The Journal

Bringing Home The Birkin

Received this through post a couple of weeks ago and I am half way through.

Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello – My life in hot pursuit of the world’s most coveted handbag.

For more than twenty years, the Hermes Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury and wealth. With a fabled waiting list of more than two years to purchase one, the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing this coveted carryall. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello.

With down-to-earth wit, Michael Tonello chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent – and from eBay to Paris auction houses and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs alike – on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur and Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women.

Victoria Beckham is well-known for her extravagant taste in fashion. News reports that she owns 100 Hermes Birkin bags, which start at GBP4,200 for the basic model.

A snapshot above showing a minority of her collection in various colours and skin.

Thank you Angie for the lovely book.

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