Thursday, September 17, 2009

Research of the Moment: Hermès Birkin

Marc Jacobs totes one!

What is boxy, expensive, and has its own waiting list? No, it's not your precious college education. It's the Hermès Birkin, silly!

I don't really know why women and men love this bag. First off, it's excessively expensive. And by expensive, I mean
beyond-the-thousand-dollar mark expensive. Second, it has its own waiting list! The only things I know that have waiting lists are:

a) my accounting class (which is a total shock)
b) tickets for super-duper limited events, and
c) vital body parts for organ transplant patients

But, little did I know that there is so much more to the Birkin than a bag. Economicswise, there are logical reasons for the Birkin's appalling price tag and exclusivity. As I discovered in an article from Preview magazine (the Philippines' version of Elle), factors such as raw materials, craftsmanship, and labor contribute to the Birkin's cult bag iconography. With these, plus a relatively low supply volume, it's only economical to charge as much as consumers are willing and able to.

Frankly, I don't want to get into the whole hype. I like it, but don't love it. But if you insist going broke for the Birkin, go find out more fun facts about it on


Manju said...

Ummmm is he wearing a SKIRT???LMFAO
i don't get all the Birkin bag hype either

Abby Kihano said...

marc jacobs wearing a skirt?

okay, like i know he's a fashion god and everything but a skirt? what... does he need to vent out his balls or something? he just lost his manhood. LOL

Trish said...

yeah a skirt eh!?

hermes ohhh yes, though its not my style =|

Trish said...

oh PS: maybe he just got circumcised hence the skirt lmao hahahaha

Nico said...

HAHA, I like that circumcised comment, Trish. Well, MJ decided to wear a skirt/kilt coz supposedly it's his summer obsession. A manifestation that women's fashion is crossing over to men's. :)

Jessica said...

Hey I'm one of those people who hype about Hermes Birkin bag. Only, I can't afford it! Haha. It's friggin expensive, you're right! Well such is the case because for one, it's made of genuine leather from someplace exotic, according to what I heard huh? And of course, it's by Hermes. He's like, the Zeus of fashion, at least for me! :P