At the beginning of the 80s, the French actress and singer Jane Birkin and the then Hermès boss Jean Luis Dumas met on a flight from Paris to London. Birkin, as so often, had a basket with him and complained of having difficulty finding a suitable leather bag for weekend trips that was big and wide enough. During the flight, Dumas began sketching designs on a napkin. Et voilà: A classic was born. In 1984, the Birkin Bag came on the market.
Where can I buy the Birkin Bag from Hermès?
Anyone who chooses a Birkin Bag will quickly realize that it is not so easy to secure a copy. The most common route leads to an Hermès boutique – and there on the waiting list. The finished piece is waiting for up to three years; For this you have the opportunity to personalize the bag icon according to his ideas. Anyone arriving in Paris can try their luck at the first Hermès boutique on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 24 – queuing included.