Birkin30 Swift HSS Yellow/Red GHW
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This Birkin30 Swift HSS Yellow/Red GHW is in Yellow/Red Swift leather with gold-tone hardware, and has front flap, two straps with center toggle closure, clochette with lock and two keys, and double rolled handles. The interior is lined with tonal chèvre-leather and has one zip pocket with an Hermès engraved zipper pull and an open pocket on the opposite side.
This Birkin30 is an HSS marked treasure. Exclusive access to special-order handbags is limited to H’s most prestigious clientele. The HSS bag features a discreet horseshoe stamp on the front-a delicate yet powerful symbol signaling that you belong to a rarified club of collectors.These handbags are selectively offered by boutiques only to loyal customers, mirroring the exclusivity of iconic designs like the Birkin or Kelly bag, which are not readily available to every visitor.
This Birkin30 Swift HSS Yellow/Red GHW is crafted in Swift leather. Introduced in 2005 as a substitute for the discontinued Gulliver leather, Swift leather has swiftly risen to prominence within the Hermès collection due to its soft, semi-smooth texture and vibrant hues. Crafted from calfskin, Swift leather showcases a fine grain, remarkable softness, and durability. The semi-smooth feel and subtle shine contribute to its unique charm, and the leather’s inherent slouchiness imparts an individualistic touch while preserving the bag’s structure. Swift leather readily absorbs dyes, resulting in vivid shades unparalleled by other leathers.
Swift leather boasts a fine-grain surface that feels soft and supple. It offers a diverse range of rich colors not easily matched by other leather types. The development of veining over time contributes to a distinctive and beautiful aging process. Its lightweight and slouchy characteristics make it particularly well-suited for smaller bags.
The Birkin Hermès bag is an icon in the fashion world, highly sought-after by celebrities and the handbag-obsessed. The Birkin Hermès design is a collaboration between Jane Birkin and Hermès CEO Jean-Louis Dumas. Before the Birkin bag, Hermès was already well-established as a house of luxury leather goods, catering to their elite clients’ needs. Today, of course, with the preeminence of the Birkin, Hermès has become the preeminent luxury handbag design house — the maker of the most coveted handbags on earth.
This story begins in 1983, with the chance encounter between It-Girl Jane Birkin and Jean-Louis Dumas, the artistic director and CEO of Hermes. The two met on a flight from Paris to London in 1984. Birkin confided in Dumas that she lacked a purse with appropriate functionality for her fast-paced lifestyle. Out of this conversation, the icon was born.
Having instantly captivated the hearts of many ever since its release after three years of assiduous crafting, the Birkin bag has doubtlessly become one of the most timeless pieces in the course of fashion history. Its roomy interior made it an ideal jet-set option, and the lock meant it could be securely carried closed during travel. The clean lines, minimalist style, and casual flair perfectly captured Birkin’s personal style. She was gifted a 40cm Birkin, which she individualized with stickers. It retailed for about $2,000. In 2011, Jane Birkin sold her original, well-worn bag at auction for more than $162,000 to support earthquake relief efforts in Japan.
Today, the Birkin bag comes in sizes 25cm, 30cm, 35cm, and 40cm and in a variety of leathers and exotic skins.
Actor and singer Jane Birkin with her casual, high-low look was described for decades as the epitome of French style. On July 16 2023, we lost the icon. The Anglo-French actress, singer and fashionista passed away at the age of 76 in her Parisian home. However, with her signature tousled bangs, under-eye mascara and classy wardrobe, there will always be a designated place for her in the world of fashion. Her legacy lives on and will remain engraved in the essence of French fashion. And whilst Jane Birkin may no longer be with us today, she will certainly be reinstated to the forefront of our minds whenever we spot the Hermés house icon.
The Jane Birkin bag is a part of fashion history and remains the “icon” bag, enjoying a popularity greater than ever. Hermes only makes a limited amount of Birkin bags per year as part of their scarcity marketing strategy. Buying a Birkin directly from Hermès requires an extensive purchase history with the brand and the style of the Birkin delivered to boutiques is rarely known ahead of time. As a result, customers must either make do with available Hermès Bags or patiently wait for the style they want to become available.
We at LovedBags are on a mission to eliminate this struggle and frustration of trying to purchase a bag directly from Hermès. As one of the most trusted dealers of authentic Hermès bags in the country, every bag we offer, is either in excellent, immaculate condition or store-fresh and securely authenticated using Entrupy. Each of the Birkins visible on our website is in stock, and available for immediate delivery. If you don’t see the specific size, color, or limited edition style you want, our concierge department will be happy to source it for you.