The Holy Grail of Bags…..a Hermes Birkin

As we launch the sale of the most beautiful Hermes Birkin 35cm in Gris Etain Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the story behind this iconic bag.

Millions of people will know exactly what you're talking about when you utter the words "Birkin bag" as they are among the most sought after items in the high-end fashion industry. Their iconic look and shape, the skins and leathers that they are made with, and the amount of time and skill that goes into crafting one, all combine to create a luxurious item that millions would love to get their hands on.

The Birkin bag was famously created for British actress Jane Birkin by the CEO of Hermès in 1981 after he sat next to her on an airplane and saw all of her belongings fall out of her handbag.  He saw an opportunity to create something fabulously fashionable, yet also super practical.  From that, the Birkin was born!

Birkin bags take around 48 hours of continuous and precise craftsmanship to make. The colors and beautiful skins or leathers that they are made with really do create a beautiful and expensive look.

Of course, a bag of this quality and demand comes at a price!  Yet, Birkins are shown to be incredible investments.  Studies have shown that rare Birkin bags have averaged a 14.2% annual return over the past few decades—an average return that beats out both the S&P 500 index and the price of gold.

With that in mind, what can you expect to pay?  The resale market can be extremely high priced for these beautiful bags but, of course, that’s not how we do things at Atelier.  We always want to source the most incredible bags and give you the best price.


Head over to our website NOW to see our Birkin for sale.  It’s a brand new bag, absolutely box fresh, and in the most stunning neutral tone.