Hermes Birkin bags are kind of manufactured handbags created by the towering leather goods manufacturer Hermes. These bags are named after famous British actress & singer called Jane Birkin who was a longtime dweller of France.
It is famously mentioned in an interesting incident in 1981 that led to the birth of this line of handbags. It is said that Jane Birkin was once flying on a plane and suddenly at one point of time, her bag fell and the contents of it spilled out.
The President of Hermes who was incidentally sitting beside her saw this, and offered her to produce a brand of handbags named after her. She sketched her idyllic bag, and thus, these handbags were born. Interestingly she had to pay for the first prototype of the line of handbags, which took her by surprise.
Considered A Statement Of High Fashion
These bags have become popular because of the actress it was named after. This handbag has gone on to become one of the most popular brand of handbags throughout the world, especially among the rich and famous.
The manufacture of a Birkin is said to take several weeks and the exterior of the bags can be made up of an assortment of leathers.
There are custom bags made of varying kinds of animal skin, including crocodile skin, which is the most expensive. Typically, they are made of goatskin and the color is given such that it matches the exterior.
The metallic parts of these bags may also be studded with precious metals or jewels as per the choice of the buyer.