Introducing the Hermès Birkin Faubourg: A Comprehensive Guide

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In 2019, Hermès issued a limited edition Birkin bag to rival and perhaps exceed the legendary Hermès Himalaya in artisanship, scarcity, and worldwide acclaim. The extraordinary Hermès Faubourg Birkin is a meticulous rendering of the atelier’s famous flagship store in a miniature Birkin. The boutique’s roof, stonework, arched windows, and awnings are depicted with exquisite detail in a variety of Hermès luxury leathers. Let’s explore the incredible Faubourg Hermès bag.

The Artistry and Craftsmanship of the Hermès Birkin Faubourg

The Hermès Faubourg Birkin begins with a petite Birkin 20cm bag, measuring just 8” wide. The tiny size is notable, as is the Sellier style. The Sellier Birkin is as highly structured as the Hermès Kelly, making it ideal for the Faubourg styling.

Celebrating the exceptional artisanship the brand is renowned for, the Hermès Faubourg Birkin is a marvel that fuses artistic conception with masterful execution. Initially produced in two colorways, Day and Night, the limited edition bag was updated in 2021 with two new versions, Midnight (Minuit) and Snow (Neige). In all four versions of the Faubourg Hermès bag, a miniature Hermès shopping bag replaces the traditional clochette. It is rendered in classic Orange H Swift, as are the awnings.

Hermès Faubourg Birkin Day

With a magnificent display of artistry, the Day Hermès Faubourg Birkin depicts the storefront at 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris as it is seen in daylight. The roof, rendered in Ébène Matte Alligator, contrasts beautifully with the walls of Gold Madame. The stonework is detailed in Brûlée Sombrero over a base of Ébène Sombrero. The arched glass windows are depicted in Craie Epsom. 

Hermès Faubourg Birkin Night

A tribute to Parisian nights, the Faubourg Hermès bag in Night features the same combination of Matte Alligator and Madame calfskin as the Day edition. The roof is Blue Marine, and the walls are Deep Blue. Its Craie Epsom windows glow against the stonework detailed in Blue Obscur beneath the brand's iconic Orange H Swift awnings.

Hermès Faubourg Birkin Midnight

The Midnight Faubourg Birkin thrills with an ebony palette featuring Black Matte Alligator for the roof and Black Madame walls. Black Swift lines the stonework and divides the window panes. Jaune Swift illuminates the windows with a base of Black Sombrero. The Midnight Faubourg also uses the PVD hardware previously reserved for the popular So Black collection.

Hermès Faubourg Birkin Snow

It rarely snows in Paris, but when it does, the effect is magical. The Neige version of the Faubourg Hermès bag embraces a light palette to illustrate the wintery beauty. The roof is in smooth White Togo, depicting a soft coat of snow. The walls are crafted from Beton Matte Alligator. The glass panes are rendered in Blue Brume Chèvre, while the window millwork is in Craie Swift. The base is made of White Sombrero. Look closely, and you’ll see that White Swift snow is piling up on the Orange H Swift awnings.

Exploring Hermès Birkin Faubourg's Timeless Designs

The Hermès Faubourg Birkin is an homage to the iconic storefront, home to Hermès since 1880. The miniature architectural marvel flaunts the atelier’s artisanship while exuding whimsy and style. There are many complex facets of this fashion jewel, and its four colorways represent highly versatile neutral shades in brown, blue, black, and white palettes. The few lucky enough to own an Hermès Birkin Faubourg limited edition bag will find it complements most of their wardrobe while standing out as an extraordinary Hermès accessory.

Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, the intricate design of each bag mirrors the classic allure of the Hermès flagship store, resulting in a piece that's more than just a fashion accessory. The Hermès Birkin Faubourg is a timeless work of art that embodies the Hermès legacy of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.

Hermès Faubourg Gold Hardware

The Exclusivity of Hermès Birkin Faubourg

When the term “exclusive” is used in the world of luxury, few items embody it as authentically as the Hermès Faubourg Birkin. This limited edition bag is treasured for its extraordinary artistry and extreme rarity. It is rumored that no more than 50–100 bags have been created in each of the four color stories. To own a single Faubourg bag is incredible. Having one of each version is an Hermès collector’s dream. This set is known as a Place de Faubourg or a Faubourg Square. In China, it is referred to as a Beijing Courtyard.

Choosing the Perfect Birkin Faubourg 

Selecting your perfect Hermès Birkin Faubourg is a deeply personal journey and an exercise in exquisite taste. Each distinct and carefully curated color story — Day, Night, Midnight, and Snow — offers its own unique character and charm. Whether you’re drawn to the warm allure of Day, the cool sophistication of Night, the striking intensity of Midnight, or the pure serenity of Snow, the choice is ultimately a reflection of your personal style and aesthetic.

The Hermès Birkin Faubourg’s Investment Value

The Hermès Faubourg Birkin is an emblem of style and luxury — and a highly lucrative investment piece. The Day, Night, and Midnight Faubourg bags retailed for about $30,000. The Snow was offered at about $48,000. But their value soared on the secondary market. Most are now selling in the $250,000 – $325,000 range. In early 2022, a Snow Faubourg sold for nearly $400,000. Each color scheme is in great demand, with Snow typically fetching the highest prices.

This extraordinary increase is driven by the limited number of bags produced and the distinct, artisanal detailing. Each Birkin Faubourg is a truly valuable asset. Owning one of these masterpieces is akin to securing a high-yield, luxury investment.

Madison Avenue Couture — Your Gateway to Hermès Elegance

The Hermès Birkin Faubourg is more than a handbag. It is an exquisite piece of wearable art that tells a story of unmatched artisanship and luxurious design. Each color story embodies a unique personality and charm, promising to become an integral part of your style narrative.

At Madison Avenue Couture, we're privileged to host an Hermès bag collection that includes the renowned Hermès Faubourg Birkin. We invite you to explore our curation. Each piece is a testament to timeless beauty.

Our Concierge Department will be delighted to assist you in finding your perfect Faubourg Hermès bag. Their expert knowledge and guidance will ensure your journey in the world of Hermès is a seamless, enjoyable, and ultimately successful venture.

Judy Taylor

CEO & Founder of Madison Avenue Couture
Judy Taylor, the CEO and founder of Madison Avenue Couture is one of the most respected authorities on luxury bags and accessories. Her unwavering commitment to quality has cemented her as an expert in luxury retail, inspiring fashion enthusiasts worldwide.
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