The Haut à Courroies (HAC) is iconic because it served as the muse for Hermes superstars like the Kelly and the Birkin. The bag is inspired by the totes used by Argentinian cowboys - an idea that Emile-Maurice Hermes got after visiting South America. He created the the HAC and it has been around since 1892. The HAC in fact looks almost identical to the Birkin, with the exception of having slightly shorter handles and taller proportions.
With a demand as high as the Birkin Bag, the HAC is also an elusive bag because of its low production. This featured bag is crafted from Chevre de Coromandel leather, a lighter weight leather that complements the carrier’s larger proportions and makes it more arm-friendly for everyday wear. The leather has a smooth finish and supple texture, and is surprisingly resilient against scratches. It is paired with Toile H, the cotton canvas material exclusive to Hermes. It too is known for its durability and resilience to friction, hence making this HAC, an embodiment of luxury and practicality.
This HAC, although used, shows hardly any trace of wear and is in a very pristine condition. It bears the ‘D’ square stamp to indicate its 2000 make. It comes with its clochette, dust bag, keys and lock.