The Bag: g HER­MÈS BIRKIN

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Year: 1981. Her­mès’ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Jean-louis Du­mas hap­pened to be in a flight with ’70s star Jane Birkin and her over­stuffed straw bag spilled out the con­tents while she was try­ing to place it in the over­head com­part­ment. They got talk­ing, and she men­tioned how she hadn’t been able to find a de­cent leather bag. JeanLouis went back and worked on a bag stem­ming from an archival sad­dle bag de­sign, giv­ing rise to a hand­bag that could dou­ble up as a travel bag. He named it af­ter Jane. De­spite be­ing free of any prom­i­nent

lo­gos, the Birkin con­tin­ues to be one of

the most recog­nised and sought-af­ter bags, a favourite with prac­ti­cally ev­ery A-lis­ter out there.

Her­més Birkin 30 Club bag with lizard touches

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