Christie's specialist, Rachel Koffsky, reveals why this Birkin is among the most covetable in the world
The Horseshoe Stamp Birkin is the Holy Grail for Hermès collectors, and one of these sought-after bags is included in our Handbag Shop this month. This stamp bestows the high distinction of being a one-of-a-kind, special order creation, tailored specifically to the individual taste and style of its owner. Often the result of months of waiting, the tailor-made Horseshoe Birkin affirms its collectors place amongst the upper echelon of Hermès connoisseurs. To take home a Horseshoe Birkin is to be able to fully appreciate the heritage of the Hermès workshop, a tradition which began with meticulously crafted, handmade saddles. This two-needle saddle-stitch is the technique still employed on all Birkin bags.
The stunning Horseshoe Stamp special order bag is crafted of Nilo Crocodile skin, with a luminous and shiny finish. The exterior of the bag has alternating panels of Vert Emeraude, a lustrous emerald shade, and Bleu Izmir, a vivid cerulean. The appealing gold hardware brings warmth to the Birkin, in contrast with cool shades of the crocodile, making this bag perfectly wearable all year. In the 30cm size, this is the ultimate collectible Birkin for both day and night.
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Main image: A 30cm Horseshoe Stamp Special Order Shiny Vert Emeraude & Bleu Izmir Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag. Hermès, 2014