Love never fades
RSS icon Email icon
  • Luxury of Hermès

    Posted on July 14th, 2011 admin No comments

    The Birkin bag is a handmade purse by Hermès. The bag is a symbol of luxury due to its exclusive and elusiveness. The bags are handmade in France by connoisseur artisans. The company’s signature saddle stitching, developed in the 1800s, is another distinctive feature. Each bag is hand-sewn, buffed, painted, and polished, taking several days to finish. Leathers are obtained from different tanners in France, resulting in varying smells and textures. Since of the specific craftsmanship, other details of the bags may not all be identical. The company justifies the cost of the Birkin bag, compared to other bags, based on the meticulous craftsmanship and scarcity.

     Each one may be made to order with distinct customer-chosen hides, color, and hardware fixtures. There are other individual preferences, such as diamond-encrusting. The bag also has a variety of hides such as calf leather, ostrich, crocodile, and lizard. One of the most expensive is saltwater crocodileskin. Bags with smaller scales cost more than those with larger scales. The bag is lined with goat-skin. The color of the interior matches the exterior. Prices for the Birkin bag depend on the color, hardware fixtures, and skin.Birkin bags are offered in a range of sizes. Sizes are 25, 30, 35, and 40 centimeters. The 50- and 55-centimeter bags are meant for travelling.

    It also comes in a variety of colors such as pink, red, brown, baby blue, navy blue, orange, white, black, and golden tan. The bag has a lock and keys. The keys are enclosed in a leather lanyard known as a clochette, carried by looping through a handle. The bag is locked by closing the top flaps over buckle loops, wrapping the buckle straps, or closing the lock on the front hardware. Locks and keys are number-coded. The metallic hardware that includes the lock, keys, buckle hardware, and base studs are plated with gold or palladium to prevent tarnishing. Hardware is updated regularly to maintain the top quality available in the industry at time of production. The metal lock may be covered with leather as a custom option. Diamonds are another custom addition.

    A Shooting Star Birkin has a stamp shaped like a shooting star adjacent to the “Hermès, Paris Made in France” stamp; this is in gold or silver to match the hardware and embossing. Rarely, the stamp is blind or colorless. Birkins or other Hermès bags can sometimes be made by independent craftsmen for “personal use” once a year. Every bag bears the stamp of the craftsperson that made the bag. Hermès provides a “spa treatment” as reconditioning for overly used bags.