terre Cuite color has been dyed onto ostrich skin, a long and tedious process. The neutral color makes the bag an ideal purchase for any season and any occasion, offering flexibility alongside beauty.
Up close you can see the incredible detail that is featured on the bag. From the unique pores created by the ostrich skin to the carefully handstitched thread across the top and side of the bag to the flawless palladium hardware, every detail has been carefully planned and executed. The handles are stiffened and stand up straight at all times, maintaining the bag’s unique appearance while the hardware is attached by rivets to complete a smooth transition from palladium to leather.
Measuring 12” x 8.5” x 6”, the bag is an ideal size for storing all essentials alongside some personal items. The interior of the bag is lined to protect any items stored within. The bag has been acquired in pristine condition, meaning it is in the exact same condition as it was when leaving the factory in Paris. It is accompanied by an original Hermes box and original receipt from the purchase. Currently available for $37,850, this is an opportunity to get your hands on a real gem of a find.
Hermes Birkin 35 Bleu Iris Ostrich
Next up we are proud to explore this incredible Hermes Birkin 35 Bleu Irish Ostrich. A real bag of beauty, this Birkin looks simply fabulous. The bleu iris color is almost electric and will stand out wherever you take it. That’s not to say it won’t coordinate with almost any outfit however, as this color looks fantastic with both summer and winter attire. In fact, you may recognize the color as being a favorite of Kris Kardashian who sports a similar Birkin regularly. The ostrich skin is the perfect material for this bag as it accentuates the bleu iris color and offers a unique design through the visible pours.
Perfectly complementing the dazzling color of the bag is the palladium hardware found on the clasp, lock, and studs of the bag. The chic and luxurious look is truly complete by the intricate detail found throughout the bag including the hand stitching on the edges of the material and where the handles are attached to the bag. The handles themselves are covered in a special spray to protect them from rain and the natural oils on your hand, providing peace of mind that they will maintain their stunning appearance.
Measuring 14” x 11” x 7”, there is plenty of storage space found inside this Birkin. The interior is lined to protect the ostrich skin on the exterior and offers an open space which is perfect for carry files, a small laptop, a change of clothes, and all the other essentials you may require. Acquired in pristine condition, this bag is in the exact same state as when it left the factory in Paris. It comes with a lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and original Hermes box and is available for $54,450.
Hermes Birkin 30 Raisin Ostrich
The final of our trio of ostrich bags is a wonderful Hermes Birkin 30 Raisin Ostrich. As with the other bags featured today, the bag is crafted from exotic and unique ostrich skin, however, this time the skin has been dyed a rare raisin color. This color is perfect for accessorizing as you can see from the picture below which shows the bag accompanied by a Hermes scarf wrapped around the handle and a charm bracelet hanging from the clasp lock. Once again the pores from the ostrich skin are clearly visible and provide a unique appearance to this gorgeous bag.
Setting off the entire look of the bag is the choice of hardware – a stunning palladium which is both durable and perfectly matched to the raisin color of the exterior. This combination of skin, color, and hardware is almost impossible to find elsewhere, making this an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on this incredible bag. The delicate hand stitching visible on the top of the bag and where the handle is attached also adds to the overall appearance of this particular Birkin.
Measuring 12” x 8.5” x 6”, this coveted size 30 Birkin is the ideal size for holding more than just the essentials. You can comfortably fit that little bit extra inside the spacious interior without compromising the shape of the bag and with a lined interior you won’t have to worry about damaging the ostrich skin on the outside. We have acquired this bag in very good condition, meaning it may show some small signs of wear. Accompanied by a lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermes box, this bag is currently available for $35,900. Please note that all tassels, charms, and twillies shown in the above pictures are not included with the sale of this bag.