Hermès is a French high-fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837. They specialize in leather and lifestyle accessories. Hermès is perhaps best known for selling the Birkin bag, a handmade leather tote sold as a personal accessory.
This article will introduce all about Birkin bag, including history, leather, color, etc.
Launched in 1983, the Birkin emerged from an exchange between former Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas and famous British actress and style icon Jane Birkin. The pair were seated next to each other on a flight from Paris back to London. Birkin had placed her flimsy straw carryall in the overhead compartment of her seat, and the contents of her bag spilled out onto the floor. Dumas, appalled to see her toting all of her belongings in such a flimsy bag and motivated by Jane’s struggles, invited her to come to the Hermès atelier and work with him to design a handcrafted bag sturdy enough to hold all of her belongings. This bag was to exude superb quality, space, elegance and style that many women would clamor for. There was little question on the name of their new creation – “the Birkin” – and the rest is handbag history. The Birkin has become known as the world’s most expensive and exclusive handbag. The bag has evolved since its initial release and the market for it has grown even more so.
The Birkin bag was commonly made of the leathers as below:
Oxhide: togo leather, epsom leather, taurillon clemence leather, swift leather and box calf leather.
Exotic skin: ostrich, lizard, crocodile porosus(^), crocodile nil(..), crocodile alligator(□)
According to the value, the rank is crocodile porosus(^) ᐳ crocodile alligator(□) ᐳ
crocodile nil(..) ᐳ lizard ᐳ ostrich ᐳ togo/epsom/TC/swift/box leather
There are thousands of colors in Hermès bags. But today we will talk about the most popular colors and rank them according to popularity.
Sakura Rose ᐳ Nata ᐳ Noir/Etoupe/Glod Blown ᐳ other colors
4.How to buy a desired Birkin
Buying a Birkin bag is not as simple as going into an Hermès official store, making a purchase and walking out the door. Demand for the bag has grown exponentially since its inception. Associates first prioritize the customers with “relationships,” the remaining bags then open up to a wait list. However, this wait list can be as long as six years or even closed for new participants.
Even you are lucky and patient enough to wait an opportunity to get a Birkin, Hermès normally does not ask for your desired color or size, it’s dependent upon what is available.
So, what do you do if you’re an average woman wanting to invest in a Birkin?
Essentially, the only option is to use a trusted re-selling service through auction or a resale retailer that does not discriminate based on income or purchase history. Statistically, for 99% of women and investors, the secondary market is the only way to get your hands on one of these bags.
However, with new technologies in the art and luxury world, other vendors have established themselves as options for the Birkin in the secondary market. Chat us to know more about how to get a desired Birkin in a special way.