Hermès Black Clemence Birkin 40 Bag PHW

Condition: Excellent
Price: Sold
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Behold the ultimate dream bag! Other than gold, the other all-time favourite colour for ladies looking for their first Birkin bag, is black. Suited for all occasions, versatile with any style of clothes, this is the timeless fashion colour. Without a doubt, the black beauty will ignite the soul. There arguably no more timeless and classic colour than black and it will be loved by everyone eternally. The beauty of the Clemence leather is that it develops a character as it ages and after usage. This leather is an epitome of premium quality with its delicate finish and serves to accentuate a look which is reminiscent of femininity. Savour the soft and pliable texture of the Hermès leather and discover how this durable grainy leather is also a hardy material as it is resilient to scratches and dirt even when used daily.

  • Date/Authenticity Code: H in square > 2004 collection
  • Closure/Opening: flap with leather draw strap closure with rotating clasp
  • Hardware: palladium plated hardware
  • Handles: double rolled leather top handles
  • Handle drop: 13,5cm/5"
  • Material:  black clemence leather
  • Lining: black chevre leather
  • Interior pockets: one zipped pocket and one open flat pocket
  • 4 protective feet at base
  • Includes: dustbag, raincoat, clochette, padlock and 2 keys, no box
  • Condition: Overall it is clean and in excellent condition. The exterior leather is clean and beautiful throughout. The metal feet at the base have darkened slightly and show surface scratches. The padlock and turn-lock remain bright with hairline surface scratches. The handles show light signs of wear. The bag is slouching lightly. The interior leather lining is clean and overall in excellent condition.
Clemence Leather
Made in France
30 x 40 x 21 cm


The legendary French luxury goods house began as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. By the twenties, Hermès had the patent for the zipper in France, and introduced the first ladies’ bags with zip closures, and in 1937, the first Hermès silk scarves were born (today, a scarf is allegedly sold every twenty seconds). The company expanded into riding gloves, belts, and men’s and women's sportswear, and designed the now-famous travel trunks to meet the needs of the new automobile drivers. The Kelly bag debuted in 1956 after Grace Kelly used a large crocodile handbag to hide her pregnancy. In the seventies, the first women's shoe collection and the first complete men's ready-to-wear collection were introduced. Actress Jane Birkin replaced her old straw purse with a leather Hermès number in 1984, and started the rage that is the Birkin bag. Today the Birkin continues to have the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory. Hermès also has a complete home line, bed and bath linens, furniture, silverware, crystal and porcelain, office accessories, and baby gifts. In 2003, following Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier joined the house as women's ready-to-wear designer, putting a high-fashion spin on the label’s equestrian roots. After departing in May 2010, Christophe Lemaire, who is best known for reviving preppy label Lacoste, took the reigns. In June 2004, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena took a post as the in-house perfumer and launched several scents that have amassed cultish popularity. There are over 240 Hermès boutiques internationally, including a Wall Street location, the North American flagship on Madison Avenue, and in the fall of 2009, the first menswear-only boutique right across the street.