POSSESS This: The Democratic Birkin!

One of the most coveted handbags ever created is now available to the masses. Well, it’s not necessairly the exact same bag that was created by the House of Hermès for actress and singer Jane Birkin.  The story behind it’s name?  In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the ground, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. Birkin explained to Monsieur Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her, based on an 1892 design.

But you too can have your own “Birkin” or Together Bag as this one is called for a mere $35 + shipping and handling.  Much much more affordable than the $9,000 starting prices for a Birkin, no?  It’s a great canvas tote, perfect for just about everything – groceries, work documents, diapers, you name it.  No, it’s not hand-made like the real thing, but for a fraction of the cost who’s complaining!


[photo courtsey of ThuFri]

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