The world’s most iconic handbag is one of the latest bags to arrive in stock so we thought we’d delve a little deeper into the history of the bag and inform you what makes the Hermès Birkin the most coveted leather accessory on this planet.
The French Fashion House, Hermès, developed what was to become the quintessential fashion must-have in the early 80’s - despite their initial emphasis on equestrian-related leather goods.
The muse of the wonderfully crafted carryall was Jane Birkin - the British-born, fashion icon who inspired Jean-Louis Dumas, former CEO of Hermès, to design the piece whilst the two shared a plane journey.
Before they knew it, the Birkin became the “it-bag” and was worn by actresses and models alike. Fast-forwarding to the 21st century, the popularity of the bag has risen exponentially - with celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kim Kardashian sporting their own personalised pieces from Hermès.
If you’re hoping to join the elite few who have the pleasure to sport a brand new Birkin, good luck - waiting lists have grown significantly over the years, given the ever-increasing demand coupled with an almost-stagnant supply. Alternatively, shop our collection of carefully curated pre-loved Hermès bags and get your hands on a Birkin within a matter of days!