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Hermès Birkin

I've been wanting this Goddess Bag so badly. I've been all over it since they made it, I was like sitting in front of my laptop and just starring at those Goddess Bag picture I've googled the whole night and just amazed, how could they made such a great great great Goddess Bag. Great design, great material. And speak of Birkin, I do love that British-born actress and singer named Jane Birkin. She's totally awesome, and I could have said PERFECT for her taste of style. She's so overwhelmed adorable.

Jane Mallory Birkin
14 December 1946 (age 63)
London, England


This playful color of Hermès Birkin handbags is definitely tempting!

So back to this goddess bag, Hermès Birkin handbags are hand-built by experienced craftsmen, one of the primary factors contributing to the high price of all Hermès handbags. The production of each bag may take up to 48 work hours, translating into weeks. They are distributed worldwide to Hermès boutiques on intentionally unpredictable schedules and in even fewer reliable quantities, creating a sense of scarcity and exclusivity around the product. The exterior of the bag can be made of a variety of leathers. One of the most expensive variations of the bag is made of saltwater crocodile skin. The price of these bags depends on the size of the scales. Bags with smaller scales cost much more than those with larger scales.


Typically, a Birkin bag's lining is made of goat skin and its color will match the bag's exterior color. The bags can also be special-ordered with custom leathers and colors, but order privileges are granted only to certain established Hermès clients, and again, on an unpredictable basis. Orders are reportedly submitted to Paris twice a year, with "special-order" bags coming back anywhere from a year to two years later. Occasionally, special orders may never arrive, as Hermès is notorious for discontinuing certain leathers or colors without notice, frequently making the arrival and "pick-up" of a special order Birkin a cause for some fun fanfare both for the client, and occasionally even for boutique staff.

Hermès Birkin handbags Crocodile Leather 35 Cm Series

Jane Birkin

The metallic hardware on a Birkin bag (the lock, keys, buckle hardware and feet studs) are typically plated with gold or other precious metals, such as palladium, which, unlikesilver, will not tarnish. The metal lock may be covered with leather as an option when custom ordering. Certain notable Hermès clients have paved buckle hardware withdiamonds, notoriously resulting in one black crocodile skin Birkin which notably sold for close to $65,000 at auction in 2005.

a various colors of Birkins

Birkin lock keys are enclosed in a type of leather lanyard known as a "clochette" which is typically, but not necessarily, carried by looping it through one of a Birkin's handles. The Birkin bag may be locked by closing the bag's top flaps over all buckle loops, wrapping the buckle straps, and closing the lock on the front hardware. Locks and keys are number-coded.

in some other colors, I am going to have one big closet full of these Goddess Bag, in every colors, every type, and every single size.

In Gossip Girl, Lily van der Woodsen carries her Birkin bag in black and tan in season one and in the next two seasons she is seen using many other different Birkin bags. In Gilmore Girls episode 6, season 6 (Title: Welcome to the Dollhouse) Rory is given a Birkin Bag from Logan. In this scene she is not aware of how special the Birkin Bag is, but gets clued-in later on in the episode.

Lily Van der Woodsen is always knows how to be elegant at the same time.
In the Sex and the City episode "coulda woulda shoulda", the characterSamantha Jonesexclaims "It's not a bag; it's a fucking Birkin!" when attempting to use Lucy Liu's name to get moved up the waiting list.

Generally, the price of a Birkin starts at approximately $5000 USD, not including sales taxes, but can reach 5- and sometimes 6-digit prices, particularly when the bag is constructed from exotic animal skins. Allegedly, the waiting list for a Birkin is over two years. In practice, however, many stores have a "call list" and an "order list", both usually consisting of clients who have in one way or another become "regulars" or have formed a relationship with a particular salesperson.

Red Hermes Birkin Handbags, I am planning to buy my Mom this bag, some day. :)

Hermès does not sell its handbags online or to online retailers. Authentic Birkin bags are sometimes available on auction websites such as eBay, though often at a very high markup over the retail price. It is also possible to acquire a used Birkin bag at couture-consignment shops. In Plum Sykes' novel Bergdorf Blondes(2004), the character Julie Bergdorf steals a Birkin from her family's store, Bergdorf Goodman, to avoid a three-year wait, although in reality Birkins are only sold by Hermès, are not available (as claimed in the novel) in pink with fur trim, and probably would not require such a long wait for a socialite like her.

Victoria Beckham is one of the most Birkin-wearer I've seen so far.

Victoria Beckham is one of a super-success Woman in this whole world, and I guess she fits up the Goddess bag as well, just like they meant to be always completing each other, i see.

That one she wears, is totally tempting!

I know very well that this Goddess bag is non-affordable. I could have save for about 2-3 or more years to have this such adorable bag. But I know, if I want it so bad, then I should and I could (i guess) make it happen. But this one problem is, I would never be satisfied until I own all different types-colors-and-also-sizes at the same time. I wish, somehow, this could be happen. I WISH!
And yes, I've been dreaming since like I'm younger than what I am now, I would really wanna have something that named after me. Maybe in the year of 2050 i could have my daydreaming-bag called Hermes by Arika, or Gucci by Arika, to become true. Na~ these all, are just wishes, just looking up forward if this biggie whiny dream would ever be come true (one more time, I WISH!). We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Well I chose to be one of this people .

Cheerio, see you on the next post and review :)
Arika, 7th February 2010.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very detailed and informative. Thanks.

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