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All about Hermès Birkin

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.

2.Leather

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

3.Color

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.

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How to Spot A Fake HERMÈS Birkin Quickly

Birkin is one of the most expensive bags in the world. The increase in popularity of the Hermès Birkin bag has unfortunately led the market to become inundated with replicas. This article will show you 7 steps to spot a fake Hermes Birkin.

1.Shape

Look at the shape of the bag below. The bag should stand neat and pronounced. The bag should not be slouching or bulging in places.

2.Smell of Leather

The leather used to make a Hermès Birkin will be the finest, not cheap or poor quality. So you will be able to smell the aroma of the leather. For example Togo leather will be soft to touch and should have a heavenly aroma.

3.Authentic Card

When you get your Hermes Birkin, you need to check whether it has a authenticity card. Interestingly, Hermès bags with authenticity cards are actually fake.
This is because Hermès handbags do not provide authenticity cards at all, Never!

4.Hardware

The hardware of real Birkin will not be absorbed by the magnet, but the fake hardware will be.

(fake)

5.Stitching

All Hermès bags are sewn by hand, not by machine. If the stitching spacing is equal, it can be judged that the bag is made by machine and fake.

6.Stamp

The stamping should be neat and hard. On a fake it tends to be faint and weak.
Note: the stamp is engraved on the bandage before 2015, and on the inside of the fold of the bag (look at the left side from the front) after 2015.

7.Lock

Look at the lettering on the lock. The lettering on the real lock is really uniform and fine. Fake lock letters and numbers are larger than real ones.
The lettering of real lock is engraved by hand, but the fake one is laser-engraved.

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A Brief Intro of Hermes Leather-Oxhide

1. Togo

Togo leather is made from baby calf(also known as a veau), it is a beautiful leather that appears to be raised, yet has a smooth and fine texture that glides across your fingertips. It is an incredibly popular leather for one simple reason: it is almost entirely scratch resistant and can be refurbished to as good as new condition if veining starts to appear.

Features:

  • Almost completely resilient to scratching.
  • Easy to clean and can be refurbished incredibly quickly.
  • Has a raised grainy appearance, yet is very smooth to touch.
  • The grain is finer than Clemence.

Bags commonly used for making: Birkin, Kelly, Lindy.

2. Taurillon Clemence

Taurillon Clemence leather leather which is short called TC leather or Clemence leather, is made from baby bull. This leather has been on the scene since the 1980s and is very much a classic material. The grain type is a bit bigger and flatter than other available leathers (like the grainy Togo), which may result in cracking around the edges of the bag, although is can easily be refurbished to as good as new.

There is one downside to the Hermes Clemence Leather: water can produce unsightly blisters on the bag, so being careful around rain and other water is a must.

Tips for handling Clemence leather:

  • Be careful around water, as water can cause water blisters that are almost impossible to remove. Always wipe down immediately after contact with water.
  • If the heavy yet durable leather starts cracking around the edges, get it refurbished.

Bags commonly used for making: Birkin, Kelly,Picotin,Lindy.

3. Epsom

Epsom leather was introduced in 2003, Unlike other leathers, Epsom leather is an embossed leather, which means that the pattern pressed into the leather is not the actual grain. However, this has some major benefits such as allowing the leather to hold its true shape in all circumstances and also means it is completely resistant to scratching. The material is also lightweight and cleans with a simple wipe using a damp cloth.

Features:

Benefits of Epsom Leather

  • Completely resilient to scratches.
  • Incredibly easy to clean, grime wipes right off.
  • Lightweight and easy to handle.

Bags commonly used for making:

Birkin, Kelly, Constance and small bags such as constance to go, kelly to go,etc.

4. Swift

Gulliver Leather, which was discontinued in the year 1999, was reintroduced in 2005 to what we all know as Swift Leather.  The leather features a fine grain which is incredibly soft to touch and has the ability to reflect light while absorbing dye like few other leathers on the market. The only drawback is that it is prone to scratches, but small scratches are easily removed by a gentle swipe of your fingers.

Features:

  • Enhanced luminosity, making colors appear brighter and more radiant.
  • Glistens against the sunlight.
  • Is very soft to touch, which makes scratching easier (but minor scratching can be rubbed off).

Bags commonly used for making: Lindy,Birkin,Kelly

5. Box Calf

The box calf leather is the oldest type of leather used in Hermès bags and is present in many vintage Kelly bags. While box calf leather is quite a sensational site, there is one downfall you have to watch out for: blemishes such as scratches and water marks are easily noticeable on this bag, but after time the deformities blend into the bag and create almost a mirror-like texture.

Tips for handling box calf leather:

  • Be careful when handling this bag in rainy weather, as water marks will undoubtedly stain the bag.
  • If you end up with scratches or other blemishes, try lightly buffing the bag to blend.

Bags commonly used for making: Kelly

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Quickly Know All Classic Hermes Bags in 5 Minutes-2

This article will simplify introduce all Hermès classic bags, hope it can help you choose bags.

7. Picotin Lock(in 2002)

First introduced in 2002, the Hermès Picotin Lock pays homage to the brand’s equestrian heritage: this tote bag was inspired by nosebags in which horses were fed from. Adding flare and texture to the otherwise basic exterior, the Hermès Picotin lock is complete with a Kelly lock closure that is iconically synonymous with the Hermès brand.

  • Size

The Hermes Picotin Lock  bag is available in 3 sizes:18,22 and 26, Size details are as below.

Picotin 18: 18cm x 13cm x 18cm
Picotin 22: 22cm x 21cm x 18cm
Picotin 26: 26cm x 26cm x 21cm

In general, the most popular size currently is the Hermes Picotin 18. The Hermes Picotin 18 and Picotin 22 are usually carried on the crook of the arm or by the leather straps.

8. Garden Party(in 1997)

Released in 1997, the Hermes Garden Party is a functional and well-priced bag among the Hermes collection. It has a casual, relaxed vibe, but it is still structured and very chic. The tote has a simple, classic silhouette and isn’t as flashy or overwhelming recognizable as other styles such as the Birkin or Kelly for example. It is also elegant enough to be used for more professional or formal occasions.

  • Size

The Garden Party Tote is available in five sizes.  

Size details are as below.

Garden Party TTPM(26): 26cm x 15cm x 10cm
Garden Party TPM(30): 30cm x 21cm x 13cm
Garden Party PM(36): 36cm x 26cm x 17cm
Garden Party MM(45): 45cm x 31cm x 20cm
Garden Party GM(50): 50cm x 33cm x 24cm

9. Bolide(in 1923)

In 1923, Emile-Maurice Hermes went to the United States to visit Henry Ford  to see his automobile production factory.  After seeing that a zipper was used for the removable roof on Fords cars, he then took that same zipper idea and patent it in France by putting it in the middle of his bag design, creating the Bolide bag. The word Bolide literally means “Comet”, which was inspired by a nickname for sport cars.

  • Size

Bolide bag comes in 6 sizes, the largest at 45cm, 35cm, 31cm, 30cm (NEW!), 27cm and the VERY RARE 20cm.

Size details are as below.

Bolide 15: 15cm x 12cm x 7cm
Bolide 21: 21cm x 15cm x 7.5cm
Bolide 27: 27cm x 20cm x 10cm
Bolide 31: 31cm x 25cm x 12cm
Bolide 35: 35cm x 28cm x 15cm
Bolide 45: 45cm x 36cm x 23.5cm

The most common size purchased right now is the 27cm and the 31cm. The 45cm is used for more of a travel weekender bag than an everyday bag.  Some men love to used the larger bags and that size would be great for a tall man.   

10. Roulis(in 2011)

Roulis bag was first introduced for the Hermes Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Roulis bag features a flap front with a chain buckle detail. It is a mini bag with an adjustable strap that can be used on the shoulder or across the body. It has a divider pocket in the middle and also includes a flat pocket at the back of the bag. It is a great alternative to Constance bag, as it also has a simple and elegant look.

  • Size

Roulis is available in two sizes. Size details are as below.

Roulis Mini 18: 18cm x 15cm x 6cm
Roulis 24: 24cm x 21cm x 7cm

11.Toolbox(in 2010)

Toolbbox bag was first introducted as part of the fall/winter 2010 collection, understated and fun bag with its closure similar to Kelly.

  • Structure

Hermès Toolbox bag boasts a Kelly-like frontal turn lock on the top-flap, four feet at the bottom, expandable side-wings, a wide optional shoulder strap and rolled top handles. Tuck the wings in for a more formal style or expand them outwards for a casual outlook; everything looks perfect. But, if you use the straps the wings are deformed, so tucked-in look is better if the bag is carried by shoulder. Also, the bag comes with a hanging clochette-keys and a lock for added security.

  • Size

Hermès Toolbox bag comes in three sizes:20cm, 26cm and 33cm.

Size details are as below.

Toolbox 20: 20cm x 21cm x 15cm
Toolbox 26: 26cm x 29cm x 18cm
Toolbox 33: 33cm x 37cm x 23cm

12. Jypsiere(in 2008)

The Hermes Jypsiere was first introduced in the Hermes Fall/Winter 2008 collection. The Jypsiere captures the “gypsy spirit”, and is perfect for carrying everything on the go.

  • Structure

Jypsiere bag has a front flap closure and clasps at the center.  You can secure the bag by looping the straps through the brackets and connecting them at the clasp. There is a large zip pocket and two open pockets for cell phones and smaller items. The strap is  adjustable and embedded with a shoulder pad. The Jypsiere can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder. If desired, the strap is detachable as well.  The back of the bag is flat and can rest easily on the side of the hip.

  • Size

Jypsiere bag is available in 4 sizes: 28cm, 31cm, 34cm and 37cm.

Jypsiere 28: 28cm x 23.5cm x 12.5cm
Jypsiere 31: 31cm x 25cm x 14cm
Jypsiere 34: 34cm x 26cm x 15cm
Jypsiere 37: 37cm x 29cm x 16cm

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Quickly Know All Classic Hermes Bags in 5 Minutes-1

This article will simplify introduce all Hermès classic bags, hope it can help you choose bags.

1. Birkin(in 1984)

The Birkin bag has been around for nearly 40 years, and since its inception in 1984, the design has not changed. Each bag is made with two leather handles, a flap closure with two belted straps and a center turn lock that holds a padlock. The Birkin is secured by closing the flaps over the buckle loops, wrapping the buckle draw straps and then closing the lock on the front hardware. The keys are enclosed in a leather key holder known as a clochette, which is French for “small bell.”

More recently, Hermès has created and sold many different sizes, hardwares, types of leather and colors which all can impact the Birkin’s price.

(1) Size

Sizes for the Birkin range from 20cm, 30cm, 35cm, 40cm to the largest 45cm. Size details are as below.

Birkin Mini: 20.5cm x 13cm x 12cm
Birkin 25: 25cm x 20cm x 13cm
Birkin 30: 30cm x 22cm x 16cm
Birkin 35: 35cm x 25cm x 18cm
Birkin 40: 40cm x 30cm x 21cm
Birkin 45: 45cm x 30cm x 21cm

In general, BK30 and BK35 are the most popular sizes, but BK25 is more popular in Asia. BK40 and BK45 are fit for men.

(2) Hardware

The metallic hardware on a Birkin bag usually has one of two finishes: palladium finish or gold plated. However, there are also many rare finishes applied to custom bags and unique designs which can include 24K plated gold, ruthenium and burnished.

2. Kelly(in 1892): the earliest bag

Kelly bag is one of Hermes classic handbags. The prototype is inspired by a saddle mounted leather bag (HAC) in 1892. In the 1930s, Robert Dumas, the son-in-law of Émile Hermès, created this classic handbag and took over the operation of Hermes in 1951. In 1956, on the cover of the magazine life, Grace Kelly, Princess of Morocco, carried the largest size of Kelly bag which was made of crocodile skin and half covered her pregnant body, revealing her shining and charming female beauty. This unforgettable cover photo made Kelly bag go crazy. Therefore, Grace Kelly and the Kelly bag named after her were once the classic symbols of that era.

(1) Size

At the beginning, there were only 3 sizes: 28cm, 32cm and 35cm. By 1968, there were more Mini Kelly bags, but not many people bought them. After all, many people still want to pack more things. In 1980, a size of 40 cm was added, as well as 50 cm and 25 cm. There are totally 7 sizes now.

Size details are as below.

Kelly Mini: 22cm x 13cm x 7cm

Kelly 25: 25cm x 17cm x 7cm

Kelly 28: 28cm x 22cm x 10cm

Kelly 32: 32cm x 23cm x 10.5cm

Kelly 35: 35cm x 24cm x 12cm

Kelly 40: 40cm x 28cm x 16cm

Kelly 50: 50cm x 34cm x 25cm

(2) Kelly Derivative Series

Kelly Lakis, So Kelly, Kelly Pichette, Kelly Danse, etc.

3. Constance(in 1959)

The year was 1959 and Robert Dumas-Hermès was just about to complete his first decade at the helm of the luxury giant. In Mr. Dumas-Hermès’s employ was an illustrious designer by the name of Catherine Chaillet, who had just given birth to her fifth child, a girl by the name of Constance. To commemorate this celebratory event, Catherine decided to name one of her handbag designs after the child, a recently designed model with a flap top, adjustable shoulder strap, and an “H” buckle closure. Thus, the bag became officially known as the Hermès Constance.

What is the hardest bag to buy? I think it must be Constance. Because it is available in very limited quantities. Many Hermes official stores can get only 5 ,even less than 5 bags per year.

Constance is small and easy to carry, and the H logo is very eye-catching.

Size:

Constance14: 14cm x 10cm x 3cm

Constance18: 18cm x 15cm x 4cm

Constance23: 23cm x 17cm x 5cm

Constance25: 25cm x 14cm x 8cm

Constance29: 29cm x 25cm x 9cm

4. Lindy(in 2007)

If you want a casual and simple bag, you can choose Lindy. The Lindy made it’s official runway debut in Hermès’s Spring-Summer 2007 collection, alongside it’s kindred spirit the Kelly Flat bag. The inspiration of the collection was beach leisure, and the bags followed suit on the idea, all being designed and re-interpreted to be more portable. While the reception of the overall collection may have been mixed, the Lindy bag’s success was unmistakable.  

Size:

Mini Lindy : 19cm x 12.5cm x 9cm

Lindy 26: 26cm x 18cm x 12cm

Lindy 30: 30cm x 19cm x 15cm

Lindy 34: 34cm x 21cm x 15cm

5. Herbag(in 1998)

If you’re haunted by dreams of owning a Kelly or can’t afford a Kelly, consider the Hermès Herbag. These two bags by Hermès are similar looking, but score really differently on price, material and adoration scales. Unlike the leather Kelly, the Herbag uses canvas for its body and leather for trim. The canvas body can be easily detached and the leather top can be attached to any other body. This way the same top can be used for differently colored and styled Herbag canvas bodies! It’s because of this feature that the Herbag is often called the Hermès ‘Two in One’ bag as well!

There are two kinds of Herbag, one is a backpack (called Herbag A Do, which has been discontinued) and the other is a one-shoulder backpack. It is generally made of cowhide and canvas.

Size:

Herbag TPM: 19cm x 21.5cm x 7cm

Herbag PM: 31cm x 25cm x 10cm

Herbag MM: 39cm x 31cm x 15cm

Herbag GM: 52cm x 36cm x 20cm

6. Evelyne (in 1978 Year)

It was in 1978 when the former head of the Hermes riding department, Evelyne Bertrard and her team, sat down to create a bag that would serve as a convenient carryall for horse grooming equipment. They came up with a design of a crossbody bag that featured a simple messenger-like silhouette, with a small belt closure and a removable shoulder strap. The bag was named the “Evelyne” after Bertrard. The defining feature of the bag was the perforated “H” design on the back, which allowed for aeration of the grooming tools while those were carried. Yes, you were supposed to carry the Evelyne with the the “H” facing the body!

(1) Structure

Since the release of the Hermes Evelyne, there have been four versions of the bag: Evelyne I, Evelyne II, Evelyne III and Evelyne Sellier. Roman numerals (I, II, III) refer to the generation of the bag. We are currently on the third generation of the Evelyne.

  • Evelyne I: It does not have an external pocket and adjustable strap like the current version.
  • Evelyne II: The external pocket first appeared on this generation. All Evelyne’s II featured an external pocket, except the smallest version of the bag. No adjustable strap.
  • Evelyne III: It features both the external pocket and the adjustable canvas strap.

(2)Size

Evelyne 16 TPM: 17cm x 18cm x 5.5cm

Evelyne 29 PM: 28cm x 30cm x 9cm

Evelyne 33 GM: 32cm x 30cm x 9cm

Evelyne 40 TGM: 40cm x 39cm x 10cm

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How to Buy a Birkin?

Given the craftsmanship and the amount of hours required to create each bag, the production of a Birkin is entirely dependent on the number of adequately trained artisans in the company at any given time. As a result, each Hermès official store is given a limited supply. The Hermès official stores get deliveries on a sporadic basis, so inventory never builds up on shelves.

Hermès does not report how many Birkins are sold each year, or what percentage of leather sales is attributable to the line. Secrecy and success seem to be quite correlated when it comes to the Birkin.

Hermès also does not market the Birkin through traditional print or advertising. Instead, the company relies solely on the bag’s perceived exclusivity and prestige, allowing want-to-be customers to produce their own marketing.

 “The only thing Hermès wants you know about the bag’s availability is that you probably can’t get one.” Thus, there are only a handful of people to receive a Birkin directly from Hermès each year. The people who receive priority treatment are celebrities and valued clients of Hermès who have made several high-value purchases from the company over an extended period of time.

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.

According to the the 2009 memoir, Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag, personal shopper Michael Tonello’s says, “think of it like almost being interviewed, you have to have a purchase history at the store just to get started, then they meet with you, assess how serious you are about spending, and then you go on their list.” Given this restriction, there is no guarantee that prospective clients receive the exact bag they want. Typically, each customer is restricted to buying no more than two bags per year.

Hermès normally does not ask for your desired color or size; it’s dependent upon what is available. This type of marketing is very smart for Hermès because even if demand drops, sales will not. It also creates a surplus demand for the Birkin, which then overflows into demand for other Hermès products. This strategy helps the firm’s business selling consolation prizes such as wallets, belts, perfume, scarves, etc.. J.N. Kapferer of the Inseec Luxury Institute in Paris observes that the wait induces “impatient buyers to switch to other products of the brand, to calm their hunger until the much-awaited object of desire is achieved.”

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.” The Birkin has operated on this system for quite some time, and the exclusivity of the bag brings a large draw to this market. Auction houses and resale retail services have emerged as an avenue for those who wish to buy the Birkin, without having a long-standing relationship with one of the associates.

If you have the money and want to skip the waitlist there is the option of the secondhand market. This option has created an entirely new market for the Birkin bag. The secondhand market has grown dramatically and has made a new industry for both auction houses and resale retail stores. Collectors and outside buyers are now able to turn to each other to swap and purchase the Birkin bags they want.

The leading auction houses that resell Birkin bags are Christie’s Auction House, Bonhams and online auction houses such as Heritage Auctions and Paddle.

The biggest supplier of the Birkin, and the most successful is Christie’s Auction House. With their record-breaking sales, Christie’s has solidified itself as the leader in the secondhand market, by considerable margins. Both their 2015 and recent 2016 Hong Kong auctions have set several world records that include a $222,000 Fuchsia diamond-studded Birkin, and a Himalayan diamond-studded Birkin for most expensive handbag ever which sold at $300,168. These sales were both reputable and important to the market which has enabled it to grow. According to Jeff Rabin, principal, and co-founder of art advisory firm Artvest Partners LLC. “Christie’s is working to expand their brand; this is good because luxury fashion seems to be a natural extension of art, which is the ultimate luxury item.”

Meanwhile, not far behind, Heritage Auctions in 2011, sold a Red Crocodile Birkin for $203,500.

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 Birkin in a special way.

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