Hermes Birkin bag is a handmade purse made in France by the Hermes Group, which was originally founded by the Hermes family in 1837. Hermes Birkin bag does not bear a logo, but the Hermes Birkin bag is a unique design and limited production make the Hermes Birkin bag one of the most sought after bags in the world. The Hermes Birkin bag was named in honour of the first Hermes Birkin bag owner, European actress and singer Jane Birkin. The Hermes Birkin bag made its public debut in 1984. The Hermes Birkin bag is not mass produced and therefore, the Hermes Birkin bag is a far more exclusive bag than many other luxury purses and accessories.
The high price for a Hermes Birkin bag also takes it well beyond the average price range of most consumers and propels the Hermes Birkin bag into a status symbol for the very wealthy. While Hermes is noted for high priced fashion accessories in general the Hermes Birkin bag far exceeds all other purses in the Hermes line up. Hermes Birkin bag begin at just over $7,000 US Dollars (USD) and, because each Hermes
Birkin bag is customizable, many Hermes Birkin bag are priced as high as $150,000 USD.
For several years after the Birkin bag debut, the Hermes Birkin bag was only attainable by a waiting list that was, at times, two years long. The Hermes Birkin bag is hand stitched in France by a single skilled craftsman; each Hermes Birkin bag consists of the finest animal hides, which must be flawless. Some of the animal skins used include ostrich, lizard and crocodile. Searching for exotic hides for the Hermes Birkin bag may take up to two years and the workmanship may take another two weeks, which means that only a few Hermes Birkin bag are completed per week.
Although pricey, each Hermes Birkin bag is created to last for a lifetime. While a knock off Hermes Birkin may look attractive, it’s the attention to detail in the Birkin bag that has made these particular Hermes Birkin bags so popular. Each thread used to construct the Hermes Birkin bag is first coated in beeswax before used to hand stitch the hides of the Birkin bag together. Once constructed, each Hermes Birkin bag is fitted with 14 karat gold hardware is hand buffed and painted, and the Birkin bag seams are individually polished. Working several hours per day, each Hermes Birkin takes as many as 25 hours to create.
Hermes specially trains previously experienced leather makers in making the Hermes Birkin bag at the Hermes school for a period of one year before ever allowing a single craftsman to work on a Hermes Birkin. Out of approximately 800 highly trained craftsmen, only a select few are skilled enough to work with particular hides for the Birkin bag. One such hide used by Hermes of which limited craftsmen are allowed to work with is crocodile leather, which easily and permanently bears a craftsman’s fingerprints if not handled correctly.
With unique style of a Hermes Birkin bag it can add glamor and grace to the personality of the person, and the Hermes Birkin bag also can reflect the fashion statement of the carrier.
The light blue Hermes Birkin occupies a significant position in the world of handbags, and is one of the most desired brands amongst the rich and famous people. All Birkin bags are completely hand crafted. So the final Birkin bag product is so charming and beautifully made.
So one of the reasons the price for the Hermes Birkin bag is so high lies in the material used such as crocodile skins, ostrich, calf and lizard. The smaller the scales of the crocodile skins the more expensive the bag.
The precious stones that are embedded to the metallic hardware of a Hermes Birkin is another reason why the bag can be so expensive having beautiful stones and gold hardware embedded in the hardware really adds to the cost of the Birkin bag.