The Birkin bag: an insight into exclusive fashion


Mario Anzuoni

Created by Hermès, the Birkin bag is one of the hardest, if not the hardest bags to obtain.

Created by Hermès, the Birkin bag is one of the hardest, if not the hardest bags to obtain.

The story behind the idea and creation of the bag comes from Jane Birkin, a British actress. While she was sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, executive chairman of Hermès, on a flight from London to Paris. She mentioned how she could not find a bag that was suitable for her as a young mother.

After hearing that, Dumas went on to create a design that would be able to fit a mother’s needs, as well as the needs of her baby. The bag was “a rectangle holdall with a burnished flap and saddle stitching. With a dedicated space for baby bottles” according to the Hermès Paris website.

These bags are still really popular for moms because of the amount of room and straps that they have. However, through the years the Birkin bag has transformed into one of the most sought-after bags on the market. But you can’t just buy this bag from a store.

To get a Birkin bag you must either have a good reputation with the company, which calls for always buying their products and making yourself known to them, or be put onto their waiting list.

There are ways that you can even buy online if you go through trustworthy resale websites but you must know those companies, or you may be scammed into buying a fake bag.

Big-name celebrities, on the other hand, are often offered to buy these bags by the company themselves if Hermès believes they should have one.

The reason behind why so many celebrities have a possession of birkin bags is because of their social status and money. Since the bags are so expensive most celebrities have the money to buy one, and the company also enjoys seeing their bags being worn by celebrities through the media.

The handbag comes in many different styles and colors, often changing the value and rareness of the bag.

For example, one of the rarest and most expensive bags that this company has made is the matte white Hermès Himalaya niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin. This bag has 18K gold and diamond hardware and was sold for $500,000.

These bags are even known to be a great investment for the future, allowing them to grow in value over the years to come.