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Cate Blanchett’s Hermes Birkin Bag…the Other Blue Jasmine Star

When the movie Blue Jasmine first came out, we just loved the costuming, especially Cate Blanchett’s character for which she just won the  Academy Award for Best Actress, as Jasmine.  Not only did we think it was a brilliant movie, but Jasmine was dressed so exquisitely, from the camel Hermes Birkin bag, to the Chanel jacket and necklace, Cate pulled it all off so well.

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In nearly every scene her Birkin played a role and the popularity of the camel Hermes Birkin bag has soared as a result.

We have written numerous posts about our celebrity friends who carry their Birkin’s well, including Jane Birkin, herself. Look at Jane!

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and some who haven’t done such a good job, like Kim Kardashian’s new Birkin baby bag which we think was taken a little too far.

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We love the Hermes Birkin bag.  We’ve just added a new category called “Birkin” in the blog so you can see who you know that’s carrying a Birkin around town.

We saw this tee-shirt and thought “hmmmm…that’s one way to attract a monied man”…right?

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Perhaps not.

Actually, we think if a brand new Hermes Birkin bag isn’t in the budget, the second-hand market for Birkins is an excellent way to go. Birkin bags hold their value, but be careful…you want to buy a used Birkin from a reliable and knowledgeable source.  We have heard that JaneFinds is the best place to go to score a gently-used Birkin that some woman likely sold to gather cash. Her loss, you gain? That’s where I’d go first.

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The #KARDASIANS Do Birkin Well

The Kardashians make their living by looking good and the mother-to-be, Kim, and her mother, Kris Jenner, are looking pretty good carrying their Hermes Birkin bags on their way to church.

The Birkin bag is not just a Real Housewives favourite, it’s a celebrty favourite and for good reason…it’s casual, it looks good in nearly every circumstance and it doesn’t flaunt “I’ve got lots of money” to the average viewer.

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…the Birkin, with all its variations, almost always looks good and we real housewives love the Birkin bag.

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#RHOBH Yolanda Foster Does Birkin Well

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Yolanda Foster recently left her treatment for Lyme Disease in Florida to meet up with her beautiful model daughter, Gigi Hadid, in New York City.  The mother/daughter team are scouting and touring college options for her daughter in the city as she will be able to pursue her college career whilst also working in the New York model scene.

Of course, we love the pic of Yolanda and Gigi, but we wanted to share this picture with you in our continuing effort to share the Birkin bag and the love affair we women have with the Birkin, especially those of us who refuse to carry “logoed” bags.  It’s range of colours and it’s large size make it the perfect handbag for daytime use and, when coupled with the Baginizer, (available from our friend @janefinds at baginizer.com), it’s the perfect choice for every woman.

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Jane Birkin’s Birkin

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Those of you who are regulars to this blog know that the Hermes Birkin bag is a favourite of the Real Housewives and most well-heeled women in the know and, in case you’ve missed our other posts about this iconic Birkin bag, the first one is here, and it has been followed by many other Birkin posts…

The Birkin Bag, A Real Housewives Favourite

…our other posts include Taylor Armstrong’s fake Birkins, where to get a fake Birkin and numerous posts about who does Birkin well.

Here’s a little more history on the Birkin…

In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the deck, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her,[2][3] based on an 1892 design. She used the bag for herself then later changed her mind because she was carrying too many things in it: “What’s the use of having a second one?” she laughs. “You only need one and that busts your arm; they’re bloody heavy. I’m going to have to have an operation for tendonitis in the shoulder.” [4] Nevertheless, the bag has since become an icon.

We would like to introduce you to Jane Birkin, as pictured yesterday, and a full 30 years after the original bag was created, carrying none other than her namesake, the Hermes Birkin bag.

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Now you’re met the Jane Birkin of today and you’re a woman in the know.

Incidentally, here’s a picture of Jane Birkin back in 1969.  She was quite the character…

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#RHOBH Taylor Armstrong Admits Birkins Were Fake

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Ever since we watched the episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” where Taylor Armstrong settled her lawsuit with Hermes Birkin bags and her engagement ring, rumours have been swirling that everything was fake.

We admit, we figured the ring was fake, but never really believed the Birkins were but, alas…

On twitter Taylor confirmed it when a follower asked her straight out…

“Are ur Birkin bags really fake?”

Taylor answered…

 “Absolutely! 2 that were gifts from my X ended up being fake #badgifts”

Then, not surprisingly, the follower told her to come clean and admit she knew they were fakes and Taylor said they were gifts and she never questioned their authenticity.

That makes sense to me, actually.

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The Fake Birkin, Where to Get It

Since we’ve been talking about the Birkin bag, many have asked “are there any good fakes?” and the answer is, “yes”.  Since you’re most likely not an “A”-List celebrity and under the constant scrutiny of an intrusive paparazzi, you might be able to pull having a fake off.

Taylor Armstrong was apparently able to waltz around Beverly Hills with her fake Birkin, the truth only coming out when she turned them in for the settlement of a law suit, but it looked quite the real thing, didn’t it?

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So, we have done some serious scouting and, though there seem to be many sites, we found this source of fake Birkins to be most reliable.   At these prices one can certainly afford to have a fake Birkin!

Here’s the site: The Fake Birkin

We have it on good authority that several celebs shop this vendor and the vendor has very good reviews, however, we have no personal experience with them.

For those of you who have purchased from them and reached out to us with your experience, thank you.

 

Happy shopping!

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Heidi Klum Does Birkin Well.

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This pink ostrich Hermes Birkin looks good just casually banging around town or at an afternoon tea with friends.  We call it the perfect Town & Country bag.

Compare the same bag being used for two different occasions as Victoria Beckham uses hers for a more formal daytime affair…

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One of the reasons why the Birkin is so popular, aside from its quality, is that it is an understated piece.  It doesn’t scream any designer label, yet those in the know, know.

And now you know. xo

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