Welcome to a special edition of Baghunter’s Bags of the Week, a chance for you to get up close and personal with some of the most exclusive handbags in our collection. This week we’re looking at Hermès Birkin bags crafted from rare and exotic crocodile skin. These bags have been years in the making as crocodile skin must fully dry out before production, making it the material which requires the longest process in any Hermès handbag. The three bags we’re placing under the spotlight this week are the Hermès Birkin 30 Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile Bag, the Hermès Birkin 35 Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile Bag, and the Hermès Birkin Vert Fonce Crocodile PHW.
Hermès Birkin 30 Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile
One of the most sought-after handbags in the world, the Hermès Birkin 30 Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile is simply stunning. A similar bag broke the world record for a handbag sold at auction in 2016, fetching over $300,000 and it is easy to see why this would be a record-breaking bag. Crafted from the exotic Niloticus crocodile skin, the bag is a wonderful Blanc Himalayan color, one of the rarest in the Hermès catalogue. The color shimmers under the light and slightly darkens at the edges of the bag creating a unique effect.
Accentuating the Blanc Himalayan color is the palladium hardware found on the base studs, clasp, and lock. Two significant stamps are found on the bag – one a dual-dot stamp near the “Hermès Paris” stamp indicating that the skin is Niloticus crocodile and the other a “T” without a shape indicating that the bag was crafted in 2015. The unique pattern created by the crocodile scales is another fantastic feature of the bag, increasing in size as they reach the outer part of the handbag.
Topping off the exclusivity of this wonderful bag is the size. Measuring 12” x 8.5” x 6”, the bag is in the rare and coveted size 30, a perfect amount of space for all your essentials and a little extra. There is a zippered section and a couple of flat pockets inside the bag for organization. Acquired in pristine condition, this bag is factory fresh and has never been used. It comes with a lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermès box. Find out more about the Hermès Birkin Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile.
Hermès Birkin 35 Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile
Next up we have an eye-catching Hermès Birkin 35 Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile. Crafted from a slightly different crocodile skin, the Porosus crocodile, this bag is extremely rare and difficult to find. The Porosus crocodile skin is among the rarest in the Hermès collection, with the addition of the Bougainvillea color adding more exclusivity to this particular handbag. Bougainvillea is one of the rarest colors in the Hermès catalogue and consists of a very bright red with strong pink undertones.
Completing the charming and stunning look of the bag is the palladium hardware found on the base studs, clasp, and lock. Two important stamps are found embossed on the bag – a circumflex signature located beside the “Hermès Paris” stamp which indicates the use of Porosus crocodile skin and the second stamp is an “O” located inside a square, indicating that the bag was crafted in 2011. Another feature of the bag is the unique pattern of the crocodile scales, starting smaller in the center of the bag and gradually getting larger in the outer area.
Measuring 14” x 11” x 7”, the bag is a roomy size 35, providing plenty of interior space for additional items beyond the essentials such as a laptop, change of clothing or shoes, and paperwork. The sides of the bag feature excess material to allow for additional items to be placed inside without ruining the shape. Acquired in very good condition, the bag features some minor wear throughout the skin with some light corner scuffing. It comes with the lock, keys, and clochette. Find out more about the Hermès Birkin Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile.
Hermès Birkin Vert Fonce Crocodile PHW
Rounding off this edition of Baghunter’s Bags of the Week is a truly unique Hermès Birkin Vert Fonce Crocodile PHW. A rare collector’s item, this bag is crafted from matte Porosus crocodile, an extremely rare skin that takes years to manage and perfect before it is utilized on a handbag. The exotic skin is dyed a rare vert fonce color, offering forest green tones and among the rarest colors in the Hermès catalogue.
Accentuating the vert fonce color is the palladium hardware found on the base studs, clasp, and lock of the bag. A circumflex symbol is located beside the “Hermès Paris” stamp indicating the use of Porosus crocodile skin and the scales provide a unique design that is found only on this bag. The scales of the crocodile can also be seen on the handles, while the hand stitching has been carefully applied to ensure consistency and quality.
Measuring 15.75” x 11.5” x 8”, this bag is in the larger size 40, a great size for packing in items for a busy day at the office, a day out with family, or an overnight stay. The interior of the bag features a zippered compartment and additional flat compartments for easy organization. Acquired in pristine condition, this Hermès handbag is store fresh and in the same condition as when it left the factory in Paris. It comes with a lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermès box. Find out more about the Hermès Birkin Vert Fonce Crocodile.