Friday, July 31, 2009

Birkin Bag News

News | Lindsay and the Stolen Birkin | My Birkin Blog

Lindsay Lohan was spotted out and about in Los Angeles last night (July 30, 2009). She carried a 40 CM orange Birkin bag. That was the exact Birkin bag stolen at the Heathrow Airport in 2006. Do you remember the news? OMG, it was 3 years ago!


Article The Hermes Birkin Handbag Will Increase in Value |

A Hermes Birkin handbag can sell for anywhere from $7000 to $12,000 on Ebay. These expensive handbags will sell for more than $7,000 at many exclusive boutiques. These Birkin purses will also go up in price over time, increasing their second hand re-sale value. These are the only pursesthat will increase in value over time, meaning that they have an excellent investment quality. Forbes listed a crocodile Birkin (with nearly 10 carats of diamonds on the hardware) as being one of the world's most extravagant handbags when it sold for $120,000 at auction house Doyle New York.

According to Luxaholics, Victoria Beckham has 100 Birkin handbags, in various styles worth over 2 million dollars. An impressive investment in handbags, which should only go up in value.

The key to making the Hermes Birkin handbag so valuable is the purses scarcity and craftsmanship. The Birkin bag is made in France, and is handmade by craftsmen. It can take up to 48 workhours to make one of these handbags, translating into over a week and sometimes two weeks to make one bag.

The exterior of the Birkin handbag can be made of a variety of exotic leathers. One of the most expensive variations of the bag is made from the skin of the saltwater crocodile . The price of these bags depend on the size of the scales of the crocodile ie, bags with smaller scales cost much more than those with larger scales. Typically, a Birkin bag's lining is made of specially tanned goat skin and the bag's interior color will also match the bag's exterior color.

The metallic hardware on a Birkin bag (the lock, keys, buckle hardware and feet studs) are typically plated with gold or other precious metals, such as palladium. The metal lock may be covered with leather as an option when custom ordering. The special orders can easily add to the value of the purse, especially the resale price of the purse.


HERMES Charms 1998- l'Arbre


Celebrity | Kimberly Stewart

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Article | Blue Jean to Your Left |

I completely baby my Hermes Birkin. I only own one and it is my holy grail. I specifically remember learning about the infamous Birkin Bag first my sophomore year in high school. A “wait list” I asked? What kind of price tag? It seemed shocking, but my friend and I made a pact to own a Birkin at some point in our lives. I made a point to call her when I got mine two years ago.

The one piece of advice I would give anyone waiting for a Birkin:

Wait until you can get the exact bag of your dreams. Want a specific color, hardware, size, leather: Wait for it. When spending that much on a handbag, you should get the exact bag you wished for. I got mine, a 30 cm Blue Jean Birkin in Togo leather with Palladium hardware.

Yesterday we took her out for a photo shoot. The sky was perfectly blue and the sun was radiating, though it was so unbearably hot that I flooded my body with bottles of water until I felt the urge to fall off that bridge and float away. The Blue Jean color from Hermes is widely recognized and widely sought after. I love the splash of color, which works for every season and every color palette. And the bag itself, a work of art.


HERMES Charms 1997- l'Afrique


Celebrity | Kelly Bensimon | The Real Housewives  of NYC

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Birkin Bag News

Birkin News | Good Deeds and Birkins |

Just a few weeks ago we showed you models and their Birkin bags.

Now Naomi Campbell is auctioning hers off on November 10! Her pale green Alligator Birkin will go to a new home at the Hermès house’s vintage auction as a charity event for the White Ribbon Alliance. The charity is close to the supermodel’s heart, as she’s a global ambassador. Naomi is nothing if not charitable, and this is a huge donation on her part.

With this news, she’ll follow in the path of Jane Birkin and Princess Stephanie, who both gave away their iconic bags.

My Birkin Blog Says | We will keep you posted as soon as we know where and when you can take this Birkin bag home.

Guess Who? Happy Birthday!

Yes, it is Jennifer Lopez

It could not be a more fabuloso day for Jennifer Lopez in Miami. Her hubby, Marc Anthony, announced he's part owner of the Dolphins football team and, more importantly, she is muy caliente in an embellished coral minidress, gold YSL stilettos and oversize sunnies. Talk about simple yet chic South Beach sexy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Guess Who? Happy Birthday!

Guess Who? | Happy Birthday

Who is the birthday girl (July 24) carries a beautiful brown crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag? 
Hint: She is a singer, dancer, actor, mother, and fashion designer.


Article | Rita Wilson gifts a $10,000 to Future Daughter-In-Law |

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s son, Colin Hanks, recently got engaged to publicist Samantha Bryant. And what did Rita Wilson give her future daughter-in-law? A $10,000 handbag to congratulate her. Initially a Hermes Birkin comes to mind, but there are many other handbags that she could have purchased. Not too shabby a gift. I definitely did not get a $10,000 handbag when Vlad and I got engaged, but I must say that gift is totally out of the ordinary. As is having your in-laws be Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. What guesses do you have on the gift from Rita to Samantha?

Hermes Charms

HERMES Charms 1992- La Mer


Celebrity | Mischa Barton

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Poll Results

Birkin Blog Poll Results | 09.016.-09.07.23

Have you read Michael Tonello's book "Bringing Home the Birkin"?

We received 21 votes. The Results were:

Yes: 15
No: 6

Thanks for voting.


Carnivale of Couture: The "It" Bag Edition |

It’s that time of the week again...Carnivale of Couture and oh, the topic is one that brings me much joy! Purses, handbags, totes - a diva can never have enough of them ;) Designer Ella over at Pursed Lips is hosting and she asks a question that can be answered in a heartbeat:

1) If you were to only have the allowance for one Big Name designer IT Bag, what would it be? (This is a dream to many with the allowance for none!)

2 ) If you were given $10,000 (ooookayyyyyy, $20,000 if you’re a superdiva) to buy only ‘IT’ Big Name designer bags, which dream ones would you buy (or just one perhaps)? (You can save some of the cash left over for something else not to be mentioned.) Yes, please do try to keep track of general prices, and authentic and real-life eBay prices count if you would opt for auctions (although if you can’t tell authentic, skip the lower-priced ones, natch!).

Now, of course, D.E. Must have been reading my mind when she posted the picture of the coveted Birkin Bag. Priced in the five digit range, it’s a bag you must take care of like a baby! I like the clean lines, classy and timeless design of the bag - not to mention it can hold everything a fashionista needs by her side at all times, you know, lipstick, a copy of her favorite fashion mag, and the invitation to P.Diddy’s gala during Fashion Week ;) (Hey, it’s my dream, ok!) Oh, and Oh, and since I'll have some money left over because I'll be buying it at a discount, I'll take the Fendi B.Bag I talked about a few months ago...


HERMES Charms 1991- Extreme-Hermes


It is Lindsay!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Article | Celebrity Bag Watch: Hilary Duff: BIRKIN SHOW DOWN |

Hilary even caught the attention of the po-po in her all black ensemble including the oh so exquisite Hermes Birkin bag. These exclusive bags begin at approximately $7500 and the price can grow rapidly depending on the exotic leathers and decorations used. The infamous Birkin bag is named after Jane Birkin, a British actress and singer. If you desire to have your own Hermes bag, visit and you can print your own bag and glue it together. Yes, it is made of paper, but you can still say you have one! 


Article | The Birkin Bag |

“Birkin Bag? …two little words that send every fashionista into a frenzy. The coveted Birkin bag comes with the longest waitlist for any luxury item – up to six years long. It also comes with a hefty price tag. The regular going rate for a Birkin is about $6,000. Even the most elite have trouble getting their hands on a Birkin Bag.

Many unenlightened people may ask “why a waitlist?…“why so much money? But only those who have been up close and personal with the Hermes Birkin bag can really begin to understand what all the hype is about. This bag radiates quality with its fine leather, precise lines, handmade details, and immaculate interior. Every detail of this bag, down to the stitching, is perfect. So much handwork, detail, and fine quality are put into these bags. They can’t help but stand apart from the other masses of factory created bags. With the perfect size and style the Birken can accompany you anywhere with anything…if only you are so lucky to have one.

Birkin Bags are not simply fashion accessories but coveted collector items. It is a fashion time-piece carried for years and passed down to daughters and granddaughters. It is an item that exudes elegance, style, and affluence. Men have antique stop watches and women have the Birkin Bag. Simply put, the Birkin bag is a classic time-piece that only very few are blessed with the honors of owning.


It is Rachel!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Video | The Making of HERMES Bags

Birkin Bag News

Birkin Bag News | Flavio Briatore and Elisabetta Gregoracci | 2009.07.18

It's no secret that Flavio Briatore likes exclusive vacations and hot girls and now he's managed to combine the two! He and his wife Elisabetta Gregoracci were spotted leaving a yacht in Saint Tropez' harbour Saturday (2009. 07. 18) to visit the markets and as you can see Elisabetta bought a necklace to go with her hippie-chic outfit!


Celebrity | Ellen Barkin

Monday, July 20, 2009

Questions and Comments


I love all the charm locks from Hermes. 

Does anyone have a list of which ones came out in what years? Are there more than one design per year?

Here are the ones I know:

1992 - Pelican
1993 - Pegase "Year of the Horse"
1996 - Lyre - Year of Music"
1997 - Lion - "Year of Africa"
1997 - Elephant - "Year of Africa"
2006 - Sailboat - "Paris in the Air"
2008 or 2009 - Dancing Carousel Horse


Dear Shawn,

Thanks for your comment. Each year Hermes has a theme for the year. Below are some themes for the yeras:

1987 - Feux d'artifice (Fire)
1988 - Exotisme
1989 - Vivre la France
1990 - Air Libre
1991 - Extreme-Hermes
1992 - Lar Mer
1993 - le Cheval
1994 - le Sileil
1995 - la Route
1996 - la Musique
1997 - l'Afrique
1998 - l'Arbre
1999 - Dans les etoiles
2000 - Premiers pasd ans siecle
2001 - A la Decouverte de beaute de monde
2002 - la main
2003 - la Mediterranee
2004 - a Fantaisie
2005 - Frand Fleuve

I will start listing the symbols/charm for the years later this week.

My Birkin Blog

Birkin Bag News

Birkin Bag News | Denise Richards' Ice-Cream Diet! | 2009.07.18

The hottest mom in Hollywood according to many is Denise Richards and she sure showed it yesterday when she and her two daughters Sam and Lola had ice-cream in Malibu. Even though Denise was only wearing a grey t-shirt and cut-off jeans (she did however have a Birkin on her arm) she looked great! An ice-cream a day apparently does wonders!


Celebrity | Fergie

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Unique Birkin Bag

Unique Birkin Bag | Two-Tone Porosus Corcodile in black with violet handles and straps

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Eva Longoria Parker’s friend sports an Hermes Birkin |

Maybe I’m crazy or seeing thing, but is the woman that’s shmoozing with Eva Longoria in these pictures Robin Antin? We can only partially see her face in one photo, but it sure looks a lot like the Pussycat Dolls founder and sister of celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin (I still miss his reality show).

Whoever it is, she’s carrying a gorgeous Hermes Birkin, although I’m a bit confused. I never thought I’d see an outfit that didn’t look totally great when worn with a Birkin, yet it looks like Robin picked up someone else’s bag by accident and wandered off. Skintight black leather pants certainly don’t go with a conservative bag in a staid shade medium brown, no matter how awesome the pants and the bag may be when seen independent of each other. The bag just doesn’t match her style – she’d do much better to get herself a black one with palladium hardware.

Unique Birkin Bag

Unique Birkin Bag | Apple Green


Celebrity | June Ambrose