Welcome to another edition of Bags of the Week and do we have a treat in store for you today! Every now and again, Baghunter acquires Hermes and Chanel bags in pristine condition, meaning they show no signs of wear and are in the same condition as when they left the factory. These bags are generally acquired from collectors or investors who do not use the bags and instead keep them in perfect conditions to maintain their appearance and new feel.
For today’s blog, we are looking at three of our most stunning pristine condition bags – a Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Beton PHW, a Hermes Birkin 35 Tosca Special Order, and a Chanel Mini Boy Bag Chevron in Black. These three bags are all magnificent finds and true collectors’ items. So, without further delay, let’s have a look at each in detail.
Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Beton PHW
The first bag under the spotlight is a wonderful Hermes Birkin 35 Alligator Beaton PHW. This unbelievable bag is crafted from matte alligator skin, one of the rarest in the Hermes collection, which has then been dyed a Beton or concrete color. This color is extremely rare in the Hermes collection, especially on alligator skin due to the long and difficult process in actually dying the skin perfectly and obtaining this shade. The neutral color is a perfect match for evenings out or daytime wear and will match practically any outfit in your closet.
The intricate detailing on this bag is phenomenal, with the alligator skin creating a unique and stunning pattern on the exterior. Accentuating the color and design is the palladium hardware, with the color a perfect match for the Beton and keeping the bags neutrality. The stamp above the clasp shows the square which indicates the alligator skin, while other details such as the smooth lining make this bag a joy to hold.
Measuring 4” x 11” x 7”, the size 35 bag is perfect for holding all the essentials and more. You can comfortably fit a change of shoes, an outfit change, a laptop, or any other necessities in the bag without compromising the shape and style. As this is a blog looking at pristine condition bags, you will already know that this rare find is in perfect condition and it also comes with a CITES certificate, lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermes box with ribbon. View the bag in more detail here.
Hermes Birkin 35 Tosca Special Order
Next up is a special order bag, which are very rare to find in pristine condition. This Hermes Birkin 35 Tosca immediately stands out thanks to its bright color. Crafted from Clemence leather, the smooth texture is just one of the many joys of this rare find. Palladium hardware is found on the lock, keys, base studs, and clasp, blending perfectly with the color. However, this bag also has a secret. It is a horseshoe bag meaning that it was crafted for someone very special and as such is the only one of its kind in the world!
The detail on the bag is exquisite from the stitching to the coloring of the leather. Each and every detail makes this bag special, however, beside the Hermes stamp above the claps you can see the famous horseshoe stamp, indicating this is a one-off bag and a bag which has been made to specific requirements by someone close to the company.
Measuring 4” x 11” x 7”, the size 35 bag is perfect for holding all the essentials and more. You can comfortably fit a range of non-essentials in the bag whether it’s change of shoes or outfit, a laptop, or any other necessities in the bag without compromising the shape and style. This is the first ever horseshoe bag we’ve been able to obtain in pristine condition as many of these special order bags are previously used by their owners. The bag comes with a lock, keys, sleeper, clochette, raincoat, and signature orange Hermes box. View the bag in more detail here.
Chanel Mini Boy Bag Chevron Black
Rounding off our pristine collection is this wonderful Chanel Mini Boy Bag Chevron in Black. The boy bag has taken off in a big way since its release a couple of years ago, with the mini boy bag a rarity to find in pristine condition. Crafted from lambskin, which is incredibly luxurious and soft to the touch, this bag also features silver hardware. The contrasting colors work wonderfully well together to provide a beautiful appearance to this amazing bag.
Featuring the famous chain inside the leather shoulder strap, this bag is comfortable to carry as well as protecting both the handle and your clothing from any damage. The handle drop of 12” allows the bag to be carried in a variety of ways including at hip length, at chest height, or simply tucked under the arm. The interior of the bag is lined to protect the leather and provides ample storage with a large section and a secret zipper pocket at the back.
Measuring 8” x 5” x 3”, there is enough space inside the bag to comfortably hold essentials such as a purse, mobile phone, keys, makeup kit, and other bits and pieces. The mini size makes it ideal as an evening bag or even for use during the day for formal occasions. The stunning chevron pattern is sure to attract admirers. The bag comes with a stitched Chanel logo in the interior as well as an authentication number. You can see the bag in more detail here.