Hermes Shoulder BirkinHermes’ new designer Jean Paul Gaultier on the helm has redesigned the infamous ‘Birkin’ bag for spring/summer ’05. This is no small innovation, given that the original is in such demand that there is a wait to get on the waiting list. But JPG’s changes work — now you can actually get the bag over your shoulder.

Due to its shortened height, the bag seems as long as an eighteen wheeler semi! Like Luella with her Baby Gisele, the logic step to an already successful handbag was to adding a shoulder design and appeal to a wider audience. Among the large variety of carry-alls that we’ve seen, this new shoulder Birkin sure is in contention for the throne. So damned appealing!
As shown on the right in the new “pumpkin orange” shade, the bag will go for £4,000 (~$7,500). Stores around the globe hesitated with the large orders for the bag, unsure about how the new low profile would appeal to the customer base. In addition, a limited production is running on these treasures as well. Hence, the new Hermes Shoulder Birkins are even more scarce than the legendary regular Birkins.

However, since Jean Paul’s line had been intro’ed last fall, US sales for Hermes went through the roof. Coincidence? Me thinks not.

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  • billyjoe

    thats a lot of money for that bag :(

  • vixen

    Hermes is my favorite purse & scarf supplier. And this bag lives up to that.

  • sweets

    Anyone who would spend this much money on a bag is insane unless the free gift with it is a new car!

  • Carelva

    :).. los birkinBags .. son costosos pero bonitos!!!! . y si puedes comprar uno o mas porq no… mientras nosotros ..el resto de los mortales… seguiremos viendolos!.. :S es decir son geniales!!! me encantaria un bolso asi ..:D

  • Laura

    I have one of the JPG in black and I absolutely love it! It is so durable and it is also big enough to hold all of my stuff. I have been told that they are a limited edition though so, if you want one get one quick!!!!

  • kelly

    I have got red JPG 42cm from store.bagluxury.com

    it is fabulous, and I love it

  • toreilly

    Is store.bagluxury.com legitimate or do they sell fakes?

  • kelly A

    I purchased two birkins from luxury.com one is a black 40cm they other 35cm blue jean they are exact beautifal replicas

    • Clare

      How do you know if it is real or not? I want to get a birkin bag for my mom, but the US stores dont even take wait lists. Any suggestions?

      • Alicia

        Hello! I have a 35cm baby blue birkin bag that I am willing to part with. It’s only been used once. I recieved this purse as a gift. It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, but just to big for me. I like my tiny Dooney and Bourke’s!! :grin: If you are interested in this purse you can email me at shorty21av@yahoo.com. I have lots of pictures!

      • lella

        i have access to runway pieces of hermes handbags. let me know if you are interested and i’ll send you what I have. how much do you wnat to spend?

      • natalique

        Hi, do you have an excess to JPG? I would love to get one. Also, I am looking for a 35cm Blue jeans in Togo/Clemance.Anything on hand?

  • hermes-bag.com

    I love Hermes Bag and since birkin bag is one of the in demand bag I always find it a habit to check out hermes-bag.com for any latest news.

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  • Eric Fam

    I love it. It’s very chic. I am positive that JPG will do wonders with injecting new life into a brand that aside from fabulous quality, was beginning to become marmish. I am the proud owner of some of their bags – almost ten. It’s a wonder how I keep afloat financially(I only eat instant noodles!)Two of them are Birkins and one of them is the Haut a Couroirres. They all give me much pleasure. Long live Hermes and the suckers like me who pay for it.

  • joannassf

    Great bag, although it is a little heavy…

  • greta L.

    Icone e bellezza non hanno prezzo. La rossa, nel modello più grande, è divina.

  • cheng

    Are you dreaming to have a bag like this ones,,, then mail me at qydj1979@126.com
    you will get it from me!

  • lizamart

    sana nga…

  • jeanette bottner

    Hello there!I am on the order list right now. I want a Birkin 30 cm, but now I am not sure if it should be the shoulder JPG model instead. The shop does´not have one to show me, do any of you have any pictures of the JPG other than the picture below? Do any of you feel that the Birkin 30 cm is a bit to small for normal day wear??
    Hope so much to hear from some of you!

  • jeanette bottner

    :lol: Hello there!I am on the order list right now. I want a Birkin 30 cm, but now I am not sure if it should be the shoulder JPG model instead. The shop does´not have one to show me, do any of you have any pictures of the JPG other than the picture below? Do any of you feel that the Birkin 30 cm is a bit to small for normal day wear??
    Hope so much to hear from some of you!

  • ceenyc

    I got a jpg from the hermes store and love it.

  • Holly

    I WANT TO START BY SAYING- YES THESE PURSES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WHO WOULDN’T WANT A $20,000 STATUS SYMBOL ON THEIR ARM? WHAT A GREAT WAY TO MAKE THE AVERAGE PERSON FEEL LESS THAN IMPORTANT.BESIDES,DON’T YOU ALL KNOW THAT UNLESS YOU ARE A CELEBRITY- PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS A FAKE. WHY BOTHER? HONESTLY IT MAKES ME SICK TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE MONEY THAT IS BEING MADE WITH THESE BAGS–LETS FACE IT PEOPLE– THEY ARE JUST PURSES. DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY POSITIVE CHANGES COULD BE MADE TO THIS SELFISH WORLD WITH THAT MONEY. I KNOW ALL OF YOU OUT THERE ARE CRINGING RIGHT NOW AT THE THOUGHT OF A LIFE WITHOUT ALL THE FANCY LUXURIES AND PRICEY ITEMS YOU LOVE SO MUCH–BUT THOSE OF US WHO LIVE AN AVERAGE LIFE OR EVEN LESS THAN AVERAGE WANT TO SAY THIS….WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A PURSE IS RIDICULOUS NO MATTER HOW RICH YOU ARE. THE DESIGNER LABELS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR ROPING YOU INTO BELIEVING YOU NEED THIS STUFF. ITS JUST STUFF PEOPLE!!!

  • nancy

    I just received my first birkin for Christmas
    I am a happy camper. My husband got tired of hearing me scream Birkin! Birkin!

  • nancy

    Holly….
    One questions..Why are you even on this site?

  • ack!

    I was glad to hear that these are being phased out.

    They remind me soo much of daschund dogs ~

    ~ You have to be six feet tall to work this look, IMO.

    There’s also a “Dude, where’s the rest of my birkin?!” feeling to this style, no matter how many time I see it, I’ve never grown fond of this…

    ..basically too trendy of a silhouette for the price point.

    Good riddance.

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