As much as I personally lust after the Hermes Birkin – yes I’m one of those who do – I do not currently own one, nor is there one in my forseeable future, due to its prohibitive cost. Thank you for nothing, diving RM. However, my good friend and bag buddy LeGeeque recently got one, and shared some good reasons with me why it may not be the bag of every bag afficionado’s dreams, as it were. So I got her to write it down and share it with you. It pays to be well-informed. Who knows when an opportunity will arise, eh? ~ PB
The mere mention of the prized and elusive Hermes Birkin bag conjures up a plethora of responses. If you’re a bag aficionado, there’s a likelihood that the Birkin is your Holy Grail. If you aren’t, you will still likely raise your brows, because most people will have heard of its exclusivity. The Birkin might be the Holy Grail for some, but it might not be yours, necessarily so. So, I’m here to debunk some myths of the Birkin and tell you what you should consider, if you are saving your pennies (or realistically, dollars) for this prized bag.
To put things into a little context, I recently got my greasy little hands on an Hermes Birkin. It’s what some Birkin aficionados would term as the poor (wo)man’s Birkin. It’s the beginner/entry level bag. Size – 35. Leather – Togo (thankfully, which I’ll get into in a bit). Gold hardware.
After carrying it consistently for about a month, I think I’m ready to write this piece.