Monday, March 12, 2012

The Price of a Birkin Bag

One of my absolute favorite luxury brands is Hermes. The design and material of Hermes bags somehow mixes the perfect dose of fun while staying classic and elegant. The Hermes Birkin bag may be one of the most expensive accessories in the world. If you have considered wearing a $10,000 purse, Hermes would apparently be the best choice of you. The Hermes Birkin is just about the most covetable handbag around, and it has been for a very long time. The cost of a Birkin bag covers a wide range, starting at $5300 and up to about $50,000 or more.

In general, the price of a Birkin starts at about $ 5,000, excluding VAT, but may reach 5 - sometimes 6-digit prices, particularly when the bag is constructed from exotic animal skins. If you're in the market to make this investment in a new bag by Hermes, you should know that the size and material used of the bag affects the price. In fact, one of the most expensive versions of the Birkin bag is made from crocodile skin. It can take three to four crocodiles to make one Hermes bag. Furthermore, the smaller of scales on the skin, the price is higher of the bag. One of the most expensive Birkins sold in recent years was a special edition of black crocodile bag with the clasp and luck encrusted in diamonds, which came at auction for $64, 800. Price is high enough to be elegant! The recovery of world economy seems to take a longer time, but those that love Hermes are still buying.

If the price of a basic version is also beyond your affordable range, you can choose a vintage look one from private sellers or re-sellers. We should know that Hermes do not sell to other retailers. And you can also find this high fashion item with the local shops. Usually a used one sells for least 50 percent of the original price, though; bear in mind that the classic investment pieces of Birkin hold their value quite well. Moreover, if your budget is small, but is determined, a small piece of replica bag may be your choice. You can find online about $200. But note that some of the most popular fashion magazines regularly expose the negatives of buying replicas, for example, supporting for terrorism.

So if you consider this route, please proceed with real caution. Hermes posted an increase in sales during the first quarter of 2009, a time when many retailers and brands were feeling a big-time sales crunch. It is a good reminder to all businesses that there are still markets out there that are spending money. In a word, when people ask me is it worth to buy a Hermes bag now, I would always answer in this way, "absolutely yes."

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