The iconic Birkin Bag

There are many types of bags of which you can choose from. Big, small, handbag, shoulderbag, backpack, the list goes on and on. But sometimes there are bags that transcend the concept of a bag and become more than that. They become a symbol of status, a fashion musthave and a way you can show you belong to an elite group of people. Bags like that are the black Chanel bags with a chain instead of a leather strap or the brown Louis Vuitton bags with the logo that covers the bags. But in that list there is one bag that all women who love fashion have on their ultimate wishlist; the Hermes Birkin bag.

In 1981 chief-executive Jean Louis Dumas of Hermes was sitting next to famous actress and singer Jane Birkin. Dumas saw how Jane was struggling with her straw bag. Jane explained how hard it was to find a fine leather bag that was big enough for all her stuff. This inspired Dumas to create the Birkin Bag. Funny fact: Jane Birkin later said that she really likes the bag but that it is to heavy to carry on one shoulder. Nevertheless women all over the world fell in love with the bag and there are actual waiting lists. A few years back you had to wait over six years before a Birkin Bag was available for purchase. The bags are handmade in France and come in a wide range of sizes and colors. Victoria Beckham is believed to own a collection of Birkin bags that are worth more than a million pounds.  If you want to purchase a Birkin bag, keep in mind that prices start around 6500 US dollars. This is a lot of money but if you do buy one you will own the most iconic bag in the world.

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