The exclusive Birkin Bag by world renowned French designer Hermes! Would you ever buy one? and is it worth it? The Hermes Birkin bag is a symbol of wealth usually hanging in the crook of the arm of A list celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Renee Zellweger, Pharrell, Kanye West, Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson. It represents success, achievement and status.
Who in their right mind would pay $9,000 to $129,000 just for a bag? Yes, I admit the Hermes Birkin Bags are beautiful with exquisite hand made saddle stitching, but paying that amount of money can’t be justified… Can it?
According to Michael Tonello author of ‘Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag‘ the cost is completely justified.
“To carry one of these luxurious Hermes handbags is to know you have “arrived” — particularly because you have to wait years to get one” says Tonello. In his book he explains how he figured out the ‘secret formula’ to avoid the cue and get his fair share of luxury.
If you have the money to splurge and social status is of the utmost importance to you, then owning a beautifully handcrafted Hermes Birkin Bag is just the perfect thing to symbolise how hard you have worked to achieve this luxurious item.
BRINGING HOME THE BIRKIN by Michael Tonello
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