Why the name Birkin by hermes?

Why the name Birkin by hermes?

The Birkin by hermes bag is a hand made purse from Hermes named after actress and singer Jane Birkin.

In 1981, the Hermes chief executive Jean Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. Birkin had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents her bag fell to the ground, leaving her to struggle with finding her belongings to put back in her bag. Birkin explained to the him that it is difficult to find a leather weekend bag. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her, based on a 1892 design and called the Hermes Birkin.

Hermes Birkin bag price range starts at $9,000 to $150,000. Hermes Birkin bag prices escalate with the quality of materials. Hermes Birkin bag are distributed to Hermes boutiques on unpredictable schedules and limited quantities, creating scarcity and exclusivity.

The Hermes Birkin bag is handmade in France, by experienced craftmen. The company’s signature saddle stitch, developed in the 1800s, is employed in the manufacturing. Each Hermes Birkin bag is hand sewn, buff, painted, and polished, take several days to make. The average Birkin bag is created after 48 hours. The company justifies the cost of the Hermes Birkin bag, compared to other bags, by its intricate craftsmanship and by maintaining their scarcity.

Although the Hermes Birkin bag is free of logos, it is one of the most recognised bags in the fashion industry and among the public.

The Birkin hermes bag is highly coveted, and, for several years, was reputed for having a waiting list of up to 6 year  the longest wait for any bag in history.

In April 2010, Birkin hermes bag officially announced that the waiting list no longer exists, implying that it is potentially available to all.

The Hermes Birkin bag is a symbol of wealth due to its high price and elusiveness to the public.

Birkin hermes bag is one of the most sort after handbags.

Meeting Jane Birkin on the plane and discussing ladies handbags was one of the best things that has happened to The house of Hermes because they have made millions of dollars producing the Birkin Bag and it has become world famous.


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