Pinch me hard, I am holding a Birkin bag!


Until recently I was having some mixed feelings about the famous Hermès Birkin bag. I just didn’t think the price was justified; the bag is beautiful, but not that beautiful, I thought.

I still haven’t changed my mind about its price tag but now that I had one in my hands* I must say it has this kind of timeless, essential beauty so characteristic of a truly great design. I really believe it is its aesthetic rather than its material value that makes it such a great object to pass on from mother to daughter.

This one is a 40 cm size and it has a very nice colour, an indefinite dark olive shade overlaid with a very subtle bronze hue. It sways from dark grey to lighter olive green adjusting to the colour palette one is wearing.

* This fab bag belongs to my friend Andreia who dragged me through the Hermès stores in Brussels and Paris, had a depression when she didn’t find one in stock (as if!), quickly recovered and had it ordered and delivered from Valencia the next week!

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