The die-hard fashionista’s wishlist is certain to contain some of the following items; a pair of Louboutin heels, a Chanel tweed suit, a Dolce and Gabbana bustier and of course the Birkin bag. The luxury Hermés bag needs no introduction and has since surpassed fashion item to become a huge pop culture icon.
And now you can own one. And not just any Birkin, one previously owned by its namesake Jane Birkin who inspired the bag in 1984. The actress is auctioning off her own bag to help contribute towards the Red Cross’s relief efforts in Japan.
If you’re willing to partake in the auction, you can expect to win a black Birkin customised by the Jane herself. While most owners wouldn’t dream of allowing their babies to have any scratches or embellishments, Jane has adorned her bag in stickers and beads adding to Vogue “There’s no fun in a bag if it’s not kicked around…I don’t like them looking like everyone else’s.”
The bag will be available on eBay with bidding starting around R13 000. That’s almost a R30 000 saving on a standard bag. Time to put those savings to good use!
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