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July 29, 2008 PRLog The “Birkin” bag is a handbag manufactured by leather goods and ready to wear manufacturer Herms. It is named after British born actress and singer Jane Birkin, a longtime resident of France.
Press accounts of the bag’s genesis differ in details. Dumas took her datebook and returned it a few weeks later with a pocket sewn into the back (which has since become standard). Birkin went on to discuss with Dumas her difficulty in finding a leather weekend bag and at his prompting, described her ideal. Shortly thereafter, the bag she described arrived at her flat with a note from Dumas.
A more piquant version of the story was repeated by film director Andrew Litvack. He put the year as 1981 and says that Birkin was called to Herms to receive the first prototype. As she was leaving with the bag, they asked if she had forgotten something. Puzzled, she realized replica hermes made the same way
they wanted her to pay for it. Litvack claims Birkin was eventually reimbursed, and now receives a 10% discount on Herms products.
Part of the price of all Herms bags is the privilege to bring any authentic Herms bag into any boutique to be sent to Paris for a “spa treatment”. At a cost of several hundred dollars, any bag, no matter how old or abused, will be brought back to the best condition possible.
“Shooting Star” Birkins have a blind (colorless) stamp adjacent to the “Herms, Paris Made in France” stamp. They are Birkins or other Hermes bags which craftsmen are permitted to make, a limit of one per year, for personal use or personal gifts. They are not meant for resale in any capacity whatsoever, not eligible for “spa” treatments, and any “Shooting Star” Birkin brought to the attention of Herms is reported to result in serious attention to the craftsman whose stamp appears on the bag.
Birkin attributes her tendinitis to years of carrying the heavy bag and now tends to carry a small leather sporran.