Yesterday, a friend of the blog tipped us off to these pictures of Kelly Osbourne, handbag lover and recent Many Bags subject, landing at Heathrow Airport while carrying what, on first glance, appeared to be an Hermes Birkin defaced with all kinds of weird, quasi-explicit patches. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Birkin received some embellishment, but it would definitely have been the most amateurish (and least artful) that we’ve seen in the recent past.

Just when we were all ready to saddle up our rage horses and ride to town, we zoomed in. (Zooming in is important.) When we did, we realized that, duh, this isn’t a Birkin at all. Sure, it looks like a Birkin, and it has all the appropriate Birkin parts, but this is actually a much less expensive bag, made to look like an Hermes classic than had then been besmirched with after-market patches. Based on some of the embroidery, it seems as though Kelly purchased it this way instead of adding the patches herself, but we’ve been unable to locate any wannabe-Birkins with this detailing. In a way, we are thankful for that.

Kelly Osbourne Hermes Birkin

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