Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One of the interesting things about a Hermes bag is how you are treated when you carry it

People may already think you’re a star and more importantly, a fashion icon. The demand for these bags increases everyday and it’s one of the most sought after luxury items in the world.If you are considering purchasing a Hermes bag, especially a Birkin bag, there are some specific things to look for. The following tips will help you avoid being ripped off by purchasing a knockoff.You will never find a Hermes Birkin for less than fifty percent of what it originally sold for. There is always even stitching – a testament to the hand crafted design. It will contain the Hermes Paris stamp on the front face, directly under the tap. The mark of the craftsman, along with the year it was made, will be stamped inside . You can use this to determine whether the condition of the bag is appropriate for how old it is. You’ll also find a zipper tag in the inside of the bag. This tag must be parallel with the zipper – not perpendicular. The weight of the leather, as well as the feel of it, is not often duplicated. The history behind the Birkin bag is shrouded in mystery. The reports vary as to how the design came to be, but it all centers around Jane Birkin. This English born singer and actress have spent much of her life in France and was well known for her love of the Hermes Kelly bag. While on a flight from Paris to London, the actress accidentally dumped the contents of her Hermes bag on the floor of the airplane. Fortunately for her, the CEO of Hermes was also on the flight and spoke with Birkin about what she would want in a Hermes bag. Within a few weeks, the birkin handbag was born.

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