HERMES BIRKIN BAGS 7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING YOUR FIRST BIRKIN BAG

Categories:Other Brands

buy birkin bag

Congratulations on your decision to buy a Birkin bag! Some of the most important questions to address before you being your process include: “How to buy a Birkin?” “Where to buy a Birkin?” “How do you make sure it is authentic?” At PORTERO we have been selling and consigning Birkin bags for more than 10 years, and here are the 7 things you absolutely must consider when buying your first Birkin bag.


1. Authenticity

How to Buy a Birkin BagHermès Tosca Fjord Birkin 35cm with Palladium Hardware $20,850

The first thing to consider when purchasing your first Birkin bag is whether it’s authentic or not. Always buy from a reputable seller who provides lots of pictures of different angles of the bag. If the bag is authentic the seller will have nothing to hide.

2. Size

Buy Birkin Bag

When buying your first Birkin, consider your lifestyle. Are you a mom on the go who needs a roomy bag? Do you plan on using your Birkin mostly for travel? Perhaps you’re really loving the current mini bag trend, or maybe you’re petite and prefer a bag that doesn’t overtake your figure. Because of the many options available, consider all these factors before making your purchase.

3. Color

Where to Buy a Birkin BagHermès Rouge Vif Epsom Birkin 35cm with Palladium Hardware $8,500

Think about your wardrobe and how your Birkin fits in it. A lot of people opt for black as their very first Birkin color because it’s so versatile. However, perhaps a neutral color like Etoupe or Gold might work best for you. Maybe you want your Birkin to stand out and want to get a pop of color. Hermès has a large amount of beautiful colors you can choose from, so it’s worth spending some time researching them, and deciding on the one you’ll wear the most.

5. Hardware

Buying Your First Birkin Bag

The two most popular hardware options offered by Hermès are Gold and Palladium. When picking out a hardware for your first Birkin you should consider which tone of accessories you wear the most. If you don’t care much for a matchy-matchy look, or you wear both tones the same, then hardware selection will not be an important factor. However, most women prefer one over the other.

4. Leather

Buy Hermes Birkin BagHermès Electric Blue Clemence Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware $17,425

Hermès also offers an array of different leathers. Togo is the most popular one because it does not scratch easy and can be refurbished at the Hermès Spa to make it look like new. However, Togo is heavier than other leathers. For example, Clemence is smoother to the touch but will not hold its shape over time, this gives the bag a slouchier feel. We recommend researching the different types of leathers (and exotic skins) Hermès has available before making your decision. You can refer to our Hermès Leather Guide video for more information.

6. Price

How much is a Birkin bag

By now you must know Birkin bags are an investment. Though what is the best price to buy a Birkin bag? You should be prepared to spend anywhere from $7,000 to $100,000 on your first Birkin, depending on the leather (or skin), size, color and hardware of your choice. Purchasing a Birkin in the secondary market will come with a premium but will guarantee instant gratification and guarantees you will get the exact same Birkin bag you want. At the boutique you will not only have to wait, but you will be offered what they have, which may not be the bag you want. In the secondary market you also have the option of perusing pre-loved handbags that will come with a lower price tag. And always remember, if the price is too good to be true, the bag is most likely a fake.

7. Accessories

Buy Birkin Bag

A pre-loved Birkin may or may not come with its original orange box, but if it does it will cost you extra. An Hermès dustbag is always preferable, but you can keep you first Birkin safe in any other dust bag that is size appropriate. Before purchasing your first Birkin, be honest with yourself about how much you want the accessories, and consider if you have the appropriate room in your closet for them.

Tags: bags Hermes Birkin

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(268)

Hermes Birkin Bag Sizes and Prices

Categories:Other Brands

The Hermes Birkin bags sizes are available in 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50cm sizes. There are also two bigger models, the 45cm and 55cm, which are intended to be used as traveling bags, but these are no longer made.

The Hermes HAC is similar to the Birkin and most people cannot tell the difference. This bag comes in 27cm, 32cm and 37cm sizes and features shorter straps. It is no longer made though. But you can find some in the resale market.

Birkin Bag Sizes

Birkin 25cm
L25×H20×W13
L10xH8xW5
Price Approx: $8,000
The smallest of Birkin bags, the 25cm one, appeared in 2004. It remains a popular accessory for evening events such as dinner parties.

Birkin 30cm
L30×H22×W16
L12xH8.5xW6
Price Approx: $9,000
The 30cm Birkin has proven to be popular in certain markets because it fits more diminutive statures. Great for those looking for an evening bag look or those around 5’2″ or under.

Birkin 35cm
L35×H25×W18
L14xH10xW7
Price Approx: $10,000
The 35cm Birkin is regarded by most as the best choice and remains the most coveted bag from Hermes. For most women, the size is not overpowering, and holds a lot for our busy lifestyles.

Birkin 40cm
L40×H30×W21
L15.5xH13xW8
Price Approx: $11,000
It’s the size of the first Birkin, made by requirement of Jane Birkin. The 40cm Birkin will always be known as the original design. It is a little too big for most woman but is a great size for a man. Also great for a woman looking for more of a briefcase or a small travel bag.

Birkin 45cm
L45×H30×W19
L17.5xH12xW7.5
Price varies per Resale market
The 45cm Birkin was once the biggest model available with two types of a handle and a shoulder strap.

Birkin 50cm
L50xH?xW?
This is now the largest Birkin bag current sold by Hermes. It is clearly a travel bag and only comes in certain leathers. The price is rumored to be around $15,000. Unfortunately I cannot find the actual dimensions. The next time I’m in the store, I’ll ask and update the post.

Birkin 55cm
L21xH18xW10.5
Price Varies per Resale Market

Tags: bag Hermes Birkin

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(247)

The Hermès Birkin International Price Guide

Categories:Other Brands

There is no designer handbag in the world as elusive as the Hermès Birkin. The legendary French leather goods house keeps a tight lid on everything about the bag, from the best way to get one to which colors and leathers might be available in a particular size or hardware type at any given time. Among the biggest mysteries around the Hermès Birkin, though, is its pricing structure, and we’ve done some digging to clear up Birkin prices as much as we can.

Beyond general Hermès secrecy, several factors make determining Birkin prices tricky. First, the bag’s price varies widely among Hermès’s extensive leather offerings, even before you start looking at exotics. There’s also much variation between international markets, and since Birkins are sought-after worldwide, understanding how currency and location can affect what you pay is important for the brand’s high-flying clientele. There are also frequent price increases to take into account–finding an Hermès Birkin price list from a year ago likely won’t give you an accurate picture of what the bag will cost now. On top of that, pop culture media loves to inflate the Birkins price tag to bring in readers looking to gawk at the wealthy–$30,000 is often the fake price tag used, and even Fortune claims the bags start at $12,000, which is patently false.

What we’ve set out to do is create an Hermès Birkin price list for three of the most common leathers–Clemence, Togo and Epsom–in the four sizes that are commonly used as women’s handbags. Right now, we’re focusing on the US, eurozone Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, which are the four global markets for which pricing information is most available. Below, check out our findings, pulled from bothour PurseForum and price lists across the web.

The information is incomplete, but we’ll be filling it in as much as possible as we find more information. If you know any current prices that aren’t represented below, please let us know in the comments!

Prices Last Updated: July 2016

United States Dollars

SIZE CLEMENCE TOGO EPSOM
25cm $9,400 $9,400 $9,250
30cm $10,900 $10,900 $10,800
35cm $11,900 $11,900
40cm $13,200 $13,200 $12,900

Euros

SIZE CLEMENCE TOGO EPSOM
25cm €5900 €6000
30cm €7000 €7000 €6950
35cm €7750 €7750 €7550
40cm €8450 €8450

British Pounds

SIZE CLEMENCE TOGO EPSOM
25cm £5310
30cm £6100
35cm £6780
40cm £7360

Japanese Yen



SIZE CLEMENCE TOGO EPSOM
25cm
30cm ¥1,260,000
35cm ¥1,340,000 ¥1,310,000
40cm

Tags: Hermes Birkin

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(217)

Why Choose A Classic Fake Birkin Bag Instead Of Going The Extra Mile

Categories:Other Brands

We’ve seen some really good replica Hermes bag reviews lately – the beautiful fake Birkin bag in Ostrich leather from UbGallery.co and the black replica Birkin bag from PurseValley.cn. Still, I think it’s time to see some bad Hermes replica bags as well. These reminders are very good because this is how you train your eyes to recognize the bad fakes. It’s also a good occasion to see what are some of the most common flaws a fake Hermes bag will have.

As a reminder, some of the most common ways to spot a fake Birkin bag are to check the stamp, the engraved belt, the shape, the stitching, the lock and the key. But I’m sure that those of you who have more knowledge about the Birkin bag know that there are many other details that make the Birkin what it is, the Holy Grail of luxury handbags.

First of all, do I really need to tell you that a real Hermes Birkin bag will never come cheap? This is the kind of designer bag that doesn’t lose its value in time, so even if it’s old and used, it’s still going to cost a lot. For example, there is a seller on eBay who has listed two Hermes Birkin bags under the name of yuko0702. The seller is listed as top-rated seller and has 99.7% Positive feedback. The seller claims that the bags are authentic and yet one of them costs $100 and the other one $720.00. It is clear that these bags are not really authentic. You should be very careful when it comes to listings like this because no matter how tempting it is, you can be sure those bags are fake.

At the same time, I doubt that those who are very detail-oriented would ever buy a $200 replica. These are the people I wrote the post on custom-made fake Birkin bag for. Of course there’s going to be a big difference between a handstitched replica and a machine-sewn Birkin!

How A Bad Fake Hermes Bag Looks Like

Here are some bags don’t even fall under the category of a fake Birkin bag if you ask me. They are so far away from the original design that they should be considered Birkin dupes at most even though they have a stamp or an engraving. These are the kind of replicas that should cost under $100 and you should never pay more than that for a fake Hermes bag like this.

Cheap Looking Fake Birkin Bags

Fake Birkin Bags You Should Avoid

Why Avoid Cheap Knockoff Birkin Bag

Cheap Knockoff Birkin Bag Does Not Even Compare To The Original

Replica Birkin Bag Is Not Good

How A Bad Replica Birkin Bag Looks Like

Rare Hermes Birkin Bags – Should You Get A Replica?

I would recommend you to avoid buying extremely rare or exotic replica Hermes bags unless you are positive they are really good copies. Just think of it this way: how could a crocodile-embossed fake Birkin bag that costs $300 ever look like an authentic Birkin that costs over $10,000? Just try to keep it real.

Real Hermes Birkin Himalayan

This Exotic Hermes Birkin Bag Is $432,000

The Himalayan croc Birkin with diamonds is the perfect example of why you shouldn’t go the extra mile sometimes. The authentic is priced at the exorbitant price of $432,000 (!!). So no matter how good a replica is, you just can’t expect it to look like the real deal. And probably no one is going to believe you are wearing a real Birkin either because let’s face it, how many people actually have this kind of money? The bag is extraordinary but I for one have come at peace with the fact that I will never afford something like this.

And now here are some replicas for comparison:

Fake Birkin Bag Himalayan

Fake Birkin Bag Himalayan Croc Wannabe

Fake Birkin Himalayan with Imitation Diamonds

This Fake Birkin Himalayan with Diamonds is £400

Oh, and there’s another problem here. Let’s say that the replica looks amazing and that it could actually pass off as authentic. But are you sure you are able to pull off wearing it? I don’t want to offend anyone, but this is an important question if you want people to think you are wearing a real Birkin. So could people ever believe that you are wearing a bag that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars?

Fake Birkin Bag – Common Is Not Bad!

Hermes Birkin Common Colors

Hermes Birkin Bag Most Popular Colors

This is exactly the reason why I usually recommend you girls to choose a classic fake Birkin bag. This means:

1. Choosing popular Hermes Birkin colors like black, gold, etoupe or orange H
2. Choosing a common type of leather like Togo, Clemence or Epsom
3. Choosing a common size like 30 or 35 cm because you’re likely to find more replicas

I know that having something more special makes anyone feel good but it’s just not the safe choice when it comes toreplica bags in general. Unless you are willing to spend a few thousand dollars on a handmade fake Birkin bag. That’s the only situation where you can actually hope for your Hermes replica Birkin bag to look almost perfect.

Tags: bag Birkin fake

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(281)

FASHION HISTORY LESSON: THE ICONIC HERMÈS BIRKIN

Categories:Other Brands

A crocodile Hermès Birkin Bag at the brand's store in New York in 2007. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesA crocodile Hermès Birkin Bag at the brand's store in New York in 2007. 

Welcome to our new column, Fashion History Lesson, in which we dive deep into the origin and evolution of the fashion industry's most influential and omnipresent businesses, icons, products and more. 

A Birkin is not your average handbag. It is known for its superior craftsmanship and jaw-dropping price tag, with standard models starting around $12,000. Hermès refuses to release the number of Birkin bags that it manufactures each year, limiting the elusive supply to an elite group of customers. Thanks to this tight control, the brand has succeeded in maintaining the bag’s reputation as one of the world’s most desirable and unobtainable luxury items. A recent study showed Birkin bags are actually a better investment than stocks or gold, increasing in value by 14.2 percent on average each year. And in June, the item became the world’s most expensive handbag ever auctioned when an anonymous buyer in Hong Kong spent the equivalent of $300,168 on a single style. 

After all, it’s human nature for people to want what they can’t have…. even people like Samantha Jones. From horse stables to "Sex and the City," read on to find out how the world’s most coveted carryall came to be.

Jane Birkin goes out on a pedalo during the Cannes Film Festival in 1974. Photo: AFP/Getty ImagesJane Birkin goes out on a pedalo during the Cannes Film Festival in 1974. 

Long before her name became synonymous with luxury handbags, Jane Birkin was a French style icon in her own right. Originally from England, the singer, actress and humanitarian is perhaps best known for her long-term musical (and romantic) relationship with the controversial French musician Serge Gainsbourg. The release of the couple’s sexually explicit song "Je t'aime… moi non plus" in 1969 solidified Birkin's status as the British-born emblem of French chic.

According to Hermès lore, the idea for the brand's Birkin bag came from a serendipitous airplane encounter in 1981 between the stylish chanteuse andJean-Louis Dumas, the late chief executive of Hermès. The well-known story involves Ms. Birkin spilling the contents of a straw tote bag everywhere, inspiring the French label’s executive to create a bag that would be suitable for jet-setting women with too much to carry. Four years later, their airplane "collaboration" resulted in what we now know as the Birkin bag, and voila! A star was born. 

Hermès Birkin bags in a French workshop. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach//AFP/Getty ImagesHermès Birkin bags in a French workshop. 

Hermès is now best known for selling the Birkin, among other socialite-approved purses and printed scarves, but the historic house was originally recognized for its finely crafted horse harnesses and carriages. The Parisian shop first opened in 1837, but didn’t enter the world of luxury handbags until 1922. Their first celeb-endorsed bag was the "Sac à dépêches," which was later renamed the "Kelly" bag after being widely photographed on the arm of Princess Grace of Monaco. Both the Kelly and Birkin designs are supposedly based off of an Hermès bag from 1892 called the "Haut à Courroies," which was inspired by horse feed and saddle bags. [2] However, in Ms. Birkin's version of her namesake bag’s origin story, she and Dumas concocted the design and sketched it on an airplane sick-bag, which makes for a much better tale than finding inspiration in a horse stable.

Although it's difficult to imagine now, the bag was far from an overnight success. As noted in Vogue, Chanel had dominated the luxury bag market in the 1980s. [1] Although the Birkin bag was first introduced in 1984, it didn’t take off until the mid-to-late 1990s, at the dawn of the so-called "It-Bag" era.In fact, the only exposure that the bag got in Vogue until that time was in an Hermès advertisement that ran in 1989.

The iconic tote became forever known as the ultimate status symbol when it was used as a plot-point in a 2001 episode of Sex and the City. In the episode, Samantha Jones uses one of her celebrity client’s names in order to skip the "five year" waiting list for the coveted bag. After the episode aired, the Birkin's actual waiting list tripled in length, which is a true testament to the cultural impact of the show. [2] In 2005, the bag became even more widely-known when Gilmore Girls featured a storyline involving Rory Gilmore's boyfriend Logan bequeathing her with the precious handbag, only to discover that — gasp! — Rory had no idea what made the bag so special.

Model Kate Moss walks with her daughter Lola and a Birkin bag in 2003. Photo: Aura/Getty ImagesModel Kate Moss walks with her daughter Lola and a Birkin bag in 2003. Photo: Aura/Getty Images

Today, Birkin bags can be found on the perfectly toned arms of many female celebrities. It has also become increasingly popular for stylish celebs to subvert the precious bag by customizing it, like Lady Gaga did by basically turning hers into a very expensive sketchpad. More recently, Kim Kardashian made headlines when she was gifted a Birkin that had been hand-painted by her infant daughter. Other stars, including Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham, have even repurposed the luxury totes as diaper bags, proving that a Birkin is, after all, a very utilitarian accessory.

In recent years, there has been some notable tension between Ms. Birkin and Hermès over the production methods that are used to create her namesake bag. PETA revealed in July 2015 that the French label was purchasing crocodile skins from a Texas farming factory employing inhumane practices towards its animals. Ms. Birkin publicly acknowledged the report and asked that her name be disassociated from the handbag. Although Hermès agreed to conduct an investigation in order to help clear its name and make-good with Ms. Birkin, PETA took it one step further by purchasing a single share in the company in order to gain access to its shareholder meetings. A few months later, Hermès announced that everything was “all-good” with Ms. Birkin, as she had been “satisfied by the measures taken by Hermès” to ensure that all skins were obtained ethically.  

If there's just one thing to learn from Jane Birkin and her mythical carryall, it’s that you should always make friends with fellow airplane passengers. After all, you never know when one of them will name an iconic luxury item after you. 

Tags: Hermes Birkin

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(167)

Moda Operandi’s Hermès Sale Includes Ultra-Rare Himalayan Croc Birkin for $143,000

Categories:Other Brands

Tags: Hermes Birkin sale Croc For Moda Operandi’s Includes Ultra-Rare Himalayan $143 000

comnum(0) tbcount(0) tbcount(201)

Powered by Fashionewshows.com | Designer Handbags | Fashion UK | Sunglasses | Contact: mybrandhome@gmail.com | sitemap