What You Do Not Yet Know About The Hermès Birkin Bag

The Birkin bag designed by Jean Louis Dumas of Hermès and Jane Birkin was launched 30 years ago. Our site traces the history of this iconic piece…

A creation born of chance

The Birkin bag comes from the encounter on a London-Paris flight in 1981, between Jane Birkin and Jean Louis Dumas, president of Hermès. Jane Birkin entrusted her young mother problem: she can’t find a handbag that is both practical and elegant, to store all her belongings and

her daughter Charlotte. Amused, the president puts it challenged to draw the ideal bag he will eventually create him. She began to draw on the plane then following several meetings between the two collaborators, the bag was born and will be known as his muse. Without knowing it, the singer and actress has created an iconic bag, whose success since not swerve.

A bag become mythical

The Hermès Birkin bag is the first it bag bearing the name of a celebrity and which is actually created by that same personality. Each piece is designed by hand in a unique way by the same craftsman who signs. Elegant and practical, it identifies it with its flared shape, its two pieces of leather stitched together, flap and its rigid handles. It is available in dozens of colors and a variant of materials, leather smooth Suede, passing by the crocodile, velvet, the ostrich…Its shape is reinvented by many creators who inspired.

The amazing success of the legendary bag propelled him to the status of icon of Hermès, the same as the square of silk or the Kelly bag. A rare quality, it is highly sought after and almost inaccessible. This object of desire is the happiness of fashionistas famous with Victoria Beckham in the title of best Ambassador. It is found in the wrist of the other initiated such as Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller…

The Birkin in figures

1981 is the year of the encounter between Jane Birkin and the president of Hermes Jean Louis Dumas in a plane.

1984 is the year of creation of the Birkin.

2 is the number of Birkin backpacks painted custom has Kim Kardashian.

1.9 million dollars is the price of the most expensive Birkin bag ever sold: the ‘Gold Crocodile Birkin Bag.

110 000 euros is the price paid by the buyer for the bag original of Jane Birkin, put online on Ebay by Jane Bikin itself in 2011. The proceeds were donated to the Red Cross, in support to the Japan.

5 is the number of sizes offered by the range of Birkin bags: 25 cm, 30 cm, 35 cm, 40 cm, 45 cm.

100 + is the number of Birkin bags that make up the collection of Victoria Beckham (until she became herself fashion designer).

1 is the number of spa Hermès in Paris which offers spa treatment for worn bags.

48 hours are required for a craftsman to design a Birkin bag.

6 is the standard number of years on the waiting list for a Birkin bag.

2010 is the year during which Lady Gaga has customized or rather… degraded her Birkin bag with a marker and then with nails.

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The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film …

The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film ...

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The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film …

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Birkin Bags Sale | Hermes Sale Moda Operandi

Birkin Bags Sale | Hermes Sale Moda Operandi

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The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film …

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The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film …

The Many Bags of Celebrities at the 2017 Cannes Film ...

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote

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Birkin Bags Sale | Hermes Sale Moda Operandi

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Hermes 35 cm Birkin Electric Blue

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