Monday, July 25, 2011
The Hermès birkin bag has become a status symbol for any fashionista and fashion goer for the last couple of years, named after British actress Jane Birkin. I think every fashionable person wishes one day to own a Birkin bag, hey Victoria Beckham allegedly owns over a hundred of them. Personally I would like a 50cm black or brown for not only day use but it’s also large enough for travel. In the previous Hermès menswear show one look had the iconic bag as a travel size and fell madly in love. The 2 year plus wait for the bag may seem a bit nuts but hey not everyone can really have one on the spot, unless you’re a celebrity and your PR person might be able to get you one.
A Birkin can come in many hides from calf leather to saltwater crocodile which will obviously cost you a bit more where the prices range from $6,000 up to $150,000. What makes this bag so iconic is not the price and the inability of not everyone being able to own one but more of the classic design that comes from this bag. The price depends on the color, hardware and the skin of the bag so if you want crocodile this will cost you over $100,000. The bottom line is we all want a birkin an one day I will get mine.
Photo Credit: Yannis Vlamos GoRunway.com