I’ve waited quite a while before I featured this very important person on this blog. Why? Well, I guess I was worried that anything I wrote about her wouldn’t do her justice. I am referring to the iconic, Jane Birkin, who you can see above carrying one of her Birkin bags. If you don’t know who she is, you may already be guessing. Yes, Jane Birkin is the one who owns the namesake of the iconic Birkin bag, one of the most popular (and expensive) Hermes bags to date. I wonder what it is like to know that there are so many people who are dying to have a designer handbag that is actually named after you. That is a part of life that not many of us will ever know (but we can dream, can’t we?)
Jane Birkin was a huge name in the sixties, and in 1981 one day while sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, the chief executive of Hermes, on a plane, she had stored her personal items in the overhead compartment in a straw bag, which fell to the floor. Birkin had complained that she couldn’t find a good bag, which prompted Dumas to design a black leather bag just for her. This was in 1982, and the legend of this Hermes bag lives on to this day. I guess all designer bags start out as a way to hold our stuff, but they seem to turn into something much more, do you agree?
Well, now that you know the story behind the coveted Hermes Birkin bag, perhaps you might be interested in buying one of your own? Well, not exactly, since these Hermes handbags are quite expensive and out of most people’s price range. Hermes replica handbags, however, are great for those of us who have to stick to somewhat of a budget. A replica Hermes bag, like this replica Birkin -http://tinyurl.com/8r28k39- will give you the same designer look, without the designer price!