The Birkin bag is the most glorious status symbol for the handbag fashion accessories market. The Hermes Birkin bags are sought after by the wealthiest women, including celebrities such as Jenifer Lopez, Rachel Zoe, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Katie Holmes.
The matte white “Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30” sold for $377,00. The buyer is undisclosed.
Why is the Birkin Handbag so Popular?
The bag is about mystique. It is not advertised on social media, nor do you see ads for it in magazines. You will see it photographed on celebrities and royalty alike.
The quality and craftsmanship are excellent. The timeless classic style is part of the popularity. It takes twenty hours to make this handbag by a special craftsman.
The Birkin is not available to pull off the shelf. There is a waiting list to order one. It is all about creating desire. After all, we all want more of what we can’t have.
How To Buy A Birkin Bag.
You have to have a close relationship with a sales associate. Coveted very wealthy individuals will purchase through an auction house, such as Christie’s, but will pay a high premium as getting one via Hermes.
Make friends with rich people who are already on the list with the associates who may add you to the waitlist.
Consider buying pre-owned. Luxury accessories websites such as Portero and The RealReal, guarantee authenticity.