Are you one of the people who love timeless classic bags? Do you have an elegant taste that are premium quality and trendy, which can be carried all year? If your answer is “yes”, this post is for you. Today, we want to bring you Hermés Kelly VS. Hermés Birkin.
Certainly, Hermes Kelly wins this war, but sadly, the original version is not available in the market; it’s not for sale. Replicas or second hand bags are, of course, available to everybody.
It’s a timeless bag with lots of history. Redesigned in 1930 by Robert Dumas, Émile-Maurice Hermès’ son-in-law, who had previously worked in the first model with Ettore Bugatti.
Hermés and Bugatti were the real geniuses behind the design of the bag because after eighty years their design is the dream of hundreds of celebrities and fashionistas…even so, Robert Dumas has much more credit.
We’ll say that Hermés, Bugatti and Dumas are pioneers in the design of timeless bags. As many know, in 1956, actress and princess Grace Kelly made the bag famous in one simple
photo of her alleged pregnancy, fact that was forgotten when people focused more on her outfit and the elegant bag that draws everyone’s attention to this day.
And how could it not, if its manufacturing needs 25 hours of handcrafting. With eight size options. White gold hardware, very careful seams and up to three layers of leather. In the
90s, the bag was sold at $ 3,500; what do you think the price is now? $ 10.000, and maybe more, ladies and gentlemen. One must have great influence or power to get a real Hermès Kelly. You stick to the replica? Perfect. Let’s see what timeless bag is next.
Glamour, success, femininity and practicality are good words to describe the timeless bag Hermes Birkin. Yes, you surely saw it in Sex and the City and were shocked.
However, way back in the past, circa 1985, actress Jane Birkin, in one of her usual work or fun flights, experienced somewhat of an embarrassing scene in front the president of the Hermés company; all her belongings fell out of the bag she was carrying. Out of pleasure or simple courtesy, the president told her he would design a bag for her, a special one, so her things wouldn’t fall out again in a flight or wherever she might be.
Despite such a funny story about the origins of the timeless bag, whoever wants to have an original Birkin nowadays will have to wait two years on average, lots of patience to have one
of these classics in the closet, one that surely matches everything.
Oh, how could we forget the price! If you want to buy it at an auction or alike, your bank
account must have many, many zeroes…the cheapest ones, that’s right, the secondhand
ones, have a price in the market of up to $ 6000, and the prices continue to rise out of control. You better hurry!