The Birkin 30 bag, one of the most iconic designs by Hermès.
The House of Hermès boasts a solid reputation. The brand founded in 1837 made a name for itself in fashion (especially with the famous “silk scarves”) but also in other domains such as leather goods, perfumes and tableware. Originally, Hermès specialised in saddlemaking and horse-riding equipment. Thirty years later, Hermès received a prestigious award, winning the first class medal at the World's Fair. At the beginning of the 20th century, the House became a reference for superior quality bags. That is especially the case for the Birkin bag which came out for the first time in 1984.
A bag that embodies the unique know-how of the brand.
The Birkin bag was born out of a chance encounter between the singer and actress Jane Birkin and the CEO of the House of Hermès, Jean-Louis Dumas. After a brief discussion between the two individuals, the idea of a bag for young mums that would be both elegant and practical is floated and committed to paper. That is how the story of this iconic bag began. The design actually met with instant success when it was brought out in 1984. Each bag is made by hand in the workshops of the House. Special attention is paid to the artisanal side of things and each stage in the production is meticulous and precise. The artisan signs the bag once it is finished, making it a truly unique example. This Hermès design is instantly recognisable thanks to its form, wider at the bottom, its leather flap and rigid handles. Over the years, the bag has undergone changes and come out in different colours and materials. There have been versions in smooth leather, crocodile leather and ostrich leather, thus catering for different tastes and styles. It is available in a range of dimensions also, going from 40 cm when it first came out to smaller, more compact versions between 25 and 30 cm.
The Birkin 30 bag by Hermès is appealing due to its simplicity and pared-down elegance. The most prominent stars of the moment are all eager to feel it hanging from their arm. The House of Hermès has successfully changed with the times and now offers designs in keeping with current trends and the needs of today's women.
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The Birkin bag by Hermès has sailed through different eras by endlessly renewing itself with characteristic elegance. Amongst the legendary versions, the following deserve a mention: