birkin bag price 2017

In this post, we will review the Birkin Bag Price 2017 and the hermes bag price 2020. When you hear the brand Hermes, the chances are you will automatically think of the most famous styles; Birkin, Constance or Kelly. Whilst these are the epitome of luxury and exude stature and class, there are so many more bag styles to the Hermes brand all of which are stunning in their own right.

Hermes Birkin Bags have been around for a very long time and the design has hardly changed. The same birkin bag sold today is very similar to the one used decades ago, making it an ideal choice for those who like things to stay the same. Whilst the design of the hermes birkin bag price 2018 stays true to its original there are slight changes which include more hardware on various parts of the bag.

Birkin Bag Price 2017

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BIRKIN

The crème de la crème of the Hermes range, Birkin bags are chic, timeless and highly sought after making them the most popular of the designs. Over the years the Birkin has come in various sizes, colours and skins, changing and adapting seamlessly to the vogue of the time.

As it stands now, the smaller 25cm Birkin has become increasingly popular due to its cute size making it perfect for an evening event or popping out for a quick lunch with the girls. If you’re looking for something slightly bigger, the 30cm is more geared towards every day wear.

Lady holding pink Hermes Birkin bag

CONSTANCE

The Constance bag, popularised by Jackie Kennedy, is a superbly versatile shoulder bag and is far more difficult to source than other bags – particularly now that Hermes keep threatening discontinue this hands free style.

Truly perfect for all occasions, the Constance is a must have staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Team with skinny jeans, Chanel jacket and Alexander McQueen scarf for Parisian day chic, or with your favourite couture dress for an extravagant soirée.

Teal Hermes Constance Bag

KELLY

Whilst the Birkin is the signature of Hermes, in recent years the Kelly has become hugely popular due to its slender shape and strap design making it easier to carry. Opt for a 28cm one to house all of your day to day products or select a smaller size to glamorously compliment any dinner or event outfit.

Pink Hermes Kelly Bags

KELLY CUT

It’s not just the standard Kelly design that has overtaken Birkin’s popularity recently, the Kelly Cut has also shared the limelight – presumably due to its dainty size making it fantastically adaptable and easy to carry.

Whilst the small size is more suited to a dinner or event such as a wedding, it is also ideal for luncheons to house the essentials you need to stay looking chic and sophisticated.

Emerald Hermes Kelly Cut

MINI KELLY POCHETTE

The Mini Kelly Pochette has become extremely hard to source of late as they are so popular. Everyone seems to love the small bags at the moment and it’s no surprise with high end designers such as Chloe, Fendi and Louis Vuitton showcasing this style in their Spring 2016 collections.

We are continuously on the search for this style so do get in touch to see what we have available.

Hermes Mini Kelly Pochette Capcuine Swift with Palladium Hardware

MEDOR

Hermes Medor Gris Perle Tadelakt with Palladium

If you want a clutch with a bit more of an edge then the Medor is for you. With its signature pyramid studs this give a more rock n roll feel to any outfit.

JIGE

This is a chic and very versatile clutch which has also become increasingly popular over the last 2 years. Its simple design means it will perfectly compliment any outfit, whilst the signature Hermes ‘H’ adds to its luxuriousness and exclusivity.

Jige Hermes clutch

HAC (HAUT À COURROIES)

Whilst the Birkin is the international symbol of Hermes, the Haut à Courroies (HAC) is the original. This bags was designed in the late 1800’s and was initially intended to carry riding boots and other equestrian equipment. However, in today’s world it is mainly used as a stylish luxury travel bag and is quite popular with men, too.

The main difference between the Birkin and HAC is the size; the HAC is much taller and normally comes in sizes of 40cm and above giving you plenty of space for all of your long haul flight carry on essentials. As well as this, the handles of the Haut à Courroies are shorter than the Birkin due to its intent to be carried in the hand rather than over the arm.

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EVELYN

If you are looking for something which is casual and functional which is still stylish, the mini Evelyn is ideal. Also on trend at the moment is the mini Evelyn – the tiny size. This style has a long strap to allow you to wear it across your body whilst you pop to a stylish boutique giving you both hands to raid your favourite designer’s rail!

Currently we have a mini Evelyn in stock in this glorious yet calming Blue Paradise. Crafted from the finest soft clemence leather, this bag exudes an effortlessly relaxed appearance. The large H on this style of bag adds to the luxury and showcases the Hermes brand.

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JYPSIERE

Last but not least, is the Jypsiere. This is another refined and easy to wear day bag, perfect for weekends away to your favourite city. And, with its shoulder strap you are free to do whatever you want; shopping in exclusive stores, strolling along the French Rivera or sipping a delectable glass of your preferred champagne. What’s more, this is one of Hermes’ more exclusive styles meaning few people own a Jypsiere bag, adding to its exceptional and luxurious aura.

If you are yearning for this perfect day bag, you’re in luck; we currently have a Jypsiere in blue colvert and turqoise perfectly matched with palladium hardware and created from wonderfully soft Clemence leather. Enquire today if you are interested in purchasing this bag.

Jypsiere Blue Colvert & Turquoise 28cm Clemence with Palladium

Whilst this list isn’t exhaustive of all of Hermes’ superbly sophisticated styles, these are some of the most popular bags and they offer huge versatility no matter what occasion you are using them for.

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Luxury Handbags In The World

Luxury Handbags

Luxury handbags have a way of sprucing up a lady’s elegance. But instead of waltzing with a one-season wonder, why not add an excellent collection of handbags that will stand the test of time? Below is a list of top luxury handbags that renowned fashion brands have to offer you.

1. THE LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY

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Coming at number one in our list of top luxury handbags: the LV Speedy. There’s a style that’s stayed fashionable for 90 years. Debuting in 1930 as the Express, a name meant to convey convenience, this bag represented a radical departure for a company then best-known for steamer trunks and hard-sided suitcases. Made of LV monogram canvas, what’s now known as the Speedy was a soft-sided, 30-centimetre satchel with a silhouette that looked like a cross between a doctor’s bag and a duffle.

Then and now, it sported a top zip closure, two rolled handles, piping, and a zipper pull made from vachetta, the untreated Italian leather that’s an LV design signature. Variations came later, as women looked for excuses to own more than one Speedy or to have their favourite style personalized. Add a three-piece, adjustable, detachable strap to the Speedy, something that LV has been doing since 2011, and it becomes a Speedy Bandoulière that can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

2. THE HERMÈS KELLY

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Long before there was the Hermès Birkin (see below), there was the Hermès Kelly. Designed in 1935 by Robert Dumas, a member of the family that still owns Hermès, the bag was based on the Sac à Courroies, which Hermès sold to carry saddles.  Transforming it into a proper purse, Dumas used a trapezoid shape, added a rigid handle, kept the flap with pull straps, and closed it with a turn-lock that came with a tiny padlock and key.

In 1954, movie star Grace Kelly picked up one while filming To Catch a Thief. In 1956, when she’d become Princess Grace of Monaco, she began using it to hide her baby bump from the paparazzi, leading women to call Hermès requesting the much-photographed “Kelly bag.” Today, the Kelly remains Hermès’ most complex model and is produced only in France, where each is made by a single artisan who spends between 20 and 25 hours hand-sewing, clamping, glueing, gumming, and buff its 36 pieces of leather.

3. THE CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP

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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel designed this handbag to be hands-free—an idea that was revolutionary when the Classic Flap debuted in February of 1955. Using the quilted leather that would become a design signature, she suspended the bag from a long metal chain so it could be worn either over a woman’s shoulder or, with the chain doubled, in the crook of her arm.

Then and now, its other elements included an open pocket on the back, a turn-lock closure, a burgundy lining, and a zippered inside pocket—although it wasn’t until the 1980s that Karl Lagerfeld had the inspiration to turn that turnlock into a branding opportunity by adding Chanel’s double-C logo. (The name 2.55, an allusion to the style’s debut date, refers to a Classic Flap without that double-C turn-lock.)

4. THE HERMÈS BIRKIN

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Once upon a time, English actress Jane Birkin, famed in France for her years with musician and writer Serge Gainsbourg, happened to be sitting next to Hermès owner Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight from Paris to London.

At the time, Birkin lugged a wicker basket everywhere, claiming she couldn’t find a weekend bag she liked. When her wicker wouldn’t fit in an overhead bin and its contents spilt, she and her seatmate spent the rest of the flight discussing purses and sketching their ideas on the back of an airsick bag.

In 1986, Dumas presented her with the results of their collaboration, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that Birkin fever began to rage, leading to five-year waiting lists, countless counterfeits, and a secondary market where Birkins appreciate more than blue-chip stocks. Today, when phones and inboxes are flooded with special offers and influencer images, Hermès manages to maintain its mystique and remains one of the top luxury handbags with zero promotion.

5. THE LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL

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When the tote Luxury Handbags debuted in 2007, it already looked like they had been around forever. Larger and lighter than the Speedy, the Neverfull used a classic trapezoid shape and was made in the monogram canvas that LV had been using since 1896.

Aptly named, the Neverfull GM size (which has a 15.7-inch opening) is popular as both gym tote and diaper bag, but to cultivate the collecting impulse, LV currently offers dozens of Neverfull options including personalization with Goyard-style stripes and monograms, stickers, and coloured canvas or leather.

6. THE PRADA NYLON RE-EDITION – Luxury Handbags

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Call it part of the Nineties comeback. Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, who have both been photographed with a Re-Edition on their arm, weren’t even born when Prada’s Saffiano-trimmed nylon became the stuff of chic. Now that sturdy luggage-grade nylon is back in this “It Bag,” which looks so much like earlier Prada styles that it’s impossible to tell old from new—even in a side by side comparison. Luxury Handbags.

That means that if you’ve got one of the Prada originals hiding under a dust bag in the back of your closet, you’re already good to go. And if you missed out the first time around, you can catch up with either a vintage model bought on the secondary market or one directly from Prada, which is making them in enough colours to inspire match-my-outfit collecting sprees—all priced under $800.

7. THE DIOR BOOK TOTE

Another trend that shows no signs of slowing: the tote with a designer name spelt out in big capital letters, as seen at Celine, Chanel, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and practically everyplace else that puts out an accessories collection.

Currently, though, Dior’s Book Tote heads the list because of a range that includes animal prints, exotics, camouflage, and logo fabrics—plus patterns that are witty references to the house’s heritage, like cannage (a version of quilting that looks like chair caning) and houndstooth (the favourite of founder Christian Dior).

8. THE BOTTEGA VENETA POUCH – Luxury Handbags

Bottega Veneta

Think of this luxury handbag as a drawstring bag without the drawstring. Or a clutch that’s oversized, floppy, and hard to hold. No one picks up the Pouch for practical reasons, yet its puckery, soft shape is seen everywhere on social media and is de rigueur gear for fashion editors.

The first big hit from Bottega Veneta’s British-born design director Daniel Lee, the Pouch was introduced in the spring of 2019 and is 40 centimetres wide, has a single-compartment interior, a top that snaps shut with a magnetic closure, and no handle or strap—which turns finding anything in your purse into a two-handed operation. (Cue to Coco Chanel spinning in her grave.)

Still, the Pouch is utterly irresistible, particularly since Bottega Veneta makes it in so many colours, including a wacky blue metallic and something called Sponge, a loopy, hand-knit Nappa that produces a purse that looks like a lap dog.

9. THE DIOR SADDLE BAG – Luxury Handbags

Dior Saddle Bag

Proving that a great handbag doesn’t seem to stay out of fashion for very long, the Saddle Bag is back—bigger than ever—after becoming a cult favourite in the early 2000s when Sarah Jessica Parker carried one as Carrie Bradshaw during Season Three of Sex and the City. Then, no longer available from Dior, it languished in obscurity for a decade or so—until Beyoncé pulled one out of her closet and started carrying it everywhere.

Cut to the second half of 2018, when Dior was officially re-introduced the style with loans to influencers and celebs backed up by a huge push on social media.

10. THE LOUIS VUITTON POCHETTE METIS – Luxury Handbags

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Don’t even think about trying to buy these luxury handbags on the website, where you’ll read: “This highly-coveted style has very limited availability. Please check back at a later time.” Yet everyone who’s anyone somehow seems to own a Pochette Metis, a 10-inch wide flap bag with three interior pockets and a gold-tone lock that looks like the locks on classic LV steamer trunks.

Usually done in LV monogram canvas with vachetta trim and gold-tone hardware, the Pochette Metis has an optional strap that allows it to be worn as a shoulder or crossbody bag.

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