As the saying goes, nothing succeeds like excess — and no one seems to live that motto better than the Kardashian-Jenner crew. In a recent Snapchat post, Kylie snapped a row of Hermès 'Birkin' bags and one mini Birkin, with the caption "odd one out." Two of the large bags are classic black, one is a rich royal blue, and Kylie's mini is also black.
The Birkin is perhaps Hermès's most iconic and well-known handbag, alongside the Kelly. (Both are named after some of history's most stylish women — Jane Birkin and Grace Kelly, respectively.) It's also one of the brand's most expensive designs. On legit re-sale sites like Portero and TheRealReal (Hermès doesn't sell Birkins online), the purse in its various fabrications sells for anywhere between $8,500 and $113,350 (the latter is for a bag made from Himalayan crocodile in "pristine condition." We're serious).
From the image, it's hard to tell what kind of materials the Kardashian-Jenner bags are made from, but it doesn't really matter. One thing is for sure: They've sure got a lot of them. Interestingly enough, a recent report showed that the value of the Birkin bag has only increased over the last 35 years, and that the price is only expected to double in the next decade. That's even more compelling once you factor in that the bag has a notoriously exclusive waiting list, something documented in Michael Tonello's Bringing Home the Birkin.
by Taylor Davies