Back in February we posted pictures of Kim Kardashian carrying her Hermes Birkin not only to the beach, but also placing her bag right in the sand. Many of us gasped at the site of a $10,000 bag being plopped into a pile of sand, me included. I find myself to be so meticulous when it comes to taking care of my bags. Maybe I have it truly wrong, maybe I should carry my expensive bags to the beach and let them get a little dirty. After all, Kim isn’t the only one that does it… a famous designer does as well.

Can you Name That Guy?


If you guessed Marc Jacobs, you are correct! These pictures are a bit old, but it shows that the famed designer behind both his eponymous brand and Louis Vuitton sees no problem in taking his bag to the beach and putting it next to him in the sand. Marc didn’t even want his Birkin to sit on his Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton Limited Edition towel. No, no no, that would not be a good place for it – but the sand is!

I grew up a few minutes away from the beach so I could call myself a beach girl. No matter how many Birkins I ever own, I still can’t imagine flinging them into the dirt. Have you ever dug through the sand? Trust me, there are all sorts of interesting things and sea animals lurking.

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Shannon

    Marc Jacobs!!! 

  • Silversun

    Me, I’m still just happy that MJ carries a Birkin around. :D I know he always does, but it’s always nice to see a guy carry a Birkin.

  • Hailey

    these people have Truck load of money… for them Birkin is like any other consumer item…

  • Lynnie

    From the back it looked like Adam Levine!

    • http://www.PurseBlog.com/ Hilary Sloan

      I thought the same thing!!

    • http://www.PurseBlog.com/ Hilary Sloan

      I thought the same thing!!

    • ella

      thats what i thought too

    • Emily_threshold

      ditto

      • Sil G

         me too! lol

  • Rashida

    Well, it is a expensive bag, but at the same time, a bag is to be used.  Hermes is the best of the best, the leather can withstand a little sand.  When I buy my Birkin, (lord willing!) I won’t baby it, but I might not use it as a beach bag!!!!!

  • allen

    He’s a bitch!

  • allen

    Yeah, I’m soooo jealous!!

  • pixiegirlie

    Marc did this way before Kim did, it did gain some attention when it happened it was nothing compared to when Kim did it.  But then again he doesn’t live his live in front of a camera 24/7 and pay paparazzi to photograph his every move he possesses a actual talent to make money and doesn’t have to exploit his every move to keep himself relevant.

  • Marie Martell

    I guess this is the new thing to do.. I’ll get working on it ;) 
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • Seresy

    A year or two a go, he was photographed at the beach with an Ivory Passy LV bag…I comforted myself with “at least he’s the designer; he probably gets them for free or something.”

    I can’t do that with this one. At least I don’t want a Birkin – it’s not as painful to see as the Passy was.

    • Seresy

      *ago!!

  • 19yearslater

    I remember seeing these pics . . . MJ is a talented person, he puts something into the world, so I don’t really care if he uses a Birkin as a toilet. 

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    Sacrilege!! 

  • Camilla

    As I already told you it’s a matter of mind. You have in mind that your bag costs a lot of money (and you have not so much money) and you have to take care of it. That’s wrong—> the law of attraction says if you FEEL rich you are rich, you become rich and, in this wonderful case you do not have to worry about a bag (believe me it’s just a bag) anymore…like them (marc and kim).
    That’s the nicest thing and it happens if you allow it…

  • kellee

    its a bag…. get over it ….. use the the damn thing …lol if you can buy it why not use it
    the problem must be that you could not aford it … ….. that why you want
    2 use them  for everthing…… i have 2 of them and i use it  some times for food shoping… their you go….

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    I don’t even like the Birkin and I think bringing it to the beach is WRONG! ;)

  • Duim13

    Well he can with plenty off money its easy to get new one also a good excuseto buy new. …Good for you Marc

  • Ebuypurses

    I would like to put us dollars on sand next to my body , haha!

  • http://outofcontrolcelebrities.com/ mr celebrity addict

    I thought it was Adam Levine! Lol!

  • theboldtable

    Drag your Mink!

  • Kara

    Rich guy!

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  • ayumi

    I think he just used a Barkin for research how is good and bad
    and finally ,he founded “shouldn’t bring that bag on the beach!”
    when he grasp kadena ?padalock get’s very hot !!) even he no’t meant used that way .
    i’d found about cheep brand designer some times had a hard time to researched LOL.
    and now 2013 he made some bag like a Garden party,yes this bag i been looking for long time ! and i’m going to buy soon as for a baby bag i don’t like another baby bag
    because too heavy to carry :)