The Hermes Birkin bag has been spotted on well known celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Popular television shows have dialogue around this designer handbag. Find out what makes this handbag unique and appealing to the rich and famous.
Let us begin with a little background about the company. Hermes is a French high fashion designer house, established in 1837. Hermes product lines include perfumes, leather goods, fashion handbags and accessories. The reputation and workmanship of the company are well known in the fashion industry.
Some famous people that have used Hermes products are Grace Kelly, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, John F. Ingrid Bergman, Sammy Davis, John Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy are some of the famous people who have been known to use Hermes products. Hermes is well known for manufacturing designer luggage and handbags.
Pricing for these bags is extremely high because of the labor-intensive nature of manufacturing. Only one craftsman may work on one handbag at a time which involves hand-stitching each individual piece. It can take up to twenty-four hours to create.
Another unique factor Hermes is known for is their use of rare materials. They travel the world to get materials from Florida, Pakistan, Australia and Malaysia. Hermes leathers are made from the skin of oxen, ostrich, goat, calf and deer. Other materials they use are lizard skin, shark skin, alligator skin and buffalo skin.
The leathers used in their handbags are dyed in every color and pattern imaginable. Then the leathers are professionally treated and crafted into fashion handbags and a variety of accessories.
The Birkin bag is one of the famous handbags made by Hermes. Jane Birkin, an actress from Britain, is the person that handbag is named after. The company president, Jean-Louis Dumas, worked with Jane Birkin to design this handbag to be practical for everyday use.
You may have seen or heard the Birkin handbag mentioned on popular television shows such as Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, Will & Grace, Gossip Girl and Girlfriends. Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have been seen with the infamous Birkin handbag. Michael Tonello wrote a book about this handbag called, ‘Bringing Home the Birkin.’ – ‘My Life in Hot Pursuit of the Most Coveted Handbag.’
On Michael Tonello’s website, he shares – After figuring out the ‘secret formula’ that renders Hermes’ wait lists obsolete, Michael provided same-day Birkins to his wealthy clients for the better part of a decade, earning both a very comfortable living on his commissions and a permanent spot on the speed dial of countless socialites, fashionistas, and celebrities.’
Clearly, the Authentic Hermes Berkin designer handbag is unique, beautiful and highly coveted by the rich and the famous.