Welcome to the latest edition of Baghunter’s Bags of the Week, where we select three bags which share a theme and place them under the spotlight. With the news of an exotic skin Hermes Birkin selling at auction for over $400,000, we thought it would be a good time to focus on exotic skin handbags. We have a real treat with three wonderful bags featuring this week – a Hermes Birkin 25 Fuchsia Lizard, Hermes Birkin 35 Crocodile Black, and a Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Mais. These three bags represent a great spread of the exotic skins available from Hermes. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at each.
Hermes Birkin 25 Fuchsia Lizard
First up is a stunning Hermes Birkin 25 Fuchsia Lizard which is incredibly difficult to find anywhere else. The hot color is perfect for both daytime and evening wear and can comfortably complement any outfit. Among the most sought after colors on the Hermes color scale, fuchsia has been part of record breaking Hermes sales in the past. The color is also extremely difficult to achieve on lizard skin, making it extremely rare in this form.
The unique pattern created by the scales of the lizard skin is immediately eye-catching. The exceptional look is a one-off as each lizard skin boasts a unique design and pattern. However, it is worth noting that the scales are extremely delicate and require a lot of maintenance to keep the original pattern in good condition. Offsetting the wonderful exotic skin and color is the palladium hardware which is found on the base studs, clasp, and lock.
Measuring 9.75” x 7.25” x 4.25”, this bag is ideal as a small day or evening bag. It has enough interior space to hold the essentials such as a phone, purse, keys, makeup case, and other small items. Acquired in very good condition, meaning it shows some small signs of wear, this bag comes with a lock, keys, clochette, and dust bag. To find out more about this stunning bag, click here.
Hermes Birkin 35 Crocodile Black
Next up is one of the most striking bags we have here at Baghunter – a Hermes Birkin 35 Crocodile Black. This bag is crafted from Porosus crocodile, an exotic skin known for its unique qualities and stunning appearance. The shiny finish on the skin makes this bag glow and shine under any light, while the unique scales of the crocodile ensure there is no other bag in the world exactly like this one. Among the rarest Hermes Birkin bags in the world, features to notice on this bag include the size of the scales as they are larger in the center and smaller at the sides of the bag.
Helping to accentuate the appearance of the bag is the gold hardware which works perfectly with the shiny noir crocodile skin. The gold hardware is found in several places on the bag including the clasp, lock, and base studs, helping to protect the material at the bottom of the bag. The handles are designed to withstand heavy use and should remain standing upright regardless of use or positioning. It is also worth noting the side panels of the bag where some extra material is located to allow for flexibility when placing items in the bag.
Measuring 14” x 11” x 7”, this Birkin offers plenty of interior space. The size 35 is the largest in the Birkin range and provides ample space for essentials and other items such as a notebook, folder, change of clothes, or other items. This bag has been acquired in pristine condition, meaning that it is in the same condition as it was when it left the factory in Paris, and comes with a box, dust bag, clochette, lock, key, raincoat, felt, care booklet, and copy of receipt. To find out more about this wonderful bag, click here.
Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Mais
Rounding off this week’s edition of Bags of the Week is a special Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Mais. This incredibly rare exotic skin bag is crafted from matte alligator skin, one of the most beautiful in the Hermes range. The skin has been dyed a light mais color, a process which is incredibly difficult to achieve. This light color is perfect for daywear, especially during the summer months. As you can see in the picture below, the unique scales on the bag are larger in the center of the bag and gradually get smaller at the sides.
The hardware on the bag is made from the durable and scratch resistant palladium material. The color of the palladium works perfectly with the light mais color of the skin and complements it at the clasp, lock, and on the base studs. The handles of the bag are stiffened to ensure they maintain their shape and durability during use. Another feature of the bag is the delicate stitching found at the sides and around the lock. Each stitch has been done by hand with precision and expertise.
Measuring 14” x 11” x 7”, this size 35 bag is ideal for carrying more than just the bare essentials. The side panels of the bag are flexible to allow you to place extra items inside without disturbing the shape of the bag. This makes it perfect for storing extra work clothing, additional files, or other items such as a small laptop. Acquired in excellent condition, there are two light marks on the front of the bag which are visible in the pictures, otherwise the bag is pristine. It comes with the lock, keys, sleeper, and raincoat. To see more of this bag, click here.