Steeped in tradition and timeless sophistication, the Hermès Birkin HAC 40cm is an extraordinary icon in the luxury handbag universe. This handcrafted gem in Blue Thalassa, punctuated by contrasting white stitching, showcases the mastery of Hermès’ rich color palette, particularly its breathtaking spectrum of blues – each a fleeting moment in fashion history, some enduring over decades, others mysteriously disappearing after a single season. Tracing its roots back to 1892, the bag was inspired by Argentinian cowboys’ totes, as witnessed by Émile-Maurice Hermès himself during a trip to South America. Although the HAC has given birth to the Kelly and Birkin bags over the years, each evolving in size and handle length, it remains unfalteringly true to its original design – a grand, formidable presence. However, its very magnitude is both its strength and weakness, making it a less favored choice among men. Encountering the HAC 40cm on the streets is akin to spotting a unicorn; an exceedingly rare spectacle, causing everything else to fade into insignificance as you revel in its majestic allure. This particular piece, a 2003 G Square collection, is in very good condition. Its Togo leather expanse measures 16″ L x 9.5″ W x 14″ H, embodying luxury and rarity in equal measures. Note that the pictured charms and accessories are available separately, further enhancing its versatility and individuality.