Friday, October 16, 2009

It’s not a bag, it’s a Birkin…

So I've been sitting at home on "vacation" from my day job while battling the flu, perfect timing, right? Anyway, I watched a little special about the oh-so-elusive Birkin bag and I decided to share my new found knowledge.

Named after British born actress, Jane Birkin, the Birkin bag is one of the most luxurious bags a person can own.

Model and actress Jane Birkin was rarely seen without her coveted Hermès Kelly Bag, named after actress Grace Kelly. While flying one day, her bag popped open, spilling the star's personal belongings all over the cabin.

As luck would have it, a fellow passenger overheard Birkin complaining about the impracticality of her Kelly Bag. It was then that Jean Louis Dumas, the president of Hermes, and Birkin decided to create a larger bag that could hold more of a woman's belongings. The Birkin Bag was born.

Introduced in 1984, the Birkin bag has been a symbol of luxury and wealth. If you want one start saving your pennies. The Birkin ranges from $7, 000 to about $15, 000. Oh, and there is a wait list...


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