Discover The History of The Hermès Birkin

It’s not a bag, it’s a Birkin.”

With an infamous waiting ist, a hard-to-get persona and an iconic silhouette, the Hermès Birkin is one of fashion’s most iconic handbags ever. From its longstanding history to its beautiful craftsmanship, the Birkin has been the most sought-after bag in the fashion realm, especially for all the fashion darlings. Whether you are looking to invest or simply, just want to learn the history of the Birkin, then look no further.

The history of the Hermès Birkin:

 

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It was just another day in 1983 when Jane Birkin boarded a flight from Paris to London, where she sat next to the then Hermès’ chief executive, Jean-Louis Dumas. As some would say, it was a chance encounter turned fairytale that unexpectedly began on an airplane.

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A slight mishap with her bag falling out of the flight’s overhead compartment left her items scattered across the floor. Birkin then expressed her difficulties finding a stylish bag that fit all her belongings, and Jean Louis-Dumas began the initial sketches of the revolutionary piece on an airsick bag.

Who is Jane Birkin? 

 

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A significant part of the Birkin bag’s allure is from the person who inspired it. Aside from her illustrious work in film and music, Jane Birkin was best known for channelling the epitome of French style.

 

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Find your next inspiration: 

Over the years, some of our favourite stylish celebrities have been spotted clad with a Birkin in hand. Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our curated list of lookbooks that stylishly showcase the Hermès Birkin. 

 

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