Hermès

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Celebrity bag collections are almost addictive to look at. The mixture of private wealth and paparazzi interest makes for incredible bag-spotting, and it’s easy to get carried away in imaging what it would be like to march into any designer boutique and pick whatever you wanted to take home.

Padma-Lakshmi-Hermes-Birkin

You don’t have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she’s almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it’s not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled.

Most-Expensive-Hermes-Birkin-Ever

It was just last June that we reported to you about a new high in handbag resale prices: Christie’s Hong Kong had just sold a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin for a record high of $221,000. That record didn’t even make its first anniversary; earlier this week, Privé Porter announced it had broken that record with a $298,000 Birkin of its own, and it’s one that will look familiar to PurseBlog readers.

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My love for handbags started at a young age, and it began with lusting, not owning. I used to go to the mall with my friends in junior high, and while they were in Limited Too, I was in department stores, looking at bags.

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If I told you that Hermès is offering an $11,500 one-of-a-kind piece that even hardcore Birkin addicts are having trouble justifying, would you believe me? $11,500 is barely more expensive than a baseline leather Birkin, after all–it’s a number that frequent Hermès shoppers wouldn’t be shocked by.

5 Tips on how to buy a real Birkin

Waiting list or not, it can still be super tricky to get the Hermès Birkin of your dreams. If you walk into an Hermès store, anyone can buy anything off the shelf, but you will rarely find a Birkin or a Kelly waiting for you.

Moda-Operandi-Heritage-Auctions-Hermes-Bags

If you’re looking to kick off your Spring 2016 wardrobe in one of the most luxurious (and expensive) ways possible, Moda Operandi is here to help. That’s true both in general and in this particular instance, of course: the site has collaborated with Heritage Auctions on an edit of rare, colorful, often exotic Hermès bags that can be in your hot little hands come March.

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“Investment” is a word that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to luxury fashion, but when it comes to actual, annual increases in value, Hermès Birkins are the gold standard. According to a data evaluation recently done by resale platform Baghunter, that might be even truer than bag lovers previously thought.

Hermes Crocodile Birkin with Diamonds

Last January, Hermès increased prices in the US market, so we’ve been on the lookout for information on a potential 2016 increase. As of right now, the intel we’re receiving from Hermès shoppers via their sales associates is there’s no increase coming for the US that anyone knows of.

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[Editor’s Note: This post generated the most fascinating comments on PurseBlog in 2015 (and was still generating them as recently as Thanksgiving, five months after its original publication), and we wanted to give you guys a chance to catch up and chime in with your own stories while we finish up the holidays and spend a little bit more time with our loved ones.

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Believe it or not, I get sick of looking at both Hermès Birkins and Kardashian-Jenners occasionally. Not because I dislike either of them–in fact, I quite like both, and I’m fascinated by both of their pop cultural significance–but simply because I spend a lot of time on the fashion Internet, which is a place both Birkins and Kardashians are somewhat ubiquitous.

Capretto Birkin Bar

Vlad and I were planning a trip to NYC this week, but after a freak accident last weekend (I tripped over uneven sidewalk while walking the dog and fractured my collarbone), we decided to stay in Florida while I get better.

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