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Covet That Classic: Hermès Birkin

You know it’s a party when you can feast your eyes on Hermès Kelly, Constance and Lindy bags in the same room. But it is the beautiful Birkin bag that always catches my eye. Free of logos, it is still one of the most recognized bags in the fashion world and public alike, since 1984.

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Created and named in honour of actress Jane Birkin, the Birkin is highly coveted–the six-year waiting list has held and possibly even increased, the bag’s value with age. Though the list no longer exists since 2010, it doesn’t mean there is any less demand for this leather beauty. With a high resale value, the Birkin bag is on every fashionista’s wish list.

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Bigger than the Hermès style named after Grace Kelly, the Birkin bag features a lockable flap closure and two handles–the Kelly only has one handle. Featuring a number-coded lock and keys in a leather clochette, the iconic bag is indeed a sight to behold.

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Available in six sizes (25, 30, 35, 40, 50 and 55 centimeters) and a wide variety of colours, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to investing in your first Birkin.

With a variety of hides, from calf-leather to ostrich and lizard skins, the most expensive Birkin yet is the saltwater crocodile skin. Fun fact: the bags with smaller scales are more costly than those with larger scales. A health warning to note: with a goatskin interior, the Birkin bag is one heavy handbag.

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While I particularly like the gold-plated metallic hardware, there has been interesting customization of the metal lock in leather or diamond additions to truly make it a one-of-a-kind.

Don’t just remember these facts about this classic bag; view Reebonz’s Royale selection of beautiful pieces to adorn your wardrobe today.

Start coveting, start investing. The Hermès Birkin will never run out of style.

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