The Birkin Bag Phenomenon

It’s become one of fashion’s most enduring tales: Jane Birkin was sitting on an aircraft next to Mr Dumas, Chairman of Hermes, in 1984, she reached into her handbag for her diary, spilled the entire contents of her bag and told Mr Dumas how she wished there was a bag better suited to her needs. He decided there and then to design a practical, timeless piece in her honour.  The Birkin was born. Hermes was no newcomer to the world of highly sought-after handbags.   The Kelly had been around for a number of decades, made popular by Grace Kelly when she carried a large 40cm black Kelly bag in an attempt to hide a pregnant belly.   Since the 1980s the Birkin has become the greatest IT Bag in history, with the longest waiting list of any fashion...

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Welcome to The Birkin Bag Blog!

Welcome to Isabella and Lily’s Birkin Blog. As stylists we shop for fashion conscious and well-heeled ladies, and in particular lovers of the infamous Hermes Birkin bag. We travel far and wide in search of the Birkin, which has reached iconic status in the world of fashion. Watch and listen as we reveal the latest news and updates from our world of Hermes’...

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