In 1984, Hermès named the Birkin bag after the impeccably chic Jane Birkin after her fortuitous run in with the chairman of Hermès on a Paris-London flight.At one time, the Birkin was the most coveted handbag in the world due to its scarcity and expense.
It is a beautiful bag, but how exclusive can it really be when Lindsay has one….
and Posh has several….
and even this hot fucking mess has more than a few?
Nevertheless, if you still find Birkins interesting check out Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello. This book contains all the dirt on getting a Birkin and demystifies the unusual (but brilliant) anti-marketing culture over at Hermès.