Did you know that to claim celebrity status there are several things you must do and several initiation tasks you must complete in order to be credible as A list celeb? One of those tasks is to pass the Hermes gate keeper and bag yourself a Birkin!Ok, so while not exactly true it does seem that all female celebrities are often seen out with their beloved Hermes Birkin Bags. It is the bag of choice, perhaps because even for a superstar they still have to join the waiting list, something we doubt they are used to doing. With Hermes not ”gifting”? any of their iconic Birkin bags to any celebs it makes it even more covetable. We love them because we lust after them and we love the fact that Hermes have celebrities queueing up to get their diamond cladded fingers on them too……does it make you smile a smug little smile just the tiniest bit to think that Victoria Beckham, or the Ecclestone sisters had to wait to get their mitts on a Birkin!
So let’s kick back and celebrate this timeless classic with a look at some of the celebs that had to wait, just like a mere mortal, to be able to show off their Hermes Birkin bag.
One cannot have a gallery of celebrities carrying Hermes Birkin’s without including Jane Birkin. After all, if it weren’t for her, there would be no Birkin.
Victoria Beckham rumoured to have a vast collection of Hermes. There was a time when it seemed like all she did was to carry Hermes all day, everyday.
Lady GaGa, not content with owning a Birkin she went one step further and had it customised with a million punky studs.
Tamara Ecclestone was thrilled to receive a customised Birkin bag from her hubby. The bag was customised by graffiti artist Alec Monopoly and featured a cartoon design of her daughter.
British singer-songwriter, Rita Ora, owns customised classic black leather Hermes Birkin Bag with a modern twist of colourful graffiti, perfect for the stars young and funkily style.
Some stars such as Jennifer Nicole Lee, Cindy Crawford, Star Jones and Kim Kardashian prefer to keep it classic with a timeless classic black leather Birkin bag.
But others such like to add some colour into their life, just take a look at these;
Sarah Ferguson- with her Rose coloured Hermes Birkin bag and Tamara Ecclestone with a minty green version. Who could Miss Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s orange Hermes Birkin or Heidi Klum’s yellow version.
Of course it’s not all about colour, texture is just as important. And with several types of leather and exotic skins available perhaps you’d prefer to lust after these celebrities favourites:
Tamara yet again with her rare Gray Himalayan Crocodile Birkin.
Taking style lessons from her sister perhaps, Petra Ecclestone favours a pink crocodile Birkin.
Kimora Lee opts for a more subtle crocodile skin on dark, chocolatey brown- serious bag crush with this one.
Or how about Jerry Hall’s grey ostrich Hermes Birkin.
With such a vast range and customisation available you are sure to find one you love; now you just need to figure how to get past that damn Hermes waiting list!